Friday Favorites: Drum ‘n’ Bass with a Dash of Reggae

Artist: Sub Focus, Rudimental feat. Chronixx, Maverick Sabre
Song: Trouble
Album: Trouble (single)
Time: 3:54
Genre: drum and bass
BPM: 172
Category: flat 
Available: iTunes, Spotify, Amazon 

One might think drum ‘n’ bass and reggae would be unlikely bedfellows, but this song will turn you into a convert. I found the following discussion of this song on the Datatransmission website and thought I’d let them explain what it’s all about. 

Hot on the heels of his summer hit, ‘Don’t You Feel It’, drum ‘n’ bass heavyweight Sub Focus joins forces with Rudimental for their release, ‘Trouble,’ featuring Chronixx and Maverick Sabre.

‘Trouble’ highlights Sub Focus and Rudimental’s ability to produce hits ready for dancefloors and festivals, with the track packing real energy from start to finish. Boasting the sublime vocal performances of Jamaican reggae artist Chronixx and UK vocalist Maverick Sabre.

The drum ‘n’ bass genre is a faster tempo, usually between 160 and 180 bpm, which makes it great for high-energy flat road work in the cycling studio at 80–90 rpm. I’ll admit, though, sometimes I find it a little harsh; but tempered with the dance floor jam of Rudimental, I say, yes, please, give me more! 

This song is great for mid-cadence interval work or cadence drills in the saddle at 86 rpm. 

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