John B Ft Code 64
Worldwide release 25 March 2013
Following the rich vein of melodic, star-gazing sonic form set by his previous single – the blistering nâ€™ beautiful â€˜Love Againâ€™ â€“ â€˜The Journeyâ€™ is yet another highlight from his Mixmag acclaimed album highlight â€˜Light Speedâ€™. Opening with the trembling, angels-from-heaven style intro, itâ€™s an instant flashback to the heady days of Sasha & Digweed at their prime; delicate, enrapturing, dreamy, euphoric. A perfect set opener, a perfect set finale, a perfect moment for deep, shivering reflection mid-setâ€¦ Itâ€™s an instant ear-catcher, whenever you drop it.
As the intro develops, weâ€™re snapped away from our progressive reverie and slammed into the future with Johnâ€™s robust beats, trademark crisp electro bassline and floating synth work. By the time Swedish artist Code 64â€™s perfect vocal delivery enters the mix all watches in a five mile radius are automatically set to â€˜rush oâ€™ clockâ€™. Executing an impeccable balance between dancefloor power and genuine song-writing, itâ€™s yet another reason why John B is respected as such a unique artist. Not just in drum & bass, but the wider world of electronic music.
Remix-wise youâ€™re in for a treat as Beta have invited the unstoppable Metrik to the fold for a very special remix! A firm fave at the Hospital camp, Metrik is unavoidable right now. Leading the charge of D&Bâ€™s next generation with an ability to fuse raw production power with the subtleties of melody and vocal dynamics, heâ€™s the perfect remix candidate for â€˜The Journeyâ€™. Paying respect to Johnâ€™s original, Metrikâ€™s given the bass a major beef boost, tweaked the arrangement with his own space-bound arpeggios and bolstered the beats. Where Johnâ€™s original was a moment of dancefloor reflection, Metrikâ€™s version is a moment of dancefloor detonation.
Complete with an acoustic version and all manner of instrumentals and radio edits, thereâ€™s an ideal solution for every platform, every club, every time of the night.
John B & Code 64
1. The Journey (Original Mix),
2. The Journey (Metrik Remix)
3. The Journey (Acoustic Mix)
4. The Journey (Reuben Keeney & Rafii Remix)
5. The Journey (Metrik Instrumental Remix)
6. The Journey (Metrik Radio Edit)
7. The Journey (CD Edit)
Date: 25 March 2013