601 ARE BACK DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST A BIT OF 140 BASS ,
PIXILATE IS ABOUT TO DROP
Worldwide release: October 13th
With a tried and tested hype pedigree on respected imprints such as Noodles, Westway, Polar Red and Sub Slayers, 601 have enjoyed critical acclaim from some of the biggest players in the game; Toddla T to Diplo, Bar 9 to Rico Tubbs, anyone who’s had the good sense to include a 601 shock-out in their sets will testify to the Harrogate duo’s strong-arm sonic skills.
This November will see the undisputed kings of the Dirty North unleash their second album ‘We Do Bass’ on Aquasky’s pioneering bass imprint Passenger. A 14 track bass opus that lives up to its name in every way, ‘Pixilate’ is the first of many singles the album is set to spawn… Naturally it’s a message of clear, system-shocking intent.
‘Pixilate’ opens with heaving washes of heavenly old skool synths. Crisp and icy, it’s galvanised with 20 years of spine-tingling, sense-sapping rush memories. Don’t get too caught up in a rave reverie, though; just as you think you’ve caught your breath, the slamming breakbeats and mischievous precision pinched bassline barge into the mix, causing instant chaos. Slamming and slapping your floor into oblivion, it’s a reminder of just how spellbinding breakbeat can be when it’s conjured by the right men.
Inspired by the supreme energy and raw power of the original, label bosses Aquasky get stuck in on the remix flex. Driven by a thundering drum arrangement and garnished with a smattering of timeless acid, the genre-defining trio give the track a deeper makeover by way of a series of riffs and sub-lines. A fusion of top-end hooks and gritty low-end muscle, their distinctive delivery runs the gamut of dancefloor dynamics teasing and pleasing with trademark Aquasky attitude.
‘We Do Bass’ is coming. 601 dancefloor dominance is imminent.
And there’s no better way to prepare yourself for the highly anticipated album than this killer single…