THIS IS NOT THE 70S BRITISH ROCK BAND. FOR THE BAND, PLEASE USE Bad Company (3). UK Drum & Bass producers owners of labels: BC Recordings, BC Authorised, BC Halo, BC Presents..., Square One.
Bad Company UK are a drum and bass collective consisting of Jason Maldini, Darren White (aka D-Bridge), Dan Stein (aka DJ Fresh) and Michael Wojicky (aka Vegas). They were originally called Bad Company but the UK was (unofficially) added to avoid confusion with the rock group of the same name.
Bad Company UK burst onto the drum and bass scene in 1999 with the the dnb anthem 'The Nine'. This lead to releases on Grooveriders prototype recordings and eventually a debut album 'Inside the Machine' released on their own label BC recordings. The album went down well for its dark, haunting basslines and its tight production. Bad Company kept on putting in the hours in the studio, releasing many big tunes such as 'planet dust', 'mo fire' and 'the hornet' as well as releasing a further 3 albums 'Digital Nation', 'Book of the Bad' and 'Shot Down on Safari'. They were one of the leading names in the drum and bass scene and even featured in NME magazine, but instead of aiming to become commercially succesful, they chose instead to fuel the underground drum and bass scene.
However, in 2003 the group decided to go their separate ways, with DJ Fresh and D Bridge deciding to produce independantly and Vegas and Maldini continuing to work under the name Bad Company.
In 2007, 'Inside the Machine' was re-released along with a another CD 'Lost and Found' which featured old tunes that the group had not originally released.
They are also referred to by their logo, a mirrored BC, which best translates into )E|3(
Bad Company or )EI3(, is the stage name of drum and bass producers Jason Maldini, Darren White (dBridge), Dan Stein (Fresh) and Michael Wojcicki (Vegas).
They formed in 1999 from the ashes of Renegade Hardware act Future Forces.
The group is well known in the drum and bass industry for their 12" single: The Nine / the Bridge (BCR001). Bad Company went on to produce four LPs and various singles which were acclaimed with similar success, most notably was "The Book of Bad" LP (2000) which had the crowd and dj favorites "Miami Flashback", "Planet Dust", and "Mind Games". Today, however, the group is somewhat dissolved. Dan Stein (Fresh) had left Bad Company to pursue several solo projects under different labels like: Ram Recordings, Breakbeat Kaos, V-Recordings and Valve. Darren White continues to produce under the name D-Bridge, Jason Maldini and Michael Wojicky under Maldini and Vegas, respectively. The remainder of the group, now known as "Bad Company UK" because they had a legal battle over the name as there was a band formed in the 70's also called Bad Company, consists of Maldini and Wojicky.
The group had a fan forum on their website which led to become DOA.
Recently Maldini and Wojicky have joined forces with Swiss producer Uman for the group Blokhe4d.