Away With Me (feat Tamara Blessa - CMX remix) - (5:58) 185 BPM
Celebrating a year since Delay No More hit the shops and changed the face of 2012's D&B scene, Spectrasoul offer up a huge pack of tracks. Featuring the full LP plus all the brand new remixes from the likes of DLR, Calibre, dBridge and James Zabiela, it's a massive release and an instant purchase for those yet to own the original groundbreaking album. Featuring massive club hits "Light In The Dark" and "Away With Me" even if you're not a Spectrasoul fan, you will be after hearing this collection. Buy on sight.
Released last year to an avalanche of critical acclaim from the top echelons of D&B right down to the underground-toting DJs and fanzines, Spectrasoul's Delay No More LP could easily be considered a masterpiece. Now offering a slew of remixes to sweeten the deal still further, their latest EP features remixes from D&B royalty, from dBridge, Calibre and Rockwell to a heavyweight dubbed-out offering by DLR. Don't sleep on this.
Much loved Brighton-based Shogun duo Spectrasoul have always impressed with their versatility, taking us from lush, vocal-led beauties to deep, dark bass-driven cuts at the click of a button. Here, their skills culminate in "Light In The Dark", in which the sweet, sonorous vocals of Terri Walker are paired with snapping snares and an impenetrable booming bassline, whilst reverberating SFX add further depth to the piece. "Shackles (feat. Fox)" sees the boys taking a different approach with rough, rattling breaks, gritty bass, an urban overtone and Fox spitting lyrics over the top. Superb from start to finish.
Their first original material since their album Delay No More almost 18 months ago, Spectrasoul fire back into the dance with a refreshed approach. Following the success of previous vocal-led cuts such as "Light In The Dark" and "Away With Me", "Play The Fool" is coated in a soulful, yearning vocal that reflects with authentic sentimentality. Complemented by neat skippy breakbeats and a soft arpeggio, it's D&B at its most sensitive. "Bugsy" plays the perfect foil; darker, grittier and more direct, it's a deep driving roller with a twist on every fill. You'd be hard to find a more concise, successful two-track showcase of any act's ability. Impeccable.