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Label: Shogun Audio
Release date – 1st March 2015 (Digital) / 2nd March 2015 (Physical)
Shogun Audio have done it again with the return of production powerhouse SpectraSoul as they release of their new single Always / I Don’t Mind.
Taken from their second album The Mistress, due for release in May 2015, the LP builds on the success of their stunning 2012 debut Delay No More. Inspired by a new studio philosophy and fresh creative partnerships, the new works looks certain to cement their story even further.
Always is a Soulful, deep piano driven number with amazingly emotional vocals throughout, I Don’t Mind is slightly harder and grimier but still with a touch of soul entwined within it.
SpectraSoul’s Jack Stevens and Dave Kennett explain:
“We’re really proud to present the first single from our new album. We’ve worked hard on this project for the last 18 months and so it’s great to finally begin to feed it out to the public. ‘Always’ encapsulates all that we are about — Emotive, rich musicality and a warm sound palette. ‘I Don’t Mind’, on the other hand, appeals to the dancefloor nature of our tastes — adding tamed aggression into the fold. We hope that this single sets the tone for what is to come, and we look forward to sharing it with you.”
Scheduled for release early March, this release from SpectraSoul is definitely Shogun’s best release of 2015 so far.
SpectraSoul Bio from Shogun Audio website
Since SpectraSoul’s debut release on Critical Music, ‘Alibi’, in 2008, the drum & bass world stood to attention in anticipation of the boys’ next enrapturing release.
Hailing from Brighton, Jack and Dave – aka SpectraSoul – have been serving up more soulful tunes than a squirrel harbours nuts, with support from all scales of the spectrum including Friction’s Shogun Audio – acting as the stronghold for all of their releases – Goldie’s Metalheadz label, Teebee’s Subtitles and dBridge’s Exit Recordings.
Gracing clubs and festivals the world over and capturing the essence of soulful-meets-sordid bass, the global recognition of SpectraSoul’s seductive production skills and achingly smooth mixing abilities has earned them their stripes as a truly treasured gem in the drum & bass and electronica circuit.
Their infinite and varied influences, from Cinematic Orchestra to J-Dilla, are evident in each of their tracks. Regularly playing far and wide from intimate venues to vast international festivals, SpectraSoul craft beautiful sound in all its forms.
With the release of their debut album ‘Delay No More’ in July 2012, Spectrasoul received well earned critical acclaim from all corners including NME, Clash, DJ Mag and Mixmag who crowned it ‘Album Of The Month’.
With a multitude of stunning singles from the LP including ‘Light In The Dark’ ft. Terri Walker granting them access to BBC Radio 1, 1xtra and the uber-cool BBC 6Music, their fortune looks certain to continue.
SpectraSoul have clearly now made their mark, demanding the respect and fandom that comes with a natural ability to create some of the most beautiful electronic music of recent times.