D&B legend TeeBee drops his ‘Subterranean Drum & Bass’ series’s second installment Subterranean Drum & Bass Vol.2.
Torgeir Byrknes, better known by his stage name Teebee, is a Norwegian DJ and drum and bass producer. He also runs the record label Subtitles Recordings. TeeBee began DJing in 1990 and released his first record in 1996. He won the Knowledge Magazine award for Best International Producer in 2001.
TeeBee’s music is characterized by an intense dark and futuristic science-fiction influence. TeeBee material could be classed as Neurofunk or techstep, although possessing a deeper ambient and atmospheric quality than much of this subgenre. His early work, in particular, owes an acknowledged stylistic debt to Photek, and he was initially primarily associated with the Certificate 18 record label, alongside Photek, Klute and fellow Norwegian Polar. Following the folding of Cert 18 to enable the owner to release other music genres, he, along with Polar, created the label Subtitles.
TeeBee joined forces with Calyx, self-releasing their first joint album ‘Anatomy’ to critical acclaim in 2007. In 2012 the duo signed exclusively to Andy C’s Ram Records, releasing ‘All or Nothing’, a multi-award winning album that has propelled them to elite status within the electronic music world.
The collection comes jam-packed with loops and one-shots. Included are funky breaks and shuffle loops, full D&B and Halftime drum loops, percussion shuffles and rolling hats, moody analogue style atmosphere pad and string loops, sci-fi-style FX and sequence loops, intro-style drone loops, sub-shaking basslines with vicious timbres and fierce overdriven tones, multi-sampled bass one-shots processed with outboard hardware to add that extra bit of oomph, drum one-shots and more.