Chords - In Lightspeed / By Design [Regal]

Regal Records has become synonymous with some of the most musical, original and unique productions on the scene today. With Dimension and SkankandBass forging the label into a small outlet known for big quality, Regal Records has earned an ever growing fanbase.

One of the biggest years yet for Regal, 2012 has seen the label go from strength to strength. Hooked by releases such as ‘Tape Marauders’ by Hyroglifics, the huge Ad Gannon EP, along with dancefloor weapons by Dub Motion, ravers across the scene are noticing an imprint doing huge things. Gaining support from the likes of Crissy Criss, Cyantific, Matrix & Futurebound, London Elektricity, AMC, and many others, Regal Records continues to punch well above its weight.

Now Regal continue on their mission to release quality music with a brand new release from British producer Chords. One of 2012’s most promising new talents, Chords burst onto the scene after remixing Cyantifics’s ‘Don’t Follow’ on Hospitality Festival Drum & Bass. Quickly gaining the attention of the mighty Matrix, the finalist of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year soon found himself releasing on one of the pillars of DnB itself, Metro Recordings. After releasing the sumptuous ‘Hypnotize / Follow You’ and more recently the lush ‘Video Soul / Fly’ on Metro, Chords is set to make his debut release on Regal. Featuring the soulful sounds of ‘In Lightspeed’ and the dancefloor funk of ‘By Design’, this one will be dominating 2013.

‘In Lightspeed’ [Drum & Bass]
Already known for his soulful, funk infused productions, Chords kicks things off in style with ‘In Lightspeed’. After a mesmerizing introduction that features a hypnotizing vocal, warm textured synths and bags of atmosphere, ‘In Lightspeed” evolves into a slice of stunning DnB. Smooth synth sounds, sharp stabs, intricate percussion and a dreamy vocal all work together to put ‘In Lightspeed’ in a class of its own.

‘By Design’ [Drum & Bass]
Featuring Chords stunning production, ‘By Design’ switches things up whilst maintaining unprecedented levels of funk and soul. After a buildup full of anticipation complete with moaning synths and a rocky vocal sample, ‘By Design’ launches into a smooth DJ weapon. Fusing Chord’s laid back style with a beat that demands to be moved to, ‘By Design’ hits the perfect ratio of musicality and dancefloor energy.

‘In Lightspeed’
1. In Lightspeed
2. By Design

Label: Regal Records
Cat. REG010
Genre: Drum & Bass
Released: 28th Jan. 2013

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