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BK & Anne Savage release Pandemic - The Album through Riot! Recordings on April 5th.
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The world’s No.1 hard dance producer BK has joined forces with dance music’s force de jour Anne Savage to create the new studio masterpiece in the form of Pandemic, a 12 track long-player guaranteed to make your speakers bounce.
Available to buy in both physical and download formats, this carefully crafted album shows the diversity of Anne & Ben’s sounds, reflecting both their independent and collective histories in the scene over the past decade. But this is no ordinary hard dance album- each track has it’s own identity taking influence from every genre from pop to rock.
Anne draws on her rock band past and features vocals on Space Invader and Rock The Underground whilst Ben hails back to his rock studio days, stepping up to the mic for On The Edge, Pressure Down and Last Dance. Anne and Ben have also lovingly created some very clever cover versions, paying homage to three club classics that have all held personal meanings to Ben and Anne over the years. Sweet Sensation (by Shades of Rhythm) was one of the first tracks to inspire Anne to start DJing, Rich In Paradise (by FPI Project) a huge rave favourite of the pair and La Luna (By Patrick Prins) a track that Anne always used to play at the Ark raves in Leeds in the mid nineties. “It marked a turning point in my sound to a grittier dirty club vibe rather than anthemic big room rave tunes’.
Each track has been tried and tested on the world’s best dancefloors, but was equally created to listen to in it’s entirety- maybe on Friday night whilst getting ready to go out!
Kicking things off is the high energy rave-breaks title track Pandemic setting the tempo for this high-octane collection before moving onto crunchy tech trance inspired territory such as Testify and Pressure Down, Ben’s solo track- more European crossover appeal than the channel tunnel!
Euphoric vibes then sweep in to break up the tech dance with a trip back in time to cover the classic piano anthem Sweet Sensation by Shades of Rhythm, bringing this classic up to date with crisp modern production techniques, clever fills and an epic vocal! Space Invader closely follows with a very unique arrangement and the quirky vocals by Anne herself!
Next up the duo head down a main room crossover route with modern classic The Last Dance, featuring some heavy triplet action on the main drop and moving vocals before moving into hard house territory with Rich in paradise that fuses the oldskool with nu-skool sounds, crisp pianos and dirty stab action.
Anne & Ben then take things a little deeper with La Luna bringing back the techno vibes for another massive cover, and Anne’s solo track Club America going back to her tech days showing how she was one of the pioneers of this sound by bringing it right up to date with Latin chanting mixed in with a modern groove.
For the grand finale, Ben takes a step up to the mic to create one of the first anthems to come out of 2010, On The Edge. This has all of the right qualities to go all the way with its catchy vocal and memorable riff.
Pandemic has already had massive support from the scene; with BBC Radio 1’s Kutski revealing †"Sweet Sensation” has instantly become one of the biggest tracks in my sets. From the first time I dropped it on my Radio 1 show, the reaction on the TXT was phenomenal confirming my instincts! Other praise for the album comes from the likes of big guns Lisa Lashes, Andy Whitby, Alex Kidd Fausto and Bootek who said “On the Edge” is my favourite track from the album, really catchy vocal hook that’s been stuck in my head ever since hearing it and an almighty powerfull drop that will set dancefloor alight!”
Anne & Ben have performed at every major festival and event globally including Dance Valley, Q-Dance, Global Gathering and Creamfields and are responsible for some of the biggest productions in the scene. If there are two pioneers to push the scene forward, it’s certainly these two.
Trend setting not trend following, Pandemic the album is due to set the standard for harder edge dance music for the next 10 years to predict and dictate the future of UK hard dance. Watch out for the Pandemic tour where Anne and Ben will be tearing it up in a club near you!