’50 Shades of Gray’ is a story about a woman who meets some rich dude and how liberating it is for her to be the subject of all his whims and sexual fantasies…..meh….yawn.
’50 Shades of A’ is an album that truly has it all and shows the range of a master producer, studio engineer and DJ. Now THAT’S what I’m talking about.
From the smooth liquid vibes of ‘Principles’ to the grimy ‘Edge VIP’ to the the deep dark classic sounds of ‘Imperial’ (my personal favorite) to the vocal anthem of ‘Raise’ with its mix of sharp snares, growling subs and jump up accents to the descending beats of ‘Ribs’; this album is absolutely a masterwork of a producer at the height of his powers. You could say that A Sides never stopped going to the gym so to speak. If you can’t find something that hits the mark on this album, regardless of your preferred flava of Drum & Bass, then I honestly don’t know what to tell you.
Maybe try another genre? Like…..I dunno…..dubstep or something.
But on the realz, as a DJ every one of the tracks on this album went straight into my crate. Or should I say, onto my usb drive. Run don’t walk and get you a copy of this album. Oh yeah….I forgot….we don’t do that anymore do we? You can just click on the ‘Buy’ link below. Duh.
A true veteran DJ, producer and engineer, A Sides has an epic collection of releases to his name making him one of the most prolific and versatile artists in drum & bass. Over the course of his extensive career, A Sides has never limited himself to a single style and has proved to be a highly capable selector whatever style he is drawing for.
A Sides has been producing music since 1990 and has released well over 500 tracks to date across many of the scene’s biggest labels such as Metalheadz, Valve, True Playaz, Bingo, Innerground, Reinforced, Advanced, Liqweed Ganja, Spearhead and Hospital to name but a few. A Sides has a discography of truly epic proportions.
He established his own label Eastside Records in 1996 and has since put out over 85 releases. This album is his new flagship release and shows the culmination of a long and accomplished career. Album drops on Valentines Day.