When Shy FX & T-Powers smash hit single Shake Ur Body crash-landed in the national charts at Number Seven this Summer, it wasnt just the biggest drum & bass hit ever. It was a significant moment for British urban music: the moment drum & bass found its way into the mainstream.
Shake Ur Body worked this magic because its booty-shaking rhythms were coupled with a contagious soul vocal from r & b singer Di. It created a whole new style for drum & bass one that, crucially, didnt leave its roots behind.
Dont Wanna Know is the next bombastic hit from the duo otherwise known as Andre Williams & Marc Royal. Like its predecessor Dont Wanna Know simply leaps out of the speakers and demands you dance with it. Once again featuring a killer vocal from Di, it confirms Shy FX & T-Powers innate knack of making coolly irrepressible party tunes.
Now, as Shy FX and T-Power expand their radical vocal drum & bass blueprint over a stunning album of urgent urban soul, drum & bass has conclusively proved that it can join American hip hop and r & b at the top of the charts but still work on a street level.
"This is definitely a good time for British urban music," says T-Power. "Weve always been looking towards America and had quite a few good ideas stolen from us, repackaged, and sold back to us. I see that changing now."
"Drum& bass just wasnt ready the first time," concludes Marc. It is now.
'Don't Wanna Know' is released November 4th.-
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