TNA, or The New Age, is one of the most significant combos in contemporary drum ‘n’ bass.
With a fluid membership that’s included the legendary DJ Dominator, the line-up has now crystallised into Grima, Azza, and Nu Elementz. And, they’ve ripped up the rulebook.
You see, when the various members of TNA first came on the scene, working their way through room 3s, room 2s, and warm-up sets, no one could have imagined the heights they would achieve. With the standard route to headliner status taking a decade or more, it requires something special to accelerate the process. But, the combination of Nu Elementz’ high-energy jump-up beats with Azza and Grima’s innovative flow and ultra-contemporary lyrical content came at exactly the right moment.
And, undeniably, TNA have struck a chord with a generation of ravers. Within just a few years, to go from barely-known to selling out parties purely on the strength of their name is unprecedented. But that’s how the TNA boys do things. These days, if you put their brand on a rave, it’s a guaranteed roadblock.
As one of the first crews to explicitly put emcees at the forefront, Grima and Azza’s ruthlessly original flows, near-telepathic back-to-back combinations, and true-to-life writing are the scaffolding on which TNA’s style is built. Add in Nu Elementz, one of the drum ‘n’ bass scene’s most sought-after and dancefloor-devastating producers, and the live TNA experience has to be witnessed to be believed.
At this point, TNA can do no wrong. Grima, Azza, and Nu Elementz are known around the world, everywhere heavyweight dancefloor DnB is appreciated. With a head-spinning diary of bookings and original music on its way from all three members, the TNA revolution continues.