The second single from London Elektricity’s highly anticipated album “Yikes!”, “Meteorites” pairs uplifting sonorous lyrics, trancey synths and euphoric energy with a typical musicality that will re-affirm London Elektricity’s reputation as one of the leading lights in the D&B scene.
The track features the vocal talents of Swedish vocalist Elsa Esmeralda, who features on seven of the tracks on the “Yikes!” album. Here she adds her trademark intimate, soulful tones to the proceedings to awe-inspiring effect. Remixes by Radio One favourite Danny Byrd and the Bristol based dubstep -drumstep - electro touting duo Cutline make up the vinyl package for the dancefloor diehards.
According to London Elektricity himself, the story behind the tune is thus: “On 12th August 2010 I was in my road looking up at the Perseid meteor storm. After putting the kids to bed I started a sketch in the studio and called it, naturally enough, Meteorites. It took Elsa and I four months of hard graft to come up with lyrics that fit the theme, but we got there in the end!”
Danny Byrd’s remix is the hands-in-the-air sounds of Hospitality Room One - straight up. Expect rippling piano arpeggios, huge swells and tumultuous drops; all masterfully executed with the warm, fuzzy, feel-good furore that has earned him the reputation as the “Rave Digger”.
Cutline re-work “Meteorites” into an exuberant, souped-up slice of dancefloor destruction. Scintillating synth work paired with all the hallmarks of a contemporary dubstep track, it’s one for the Mash-Up generation - destined to cause a ruckus, no question.