Through an innovative mix of styles, drawing on UK garage
, drum and bass
, the Stanton Warriors
have forged a unique sound. Their tough, bass line
style has a way of confounding all attempts to properly define it, as I have demonstrated, but heard on the dancefloor
it all makes perfect sense. The beats
and bassline could have come straight from drum and bass
, but with the music being at a mid-paced tempo, there is enough space in there for melody
and innovation to really shine through.
For a great introduction to their sound, check out 'The Stanton Sessions' (XL Recordings). This is a mix album, fairly representative of their DJ sets, and includes most of their best productions, along with a variety of other artists who fit in with the Stanton style.