Black Barrel set to drop ‘Just Keep My Life’ LP on Dispatch
Black Barrel began his journey under the banners of Dispatch, with his first album on the label a defining part of his rise as an artist. The Russian native has since proven his weight. And following a host of EPs and his debut album ‘Last Frontier’ in 2018, he’s now firmly established himself from newcomer to a frequent part of setlists across the Drum & Bass genre. This is set to continue with his brand-new LP ‘Just Keep My Life’, which is about to debut once again on Dispatch, with Black Barrel making new ground and building on the platform he created with the label’s encouragement three years prior.
The ‘Just Keep My Life’ LP which is due to drop on 10th September, sees Black Barrel grow his production repertoire and dip into uncharted territories, proving that he’s not yet finished evolving his artistry. The album begins with ‘More Love’, introducing you to the vibrant tones of Black Barrel’s production, which rolls perfectly into the laid-back sounds of the title track ‘Just Keep My Life’. ‘It’s So Crazy’ pulls you through next, submerging you in its layers, as the breaks of ‘Bad Trip’ add a bite to the tracklist. ‘Nothing New’ with MC Fokus keeps up the darker undertones, whilst Ivax and Astraoum join Black Barrel next for ‘Fortune’. The expansive atmospherics of ‘Four Walls’ and ‘Arina’s Song’ with their lush rhythms add more textures to the LP. Meanwhile, ‘Never Been True’ and ‘3 Million Dollars’ takes the listener back to Black Barrel’s earlier offerings. ‘Gonna Be’ with [KSR] is the penultimate delivery as last collaborators Future Engineers and KMC close the album with ‘Beyond’. It encapsulates how Black Barrel has grown, which has seen him take influence from some of the scene’s greatest players.
‘Just Keep My Life’ wraps up another album from Black Barrel and one which will stand as another rung in the ladder towards the producers rise as a face renowned worldwide within drum & bass. With help from Dispatch, his presence has been felt across clubs and setlists worldwide from his homeland Russia, as well as China, New Zealand, Croatia, and last but not least widely across the UK, proving the label’s ear for talent once again.
Today we premiere the opening track ‘More Love’ which you can check out below. The album ranks very high in my favourite releases for 2021 and I urge you to grab a copy as soon as you possibly can! The album drops on Dispatch tomorrow (Friday 10th September 2021) and is available for you to purchase from the button beneath the Soundcloud player!