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Loadstar – Black & White ft. Benny Banks (Breakage Remix) // Out 10th Dec on Ram Records

Loadstar – Black & White ft. Benny Banks (Breakage Remix) // Out 10th Dec on Ram Records
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Black & White ft. Benny Banks
Ram Records
Worldwide release 10th December 2012

Having made its debut on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show and already clocked up 400,000 views on UKF Dubstep ‘Black & White’ sees Loadstar effortlessly showcasing a brand new side to their sound. The Bristol-based duo are well known for their incredible drum & bass and now they gear up for the release of their debut album on Ram Records with a 140bpm slice of sublime bass music that’s sure to set dance floors from London to Los Angeles alight with a fresh flavour. Straddling the line perfectly between minimal class and powerful sub-low dance floor music, ‘Black & White’ is the perfect embodiment of a stripped-back style that will set the trend for what’s to come next in the world of bass music. Featuring 679 signed rising UK rap star Benny Banks ‘Black & White’ shows a distinct maturity to Loadstar’s current musical approach and will undoubtedly have everyone excited for their forthcoming debut album. Euphoric chords and slowly filtered vocals open the way before Benny’s infectious chorus pulls you in. And once ‘Black & White’ has you in its clutches it doesn’t let go! The digital package for ‘Black & White’ features a plethora of incredible remixes that should keep bass music fans from all corners happy. From Breakage’s deeply euphoric 4/4 rework through Tinker Hatfield’s trap style floor-shaker and Rack & Ruin’s shuffling house take, each mix stands up tall and offers a fresh vibe. And, as fans of Ram Records would expect, the vinyl edition has two incredible drum & bass tracks which also complete the digital package. First up is Loadstar’s ‘Vatican Roulette’ – an absolute monster of a tune crammed with heavy bass energy, intense alarm synths and pounding drums. This is an undeniable dance floor killer! Then label mate Hamilton steps up to rework ‘Black & White’ into a huge drum & bass number that’s sure to have the faster floors jumping this autumn! With this new single Loadstar show that they have the diversity and maturity to produce a wide range of sounds and styles. A fact that will surely have everyone excited for their coming long player.


1. Black & White ft. Benny Banks
2. Black & White (Breakage Remix)
3. Black & White (Rack n Ruin Remix)
4. Black & White (Hamilton Remix)
5. Black & White (Tinker Hatfield Remix)
6. Black & White (Instrumental)
7. Vatican Roulette


A: Vatican Roulette
AA: Black & White (Hamilton Remix)

Black & White ft. Benny Banks:

Vatican Roulette:

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