The producers are known for their drum and bass and Control certainly fits the bill with its rumbling bass lines and up-tempo beats. Yet far from the usual crash-bang affair, this is a more melodic and radio-friendly form of drum and bass, with pulsating synths and a euphoric vocal from Max Marshall that captures the rush of meeting a new lover. As she sings in the chorus, “I don’t wanna lose control but the minute I feel you next to me your fire takes hold”. (On a side note, her own soulful hip-hop is well worth a listen - check out Don't Trip)
EDM music doesn’t look to be loosening its grip on the pop charts anytime soon, but Control gets 2014 off to a great start. Expect to hear it on repeat in the coming weeks.
Listen: Control is available now.