Total Recall – Shadow Hunters EP [Digital Terror Records]

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Birmingham’s Total Recall (AKA Darren Marsh) has a knack for drum and bass music. Early in his career, he caught the attention of the likes of Hazard, Marky and Hype who have all heavily rinsed and released his music on their labels. As a DJ, he is famed across Europe with appearances at dances from Hospitality to Raveology. He’s established himself on the legendary Full Cycle imprint and now he is making his debut with Digital Terror Records.

Following substantial releases on key labels this year and previously topping the Juno Download charts, each track was written during the first wave of lockdown as he took to the studio to make sense of this scary new world and its tragic global losses.

The ‘Shadow Hunters’ EP is a testament to darkness.

The title track, ‘Shadow Hunters‘ sets you up to be teed off by TR’s dark and funky arsenal of switching beats, brooding bass, and orchestral hits to get you moving. Darkness enshrouds you while the orchestral hits push you further into the shadows. The switches keep it freshly transitioning through styles with drums cracking while the bass is coming through the floorboards. This is what being a shadow hunter is all about.

Fubar‘ is like a crash landing into a wicked wobblefest that shows off his playful side. The bass is mind-bending with technical breaks cutting up the track. ‘Enchantress‘ and ‘Thirteen Stars‘ depict an even darker, more brooding representation of his sound. The latter being a refreshing tune filled with groovy basslines and melancholy strings.

Total Recall has successfully encapsulated the frustrations, anger and raw emotion of this year in a beautiful way. With new material dropping over the course of the next few months, Total Recall should definitely be on your radar.


Total Recall – Shadow Hunters EP is available now.
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Composure is a Drum and Bass producer from Southern California. Known for his high-intensity sets, he has quickly made a name for himself playing shows up and down the California coast. Composure has performed with artists like Andy C, Calyx & Teebee, Reid Speed, State of Mind, and Sub Focus. Composure has played events for Bassrush, Camp Trip, Big Booty Bass, Timeless, Upgrade, Organized Grime and many more. He has a few releases on Divination Recordings with forthcoming releases on Dub Stomp 2 Bass Records, Audio Overload Records and Dirtbox Recordings. Composure started performing in 2016 when he began throwing pop-up events in dorm rooms, freeway underpasses, and bars across southern California. In 2019, he was featured on YourEDM and Bassrush after Random Movement remixed his debut single, “Listen”. Composure also hosts a weekly live show on Groove London Radio and has written interviews for BestDrumandBass.com. In 2022, Composure co-founded Contact Drum and Bass, a monthly event that focuses on bringing people together through music. Coming from the dancefloor, jumping onto the stage and now in the studio, this artist has always had one vision - to make music that makes people want to dance.