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The announcement that Sydney Bass Heads have been waiting for – Friday 29th June Chinese Laundry Bass Mafia bring you one of the most exciting DnB artists of the moment, TANTRUM DESIRE
Tantrum Desire has been a name on everyones lips for a little while now, and they hit our shores for the first time this month for what promises to be one of the biggest sets of 2012
South East Londoners Jay Faleye and Devin Smith - AKA Tantrum Desire - met in 2004 at a small pirate radio station through the love of drum & bass music. In early 2008, with a fanbase that was growing through word of mouth, the duo was contacted by one of the biggest pioneers in the game – Simon ‘Bassline Smith', who seeing the variety of styles in their DnB penned an exclusive deal with Technique Recordings. Tantrum Desire’s debut 12” – ‘Xenomorph’ /‘Last stand’, which immediately pivked up by likes of Zane Lowe and played on BBC1. This established their trademark sound in the scene for big baseline synths and immense intros.
Things started to get even more serious after the release of Tantrum Desire’s well known anthem of 2009 ‘Here they come’, which featured on the ‘10 Years of Technique’ celebration Album. The track straight away stood out from the crowd and was rotated by many major DJs in the scene, getting weekly plays and breaking into Top 10 Charts on mainstream radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Kiss 100, they also hitting charts on Trackitdown, Beatport, Drum & Bass Arena and more.
In 2010, Tantrum Desire released their first EP, ‘Runaway Bass’. The 4 track piece was purely a smasher for the dance floor environment, created in manipulated styles. ‘Chill’ – their first drumstep taster, featured one of dnb’s top vocalists ‘Youngman MC’. By mid 2011, Tantrum Desire released another 4 track EP on Technique 'Foreplay', which included the anthems 'Play Tonight' and 'Pay Your Own Way'. The package included catchy vocals, including voice of Jon Reline, one of Jay's good pals.
Growing in popularity from the great success over the past year, Tantrum Desire are on roll and in high demands with requests flying in to remix the likes of LaidbackLuke, Ministry of sound, Matrix & Futurebound, Shimon, & more! Now established as a respected name in the drum & bass scene, Tantrum Desire always look to take things to the next level, always working to evolve that trademark sound. The progress has already begun in the fields of working projects that integrate house, electro and dubstep influences, whilst still maintaining the focus of drum & bass, to be reflected in an artist album in the not too distant future!