Murdock & James Marvel team up on ‘Holding On’
Belgium has played a key role in developing the sounds of D&B, as well as setting its trends across a global market. One of the artists to have helped it stand out is Murdock. Renowned for his own expert productions, his record label and his part in creating Rampage Festival, which hosts some of the scene’s biggest names every year. However, it’s now his own studio time which is about to take centre stage.
His forthcoming single is the first step towards a colossal project, an album which will see him uncover his biggest body of records to date. In October, he’s set to drop his ‘Stronger’ LP on Viper Recordings.
‘Holding On’ is the single that marks the beginning of a journey for Murdock. He brings fellow Belgian James Marvel into the mix, with both providing the raucous, dancefloor energy they’re renowned for in a merging of their talent. Having already released on imprints such as Ram Records and Audioporn, his place on stages at Rampage Festival and as part of the Rampage Recording’s back catalogue has ensured that James Marvel and Murdock would cross paths.
‘Holding On’ is the perfect example of why the two have brought their styles together. It’s both infectious and emotive, whilst also being underpinned with a growling underbelly of bass and drums, which give it an added strength. Slightly distorted vocals and a humanistic melody are added into the composition, helping to create an anthem that will stand out in any set.
This may be our first look into what Murdock has in store for ‘Stronger’, but it hints at just how monumental this album will be. Although, with Murdock at the helm, this was a given!
Check out Murdock ft James Marvel ‘Holding On’ below and bag yourself a copy here