post a DnB tune that is (or was) cutting edge

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    I guess we can all agree that Ni Ten Ichi Ryu is in the list. Also Silver Blade.

    Why ?

    Ni Ten is the pinnacle of beat programming zen by the grandmaster Photek. Period.

    Silver Blade is the pinnacle of jungly techstep with dystopian Blade Runner vibes.

    Photek - Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu (Two Swords Technique)


    Dillinja - Silver blade [TMM]
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    we need an explanation too
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    both tunes were one of the first to embrace another genre (juke and grime) on such a pro level, so for me these were 100% cutting edge when they came out

    Fracture ft Dawn Day Night - Get Busy [Official...


    Hyroglifics - No Drama
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    ... alright, two more tunes: I think many of the offshore recordings releases could be posted here, here are my all-time faves, both were sounding very unique when they came out because of their unusual drum programming and drum sample use - they are still sounding fresh after ~15 years

    Sileni - Twitchy Droid Leg (Offshore Recordings)


    Deep Blue - Soho Code
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    Why ?

    You might as well post all Hidden Agenda tunes from that era.




    I think this one is really cutting edge

    Despatches #2

    Why ? Techstep, jazz-fusion hybrid, with post jungle beats. Totally out there, yet completely on point.
    You cant even tell what it is.

    Hidden Agenda - Dispatches #2
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    Thread has potential, just hope this doesn't turn into a classics thread. I think cutting edge I think evolution, delivering something new. First track that came to my mind is this

    Current Value - The Good [Full]


    Cv took the dnb format and delivered a style I've never even come close to hearing from this genre. And 15 years after its inception. No easy feat. For fucks sake somehow he made drums and bass sound like a cat purring
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    Because there really wasn't anything like it. The composition was completely left field for dnb; 'jazzy' drum and bass was a big thing around this time but compared to this everything else sounded like a pastiche.
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    :script:

    Deep Blue always plays in his own league. You can post any Deep Blue tune and it will be cutting edge for sure !

    Transitions, Oceans above life, anyone ?!
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    Krust - True Stories


    Krust took a bin full of random fx and made it musical. When the high pitched sword sheathing effect comes in seriously my dogs lift up their heads wondering wtf that is and have seen head turns when it happens at the office before too. Just one of those lovely jarring surprises that totally works
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    Same with this...

    Optical Grey Odyssey (TMM)


    Criminally underrated tune. Sounded like no-one else and had so many layers to it.
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    Krust originally wanted to name it 'True Dog Stories', but Roni said nobody would get it....^^
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    another one from the recent years: this tune by rockwell blew my mind in 2014, i guess most people get confused by this song but I am quite certain nobody else was able to blend classic house, juke and liquid funk elements before in such an original way

    Rockwell - INeedU (Official Video)
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    This one caused quite the stir when it was released. The thread on here is pretty epic. I think the beats are played backwards or sum tin

    Rockwell - Reverse Engineering [HQ]
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    First use of timestretch on a breakbeat. 1min40 clean, then stretched.
    (I'm not 100% sure this was the first track, but am sure 4hero did it first.)
    4 Hero - Journey From The Light [rivet1235]
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    I think that tune was a gimmick rather than cutting edge. Awful.
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    Fresh - 'Signal'

    amazing production values, vibes, dancefloor destroyer....

    he put more effort into this than most producers do, in other words....

    Love this track.

    WATCH THIS SPACE ! !! !! !

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    So far it seems the majority of cutting edge tunes are the ones that were also innovative or did something groundbreaking or new.

    I wonder what you all consider a cutting edge liquid tune from any era.
    That seems a little more difficult to say, because liquid tunes are basically nice and not necessarily groundbreaking.
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    I don't know if it can be classified as liquid but I always found D Bridge True Romance VIP as cutting edge. It predated all of those liquid tracks with distorted basslines
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