After his debut Med School release ‘Frozen Nerves’, Lakeway is back to colour outside the lines of D+B with his three-track release ‘The Misadventures of Lakeway, Part 1’. In Lakeway’s electrifying style he explores the worlds of jungle, bassline, instrumental grime, and beyond.
Heading up Lakeway’s deep sea D+B adventure is ‘Highs & Lows’. His tale of defeating heartbreak warps between the realms of vaporwave, trap and grime. This half-time hybrid stepper is the perfect balance of ambient flows and charged dancefloor energy.
Diving in at the deep end is ‘Dead & Gone’ where Lakeway plunges into a barrage of abrasive drum breaks and supercharged synths, inspired by the dark, sweaty dancefloor of Bristol’s most beloved venue. ‘Aches & Pains’ rounds off Lakeway’s first voyage with a jungle infusion of vapour synths, punchy kicks and haunting vocal call-outs.
The world of classic reggae, dancehall and bashment collides with drum & bass for a set of stellar remixes on the ‘Jet Star Meets Hospital’ compilation. The album features sixteen first-class reworks from London Elektricity, S.P.Y, Danny Byrd, Nu:Tone, Urbandawn and more; all taking a 170BPM step-out on iconic reggae artists such as Barrington Levy, Alton Ellis, John Holt, Beenie Man, Horace Andy and more.
Urbandawn is fresh from his huge cover of The Beatles classic ‘Come Together’, that hit #1 for several weeks in Beatport's D+B chart, as well as getting support from MistaJam, High Contrast, and Danny Byrd on BBC Radio 1. Now Urbandawn steps into the fold with an utterly outrageous, monster remix of Chaka Demus - ‘Forward & Pull Up’. This one speaks for itself, in Urbandawn’s trademark punchy, crunchy style.
The 'Jet Star Meets Hospital' project is the collaborative workings of the legendary reggae label Jet Star and leading drum & bass imprint Hospital Records. Also featured are hot and heavy remixes from Inja, Whiney, Saxxon, Particle, T>I, Quadrant, Kid Hops & Iris, Pete Cannon, Double O & Mantra, and Think Tonk.
Full album released on: Friday 9th August 2019