Black Sun Empire is a renowned drum and bass group composed of three Dutch DJs and producers: Rene Verdult (also known as DJ Ryme Tyme), Micha Heyboer (DJ Micha), and Milan Heyboer (DJ Milan). Formed in 1997 in Utrecht, Netherlands, the trio has made a significant impact on the drum and bass scene with their unique sound and innovative productions.
From their early beginnings, Black Sun Empire showed immense talent and a passion for drum and bass music. Influenced by the likes of Ed Rush, Optical, and Noisia, they set out to create their own signature sound characterized by dark and atmospheric compositions combined with intricate and powerful basslines. This distinctive style quickly gained them recognition and acclaim within the drum and bass community.
The group's breakthrough came with the release of their debut album, "Driving Insane," in 2004. The album showcased their ability to blend various subgenres of drum and bass, from the energetic and dancefloor-oriented tracks to the more introspective and experimental pieces. "Driving Insane" received critical acclaim and firmly established Black Sun Empire as leading figures in the drum and bass scene.
Since then, Black Sun Empire has released numerous albums, EPs, and singles on their own label, Blackout Music NL, as well as other renowned labels such as Virus Recordings and Ram Records. Their discography boasts a wide range of collaborations with notable artists, including Noisia, State of Mind, and Audio, further solidifying their status as innovators within the genre.