we are back with another installment of our ’10 DNB Stateside Producers” series and for part 3 we dove deep and found a whole lot of artists that you need to know about if you don’t already! 

As stated before, Drum & Bass has always been a music genre that is predominantly dominated by the United Kingdom and Europe but times are definitely changing! With US based artists releasing records on major labels, traveling and performing throughout the UK and EU, the US is no longer just thought as a touring stomping ground for international acts but a Nation with a growing fan base and a hungry new generation of talented producers.

Generally overlooked by promoters, party goers and the general public, the United States has quietly and quickly produced an excess of talented artists from coast to coast that the world definitely needs to know about.  In fact, there are so many amazing artists that deserve to be recognized, this is part three of our continued series and we will be back soon with another talented group of US DNB producers.

Check out all the talented producers in part 3 as well as part 1 & 2 and make sure to Like, Follow, Subscribe and add all the artists to your playlists.

Bad Syntax


  • Real Name: Dorian Whitcomb
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Affiliations: Abducted Records | Formation | Viper

With releases on legendary imprints like Viper, Close 2 Death, Formation and more, the founder of Abducted Records and Abducted LTD, Los Angeles drum and bass badman Bad Syntax has been making noise in the USDNB scene for nearly 2 decades.

Des McMahon


  • Real Name: Desmond McMahon
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Affiliations: Viper Rec | Trendkill Rec

This sonic Jack-of-all-trades Los Angeles-based producer has brought his distinctive sound all over the continent, performing at places like Electric Daisy Carnival, Nightmare Festival, Dreamscape, Beyond and Nocturnal Wonderland. With releases on Viper Recordings, Get Hype Records, Technique Recordings, Insomniac Records and remixes on both Circus and Ultra Records, Des is showing absolutely no signs of stagnation.

Musician Jaybee


  • Members: John Deacy
  • Location: Richmond, VI
  • Affiliations: Liquid V | Chronic | MAC 11

Raised in Ct., now residing in Richmond, Virginia, Jaybee has been definitely one to keep your eye on. With releases on Liquid V, Chronic, Mac II, Good Looking, Innerground,Rubik, and a slew of other labels his music keeps going from strength to strength.



  • Real Name: Raturaj Wankhede
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Affiliations: C4C Rec | Delta9 | Play Me

With his polished production and creative sound design, KarmasynK seeks to explore the unlimited scope of electronic music to bring about transcendental experiences for the listeners. With releases on a number of well established labels, KarmasynK is definitely a name to keep an eye on as his future is bright!

Quentin Hiatus


  • Real Name: Quentin McFadden
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Affiliations: Free Love Digi | ProgRam

With releases on Program and a long history in the North American DNB scene, Phoenix-based producer Quentin Hiatus is the man behind the Free Love Digi imprint which has been cranking out banging tunes for the last decade. 

Root For The Villain


  • Real Name: Kelly
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Affiliations: Onset Audio | Shoot Rec

Pacific Northwest legend Demo aka Root For The Villain has been banging out tunes for over a decade plus and shows no signs of slowing down. Under his new moniker Root For The Villain, he has been releasing absolute fire on Onset Audio and Shoot Recordings.



  • Real Name: Jeremy Howard
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Affiliations: Exit Rec | Hooversound | 31 Rec

Not that this man needs an introduction but if you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade you need to educate yourself on the one and only Sinistarr. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Sinistarr has written brilliant music for various labels such as Exit Records, Goldie’s Metalheadz imprint, Hospital, Renegade Hardware and many other labels.



  • Real Name: Caroline Miller
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Affiliations: Bassrush

Having spent the better part of the past decade chasing basslines in dank warehouses all across the United States, the Southern-bred drum & bass artist known as Soothslayer has finally come into her own with her own addictive take on the genre.

Sub Killaz


  • Real Names: Brian & Sean
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Affiliations: Playaz | Liondub Int. | G13

San Diego, CA production duo Sub Killaz have been smashing up the Jump Up scene across the world over the last 5 years. With releases on Playaz, Souped Up, Octave and more, Sub Killaz have left a mark on the DNB scene that will be felt for decades to come.



  • Real Name: Wil Dumaop
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Affiliations: Divination Rec | Viper

Hailing from the smoggy city, Los Angeles based Theatrix is a name steeped in entertainment. Originally coming from a theatrical background, his unique perspective on drum and bass has set him apart from his peers.

As you can see the US DNB scene is healthy and these ten artists are just the tip of the Ice Berg of what is to come from America and it’s amazing talent. Over the next few months we will be showcasing ten artists at a time in our “10 Stateside DNB Producers you need to know” series so make sure to follow United By Bass to keep up with all future articles.


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