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Loadstar - Refuse To Love (Remixes) / Flight - out now -
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Lighters at the ready… Things are about to get emotional.
Loadstar have delivered the next single from their forthcoming album ‘Future Perfect’ and it’s an absolute stone-cold vocal stunner. Fronted by the emphatic, emotion-rich vocals of Takura Tendayi, powered by pummelling live drum energy, guided by a relentless, chugging riff and polished by crisp piano twinkles, ‘Refuse To Love’ is, without argument, one of the biggest productions Loadstar have composed to date.
Takura is no stranger to the spotlight; his previous collaborations include Chase & Status, Plan B, Kano, Jack Beats and Example. ‘Refuse To Love’ is one of his most poignant appearances to date; stirring up memories of scorned love, his heartfelt delivery is the perfect tonic to the turbo-powered hook beneath. Set to cause commotion on every stage; from stadiums to underground dancehalls, airwaves to headphones, it’s the perfect unity of sterling song writing and rugged, behemoth studio mastery.
Remix-wise Ram Records have handpicked two of the most exciting names to have emerged in bass music recently. Bristol bass gunmen My Nu Leng step up with a rendition that tips a timeless nod at electronic music’s rich heritage. Jacking with a classic house feel but groaning with raw contemporary bass techniques it’s the perfect balance of vibes that will find home across myriad genre playlists.
Bobby Tank follows, and instantly takes the tempo down further to a slow n’ sleazy 110bpm. Fusing the best elements of trap and glitch, it’s a diced and spliced version that pays full respect to the emotions of the original while subverting them with the utmost funk and creativity.
Finally we hit ‘Flight’. A deeper escapade into the duo’s deeper side, it’s Loadstar at their most subtle and understated. Complete with a swooning bassline that ebbs and flows delicately against trippy reversed loops and fluttering elements, the full focus is on the simple-but-deadly groove. A quintessential roller that builds so gradually you won’t even notice, it’s the ideal tonic for the emotional power-punch of ‘Refuse To Love’
An emotional roller coaster with added bass gravitas, not only is this Loadstar’s biggest release to date, it’s also an exciting taster of what’s to come on their album ‘Future Perfect’. Make no mistakes, these guys are truly taking no prisoners this summer!
1: Refuse To Love (Original)
2: Refuse To Love (Radio Edit)
3: Refuse To Love (My Nu Leng Remix)
4: Refuse To Love (Bobby Tank Remix)
Release/catalogue number: RAMM130
Release date: Apr 29, 2013