Something was in the water in 2013, as an inordinate amount of iconic drum & bass albums were released like Wilkinson’s Lazers Not Included, ShockOne’s Universus, Chase & Status’ Brand New Machine, as well as Sub Focus’ Torus. His first album since his debut in 2009, Sub Focus, Torus was an incredible addition to the pantheon of drum & bass. Now, 10 years later, he’s back with his next solo album and it’s just as wonderful.
Of the album, Sub Focus says, “Having grown up in the ’90s, I was inspired to channel elements of my musical evolution over the course of this album; from dance acts that introduced me to electronic music like The Chemical Brothers through to the early hardcore and jungle music I was discovering back then. I worked with some of my heroes at the inception of those genres like Jonny L through to modern dance heavyweights like Camelphat, using some elements that evoked nostalgia but with modern day production. Drum & Bass has never felt stronger or more popular as a genre and I’m proud to have been a part of such a thriving scene for so long. I’ve dabbled with multiple genres in the past but this time I wanted to make an album that speaks to my D&B core, with breakbeats laced through every track as a backbone.”