'Don't Let Me Go' Feat. Amy Pearson (Original Mix)
Having been snapped up by Viper Recordings last year, Drum & Bass powerhouse pair The Prototypes have just released their new single. It follows on from the widespread success of the previous ‘Pale Blue Dot’ and certainly hits the spot for those who like their D&B dance floor-accessible. ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ is a euphoric, hands in the air track, featuring sublime vocals from Amy Pearson. It also comes alongside ‘Humanoid’, which continues in the theme of intergalactic-inspired bass lines that we have previously heard in both ‘Pale Blue Dot’ and ‘Abyss.’ We took some time to speak to The Prototypes about this new release, their forthcoming LP and other musical projects.
TMN: Viper Recordings seems like the perfect fit for you guys and your particular sound. Is it nice to be settled with a stable output for music now?
Most definitely, and we think it is showing in our output that we are settled and happy and creating music that we want to listen to. The Viper crew have been great since we joined.
TMN: While still undoubtedly drum & bass, ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ nods somewhat to House with its lead line piano chords. What was your aim when writing it?
To put it simply, we just wanted to write something with a nice summer vibe to it. That was all it was really. The vocal is sick and we hope we have done it justice.
TMN: ‘Humanoid’ definitely targets the D&B heads. How difficult is it balancing a track that might have wider appeal with something that roots itself directly in the scene like this one?
It’s so important to cater for the peeps that like the harder dance floor stuff..That is where we came from, and we will continue writing those sorts of tunes as we love making them.
TMN: You’ve done a number of ‘The Prototypes Presents… ‘ nights this year and have a boat party coming up. Do you like putting on your own events?
We both come from promoting backgrounds many years ago so it was inevitable that we would start them up again at some point. We feel it’s really, really important for ‘The Prototypes’ as a brand to have a successful event attached to the name, and so far they have been amazing.
TMN: ‘Pale Blue Dot’ is still ripping up clubs months after it’s release. Are you happy with how well received the track was particularly as it was your first single for Viper?
We are so happy with how it’s done. It was an experimental track for us but it just seemed to work for everyone, the support on it was insane.
TMN: You’ve done a version of ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ called the “Big Top Remix”. Have you ever been to the circus or considered running away and joining one?
Chris used to be a trapeze artist but I thought that was a bit off key! I was rescued from a circus a few years back in outer Mongolia… true story.