Famed for one of the decade’s biggest tracks to date Link To The Past this May, Loadstar have flipped the switch to link us to the future. Ram Records are proud to deliver their next explosive debut album: Loadstar’s Future Perfect.
Since 2010, the duo previously known as Xample & Lomax have developed an infallible reputation in drum & bass and beyond. With Radio 1 playlist credits and remix work on some of the biggest names in the game (Example, Rudimental, Ed Sheeran, Chase & Status and Wolfgang Gartner to name a few) the Bristol-based partnership has showcased versatility, excitement and the perfect amount of unpredictability on each and every release.
Future Perfect showcases this broad, bold party palette in way they’ve never expressed before, and it’s evident from the opening seconds of the album. Toe-to-toe with white hot MC Scrufizzer, Do You Feel Me snaps and shakes with the energy and attitude akin to The Prodigy.
The duo’s dynamic approach to underground, bottom-end heavy styles is showcased throughout. From the booty-shaking modern-day badboy anthem Be There to the bashy, Jakes featured Warrior, Future Perfect shows Loadstar at their most uncompromising, breath-taking and dramatic.
Other examples of this heavyweight behaviour can be found amidst the soaring bass and rave-pitched vocal lick of Scorpio, the juxtaposition of shivering pianos and screaming bass of Don’t Wanna Be Alone and the super-slamming drumstep agro-stomp of the Hadouken! collaboration BOA. And that’s before we get to the peaktime, lighters-up euphoria of the Takura Tendayi fronted Refuse To Love.
Losing You comes armed with a mournful vocal that bites down hard on a hype-powered dubstep arrangement, while Sliders adds a little rock spirit into the equation thanks to a distorted, nagging riff and sweat-inducing drum work. Elsewhere we find the breezy, rolling vocal soul of Drowning, the technicolour EDM glitchery of the instant arm-raiser Give It To Me and the harrowing slow bass drama of Eat My Tears. Then there’s the emphatic, soul-searching finale Distance.
Available on 15-track CD or a special 22 track deluxe digital package, Future Perfect is one of the biggest, most exciting bass music albums scheduled for release this year.
The future is bright. The future is perfect. The future is Loadstar!
1: Do You Feel Me Feat. Scrufizzer
2. Refuse To Love
3. Warrior Feat. Jakes
4. Be There
5. Black & White Feat. Benny Banks
7. Don’t Wanna Be Alone
8. Losing You Feat. Jenn D
9. Boa Feat. Hadouken!
11. Eat My Tears
13. Give It To Me
15. Distance Feat. Lloyd Yates