Lasers blazing, sub-guns locked and loaded, John Bâ€™s influential imprint Beta Recordings returns with an almighty bang.
Responsible for unleashing early releases in the careers of now-household names such as High Rankin, Camo & Krooked and Xilent, John flexes his A&R muscles once again with this latest double-damager from Dexcell.
Their pedigree more than established by way of killer releases on the likes of Titan, Breach and Destined, â€˜Close Your Eyesâ€™ is set to take the trio to the next level. Armed with a spine-melting synth hook and coated in the demonstratively emphatic vocal urgency of Katies Ambition, â€˜Close Your Eyesâ€™ has already been subject to sizzling spotlight attention thanks to BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra airtime from Friction and Metrik respectively. More attention is set to be pledged from across the board as Beta have also commissioned a super-sassy, super-sexified UKG rub. Deepening the vibe without diluting the impact, itâ€™s a well-polished two-step treat that joins the dots between the tempos with true authentic London garage sophistication. Close your eyesâ€¦ And it could be 1999 all over again!
For added musical muscle, flex the flip for equal floor-floundering D&B drama: â€˜Elevateâ€™ lives up to its name thanks to the perfect balance of ominous groaning bass rumbles and delicate melodic motifs. Boasting a serenade of synths with piquant piano flourishes and a breakdown so emotional, this could quite easily turn the roughest of rudeboys into rose-sniffing poets.
Two firing examples of D&Bâ€™s raw power without resorting to brutish bass, Dexcell are currently en route to the big league, and this Beta release is a one way ticket.
1. Close Your Eyes (Radio edit)
2. Close Your Eyes
4. Close Your Eyes (Distant Light UKG Remix)