Control ft. Max Marshall by Matrix & Futurebound
Over the last few years the genre of DnB has been accepted by the mainstream listeners on commercial radio stations as the UK dance scene rises further still. Matrix & Futurebound are amongst the leaders of the recent charge. Their last two releases are still played on Radio 1 in the daytime and at night and continually very well received. Their new release ‘Control‘ which features the vocals this time round from Max Marshall, will no doubt have the same reception.
“Drum and bass supremos Matrix and Futurebound are back with their new single “Control”.
Hot on the heels of the huge “Magnetic Eyes”, the UK’s favourite DnB duo has crafted another instant classic. “Control” features the beautiful vocals of US born, London-based singer/songwriter Max Marshall. One of the brightest and boldest talents around right now, her extraordinary voice and brilliant debut mixtape ‘Forgive Me’ have been creating quite a buzz on this side of the pond.
The track is a perfectly crafted blend of euphoric and chilled, intricate beats. “Control” racked up 100 thousand views in its first two weeks on the Liquicity channel.
Currently number 2 on the Music Week Cool Cuts Chart, “Control” made its debut as a ‘Special Delivery’ on B.Traits Friday night dance show on BBC Radio 1. Danny Howard dropped the track on his ‘Dance Anthems’ show the following day. The single’s first daytime Radio 1 spin came from Sara Cox. Additional radio support from Dj Target, Mistajam, Phil and Alice, Annie Nightingale and Rob Da Bank – 3Beat
Control ft. Max Marshall (Radio Edit)
Beginning with a delicate intro which soon rises with a euphoric feel, the original mix is just crying out for radio airplay as the tune has a great balance between clubland DnB and fitting in with yet shadowing the usual dross on the daytime stations today. Delightful dance with great flow, energy and bounce.
Control (Yousef Circus Rework)
House producer Yousef brings a soulful remix to the the show with his Circus Rework. Circus is a club based in Futurebound’s hometown of Liverpoool and owned by Yousef, also a Liverpudlian. His almost-sleazy remix suits the beautiful people on his dancefloors as this rework is a wonderful roller which comes across as being very passive-aggressive. Smooth yet edgy. Groovy without being doused with a ton of funk. A very meticulous and well-crafted take on the original. House music lovers will lap this one up.
Control (Torqux Remix)
Previously the duo were know as Torqux & Twist, producing separately and together but now they are one and they are delivering some awesome 110 beats just like their remix here. Torqux have turned the original into an eclectic blend of distorted vocals, a French style Electro mids, dirty dutch flavours and a bassy Moombahton vibe. It is a great display of the production skills as you’ll notice when the acoustic guitar strums on the breakdown before it builds up and falls into the filthy drop.
Control (Matrix & Futurebound’s S.T.F.U Mix)
So why have they done a remix titled S.T.F.U.? Would it perhaps be a discreet message to the fans they have had from before they reached the dizzying heights of commercial popularity? A message saying, we haven’t sold out so S.T.F.U.!!? I would not make any assumptions. I do not care. All I care about is the fact that this is an absolutely outstanding composition. Ok, so their latest pieces haven’t exactly had the weight nor the filthy oomph that some clubland tunes have or what they used to deliver, but that’s what remixes are for right?
This M&F mix reminds us all on why they are where they are today. It is a terrific fusion of tech-funk mixed up with their signature rolling DnB style and this track is next level stuff. Plenty of producers have attempted this kind of techy drum & bass but many without success and those that have managed to deliver haven’t had the coverage it so deserves. This has the content, and they will deliver.
All in all, the track is brilliant with a most excellent bassline. On the original and each of the remixes included into the package. There is a home for the track in a majority of sets as the different flavours are going to be appreciated by many.
I doth my cap to bassline whoever it belongs to whether it be by Matrix, or Futurebound. Stunning work, gents. Stunning work.
Control ft. Max Marshall by Matrix & Futurebound is expected to be released by 3Beat Records on December 29th, 2013
The single is being released as a separate entity to the remixes. You can pre-order both before they drop right here.
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