In 2008, SpectraSoul released 'Alibi' and took the world of drum n bass by storm. Now signed exclusively to Shogun, Core interviews Jack and Dave to find out what in inspires them and what they have planned for the future.
Since 2008 Phaeleh, aka Matt Preston, has been caressing our ears with his emotive dubstep meets garage and 2step sound. His debut album ‘Fallen Light’; released in 2010, and even more developed and forward-looking EP ‘The Cold In You’; released in 2011, won him a snowballing fan base and respect from artists such as Scuba and Skream.
Phaeleh openly admits to being first and foremost a producer who has always wanted to make music. The breadth of rhythms, layering, synths and bass in his production is enrapturing and in the last four years Preston has proven that he has more than just a dubstep string to his bow, even if his music is primarily at 140 BPM dubstep tempo. With talk of a new album on the cards, Phaeleh told Core that he has already accumulated a repertoire of about 80 tunes that will eventually be condensed into his next official album release. The diversification between soul, dub and ambiance in ‘The Cold In You’ is an exciting teaser of what is to come in the next album.
Beacons could easily be classed as one of those ‘hippy’ boutique festivals which have sprung up as an alternative to large events such as Reading festival, and which have been criticised for attracting fire-hungry alcohol intolerant 16 year-olds. After Beacons was cancelled in its first year due to flash flooding, it returned fighting fit and sold out thanks to a stellar line-up: including house heavyweight Maya Jane Coles and bass music maestro Pearson Sound.