Drum and bass pioneers Rene LaVice and Future Cut have collaborated to craft a powerful new drop on Metalheadz. The three-track long EP Nine Strings packs a punch with everything you’d expect from an amalgamation of solid talent. LaVice and Future Cut have histories that highlight much of the genre’s diversity.
Before we dive in and discuss the EP’s tracks, here’s a bit of background on both artists.
Rene LaVice’s sounds are unmistakable. As one of the most influential artists to have made an imprint on the D&B genre, the electronic producer has a career that spans a decade. His song The Calling, featuring Ivy Mairi, entered the UK Singles Chart at number 118 after it was placed on BBC Radio 1's A-List playlist.
Today, outside of producing and djing, the artist also presents BBC1's long-running drum and bass show. The Canadian electronic music producer has well and truly carved out his position in the world of D&B.
Future Cut, aka Tunde Babalola and Darren Lewis first made themselves known during the drum’n’bass underground scene of the 90s in Manchester. Today, they’ve worked with the likes of Lily Allen (writing the song Smile with the singer) and Shakira.
In 2002, they landed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records which saw the duo evolve to record producers in their own right. They’ve worked across some of the world’s biggest hits and continue to pour their passion into the D&B scene. Incorporating jazz and funk into their music, Future Cut’s distinct sounds move away from the stereotypical monotony instead to experimental harmonic forms.
The forces have united to unleash the killer three-track release on imperative platform Metalheadz. The opening track Nine Strings features rolling breaks and climatic bass layers. This piece of D&B certainly pays homage to what we’d expect from Goldie’s established label. While Eyes nods its head towards contemporary trends by firmly establishing itself through thundering drum sequences.
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