“For all its dalliances with mainstream popularity in its 20 year history, drum n bass didn’t manage to score its first UK number one single until last month.
DJ Fresh helped dubstep to a more rapid ascension with its first number one, ‘Louder’, last year, and in February he dragged drum n bass up to the top as well with ‘Hot Right Now’, more than fifteen years after Goldie became the first dnb producer to be playlisted on Radio 1.
The chart achievement may only have lasted a week, but its no less of a milestone.
So why hasn’t this been more celebrated? Eddy Temple-Morris looks back at the long journey of drum n bass.”