BEFORE the lockdown took maintain, Dimension was breaking new floor along with his stay exhibits.
DIMENSION LIVE, his offered out debut stay present at London’s prestigious Electrical Brixton in October final yr was the primary immersive, multi-sensory expertise in dance music, the present debuted Dimension’s showpiece glass mechanical construction – the centrepiece of a manufacturing that included a 50-piece state-of-the-art lighting system, laser partitions, the biggest ever LED display to be put in within the venue, pyrotechnics and for the primary time in a stay music surroundings, scentology.
Adopted carefully by his debut BBC Radio One Important Combine, DIMENSION LIVE capped 12 months that started with the success of ‘Need’, his collaboration with Sub Focus. Following ‘Need’ got here Dimension’s subsequent string of solo releases, ‘Devotion’ that includes Cameron Hayes, ‘If You Need To’ and ‘Love To Give’, combining in over 20 million global streams thus far.
Dimension’s new observe ‘Saviour’, co-written with Jem Cooke (Camelphat ‘Breathe’) and that includes Sharlene Hector, is the primary observe to be introduced from his forthcoming debut album. The only has to date had over 1 million world streams. The 28 yr outdated UK star celebrated the discharge of ‘Saviour’ with a particular livestream occasion that includes top quality manufacturing from a secret UK venue.
On the stay entrance, having begun final summer season at Radio 1’s Massive Weekend, Dimension toured worldwide together with Australia and New Zealand, North America and a return to Ibiza for an additional Amnesia residency at Collectively. Different notable appearances included Glastonbury, Studying & Leeds, Creamfields, EDC Las Vegas, Audioriver, Dreambeach, and Beats For Love. Additional exhibits might be introduced sooner or later, which can embody a headline LIVE present at t Printworks London.
Completely for The Solar, Dimension has chosen 10 of his greatest data of 2020 to date, that includes The Weeknd, Sub Focus & Wilkinson, Shy FX, Prospa and extra.
Dimension – Saviour
That is first single from my debut album. I needed to maintain the basic songwriting quite simple and permit Sharlene’s unbelievable vocals to shine by and let the facility and vitality of drum and bass cary the music ahead.
Sub Focus & Wilkinson – Simply Maintain On
I’ve collaborated with each these pillars of the scene on ‘Rush’ & ‘Need’. That is the primary single from their forthcoming album – an ideal instance of easy methods to make non-drum and bass data actually work.
Grafix – Stutter
After a few years as ‘Fred V & Grafix’, Grafix has been relentlessly injecting the scene with techno and acid impressed tracks that make the dancefloor a cool place to be.
Shy FX – Warning (Bou Remix)
The primary time I noticed Bou DJ, I knew it was going to be an thrilling time for the scene. He has pure groove to his productions and that is one other good instance.
Metrik – Hackers
I’ve by no means performed a set that hasn’t had at the least one Metrik document in it. His third album ‘Ex Machina’ simply got here out and each document sounds huge. ‘Hackers’ is a masterclass on easy methods to make a basically easy concept large.
Prospa – Ecstacy
The Leeds duo have been chugging out an unbelievable array of Neo-90s impressed dance flooring tracks, with a glance to match. Nevertheless, ‘Ecstasy’ feels as if it’s the jewel within the crown and has actually turned some heads. If you happen to like this, try ‘Prayer’.
The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
The proper pop document. It’s cool, moody and ridiculously catchy. Written by Max Martin, who occurs to be probably the most profitable songwriter in a era – that is the largest hit of 2020 and for good motive.
Dimension & Tradition Shock – Love To Give
Very long time admirers of every others data, Tradition Shock and I lastly locked ourselves away within the studio final yr. Tradition Shock has at all times been broadly admired for his productions in addition to his ‘high quality over amount’ ethos, so it was an honour to place out a single with him. Take a look at the flip ‘Don’t Sleep’ for one thing tougher.
SebastiAn – Run For Me
King of cool, French-Serbian, ‘SebastiAn’ took trip to put in writing data with Frank Ocean, Paul McCartney & Charlotte Gainsbourg. Now he’s again along with his new album ’Thirst’. Take a look at the video for ’Sober’ which was produced by style titan ’Saint Laurent’.
Floating Factors – Bias
Enviably recognized for having universally good style in addition to a PhD in neuroscience, Floating Factors newest album ‘Crush’ is a tremendous listening expertise. My decide is ‘Bias’ – a storage document as you’ve by no means heard it earlier than. It’s insanely effectively crafted, onerous hitting and so far as I can inform, created predominantly from the uncommon and cult synthesis platform Buchla.