Today, 25th February, The Prototypes return with another drum & bass anthem featuring rising UK vocalist Felix Samuel –Stream ‘Never Be Alone Ft. Felix Samuel’ here. The new single is the first cut taken from the duo’s upcoming deluxe album version, ‘Ten Thousand Feet & Rising: PART 2′.
‘Never Be Alone’ follows on last year’s weekend-ready energizer ‘Alive’ – a collaboration with genre-merging indie/dance trio NOISY. Felix is “one of the most talented young artists in the UK right now & this track captured his essence perfectly”, say The Prototypes on linking up with Felix for their new single. Masterfully crafted for the festival circuit and sunshine-etched summer months, but with one finger still firmly on the pulse of the underground, this is a perfect combination on both an artistic and harmonic level.
Showcasing the very best of both camps, it’s a triumphant return to the fold for The Prototypes, and an exciting insight into what’s to come from the celebrated pairing. Lashings of fast-paced drum & bass rhythmics are hand-forged in that dancefloor DnB mould, paired with Felix’s luscious vocal stylings and a wide range of instrumentation and synthetics from the Brighton-based trailblazers. For a duo who are always pushing the boundaries of their drum & bass/electronic sound, this is a real step back into their roots, and here they unleash a futurebound track that’s sure to set the scene alight once again.
The Prototypes will finally be able to celebrate the release of their DnB crossover album ‘Ten Thousand Feet & Rising’, which spawnedtheBBC Radio 1 A-list ‘Reason’ – a collaboration with dance-feature hot-property LOWES – whichhas amassed over 200+ BBC Radio 1 plays. The duo will bring their critically acclaimed album live in its entirety to London’s Colours on March 4 – Tickets here – Stream ‘Ten Thousand Feet & Rising’ here.
Normally found tearing up festivals and venues across the world, while clubs have been closed, over the past year The Prototypes have kept busy with a series of special livestream broadcasts. Recorded live from the British Airways i360 tower in their hometown of Brighton, ‘Legacy’ – A 90-minute livestreamed DJ set in aid of MIND – saw the drum & bass duo stream a 90 minute live DJ set via their Facebook page. In April 2020, The Prototypes performed a 24 hour Drum & Bass & Jungle DJ set in partnership with D&BTV and raised over £14K for the NHS through NHS Charities Together .
Their latest charity campaign started after Greg James named ‘Reason’ his Tune Of The Week and ‘Official Running Number 1’ on his show – the band launched #ReasonToRun on TikTok and Instagram in line with Mental Health Awareness Week. The campaign drew submissions from all over the globe detailing the positive impact running has on their mental wellbeing. Last summer The Prototypes were back behind the decks selling out their Get Hype Records: Summer Boat Party 2021 in London, touring NZ with Pendulum.
ABOUT THE PROTOTYPES
The Prototypes are Nick White and Chris Garvey, their potent, hard-hitting production signature and broadsword body of work has been released on seminal labels such as UKF, Viper Recordings, Shogun Audio, Ram Records, Technique Recordings and Formation. Early singles include ‘Pale Blue Dot’ which held the #1 spot on the Beatport dnb chart for over a month, went on to become Beatport’s second top selling dnb track, whilst their 2015 single ‘Pop It Off’ was named “one of the most unanimously unifying cuts in D&B of the year” by UKF Music. Their remixes include acts ranging from Ed Sheeran to Avicii to Friction. Their debut album ‘City Of Gold’, released in 2015 and reaching No. 22 on the UK Dance Chart on the week of release, elevated the group to headline status with live performances including legendary festival Tomorrowland. Their second album, ‘Ten Thousand Feet & Rising’ released in 2020, during the pandemic, has had 200 plays across BBC Radio 1, BBC Dance and Radio 1Xtra, with support from Annie Mac, Greg James (TOTW), Matt & Mollie, Arielle Free, Dance Anthems and Rene LaVice, spawning a BBC Radio 1 Hottest Record, Annie Mac Mini Mix, Annie Nightingale Quest Mix.
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