DLR, Hydro & War - Not Too Late / Trick
(£8.99 Incl VAT)
Release Date - 19th October 2018
Sofa Sound is one of the pioneering labels who are breaking out of more commercial constraints and building a stronghold for independents within dance music. Spearheaded by head honcho DLR, they’ve brought forward both well-known talent and producers who are only just beginning to make a name for themselves, which is why they’ve become such a widely respected name since its creation in 2017. From Black Barrel, through to the combined force of Break, Randall and DLR himself, their continuous string of releases has already etched their place within drum & bass.
For their forthcoming record, DLR, Hydro & War add together their sonic expertise on ‘Not too Late’, whilst DLR and Hydro join forces on ‘Trick’. It’s easy to see why both tracks have garnered support from the scene’s major tastemakers, including Break, Noisia and Ant TC1; receiving spins in sets throughout the festival circuit and most notably at Sun & Bass, Outlook and Dimensions. And with residencies stretching from Bristol to Seoul, Hydro has spent his career proving his skills in both the studio and behind the decks. Whether it’s his collaborations with the likes of Break, or his airplay on stations such as BBC Radio 1, 1xtra and Rinse FM, he’s also an established force. Similarly, French producer War, whose range of childhood musical influences lead to a debut in Breakage’s Essential mix in 2010 at just seventeen, has formed a reputation which is just as formidable as his Sofa Sound counterparts. Having released on respected labels Dispatch Recordings, Utopia Music, Horizons Music and Blendits, he’s a welcome addition to the roster.
‘Not too Late’ and ‘Trick’ are another monumental follow up from DLR, bringing yet another set of groundbreaking artists into the mix – another reason why Sofa Sound are still staying ahead of the game.
a1. Hydro, DLR & War - Not Too Late
b1. DLR & Hydro - Trick