Bass Boss: Reid Speed’s Top 10 Drumstep DJs


When Reid Rosson stepped up to the decks on Monday nights to throw down sets throughout the ’90s at NYC’s Drum n Bass party “Konkrete Jungle”, she didn’t know this editor was watching. As the jump up party moved from now-defunct haunts Coney Island High and Pyramid and Acme Underground, etc., the DJ-producer known as Reid Speed moved with it. Today, she’s the Play Me Records label boss (along with her husband Alexander Rosson), who may have traded the concrete of NYC for the sunshine of LA, but there’s no denying a proper OJ (Original Jungalist).

Scroll through to get the 411 from Reid on some of the top “drumstep” artists, picking up the “speed” in BPMs and bass trends.

Intro by Sarah Polonsky, Compiled by Reid Rosson