I just want to go on record as saying, and you can quote me on this, there is a shit ton of great drum and bass music being made right now. We all know there is an ebb and flow to music, and this music we love so much is no exception. Right now just happens to be one of those times that there is an influx of great drum and bass and we all are the winners! The new Caged EP from SCAR out now on Metalheadz is a great example of this good music and is getting a lot of attention, and for good reasons. The title track is already getting serious airtime at clubs and radio shows the world over. “Free Fall” which they joined up with Artificial Intelligence on is also getting serious attention.
For me, the gem of the EP is one of the digital bonuses, “Fall From Grace”. It has a haunting female vocal, timely edits, warm and thick recce bass, and drum programming that is spot on both in execution and in creation. The result of all of these elements blended together is one of those songs that comes along and reminds you that it is called drum and bass for a reason. That the core elements of this music still matter, and when done right, they are all you need for a successful track.