Wednesday, July 06, 2011

TiD&B Interview: Blu Mar Ten

Blu Mar Ten’s relationship with drum and bass spans back to the genre’s inception; commencing as regulars at legendary London-based nights including Metalheadz, Speed and AWOL in the mid-90s, progressing into the art of production with their first track ‘The Fountain’ / ‘Lunar’ released in 1996 on Way Out Records. Since then, the trio comprising of Leo Wyndham, Chris Marigold and Michael Tognarelli have been one of the few groups to establish and maintain a consistent and reputable career in the unpredictable ever-mutating world of electronic dance music, creating a healthy back-catalogue of work meandering in and out of the realms of 170 bpm by also gaining recognition for their talents in producing other styles such as breaks and tech-house.
Although having delivered two studio albums by 2009, it wasn’t until the end of that year that Blu Mar Ten showcased their debut drum and bass longplayer ‘Natural History’ on their own imprint. Receiving much deserved critical acclaim, the group swiftly followed this up with a remix version of ‘Natural History’ before retreating back to the studio, leaving fans guessing over the past twelve months just which musical direction they were next to pursue. But such curiosities have now been silenced, as Blu Mar Ten have returned with the release of their new single, a delectable slice of fresh drum and bass goodness, ‘Five Summers’ / ‘Still The One’ (with InsideInfo) out this week.

Read the rest of the interview HERE.