The Dispatch Limited offshoot continues to mature, showcasing new talent and keeping the music fresh and diverse. We are pleased to present the very first artist album for the label, coming from Ukrainian export NICKBEE.
Formed of 11 exclusive tracks, “Empty Your Mind” is an all-encompassing album in every sense of the word. NickBee sets off an emotional journey into the senses, seeking to remove all the expectations and format limitations that have constrained Drum & Bass Artist albums of the past.
With absolute freedom from genre restrictions, the soundscapes and atmospherics are left open to exploration. Spectacular harmonies are built on top of shifting tempos and styles, which constantly develop and evolve as we progress through the album.
NickBee brings us a brilliantly crafted novel with every track representing an aptly named chapter and each one marks another milestone of creative thought.
Entering into largely unchartered water for us here at Dispatch, the album features more alternative styles than we have ever pushed before. By ensuring the quality stays paramount, this still connects strongly to our core values.
Taking things in a more soulful direction “Black & White” and “Kloe” bring house and garage inspirations to the album, applying a pure and subtle, yet still distinctive sound to deeper vibes. “Into Your Mind” separates the album’s heavier components perfectly, with a majestic classical interval.
NickBee utilises the total artistic freedom given to him to demonstrate an outstanding grasp of electronic music, reaching every corner of the spectrum as he brings us his own take on music today. Opening with “I Say You” the immaculate musicality carries right through the album. “White Night” sparks emotive sentiments soon after and NickBee builds up the momentum to unleash some spectacular tech forays, “X-Ray” and the assault of title track “Empty Your Mind”, carried out with unfaltering production levels in true signature style.
With previews of some of the album’s Drum & Bass tracks exclusively featured on Friction’s BBC Radio 1 show, we are pleased to invite you to relax, digest and “Empty Your Mind” to a long player of the very highest quality.
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