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Anthony Mulholland reviews Shogun Audios’s latest Origins release.

On the 27th July we are going to be treated to a Shogun Audio debut for Matchez UK, with his single ‘Freefall’ being added to the Shogun’s Origins series celebrating drum and bass’ rising stars. A collaboration which includes the exceptionally talented Emily Makis, whose vocals on this track are truly mesmerizing. 

Nottingham-based producer Matt Hodkinson, who goes by the name of Matchez UK, says his main inspiration has been “The Prodigy and their rave-inspired, raucous, crowd-pounding beats.” However, this Shogun Audio release demonstrates a tranquilizing melody that will without doubt put your soul at ease. 

This liquid funk-type sound is, ofcourse, complimented by the enlightening, yet compelling, voice of Emily Makis. Her rise as one of the most exciting vocal talents within drum and bass has been demonstrated over the years through big hits such as ‘Never too Old’ featuring Monrroe and ‘Stand Up’ featuring Kanine. Having worked with some of the finest drum and bass stars, Matchez UK can be sure that his production will stand a great chance in being a song that Shogun fans will snap up. 

It’s hefty drum pattern, combined with flickering traces of a more futuristic sound design, provides listeners with a dynamic experience which will not only uplift, but create a beautiful journey of emotion. From start to finish, this soulful number washes one away with complete bliss. For 3 minutes and 46 seconds — any stress you may have will vanish. This track will surely be a feel good sing-a-long summer classic.