- Release Date 2008-08-11
- Label Beta Recordings
- Catalog BETA020
Continuing to push his personal and stylistic boundaries, When the Time Comes and Dancing in the Dark blaze into a new more mature direction for the maverick. This is music made for centre stage arenas; and the definitive thinking man s drum and bass.
When the Time Comes starts out as a simple idea, exceptionally executed. It subtly builds bubbling analogue arpeggios contrasting with the crisp phuture-808 drums. It is beautifully crafted drum and bass, inspired into a new direction, melting with progressive house influences & electro trance. Characteristically evading categorisation, John B once again raises the bar for dnb production, taking on the genre and resetting it with a tune that seeps with the style of Eric Prydz, Deep Dish and Deadmau5. It has already defined and loaded the atmosphere at John s high profile gigs such as Ultra, The WMC & The Starscape Festival in the USA & Pirate Station events in Russia. Quite simply this is both John B at his best, and how you ve never seen him before.
In Dancing in the Dark John B takes a characteristic flip and wires into a harder, heavier sound. Mashing distorted beats and siren sounds this tune thrashes out some seriously gritty dance floor friendly drum and bass. Well we say friendly, but this is a nasty cut up dnb anthem; with distorted vox that smacks of Boys Noize, Justice et al. So don t let the trancey epic intro/break fool you, this tune will drop with head smashing consequences. It s a real crowd pleaser, that s proud to be angry...