We’re pleased to announce SV022, ‘Open My Eyes ft. MVE’ – the first single from Pola & Bryson’s long-awaited debut album entitled ‘This Time Last Year’. Having dropped their stellar ‘The Music EP’ on Soulvent back in April 2015, the boys have rapidly received a tonne of support from some of the big players in the Drum & Bass scene. With releases forthcoming on Liquicity Records and Spearhead to name but a few, and ‘Bad Habit’ becoming a staple in many a DJs set over the year, it was clear that an album was the next logical step.
A true taste of the forthcoming album, Pola & Bryson showcase their ever-emerging production style in this first album cut. The track opens with airy, shimmering pads, backed by a smooth rimshot break, hinting at breathy vocals. Smooth chords lead us into a gorgeous summer roller, with Dutch talent, MVE’s soft vocal tones floating nicely above the composition.
The single features remixes from The Vanguard Project – the new alias and brain child of Spearhead’s BCee, and Villem, as well as MTA regular and London-based producer, Mitekiss.
Pulling no punches, The Vanguard Projects remix comes almost straight out of the gate into a fat drum lick driving you forwards into a surprisingly switch up and a ’gully’ bassline, expertly injecting the original with a heavy dose of old school style. Mitekiss takes the original on an even more chilled out journey. Stripping the original back to its simplest form with a sprinkling of light liquid style drums and warming sub bass.
Overall, this single sets the bar high for Pola & Brysons forthcoming album material and you can expect to hear more from them very soon. Open My Eyes should whet the whistle of any forward-thinking drum and bass fan, ensuring that ‘This Time Last Year’ will be one of the most memorable albums of 2016, as well as a huge milestone for Soulvent as an imprint.