Having received support from BBC Radio1 tastemaker Annie Mac, as well as 1xtra’s prime time radio Mistajam and pivotal DJs such as label boss Andy C, it only made sense to this follow up with a track to propel them into the New Year.
First up is ‘Lifeline’, a track instantly recognisable from their set at London’s biggest NYE event, Ram’s night at the O2 Academy Brixton. Lead by melodic, harmonious vocals and underpinned by tinkling piano arpeggio, you’re then pulled forward by a rolling bassline. Standing testament to their powerful ability to command crowds through a varied discography, epitomised by this next single, it proves their longevity as artists.
Next up is the aptly named ‘Switch’, taking the record into a totally different direction. Smashing amens take you deep into the mix, creating a full throttle assault on the senses. Slipping into the genre’s murkier depths, it’s impossible not to imagine this cut detonating clubs across the globe.
Starting as we mean to go on, Loadstar return with another single on a famed imprint that epitomises why they’re such revered names across the genre. From the early Bristolian years to present day, Loadstar reign over a spectrum of sound they helped to develop.
Beat Assassins are back after having a 4 year break. Jimmy Mofo aka Beat Assassins has decided to re launch the project on a mission to create cheeky, quirky, yet powerful, bouncy drum n bass tracks for the clubs and ipods.
The first Beat Assassins release of the year is The Raid, a 2 step roller that blurs the lines between jungle and drum n bass. The Raid is a nod to the hedonistic days of the early 90's rave scene. The track features a real live recordings of the police busting an illegal party alongside jungle basslines and old skool leads packaged in a modern production.
The Beat Assassins have decided that it would be a great idea to give this tune away for free for blogs.
Watch out for remixes coming from Callide & Jay C.