ARTL (A reason to live) is back at it again on Digital Blus. As the days become shorter and the wind more crisp (not to mention ice and snow across the planet), warmth is needed to stay comfortable. While your fireplace crackles, take a dive into these two fantastic jazzy and liquid rollers – perfect for the dance floor, of course; but also great for that significant other who loves drum 'n bass as you/we do! (Hint: Date night!) Don't forget to check out his Soundcloud/Facebook page for many free downloads!
Mass is a newcomer from Scandinavia. His first release, Underpass/Landing a Man on the Moon came out on Liquid Brilliants, with more to come via Tripple Vision Distribution.
DIGIBLUS37 – ARTL
A: ARTL – YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY
AA: ARTL FT. MASS – BLOW MY MIND
RELEASE DATE: 26.02.2016
PRE-RELEASE BANDCAMP: 19.02.2016
"Fun tracks guys. Nice work"
"Taking me back to early days of Liquid!"
"Very smooth. Arrangement is perfect"
"Class, diggin the vibes!
YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY
Danceable from the first beat, horns and drums creep into the foreground, next joined by keys, and a talented male vocal. Shakers release on the drop alongside snazzy guitar wah- wahs. The break leaves only pads and a plucked bass, to crescendo into the second drop. Funky and impressive, a female vocal is uniquely inserted inside the stereo field to create perspective between the male and female voices. Another spectacular release!
BLOW MY MIND (FEAT. MASS)
Just like waves on the ocean, Blow My Mind rolls pleasantly with jazzy flavors – Coming in with a classic rhodes sound, short samples from a well-versed female vocalist accent the introduction, just before the drop. Full of flavor, melody and snug bass, a delightful saxophone accents a half-time drop. Serene pads lead the way to another full drop of the vocal and that jazzy drum 'n bass we love!
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