Friday, April 22, 2016
The versatility DC Breaks deliver time and time again has been solidified with
this next output. After igniting festival stages worldwide with the heartfelt
crescendos of ‘Faithless’ and ‘Breathe’, which they dropped to crowds of
thousands last year, they’ve decided to flip the switch. ‘Bad Flow’ and ‘Bambino’
are fiercely reminiscent of the records that made the duo infamous. And they’re
returning to this signature sound, after reigning over the drum & bass genre’s
‘Bad Flow’ is up first for the listener’s rude reawakening. Cut up by a robotic,
ominous vocal sample which slips between grinding subs and jutting drum
patterns, it’s a foreboding example of what to expect from the pair this summer.
A grating construction of fluctuating beats and snapping snares, yet pumped full
of stocky bass, it’s one of their most ominous records to date…
Rolling out next is ‘Bambino’, a clever take on its classic predecessor, one which
still detonates crowds even years after its release. Similar samples are spliced
and thrown into its mix, presenting a revamp that peddles itself on top of
snapping kick-drum and steroid driven distortion.
After closing the sold-out Alexandra Palace ‘Andy C All Night’ show last month,
anyone who wasn’t present for their tear out assault will wish they had been.
This single not only prepares you for their forthcoming shows – it also
demonstrates what the producers have to offer in the coming months.