Having spent more than seventeen cross-genre years featuring on some of dance music’s most prestigious imprints, Blu Mar Ten have opened the doors of their own label to a host of fresh young talent emerging from the leftfield of Drum & Bass and beyond.
Blu Mar Ten Music (BMTM) is a home for the beautiful and the ugly, the elegant and the awkward, the euphoric and the melancholy. With a growing list of talent delivering a rollercoaster of emotions and armed with a desire to stand out rather than fit in, BMTM is rapidly becoming a label to watch.
The fifth release in this new chapter is brought to us by Ukrainian newcomer Queensway.
‘Run’ & ‘Healing’ are two perfect, 5-minute love stories that pull together to create a deeply romantic release. We’d call it a ‘single’, but it’s much more of a ‘couple’.
An intro of modem bleeps and arch synths recalls ‘Lifeforms’ era Future Sound of London before dropping into a head nodding mosaic of low-slung guitars and warped vocals. Gentle bell motifs underpin a darkly sexy groove that soon dissolves into a saxophone-led drop. Half-time beats and percussion keep the whole affair in check while an oozing bass takes care of the bottom end.
Shifting the tempo southwards, Queensway serves up a beautiful slice of garage-esque ambience. Propelled by a heavenly two-chord Rhodes, bubbling percussion and sliding bassline, ‘Healing’ quietly achieves an epic scale, both soothing and pummeling the listener with waves of vocals and lo-fi soundscapes.
Label: Blu Mar Ten Music
Release date: 8th April 2013
Distribution: ST Holdings
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