Renowned drum and bass producer MUZZ made his highly anticipated return to Monstercat today, sharing impressive VIP reworks of his 2020 album single “Catharsis” with Koven, and his 2016 EP single, “Children of Hell.” This double release arrives ahead of a full album of reimagined favourites, launching on Monstercat later this year. Staying true to his signature hard-hitting sound, the VIPs feature resounding basses, cinematic drums, and energetic synths. The euphoric melodies and bright chord stabs in “Catharsis X” mix perfectly with Koven’s powerful vocals, transforming the original emotive soundscape into a high-octane adrenaline rush. Championing the next generation of drum and bass tastemakers, the reworks are a testament to the resounding impact artists like MUZZ and Koven have on the ever-evolving scene.
MUZZ shares, “The original track was a really different path for me, telling the tale of a journey’s end. It felt right to take “Catharsis” to a different place.”
Katie from Koven adds, “For me the song is about new beginnings, coming through something tough but coming out stronger.”
MUZZ has taken his innovative production all over the world, with past stops in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and more recently, the first-ever full artist tour in virtual reality across eight weeks and bespoke venues. His music has earned support from world-class artists such as Delta Heavy, Pendulum, and Knife Party, as well as syncs in major video game titles including Fortnite, Need for Speed, and Rocket League. With a full remix album on the way, MUZZ will perform at NOX: Freya’s Veil in February, followed by Forbidden Kingdom Festival in May, and then at Doornroosje Concert Hall with Koven and Delta Heavy later that same month.
MUZZ is rapidly rising to the very highest tier of British dance acts, whether it’s online with his inventive virtual reality worlds and extremely loyal fanbase, or live as one of the new wave of dance music headliners across the world’s largest festivals and hard-ticket clubs across the globe – all without deliberately taming his intense energy. The sound of MUZZ is clearly defined by rich, thought-provoking, and compelling storytelling and futuristic world-building with both his music and his visuals.
Despite the world in turmoil, 2020 was a phenomenal year for MUZZ. His critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Promised Land’ peaked at number 2 on the US Dance Album Charts, and reached the top 40s in the UK, as well as several nominations in British music awards including ‘Best Album’ & ‘Best Track’. The album was debuted with a massive live audiovisual spectacle with a full band and guest performances, making its way on the front page of Twitch and gathering over half a million viewers on the same night.
Since the genesis of his career, MUZZ has released over 70 tracks across 9 different record labels (including Monstercat & BMG), collaborated with dance music icons Pendulum & Celldweller, toured extensively across 18 different countries, including hard ticket tours in Australia, New Zealand & Asia and has been featured on several AAA video game and movie titles including Fortnite, Fast & Furious, Watch Dogs, Need For Speed, Rocket League & Beat Sabre.
One of the most unique and exciting bass music outfits to emerge in recent times, Koven is the production alias of producer Max Rowat and fronted by DJ / Vocalist Katie ‘Koven’ Boyle. Spotted as one of the pioneering artists to back cinematic bass music, Koven have been collating millions of online streams as well as a string of high-profile music placements in Film / TV / Advertising and Games.