Black Sun Empire is the stage name of a team of Dutch disc jockeys and Drum & Bass music (mostly darkstep and neurofunk) producers Rene Verdult and brothers Milan and Micha Heyboer.
Based out of Utrecht, Netherlands, they started making Drum & Bass in 1995 when they turned to the likes of artists such as Photek, LTJ Bukem, and Ed Rush. Before that they enjoyed Techno and Breaks. After having a few releases on smaller record labels, they managed to get the attention of bigger producers like Trace, currently known for his DSCI4 label. At the moment they have three labels of their own; Black Sun Empire Recordings, oBSEssions and Shadows of the Empire. The group's name comes from the Black Sun Crime Syndicate, which appeared in the Star Wars novel Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire.
They also lent one of their tracks ("Arrakis") to the E³ 2006 trailer of the game EVE Online titled "No Other Destiny".
In 2008 Black Sun Empire started to produce Dubstep: "Cold Crysis" is an example of Black Sun Empire Dubstep production.