Matrix & Futurebound Worldwide:001 Album released: May30th 2011
From humble beginnings, the sound of drum and bass has gone on to reach out into every corner of the globe, each new country helping to influence and shape the music into what has unquestionably become a worldwide phenomenon. With the drum and bass scenes in everywhere from Brazil and Japan to Australia and Russia now as strong as the almost 20 year old UK scene, Matrix & Futurebound have come together on Worldwide:001 to showcase the music and artists which continue to make drum and bass one the most innovative and exciting genres in the world today.Few artists can justifiably lay claim to be at the cutting edge of drum and bass in 2011 yet also to have been there right at the start. Matrix & Futurebound are one of only a handful of artists who not only helped shape the sound of the music in its infancy, but also in 2011 continue to be at the very forefront of global drum and bass both with their studio productions and tearing live sets. Since early releases on scene defining labels such as Virus Recordings, Moving Shadow, Infrared, Hospital, Ram and Breakbeat Kaos, Matrix & Futurebound have long since established their own critically acclaimed imprints with the launch of the Viper and Metro labels. It is on these labels that their scene-defining album Universal Truth was released and through which the freshest production talent continues to sit alongside the heavyweights of DnB. The pair have tirelessly worked to bring through new talent, being instrumental in the careers of artist such as DC Breaks, Nero, Camo & Krooked, Brookes Brothers and some of 2011s hottest new artists in the shape of ShockOne, Furlonge and Metrik. In addition their career of club anthems has seen them enlisted to remix artists such as Justin Timberlake, Moby, Sasha and Skepta. With their productions continually at the front of every A-List DJs boxes, a packed schedule of shows around the world and an unparalleled ear for the next big thing, Matrix & Futurebound are ideally placed to showcase the freshest beats of 2011. The first in a series, Wordwide:001 is a perfect snapshot of electronic dance culture in 2011, keeping a sharp focus on the freshest Drum & Bass around whilst also drawing on Dubstep and electro to capture the sound of a Matrix & Futurebound performance in all its glory.