About the show
Source Direct (alternatively Sounds of Life, Mirage, Intensity, Hokusai, Oblivion) were Phil Aslett and Jim Baker, two teenage friends from St Albans, who between 1994 and 1999 produced some of the heaviest, most abstract drum and bass ever conceived.
In the process they pushed the boundaries of what could be expected from a music written off by the mainstream press just a few years before as ‘toytown’ rave. Along with Photek and Goldie they spearheaded a new minimal, auteur aesthetic within a scene more usually associated with the messy, practical craftmanship of scenius. And with the rest of the Metalheadz camp they cleared a space for dark music in intimate basements which reverberated through the next decade at nights like FWD and DMZ.