album of the week
Only In Dreams
01 / April / 2019
After months of anticipation UK bass duo Delta Heavy finally drop their sophomore studio album ‘Only In Dreams’, out on worldwide release today via iconic imprintRam Records.
The follow up to their seminal debut album ‘Paradise Lost’, ’Only In Dreams’ features collaborations with Zeds Dead, Everyone You Know, Muzzy, Modestep, KUUROalongside vocalists Jem Cooke, Starling and Rae Hall and further cements their status within the bass scene on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond.
It’s a work of maturity and bristling confidence from the London duo, one that should once again reap them a whirlwind of accolades from all corners of the bass-loving planet.
The needle drops on intro track ‘In Dreams’, an ambient interlude that interjects a surreal, dream-like soundscape with rumbling blasts of foreboding tension. It sets the scene for the entire record, as listeners are taken on journey through light and shade, from edgy underground depths to celestial melodic heights. Flexing and bending between DnB, trap, future bass and dubstep, the duo infuse every single track with layer after layer of originality, creativity and dynamism, lifting the music well beyond the norm. Tracks like ‘Exodus’ and the Middle Eastern-tinged Muzzy collab ‘Revenge’ thunder and prowl their way across the darkest of sound systems. Monstercat heavyweights KUURO bring their talents into play on the trap and DnB hybrid ‘Replicant’ while British dubstep and electronic act Modestep feature on ‘Here With Me’, a soaring and complex take on the future bass genre. ‘Lift You Up’, the Zeds Dead collaboration that only recently lit the online music media world on fire, gifts fans a prime example of Delta Heavy’s ability to stride firmly into the Stateside world of bass, as does the glitchy halftime stomp of ‘A.I.’ The album climaxes with ‘Show Me The Light’ and ‘Take Me Home’, featuring Starling and Jem Cooke respectively, two anthemic vocal tracks laced with as much emotion and beauty as they are with dance-floor drive and energy.
A thorough illustration of their diversity and flexibility within the bass genres, the album’s range will come as no surprise to fans of the duo. Delta Heavy, who have been producing together since 2008, have refused to be constrained by genre limitations, resulting in a plethora of celebrated productions including ‘Ghost’, ‘Get By’ and their massive debut album ‘Paradise Lost’, which spawned the 18 million+ streaming monster ‘White Flag’.
Supporting the release of ‘Only In Dreams’ is a huge run of tour dates that takes in venues from North America through the UK and Europe and down into Australia and New Zealand, with more dates still to be announced in a Phase 2 album tour announcement. For fans of the duo’s sound, 2019 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and involved in years. For more information on all things Delta Heavy, from music releases through to tour dates, please visit www.deltaheavy.co.uk.
DELTA HEAVY // TOUR DATES:
Mar 22 - WINNIE BAGOES - Christchurch, NZ
Mar 23 - STUDIO THE VENUE - Auckland, NZ
Mar 23 - POPPODIUM - Tilburg, NL
Mar 28 - DEADBEATS GOES OFF THE DEEP END - Miami, FL, US
Mar 29 - JADE ROOM - Portland, OR, US
Apr 05 - REITHALLE - Dresden, DE
Apr 06 - CONRAD SOHM - Dornbirn, AT
Apr 12 - CLUB HOLLYWOOD - Tallinn, EE
Apr 18 - STORM CLUB - Prague, CZ
Apr 19 - LE BIKINI - Toulouse, FR
May 01 - SKY - Salt Lake City, UT, US
May 02 - DNA LOUNGE - San Francisco, CA, US
May 03 - UNION HALL - Edmonton, AB, CA
May 04 - THE PALACE THEATRE - Calgary, AB, CA
May 05 - TBA - Graz, AT
May 10 - IDL BALLROOM - Tulsa, OK, US
May 18 - TBA - Bristol, UK
May 19 - TBA - US
May 23 - THE MOUSETRAP - Indianapolis, IN, US
May 25 - THE RED ROOM - Vancouver, BC, CA
Jun 14 - CLUB GLOBE - Parnu, EE
Jun 15 - PARADISO FESTIVAL - George, WA, US
Jun 26 - LUSH - San Antonio, TX, US
Jun 27 - STEREO LIVE - Houston, TX, US
Jun 29 - SHADY PARK - Tempe, AZ, US
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