BEATPORT EXC: 4th NOV 2013 | FULL RELEASE: 18th NOV 2013
1. Audio – Airbourne
2. Audio – Mudshark
3. Audio – Fathom
4. Audio – A.R.P.
5. Audio – Aftermath Feat. Ryme Tyme
6. Audio – Botfly
7. Audio – Wildfire
8. Audio – Nomad
9. Audio – Carcass Feat. Stapleton
10. Audio – Pusher
11. Audio – Trinity
From his first forays into electronic music two decades ago, Audio has been a man on a mission. From the days of Resonant Evil, through releases on Renegade Hardware, G2, Outbreak and Moving Shadow, his enormous talent has been recognised the world over. Now, in 2013, Audio is set to re-write the record books once again.
The true combination of music and technology can be found in Audio’s music, as one of the most experienced producers in the game today unleashes a masterpiece. As always, he has drawn from his wealth of influences, creating a full tableau of sound possibilities, unleashing an array of styles and moods. If you have been searching for that distillation of the essence of the late 90s, but skyrocketed into the future, look no further than the Force Of Nature LP.
On his third LP for the mighty Virus Recordings, all, and we mean, all of the tracks are shut-down, stone-cold classics, and as soon as you hear cuts like Mudshark, A.R.P., and the unbelievable Botfly, you’ll know exactly what we mean. Touches of neurofunk, hints of classic techstep and shades of hardstep are found throughout, but Audio is also not afraid to throw out the rulebook and take the music in directions he wants. A master of his craft, his word is the law, and we are all just pawns in his game.
Support so far has been from across the board. Just ask London Elektricity, Andy C, Ed Rush & Optical, Friction, and more. Space-age vibes flow through the compositions, with storming bass, battering drums and on-point flavours, but overall, Force Of Nature has a sense of completeness, and will reclaim the musical-yet-hard drum & bass territory for years to come.
Sub Focus “Very nice production!”
Tony Colman “full marks!”
Brookes Bros “Amazing bigups Audio
June Miller Music Just how we LOVE it!!”
SpectraSoul “SICK LP. big up.”
Maztek “Audio never disappoints!! Love them all”
Optiv “The best LP in years!! Mind Vortex “Sick Tunes!!”
BTK – Frequency Recs “Audio! Giving every D&B producer a run for his money!
There is even time for a couple of collaborations, namely Aftermath with Ryme Tyme, and Carcass with Stapleton. The former is an urgent, gritty piece of reality, with the MCs flow cutting right through the thick production, whilst the latter has a large dose of smoothness and depth to go along with its hard, sharp edges.
Force Of Nature is exactly that. Unlike anything you will hear this year, and any other year for that matter, the new LP from Audio is utterly unmissable. Drum & bass, indeed musical, history in the making.