With 10 years of experience, Octane & DLR’s new album has been a long time coming.
In 2011 this genius duo from Leeds took the drum & bass world by storm with a distinctive and superior sound, the menacing ‘Red Mist’ one of the most known. They excelled immediately and concluded the year with sets at Outlook, Star Warz and even a tour inAustralia and New Zealand.
The newly released album ‘Method in the Madness’ has been hugely anticipated by drum & bass fanatics, producers and followers of most electronic music genres combined. Their incredibly high quality technical production and sample releases, as well as boundary pushing style and mixing of genres, has set them two steps ahead of everyone.
In the new album, the utter filth that is ‘Murmur’ and ‘Gravity’ meets the high standard expected of the two. Look across the album however, and you’ll see that medals need be awarded for going well beyond the call of duty. With an array of hip hop verses from the likes of Kemo, MC Fonts and Gusto, jazz fusion, scatting and vocals from Marion (did I mention live piano and though it need not be said, bass?), the Erlenmeyer and graphics on the album artwork begin to appear more than suitable.
Drum & bass/Electronic albums of this caliber are few and far between. An important release for fans of all electronic music, it needs picking up today.