Having spent more than fifteen cross-genre years featuring on dance music’s most prestigious imprints Blu Mar Ten are opening the doors of their own label to a host of fresh young talent emerging from the leftfield of Drum & Bass.
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 list of talent already lined up to deliver a rollercoaster of emotions and a desire to stand out rather than fit in BMTM is guaranteed to be a label to watch.
The first release in this new chapter comes courtesy of long-time friend and collaborator Stray. Following a run of hits on Hospital Records, Critical Records, Med School, Exit, Noisia’s Invisible Records and Giles Peterson’s Brownswood, Stray has delivered a single that perfectly sets the BMTM tone.
Follow You Around
Don’t be deceived by the icy synths and electro breaks of Follow You Around, this is no robotic future music. Brimming with melancholy and unrequited love, Stray has created a rare and perfectly formed lesson in how to deliver emotional drum & bass.
An 808 drum track carries lamenting vocals and 80s keyboards while a groaning analogue bass underpins the whole affair. Destined to break hearts for years to come, Follow You Around is an instant classic.
In stark contrast to Follow You Around, Contract charges headlong into straight-up cyberfunk. With its threatening bass tones and reptilian percussion Contract is punctuated with cavernous and sinister silences. As all the best horror directors understand, it’s the things you don’t see that unnerve you more than the things you do.
Label: Blu Mar Ten Music
Release date: 24th September 2012
Formats: Vinyl & Digital
Distribution: ST Holdings
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