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Having both pursued long, successful solo careers, Matrix & Futurebound need no introduction to drum & bass fans around the world. Both run their own labels -Matrix with Metro Recordings, and Futurebound with the Viper Recordings imprint. With releases on virtually every top label from Virus and Ram to Moving Shadow and Hospital Records, Matrix and Futurebound’s individual accomplishments speak for themselves. Their first collaborative effort, 2005’s ‘Strength 2 Strength’, formed the groundwork for what would later turn into the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Universal Truth’. With huge support from the top DJs in drum & bass and the likes of Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Zane Lowe, Universal Truth went on to become one of the most successful drum & bass albums to date.
The result was a sublime combination of straight up dance floor devastation and soulful futurism demonstrating perfectly why Matrix and Futurebound have found themselves firmly at the forefront of the drum and bass scene. Both have kept their fingers on the pulse with various other projects since the release of ‘Universal Truth’. Matrix, in collaboration with Shimon, released ‘Slipstream’ / ‘Dirty 5th’ on Shimon’s newly formed AudioPorn Records. In the meantime, Futurebound teamed up with the Brookes Brothers to create the soulful anthem ‘Dawn Treader’, released on Adam F and Fresh’s Breakbeat Kaos label. Futurebound’s label Viper Recordings has also been quickly climbing the ladder as one of the top drum & bass labels in the scene with releases from new signings Shock One, Metrik, Brookes Brothers, and DC Breaks, just to name a few.
Matrix & Futurebound teamed up again in 2007 to release their remix of Nu:tone’s ‘System’. The tune became an instant classic. Dropped by top DJs such as Andy C, Danny Bryd and Friction, ‘System’ has become a permanent fixture in DJ bags all over the world ever since. They then went on to remix Justin Timberlake’s ‘Love Stoned’ for the remix single release. Matrix & Futurebound then released their first follow up single to ‘Universal Truth’, with 2008’s ‘Womb’ / ‘Family’ (Nu:tone & Logistics RMX).
A slew of heavyweight remixes for the duo came about in 2009 from some of the world’s most famous electronic and dance producers. Having done remixes for Moby, Snap, Sasha, Ian Carey, Lazee, and Agent X, Matrix & Futurebound’s services have never been in higher demand.
In spring 2011 Matrix & Futurebound released the compilation album ‘Worldwide 001’, featuring a 70 minute DJ mix by the duo, as well as 14 exclusive new tracks from the Metro/Viper family, including ‘Shelter’ and ‘Thin Ice’ by Matrix, as well as ‘Brave New World’ by Futurebound and ‘Biology’ by M&F themselves. Having wrapped up that project, Matrix & Futurebound have dived right back into the studio working on their second studiot LP, the follow-up to the massive, ‘Universal Truth’. With such high expectations the task may seem insurmountable, but never fear, Matrix & Futurebound are here!