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. 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.