Something was in the water in 2013 when an inordinate amount of iconic drum and bass albums were released like Wilkinson’s. Lazers not includedby Shock One the universeprosecution and status’ New machineas well as Sub Focus’ Torus. His first album since his debut in 2009, Sub-focus, Torus was an incredible addition to the drum and bass pantheon. Now, 10 years later, he’s back with his next solo album and it’s just as wonderful.
From the album, Sub-focus says, “Growing up in the 90s, I was inspired to channel elements of my musical evolution over the course of this album; from dance numbers that introduced me to electronic music like The Chemical Brothers to the beginnings of hardcore and jungle music that I was discovering at the time. I’ve worked with some of my heroes in the early days of these genres like Jonny L through to modern dance heavyweights like Camelphat, using elements that evoked nostalgia but with modern production. Drum & Bass has never felt stronger or more popular as a genre and I’m proud to have been part of such a thriving scene for so long. I’ve dabbled in several genres in the past, but this time I wanted to make an album that speaks to my D&B heart, with breakbeats chained to each track as the backbone.