Whatever Next? is a tightly-produced dance/pop crossover. An inspired vocal, with light-hearted yet thought-provoking lyrics, rides across driving beats, a fat bassline, live brass and sassy female backing vocals. It’s another instantly catchy single by Different Frequencies taken from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Botanic Dreams’, to be released in the autumn of this year on Unpopular.Two contrasting dubstep remixes and a deep minimal house remix compliment the radio edit to take the song in different directions and create a well-rounded EP.
The Animistics Mix is an up-tempo dubstep number, with a sparkling, urban feel, that’s totally of-the-moment and comes complete with its own radio edit. Animistics are another of Unpopular’s Nottingham-based groups who also have releases of their own original material due out on Unpopular later in the year. Working across many styles, including dubstep, hip hop, drum & bass, dub and breaks, the collective are set for big things with their diverse range of urban music.
The Cubik & Origami Mix is an expertly crafted, lower-tempo, dubstep remix making ingenious use of many of the original elements, including the full vocal, and some superb electronic action bringing an eighties video game feel. Cubik & Origami are a production and songwriting duo from San Francisco, California. They started out making drum & bass and chillout and progressed through downbeat, indie-rock and electronica on their way to arriving at dubstep through their shared experiences at their city’s all-nighters.
The Paul Loraine Mix is an extended dancefloor workout that twists and turns, with a late-night atmosphere, employing clever techniques to work the original into a hypnotic montage. Paul Loraine is a DJ, producer and remixer with nearly two decades in the industry who’s received praise from the likes of Radio 1, DJ Magazine and Mixmag and who NME labeled, “one of the best no-nonsense British DJ’s on the scene”.
Different Frequencies sees two of Unpopular’s artists, Rob Watson and Benjamin McCourt, collaborate to staggering effect.
Rob Watson (aka The Magic Fly, aka Wicked Devil) combines a love of electronic music with his passion for Jamaican Reggae. He’s received critical acclaim from the likes of Mr Scruff, Drop The Lime, DJ Vadim and Kraak n Smaak, as well as Don Letts, who’s strongly supported his music on BBC Radio 6. He’s also received ‘Hottest Record in the World’ twice on Zane Lowe‘s Radio 1 show.
Benjamin McCourt is front man to Nottingham-based Brown, a band spanning many genres including pop, house, chillout, ska, dub and more. He’s a renowned deep house vocalist and producer with a reputation for igniting dancefloors with his live DJ and vocal set. Brown have sold thousands of records worldwide and received widespread support from high-profile names such as Groove Armada, Laurent Garnier and Roger Sanchez.
Info from Vision Music.