Alright party people, it’s that time of the week again so turn up the b-b-b-bass! We had a crazy week with work and friends’ weddings and there was one track in particular that kept my energy up and spirits high so I could power through.
Metrik, a drum & bass producer from the UK, just dropped his ‘Between Worlds’ EP a few days ago on November 7th on Viper Recordings and his track T-2000 is an absolute monster!!!
I first heard T-2000 (or the T-1000 VIP drum step track as it was called in its prerelease days) played by Crissy Criss last summer and I was left daze and confused after it blasted my brains out. This has to be one of the most underrated dnb tunes of 2011 and I can’t believe that more DJs haven’t been blaring this song during their sets. Every time I hear this song my blood starts rushing, my head wobbles with the beat, and my body dances/flails about with reckless abandon when the beat drops (…listener discretion is advised because I have definitely had a few funny looks at work when I shook the cubicle walls with my iPod-induced raves).
Enough talk. Listen here. There are a bunch of YouTube rips currently out there, this one being my favorite because shooting pictures of turntables is one of my favorite highlights when photographing live DJ sets, but go download Metrik’s ‘Between Worlds’ EP stat.
One of the newest drum & bass DJ/Producers that has really caught my attention this year is Wilkinson. His debut album will be out Ram Records this winter and he’s been blowing away everyone in the drum & bass scene this year, most notably, the godfather of heavy drum & bass himself, Andy C. A couple of his big tracks to note are Refugee and Every Time but I highly recommend you check out his “bathroom beats,” which he produced with Bailey from BBC 1xtra’s last week.
Next up is a youngster whose future is so bright, he’s gotta wear shades. Whether it’s production, remixing, or mashups, Madeon is a new talent that is destined for a very prosperous career. Madeon has created some incredible remixes (check out Raise Your Weapon by Deadmau5 if you haven’t already!) and recently grabbed the attention of BBC Radio1 DJ’s, including Pete Tong. His most recent track I’ve found, in which he mixes with Abelton live, has already generated several million views on Youtube since mid-July and is sure to help him gain more traction in the scene.
You better put your hands up for these young guns and get ready for some wubs, dubs, wobs, and whomps… Apologies for the excessive puns, I just can’t help but get excited knowing that we are all in store for a barrage of hits from these guys. Did I mention that both of them are under 20?