Straight off the back of Ulterior Motive’s recent exclusive signing to Metalheadz the production powerhouse return with the release of META010 a stand out double A side 1 that features the devastatingly immense “Lost Contact,” backed in perfect contrast with the track “Forgiven” featuring Peta Oneir on vocals.
In combination the two tracks provide the perfect taster for their widely anticipated album on Metalheadz and with output like this it’s certainly easy to see why we wanted Ulterior Motive all to ourselves!
“Lost Contact” features those signature Ulterior Motive drums stepping faultlessly through a sci-fi tinged soundscape of pads, hugely infectious lead, finished off with a perfect heavy dose of low weight to deliver yet another future classic from the duo.
Backing up “Lost Contact” the AA side “Forgiven” hits that perfect point of light and dark contrast with Peta Oneir’s vocal elegance shimmering above a violent backdrop of distorted Reece to provide just as it should, music not just for the ears but music that penetrates the mind and soul, accomplished music for those that truly understand and appreciate the art.
Both sides are almost guaranteed to destroy any dance floor and definitely the kind of track to stand out head and shoulders above the rest the day after the night before.
“Lost Contact” aired exclusively by Friction on his Radio 1 show in the coveted “Fire Track” slot, testament to sheer quality of the track itself and an accolade held only for the absolute highest tier Drum and Bass releases, releases like this continue and confirm the very ethos that has made Metalheadz exactly what it is today, a label and home for the pinnacle standard in Drum and Bass Music.
~Ulterior Motive Bio~
Staying ahead of the rest with their own brand of neck-snapping beats, Ulterior Motive bring out the dark funk flavours of underground drum & bass at it’s finest. Their rise may have been rapid with releases on Metalheadz, Subtitles and Critical over the past few years but it’s a firm commitment to quality over quantity that continues to set them apart. Live and at full speed, their sound has stirred subs worldwide and DJ sets have taken the duo everywhere from Amsterdam to Australia. Fusing a characteristic mix of high-definition basslines and precision breaks, recent releases include remixes for Future Cut and Natalie Duncan plus the cross-collaborative “Versus” EP. Ulterior Motive are busy for the rest of 2013 writing their debut album for Metalheadz with appearances set for festivals across Europe this Summer.
Since stepping up in 2010 with a series of essential releases on Subtitles, Ulterior Motive haven’t stopped honing their sound and are constantly driven to develop new skills in the studio. Few details are known about their production techniques although the results speak for themselves, with best-selling singles on Beatport for Subtitles and Commercial Suicide in 2012. Whatever the secrets of their sound may be, it’s clear they’re still pushing forward and the best is yet to come from this exciting partnership.
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