Any fan of drum and bass, young or old, will have inevitably heard the name Blu Mar Ten at some point. This trio has been releasing incredibly strong and passionate tunes for almost two decades; their first release was voted Fabio’s favorite tune of the year in 1996 and their second tune was an official remix of Erykah Badu’s “On and On” that rose to top 10 in the charts. Having established a devoted following and writing music across genres (House, Chill Out, Drum and Bass and more), Blu Mar Ten’s official releases are always highly anticipated, and this collab with InsideInfo presented here as a “sneak peek” is no exception.
InsideInfo, of Viper Recordings fame, brings his well known technical and high-energy style to this dynamic collaboration that fits in amazingly with Blu Mar Ten’s spiritual accents. It is fun to see when artists bring their trademarks to a collab, and for these two well developed groups their respective sound elements seem as evident as ever in this track. The listener hears what sounds like InsideInfo’s grimey tech-synths playing perfectly off the brighter synth stabs and sensual vocal, which seem to come from Blu Mar Ten’s.
Scheduled for release on the BMT label (catalog number 005), “Still the One” is sure to be hit, garnering over 3000+ plays in just two days on Soundcloud. This looks to be Blu Mar Ten’s first release of the year for 2011 proving they are still one of the best, and it is great to see them still experimenting with new and interesting collabs. We hope to see more combinations from big artists like these who aren’t afraid to put differences aside and have fun making badass music for fans. Can we suggest a Noisia & S.P.Y. tune next?
Still the One