For two decades, Calyx & TeeBee have forged an unprecedented path at the forefront of Drum and Bass. They had already amassed an astounding back-catalogue spanning all of the genre’s seminal labels, before they came together to form a duo 12 years ago.
In the years that followed, Calyx & TeeBee reached new heights with chart-topping singles and their acclaimed LPs: ‘Anatomy’, ‘All Or Nothing’ and ‘1X1’.
In 2012, Calyx & TeeBee signed to Ram Records, arguably the biggest and most respected drum & bass label in the world and a leading light in the multi-genre bass music scene. After winning numerous awards including ‘Best Producer’, ‘Best Single’& ‘Best Video’; a near-constant run of radio plays led to the duo being asked to do a BBC Essential Mix – a true hall-of-fame moment for any artist in any genre. Their mix was then voted as one of the five nominees for ‘Essential Mix of the year’.
By 2019, Calyx & TeeBee had built up yet another incredible body of work and once again they returned with new beats – and a brand new concept.
The concept? ‘Plates.’ Taking it back to the days of acetate, ‘Plates’ will be a series of releases themed around original dub-plate culture, both musically and aesthetically – culminating in an album of the same name.
This is a welcome return from one of the most revered double acts in drum & bass. Having released ‘War Dub’, ‘Cloak & Dagger’, ‘Look To The Skies’, ‘Made In Detroit’ & ‘The Fog’, the Plates project is now in full swing with many more releases to come. Introducing the concept, Calyx & Teebee say: “Having released 2 albums since we joined RAM Records, we’re excited to be starting our next chapter with them by launching a new series called ‘Plates.’ It takes us back to our DnB roots – both musically, and in terms of how the music disseminates to our peers, fans and ravers”.