Thursday 28th February 2013
Redlight inhabits a world only a select few are allowed to even approach. Chart success and musical integrity are sometimes uneasy bedfellows, but the Bristol-raised and London-based producer is as at home in the top ten as he is playing out to the ravers at 3am. Cutting his teeth in the d&b world as DJ Clipz, a new sound needed a new moniker and so Redlight was born. Success was not long in coming and, championed by Annie Mac, he soon established himself at the absolute forefront of UK bass music, and today is topping bills all over the shop. He is also the brains behind Lobster Boy Records. His sound isn’t easy to classify; it’s easiest to just say that ‘it sounds like Redlight’. See the man himself talk about his influences, his background and his music here:
For a crash course in all things Redlight, check out his five biggest tracks:
The track which announced Redlight’s arrival on the scene, this collaboration with Roses Gabor epitomises the crunchy garage/house hybrid on which Redlight’s castle is built.
WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT?!
Taking his instrumental ‘MDMA’ and adding Ms Dynamite’s unmistakeable vocals proved to be one of the best decisions Redlight has made in his career.
Redlight goes it alone on this one, picking up the pace to produce a driving house banger with an utterly infectious bassline.
GET OUT MY HEAD
Marking Redlight’s first encounter with the UK Singles Chart, ‘Get Out My Head’ features X Factor contestant Nicole Jackson on vocals, which dance around an irresistible trance-referencing house beat.
LOST IN YOUR LOVE
Debuting at number five in the UK Singles Chart, Redlight’s pièce-de-résistance takes his winning formula of ravey pianos and rock-solid house beats to new levels.
And if this countdown has tickled your fancy, why not grab free download ‘Safe From Harm’ here?
Words: Joe Ponting