Drop the Lime

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Drop the Lime, is an electronic producer and DJ and founder of dance label Trouble & Bass. Drop the Lime's new material and DJ sets also feature live vocals on original compositions.

With roots in breakcore
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 music, in 2008 he changed his focus to more mainstream dance music, remixing tracks for Armand Van Helden
Armand Van Helden
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, Little Boots
Little Boots
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, Robyn
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, Moby
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, Rex the Dog, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip
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 and Buraka Som Sistema
Buraka Som Sistema
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 as well as indie acts such as Surfer Blood
Surfer Blood
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, Creep
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 and O. Children

Over the years, Venezia has created his own distinct twist on the Trouble & Bass sound and now combines his love of Rockabilly with his own take on bass-driven music.

Musical style

Vivian Host describes Venezia's sound as comprising "chopped-up breaks making hairpin turns, breakdowns coming out of nowhere, a foundation of wobbling goblin bass often cut in with tropical, clacking snares", with "enigmatic lyrics in his singularly scratchy, bluesy notes."


Venezia has taken inspiration from doo-wop
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, Northern soul
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, crunk
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, dancehall
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, house music
House music
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, ghettotech
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, electrohouse, minimal techno
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, grime
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, Baltimore club
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, freestyle
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, New Rave
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, dubstep
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, and electro
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  • I'm The Bully, mp3 (Binkcrsh)
  • Surrender To The Sound, 12" (2003, Mutant Sniper Adventure)
  • Sweet Desire, 12" (2003, Ambush)
  • 1 For The Team, 12" (2004, Broklyn Beats)
  • Gal Yu Nuh Beg, 12" (2004, Shockout)
  • I Survived The Blackout, 7" (2004, 333 Recordings)
  • Killy 123 EP, 12", (2004, Tigerbeat6
    Tigerbeat6 is a San Francisco and Berlin based independent and electronic record label run by Kid606. The name reflects Kid606's obsession with cats, which also comes to light in the catalogue numbers, all of which start with MEOW, and is also a loose reference to the top-selling teen magazine,...

  • Tribute To Tiger, 12" (2005, Shockout)
  • Step It Up, 12" EP (2005, Mirex)
  • This Means Forever, LP (2005, Very Friendly/Tigerbeat6)
  • Shotgun Wedding Volume 4, DJ Mix - Grime, Dubstep & 4x4. (2006, Violent Turd/Tigerbeat6)
  • Shot Shot Hearts, EP (2006, Tigerbeat6)
  • We Never Sleep, LP (2006, Tigerbeat6)
  • Trouble & Bass TB001 White Label split w/ Math Head, EP (2006, Trouble & Bass/ADAADAT)
  • Bad Girlz, EP (2006, Rag & Bone)
  • Bass Bandits, EP (2006, Flamin Hotz)
  • Sky City Rising, EP (2007, Broklyn Beats)
  • Hungry for Love, EP (2007, Institubes) (as Curses!)
  • The Final Crackdown, EP (2007, Tiger Bass)
  • Come 2 Life, Appears on Turbo Charged EP (2007, Trouble & Bass Recordings)
  • What I Need, mp3 (2008, Trouble & Bass Recordings) (as Curses!)
  • Like Thunder, EP (2008, Trouble & Bass)
  • The Deep End, EP (2009, Institubes) (as Curses!)
  • Devil's Eyes, mp3 (2009, BACARDI B-LIVE)
  • Sex Sax, mp3 (2010, Trouble & Bass)
  • FabricLive.53
    FabricLive.53 is a 2010 DJ mix album by Drop the Lime. The album was released as part of the FabricLive Mix Series.-Tracklisting:# Supra1 - Ghoster - Trouble & Bass# Nouveau Yorican - Jackit - Mixmash...

    , CD (2010, fabric
    Fabric (club)
    Fabric is a nightclub in London, United Kingdom. It was voted number 1 in DJ Magazine's "Top 100 Clubs in the World" poll in 2007 and number 2 in 2008, 2009 and 2010...

  • Enter the Night, CD (2011, Trouble & Bass)

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