The Freestylers haven't slowed down since their first releases on the Rub A Duck imprint. Their singles "Frozen", recorded with Joshua Steele a.k.a. Flux Pavillion and "Over You", which featured Ami Carmine, all reaped high acclaim and now the original dons of breakbeat are back with a vengeance and about to release the first single "The Coming Storm" from their forthcoming album about to drop this summer.
After a 15-year career the Freestylers have covered a full 360 degrees in the bass music genre, having played all the biggest festivals and most talked about nightclubs around the world, even the quintessentially British music show, Top of The Pops. With their first four artist albums "We Rock Hard", "Pressure Point", "Raw as F**k" and "Adventures in Freestyle" notched tightly to their belt, the duo was voted Best Band by Music Magazine, toured with Lenny Kravitz on his American Woman tour, rocked a crowd of 30,000 at Glastonbury Festival 1999, performed at MTV's Times Square Millenium Party and played Big Day Out 2005 - it is clear that these guys have had one big adventure so far.
Through early tracks like "B-Boy Stance", "Ruffneck" and "Warning", their music progressed to seminal tunes like "Punks", "Boom Blast", "Fasten Your Seat-Belts", "Painkiller" and more recently "Cracks". In addition to their status as underground heroes, they have gained commercial success with their huge global hit "Push Up" and have had their music featured in TV and film, including the hugely successful comedy film Zoolander.
And now, after two years in the studio, it's fair to say Matt Cantor and Aston Harvey are about to launch a veritable assault on the music scene with the single release of their new album's title track "The Coming Storm". "The Coming Storm" takes the fusion of dub and jungle to another level with its warrior charged sensibility. Being a collaboration with Stereo:Type and featuring the moody and melodic vocals of Takura (of Flashing Lights/Chase and Status fame) the track has all the hallmarks of a classic Freestylers sound, but ramped up for the new era, including massive remixes by Ed Solo and Sound Avtar. It has already received support from El Hornet, Bassnectar, Eddy Temple Morris, Mista Jam and Flux Pavillion. Prepare yourself for the coming storm!