“If you talk to the average teenager of today, and you ask them what it is about rock & roll music that they like, the first thing they'll say is, 'the beat, the beat, the beat!'”
An inspired drum & bass interpretation of Iron Butterfly's 17 minute rock odyssey of the same name, High Contrast wrestles with rock legend and sculpts it into his own twisted twenty-first century classic. Thrusting the instantly recognisable riff centre stage and supplying a heavyweight rhythm track to back it up, it's pure dancefloor drama with a subtle hint of psych rock.
On the flip the Contrast brings us a hands-in-the-air epic - “Forever and a Day”. Reminiscent of one of High Contrast's early anthems the seminal “Return of Forever” - this time it's MOBO winner J'nay on the vocal tip with another soaring orchestral arrangement propelling the track forward. The stomping Mr Fingers-esque bassline simultaneously raises the roof, and keeps feet firmly on the floor.
“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” follows on from the massive single If We Ever featuring Diane Charlemagne, which received massive support at Radio, from the likes of Jo Whiley, Pete Tong, Zane Lowe and Annie Mac, not to mention across the board props from within the Drum & Bass community. Keep your ears peeled for other tracks from the incredible forthcoming album: “Tough Guys Don't Dance” which touches down on the first of October 2007. Don't Sleep!