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Friday 4th July 2014

MATRIX & FUTUREBOUND MAKE LIVE LOUNGE DEBUT ON BBC RADIO 1

 

Top DnB duo Matrix & Futurebound made their debut appearance on the Live Lounge for Radio 1 and 1Xtra yesterday.

Annie Mac was sitting in for Fearne Cotton and the guys joined her on BBC Radio 1 first. Tanya Lacey, the super-talented vocalist who features on their new single “Don’t Look Back”, was with them in the studio.

They kicked off with a live version of “Don’t Look Back” and followed it with a psyched up cover of Katy B’s “Crying For No Reason:

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For their appearance on Trevor Nelson’s show on 1Xtra the talented trio shone with their cover version of Rhianna’s “Diamonds”:

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“Don’t Look Back” is out on Sunday.  Pre-order your copy here.

Apexx, Artful, Matrix & Futurebound, Koncept and Stadiumx are all on remix duty. Pre-order here.

 

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Sunday 29th June 2014

SIGMA SMASH GLASTONBURY

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Chart topping drum and bass duo Sigma played a rocking set at Glastonbury on Saturday night with MC Carasel hyping the crowd at the BBC Introducing stage into frenzy. 

You can listen back to the set on the BBC Radio 1 iPlayer from 2:29 in.  

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Friday 2nd May 2014

MATRIX & FUTUREBOUND RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE

M&FLeading Drum and Bass duo Matrix & Futurebound are about to follow up the success of “Control” with another smash single – “Don’t Look Back”.

The track features the hot new vocal talents of British singer/songwriter and star-in-the-making, Tanya Lacey. Prior to appearing on “Don’t Look Back”, Tanya’s finest moments have been writing and featuring on Loick Essien’s “How We Roll” and writing “T.H.E” by will.i.am ft Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez.

BBC 1 Xtra’s head of new tunes MistaJam gave “Don’t Look Back” its debut play on his show last night. Jam’s verdict? “…the best Matrix & Futurebound record so far” AND “So big it’s a monster” AND “If that’s not a hit I’ll eat my hat – with no seasoning.” In fact he liked it so much that he played it twice.

Don’t just take his word for it….listen to the play on our Soundcloud and see what you think.

“Don’t Look Back” is due for release on July 6th.

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Monday 3rd June 2013

“BUMP” IS TWIN B’S BEST OF BRITISH!

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Twin B has made Baby Blue’s brilliant new single “Bump” his Best of British (record of the week) on this week’s BBC 1Xtra Breakfast Show.

Listen out for the track every day between 6am and 10am!

The official video for “Bump” features Baby Blue in fine form.

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“Bump” is out on July 14tth but you can pre-order your copy on iTunes NOW!

 

 

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Saturday 13th April 2013

“Soundbwoy” Fires Up

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Things are hotting up for UK dancehall star Stylo G as excitement about his latest single “Soundbwoy” continues to build.

The single was added to the BBC Radio 1Xtra playlist last week. And this week “Soundbwoy” burst into the Music Week Urban Club Chart at number 7 – the week’s highest new entry.

Zane Lowe played the Sigma remix of the track on his show on Radio 1 on Wednesday night (he played the original mix in a previous show). Initial Radio 1 support for the single came from Toddla T and Rob Da Bank. Choice FM has been hammering it for weeks, so has Rinse FM.

And on Saturday “Soundbwoy” was the soundbed for the ‘Showboat’ feature on Sky Sport’s popular magazine show Soccer AM.  

That sent the single shooting to Number 2 on the iTunes Reggae chart!

“Soundbwoy” is released on May 26th but is available to pre-order on iTunes now with remixes from DiGenius, Sigma and Ross Couch.

If you still haven’t seen the video take a look.

 

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Sunday 13th January 2013

“Magnetic Eyes” Breaks into the UK Top 40!

Magnetic Eyes” – the brilliant new single from Matrix & Futurebound featuring the vocal talents of Baby Blue – just smashed into the UK TOP 40 – jumping from number 100 to number 39 in its first week of release, the highest climber on the overall chart. Download your copy here.

The buzz around the latest track from the drum and bass superstars continues to build… much loved at 1Xtra and firmly on the playlist over at BBC Radio 1, “Magnetic Eyes” is also being strongly supported by Kiss FM and regional radio. Expect a strong midweek chart position!

Baby Blue recently laid down this acoustic version of the track.

 

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Saturday 27th October 2012

“Charge” – It’s a Wrap!

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There was major excitement at 3Beat HQ today when the video for Sway’s brand new banger “Charge” landed.

Filmed in East London last week, the video is a beautifully shot call to follow your dreams. We especially love the rooftop shots, featured vocalist Mr Hudson’s close ups and Sway’s leather jacket! What do you think? Take a look here.

Sway video shoots are notorious for attracting famous faces who want to show their support to the UK’s premier lyricist. And the “Charge” shoot was no exception. Ed Sheeran came along for a cameo and brought a mate with him – One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles!

Ed Sheeran, Sway & Harry Styles on set

Earlier in the week, the single was added to BBC Radio 1Xtra’s C-list (a massive six weeks ahead of release). It was also Twin B’s record of the week on the 1Xtra breakfast show.

Sway popped in to chat to Twin B on Friday. Listen back here

Zane Lowe, MistaJam and Target have also been showing their support.

“Charge” is the third cut to be taken from Sway’s forthcoming album ‘The Deliverance’. It’s out on December 2nd.

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