Hamilton’s new ep is hot to say the least. The first track Bounce hit me in the chest like a Buick! My mom drives a Buick. Old school too. That car doesn’t have a steering wheel it has a rutter lol. When i was home a few years ago on holiday i used that tank to pick other family coming in from the airport and when i pulled up to other cars at traffic lights i swear they all just moved over a little. Bruce from Hamilton is like that. This track will brake the floor at any club for sure. Its an audio assault that just defy the listener to not want to engage in the songs beat.Once I finished that track I hear War next and if you didn’t know you were listening to Hamilton's new ep you would definitely think the tv was on playing a horror movie soundtrack right where the person in the movie meets her worst nightmare and all hell breaks loose.This tracks name is appropriate after imagining if actual war had a soundtrack. Its psychodrama and mayhem with a cinematic visual quality that allows the listener to take journey with the writer through the thick of it. Hamilton has the salt to make you scream for more and more as he cuts down all enemies in his path. I plan to do several things with this ep as my soundtrack. I liked it so much that i included it on this months edition of DNB United’s podcast “The United State Of DNB” because its so kick ass that on this three day holiday weekend in the US I wanted to share it with all our listeners at home and abroad.Well done! Jason Bakes DNB◉UNITED RECORDS / DNB◉UNITED.COM
Celebrating over two decades in the game, Hamilton returns with two furiously uncompromising slabs of bass. Yet again, Hamilton proves his production prowess, adding to his already impressive discography on Ram.
Up first is ‘Bounce That’, pushing through with an electrical energy and a refusal to sit in any given subgenre, a war cry signposting his arrival, Hamilton has created a dancefloor call to arms which packs a punch with every drop. On top of raw mechanical momentum, it’s a sound driven rollercoaster, proving the perfect way to demonstrate his new era of production.
On the flipside, ‘War’ takes you into a murkier realm. Zipping lazers amongst industrial drums and vibrating basslines take you deeper into a deeper space, creating atmospherics which totally envelop you. Prodding stabs further add to the unrelenting composition, with female vocals slipping wryly between each segment. Once again, this sees Hamilton further adding to his skill set, whilst still playing homage to his roots.
A glowing example of the producer’s journey, and one which is beginning to pick up momentum. Despite a short hiatus, he’s back and proving more formidable than ever with his major LP project ’22’, this is not the last you’ll hear from Hamilton in the coming future…
Hamilton might seem like a relatively new name on the block to some, but this versatile and talented producer has been writing, producing & djing electronic music for over 15 years. Having conquered several genres and worked as an international DJ for a decade and a half, the next step in Hamilton’s story was after sending some of his D&B tracks to Ram boss Andy C.
Signing exclusively to Ram in 2009, ‘Soundboy’ was one of the stand out tracks featured on Andy C’s ‘Nightlife 5’ compilation, while the VIP version tore apart clubs from London to Lisbon. Last year’s ‘Brainstorm’ / ‘Echoes’ set Hamilton apart as one of the hottest producers the drum & bass scene has to offer leading to remixes for the likes of Blackout, Hyper, Jasper Forks and Enter Shikari. It comes as no surprise then that "Deep In My Heart / Rich Kids", his latest single for Ram Records, contains an undeniably epic pair of tracks that are filled with all the hallmarks you’d expect from a producer of Hamilton’s calibre. Throughout this time Hamilton has been smashing the clubs across the world demonstrating his impressive skills behind the decks, culminating in being chosen to mix the 'Ram Records Drum & Bass Annual 2011' compilation.