The British pair, consisting of Ben Hall and Simon James, have been impressing crowds of bassheads with their undeniable talent in producing dubstep, DnB, trap, and generally all "From their D&B roots they've since gone on to demonstrate their impeccable production skills across a multitude of genres from 110 to dubstep to electro." – UKF
After the viral success of their recent ‘Ghost’ EP, Delta Heavy have followed up this feat with their untouchable work ethic. Capitalising on a Zane Lowe Beats1 premiere, as well as millions of streams worldwide on their music video for ‘Ghost’, they delve into a cross-pollination of genres with a single ‘White Flag’ nods to not only the flawless complexity of their ability to tap into different BPMs, but also the versatility of their cross-Atlantic renowned DJ sets. A digital exclusive, ‘White Flag’ is underpinned by heavily climatic moments, amongst stabs of arpeggio swinging back and forth between soulful vocals. The dream-like sequence which rewinds their usually fast paced drum & bass perfectly epitomises a talent which saw them rise to prominence from coast to coast in the US.
We’re then offered a switch up which sees ‘White Flag’ taken into faster waters. Lead by an incredibly catchy hook, peddled forward by the reworked beat patterns and ambience, the opposing sides of the original and VIP combine admirably. Choppier drums underpin the composition, manifesting a club-banger that’s already nestled itself in the sets of revered headliners across the globe, from Andy C to Then on the flipside, ‘Arcadia’ takes on their 170 etiquette, although this time featuring Hospital stalwart Metrik. The meeting of two different styles, you’re taken into a sound dimension of distorted bassline, quaking subs and pounding kick drums. Drawn in by an absorbing intro, it’s an electro-fuelled roller, reminiscent of their earlier output yet adding a more contemporary twist, it provides a clear example of why Delta Heavy have been a permanent fixture in sets for half a decade.
1. White Flag VIP
2. Arcadia. Available from 03.06.2016