Over the past few months I’ve been working hard behind the scenes putting together the Innovation Drum & Bass Anthems compilation album!
You may have seen a few cryptic posts on my social media pages of me going for meetings, sitting in recording studios, or signing contracts? Trust me it’s been hard not telling everyone about this but it’s been well worth it. This album has been a long time in the making, I got to big up Danny Donnelly (the guy behind the legendary Suburban Base Records) for linking me with New State Music, the label releasing this compilation. My career in music has seen me cover all aspects of this scene, working in record shops, running labels, producing music, promoting events, record distribution, even giving out flyers after events, (and of course DJing), it was interesting for me to finally get an insight into the A&R, licensing and studio side of things on this sort of project, even down to editing the script for the TV advert voiced by Harry Shotta.
Overseeing the albums studio mix with Ben the engineer
The album is out now on various formats & features all your favourite drum and bass acts including Wilkinson, Subfocus, Chase & Status, Friction, Majistrate, S.P.Y, Danny Byrd, Guv, Serum, Voltage, High Contrast to name a few… There’s also an exclusive track by me on there!!!
At the start of this week my Direct Recordings imprint released a huge new track from Jaydan! I’ve been a fan of Jaydan’s music for a long time now, I love his versatile drum and bass releases on DJ Hypes Playaz label, Shy FX Digital Soundboy imprint, DJ Marky’s Innerground Recordings, G13 & of course his own Smoking Riddims label, so it’s cool to get a track from him for Direct Recs.
This track has had DJ support from the likes of S.P.Y., Kenny Ken, Modified Motion & of course I’ve been opening my sets with this one. Go listen on Spotify & if you like it please support by buying it directly from the labels online store
Today my single ‘Listen’ is finally on general release from all download stores & streaming sites, I’ve included links to the most popular sites below, please go listen or recommend to any friends you think that might like it.