A south east London based duo, Jay Faleye (Producer / DJ) and Devin Smith (DJ) who go under the name Tantrum Desire, met in 2004 at a small pirate radio station through the love of drum & bass music. Before that time these two individuals had portfolios in their chosen fields, which were producing and DJ’ing. The two clicked with the same passion, interest and destiny, which was to break into the drum & bass scene.
In 2005, a bunch of TD tracks on a load of CD’s was passed out in Spain at a big drum & bass event. This then attracted Nu-Breed’s - MC Shortston, who received a copy of the track collection and saw a spark in the production. This gave him some ideas and business plans to start up a new label called ‘Heavyweight Records’. This was the new home label for the boys, which released tracks such as, The Red Pill, Dreamscape EP, The Inner moon and White. Tantrum Desire also had bootleg projects lying around in the lab, which gave Shortston another idea to accompany Heavyweight with a bootleg label named “Booty”. This brought you releases such as, ‘Transformers’, ‘Jealousy’, ‘drop it like its hot’ and ‘Can’t stop’.
In early 2008, Tantrum Desire had a fan base which was only getting bigger, and the sound was getting a lot of word of mouth, until the duo caught the ear of Simon ‘Bassline Smith', who saw the variety of styles in the productions and therefore became interested. This led to him signing TD to the well established - Technique Recordings. Straight away, Technique released Tantrum Desire’s debut 12” – ‘Xenomorph’ & the ‘Last stand’, which was presented on BBC Radio 1 by the likes of Zane Lowe. From this, then set the trademark in the scene for the sound of big baseline synths and immense intro’s. At the early stages, TD gained support from the likes of Fabio & Grooverider, Pendulum, Sub Focus, Drumsound & Basslinesmith, DJ Fresh, Matrix & Futurebound, Jaguar Skills plus more.