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State Of Mind - Single Review: Fateful Hour

09 Oct 2020 // A review by Riley Al-Johary

Auckland Drum and Bass duo State of Mind have come a long way over the years, with 6 albums and many high profile collaborations under their belt.

Their latest release Fateful Hour with Black Sun Empire, is yet another fine example of this outfit’s world class production prowess.

The title of this track is inspired by a famous journalist, Robert St John. At 1am, June 6, 1944, Robert ominously announced "Ladies and Gentlemen, we may be approaching a fateful hour. All night long bulletins have been pouring in from Berlin claiming that D-Day is here". And he was right.

This quote is featured throughout the track, and underpins its menacing neuro-funk assault on the senses.

Right from the get-go, Fateful Hour creates a feeling that "something epic is about to happen"… Much like Robert’s announcement. Brooding build-ups, and 'siren-like' risers create a sense of urgency. When the drop hits, it’s like an explosion inside your chest, and all hell breaks loose.

Fateful Hour’s menacing bassline is punctuated with searing leads and relentless, punchy beats. This track has been mixed to be played LOUD - It’s an absolute behemoth.

Kudos to State of Mind and Black Sun Empire, for crafting yet another banger - Its D-Day inspired theme may be dark in nature, but its trance inducing flow will no doubt be appreciated on the D-Floor.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )

About State Of Mind

Founded in 2004, State of Mind is the Drum and Bass duo from New Zealand of Patrick Hawkins and Stu Maxwell

Initially signed to Total Science's CIA label in 2004, the State of Mind discography has rapidly expanded to include labels such as, Teebee's Subtitles Records, Futurebounds Viper label, Doc Scotts 31 Records, Simon Bassline Smiths Technique Recordings, Bad Company, Obsessions, and more.

In 2007 the lads launched their own record label, SOM Music.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for State Of Mind


Until The World Ends
Year: 2015
Type: EP
Eat The Rich
Year: 2014
Type: Album
Year: 2012
Type: Album
Nil By Ear
Year: 2011
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Faster Than Light
Year: 2009
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Take Control
Year: 2007
Type: Album

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