DJ STEPPA PRESENTS AUDIO WARFARE #4 OUT NOW -
Artist(s): Serum & Northern Lights / Steppa & Kitcha
Track A: Don't Let Go Feat. Dee Bo General
Track AA: Dreamworld
Label: Audio Warfare
Released: 14th November 2011
From Steppa's fearsome Audio Warfare catalogue comes 'Don't Let Go / Dreamworld' (AW004), the devastating fourth release from Steppa & Kitcha under the Northern Lights guise.
'Don't Let Go' sees master producer Serum join forces with the North once more for a track of such intense and genuine mid-90s jungle flavours that you may struggle to remember the last decade even happened. This nostalgic banger is run through with the straight-up ragga core of Dee Bo General's refined toasting, famed for his genre-defining vocals on Urban Shakedown's legendary '95 track 'Arsonist'.
Lyrics and beats perfectly combine to prove that the junglist vibe is alive and well, but Serum & Northern Light's sharp production does not fail to reap the benefits of a modern production age. The samples that lie at the heart of jungle are brought into sharper focus than ever over crystal clear pads and tight but elusive drum programming. This track is a perfect exercise in atmosphere, and the deadly production combination that is Serum & Northern Lights (responsible for classics such as Bad Boys, Danger, Murder One and more) has smashed it once again.
And as you would expect the flip to this 12” is just as rude, drawing on a completely different style of drum & bass with just as much swagger. Steppa & Kitcha go it alone on 'Dreamworld', weaving together a surreal, psychologically penetrating intro against a fat bass stab drop so rowdy your sub will be shocked off its stand by the contrast. Where 'Don't Let Go' takes a ramping look back at an untouchable era, 'Dreamworld' offers an enticing vision of what forward-thinking, steel-edged drum & bass can do to your eardrums, as Steppa & Kitcha mould past and future together in one damaging release.
The Northern Lights aka Steppa & Kitcha are known amongst producers and heads into all strains of drum & bass for sharp and intelligent production that commands massive respect throughout the circuit, with tracks such as Excalibur and Let's Got Get Em' making a massive impact to this date.
And with Steppa's imprint Audio Warfare running drum & bass in the North-East with a residency at legendary Leeds event SubDub, four hugely successful releases under the belt and the label's first ever music video for 'Don't Let Go' starring Dee Bo General primed for release (see below), Audio Warfare has been well and truly declared on every D&B scene, every digital and vinyl distributor and every dance floor.
Words: Anna Herber
Available NOW on both vinyl and digital download from all good retailers including Drum & Bass Arena Dont Let Go / Dreamworld - Drum & Bass Arena Download
Check out the official music video for 'Don't Let Go' starring Dee Bo General on D&BTV Serum & Northern Lights - Don't Let Go (feat Dee Bo General) - YouTube
Featured Drum & Bass Track(s) at Trackitdown -
Don't Let Go Feat. Dee Bo General Dont Let Go feat Dee Bo - Serum and Northern Lights - [320kbps MP3/WAV File] at Trackitdown
Dreamworld Dreamworld - Steppa and Kitcha - [320kbps MP3/WAV File] at Trackitdown
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