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The Qemists – Your Revolution

May 8, 2010 by  

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The Qemists – Your Revolution

NAME: The Qemists
SINGLE: Your Revolution
YEAR: 2010 (May 3rd)
LABEL: Ninja Tune

FIVE WORD REVIEW: Festival friendly radio safe DnB

LOCATION: Brighton, UK

LINE UP: Dan Arnold / Leon Harris / Liam Black

WHAT’S THE STORY?: After over 15 years, Drum & Bass is now commercially viable. The current success of bands like Pendulum and Sub Focus is testament to that. The Qemists fit in very well with the current face of the genre, and do very well at making manicured, festival style anthems. Whilst they’re probably very keen to shake of comparisons to their Australian counterparts and the whole ‘live Drum & Bass’ discussion that follows them, listening to the polished sound of ‘Your Revolution’ you can’t help but feel these are justified comments. The record itself is a confusing mix of high production, underground ethics, and pop-political mantra, leaving the listener wondering who this record is for.

SOUNDS LIKE: what would happen if Rick Rubin made Drum & Bass for an Adidas commercial.

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF YOU LIKE: dance music that you might hear on the radio, main stage festival acts, most things in the NME.

LINKS: Official Website // MySpace

– James Trew



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