After his huge hit of last year >Stand Up<, its finally time for Shogun Audio label boss and D&B scene-leading DJ, Friction, to step back into the studio for his first solo release of 2011. As you would expect from the infamous quartz-lock kid this one straddles the vibe divide switching from the uplifting to the downright dirty, much like his astounding DJ sets that have destroyed clubs across the globe over recent years.
‘Someone’ sees Friction looking to the warmer months with what has summer anthem written all over it. Featuring the soaring vocal talents of the UK soul star Mclean jumping onto a fresh and clean bed of twinkling pads with a pristine break underneath, ‘Someone’ is without doubt the sunshine after the rain. Watch the smiles fly as the bass kicks and carries the dance floor away on a blissed-out journey that’ll have hands in the air the world over.
Moving on and Friction completely changes direction for ‘Flip The Page’, surely the biggest peak-time roller that 2011 has seen so far! Hard-hitting breaks, subtle disco synth stabs, frenetic cow-bell percussion and the most enormous bassline all combine for a snap-shot slice of Fabric at 3am. Capturing the full-on energy of a D&B dance floor in full flow is no easy feat but here Friction manages it brilliantly to round off another stunning release. Essential. [sha046_info from gg]