Every now and then I receive a album that brings out the underground junkie I used to be and with New Zealand having such a mainstream force it is hard not to get caught up in the latest charts. Luckily the third release form Bulletproof reminds me that underground dance music is heading into mainstream and having a stronger following every week.
Jay Bulletproofís latest album, 'Soundtrack To Forever' is a journey through 2009 told through Dubstep, Which is being seen more and more in the albums of today. Moulded into this unique album showcasing his own talent as well as tracks full of top Aotearoa talent, Tiki Taane, Boh Runga, Isaac Aesili, Deva Mahal, PNC, David Dallas, Milon Williams and Evan Kiljoy.
Also featuring are New Zealand heavyweights Optimus Gryme and Truth, as well as UK dance group Spektrum, giving this album a diverse array of sounds in a complete array of flavours that even Mr Whippy couldnít offer.This is one album that will awaken you mind with free flowing tracks that will grow on you as you lose yourself into another world. I donít have a favourite track to point out as they all reach out to me in different ways but I will say that itíll do this to you as well, experience it for yourself, album is out now
For the last 12 months, Jay Bulletproof has been hard at work, touring the planet and creating the next full length Bulletproof LP. The results of this one year journey are already evident. Spanning 4 different countries and Incorporating the talents of some of the scenes leading producers and vocalists, Bulletproof is now proud to present his finest musical achievement to date.
'Dark Times - Desperate Measures' (DT-DM) is a futuristic journey though the mind of one of drum n bassí most prolific producers, Incorporating all of the musical elements that any fan of Bulletproof has come to expect. Precision production, flawless funk and futuristic take on Drum n Bass that Bulletproof is renowned for, which jay has seamlessly combined with conscious lyrics courtesy of New Zealandís musical midas, Tiki Taane, and respected L.A Vocalist / Rapper MC Dino. Broadcasting an explosive message of Cause & Effect, change or consequence DT-DM is a powerfully diverse album brimming with an exciting intensity rarely captured in drum n bass.
When asked of the concept behind 'Dark Times - Desperate Measures' jay explains. "Iím possibly a little bit paranoid. I have fear for the direction our planet is heading. Not just for myself, but for my son, I mean what kind of world are we leaving for our kids?