Change of Pace are a Milton Keynes and Bedford based drum & bass act who have just dropped a four track, brand new EP on underground imprint Grand Theft Audio. A cultural capital for drum & bass in the UK, it was the perfect home for the burgeoning producers and their EP ‘The Great British Fry Up’, alongside its tongue in cheek artwork and a fun yet aggressive selection of cuts. It’s easy to hear the duo’s influences throughout, which include the rave era of the early 2000s. Adding to a repertoire which also includes South Yard Music, Random Concept Origins and Noxious records, their next step onto Grand Theft Audio has already seen wide spread support from across the scene. Bringing the sort of sounds you may have heard at their Illusive and Tearout festival sets.
We asked them to come up with a list of five tracks they’ve been feeling this month, which you can check out below. Be sure to grab a copy of their new release too, which you can grab exclusively on Beatport now.
Rafiki Dubs – All I Ever Need
Possibly our favourite track from the Grand Theft Audio Fresh Music Annual! We were honoured to be a part of this release alongside a strong cast of future prospects… and this tune’s a smooth reesey roller with jungle vibes aplenty… we’re keen to hear more bangers like this from Rafiki Dubs.
Exile & Nicky Blackmarket – Rumba
I’d be surprised if you’re reading this and haven’t heard of Exile, he’s smashing it for us at the moment, his recent album was top shelf… we love this track as it brings the fun, and it’s a link up with one of our favourite DJs growing up, having watched Nicky smash the last set at many a rave, sending us all home with a smile as big as his!
Pyxis – Vegvísir
A beautiful deep and driving liquid roller from pyxis which is also from the Grand Theft Audio Annual… we can’t believe this is the first track we’ve heard from her… she is definitely one to watch!
Sobersoul & Reknek – Signals
Really enjoyed the minimal drums and cadence of the track. This one needs tumping LOUD over a rig!
Sola – ‘The End’ Feat. T-Man
Intelligent, dark and driving with strong spoken word vox, released on ProgRAM early last year with shades of Dispatch/Critical vibes, these Manchester boys are a force to be reckoned with! If you don’t already know them, you damn well should!