Presenters Picks: Stealth & Altair "You Do Me Wrong"

Stealth & Altair – You Do Me Wrong – Programmed V2.0 (Program)

What is there to say about a song that already perfectly explains itself to someone with their eyes closed simply by being an excellently produced song? For those of you with your eyes open, maybe some description is necessary. First and foremost, the serene, but distorted, orchestral opening coupled with the vocal sample, draws you deep into an almost lullaby-like trance. The climax of the vocal is then both juxtaposed and complimented by the grimy hypnotic rhythm of the track, driving you deeper.  As the track kicks in we are transported straight to 5am at a filthy rave under a train line in East London. The return to the distorted intro begins to fade in and soon we are back in that euphoric soundscape we have become familiar with already. And after a long drawn out wait we are suddenly and violently thrown back into the choppy rhythm, to ride out until the end. Stealth & Altair have created a track that could be the epitome of the nasty kind of sound that makes Drum & Bass such a ‘stay away’ style for many, and, returning to the paradoxical nature of the track itself, makes Dum & Bass such a big attraction to others.


By Will Foreman