January is a funny old month in the music game. Sometimes it feels like the whole industry is still sleeping off their festive antics until at least February. Other years, however, it seems everyone is on their A-game, busy shouting about what they’ve got coming up.
2013 is definitely in the latter category. Only yesterday did we reveal Wilkinson’s album plans. And today it’s all about Dispatch’s veritable superduo Survival & Silent Witness. They’ve just announced the release of their debut album In From The Wild, and they’re giving away a free tune to celebrate!
Yup, it’s the first of many exclusive Drum&BassArenaBlog giveaways this year. And it’s a glitchy, sneering banger that sizzles and spits with uncompromising menace. They calling it Speedbag and we’re calling ace. Madly, it’s one that didn’t make the 19 track strong album. So if you like Speedbag, you’ll love In From The Wild.
We’re going to hold back on too many details until the week of release. Needless to say we’re excited to see such a strong album see a release so early in the year. It seems Survival and Silent Witness are too, telling us they found it refreshing to work on the album with an end vision that transcends the dancefloor. And while they admit it’s hard to keep each other pleased and maintain the same direction they felt it was a good challenge in helping them make sure they were solid on what could work for the final album and what couldn’t. They also said “time to start album two!”
Wow. Dispatch head honcho Ant TC1 is equally excitable about the whole project…
“For me personally I’m really buzzing about releasing an artist album from two of my very favourite producers,” he says. “Funny enough the whole plan started off as a great EP but as the duo kept making more music that kept stacking up and impressing me hugely, it turned into an even better album! I think people are going to be really blown away on its full release and I’ll say this now; sitting back and listening to all 19 tracks start to finish is a must to really hear the album in its intended shape. The album marks a great start to 2013 for us.”
In From The Wild is out February 11.
Pre-Order In From The Wild Samplers Part 1 & 2 today!