A.M.C is a multi-faceted artist in the truest sense – not only is he the type of DJ who has become legendary within the echelons of drum and bass, but he’s also just as skilled as a producer. The arsenal of music he’s unveiled over the last few years has proven this part of his identity, with his tracks getting just as much of a reaction as his sure-fire sets.
The producer has been able to cross the gap between bad boy selector and songwriter, with the latter half of his artistry pushing him onto the forefront of the agenda for 2019. And that’s because, towards the end of this year, his ‘Energy’ album is set to drop; following the release of singles ‘Mind the Gap,’ ‘Courier’ and ‘Look Out,’ he’s about to let go one more track which nods to the levels that A.M.C has achieved for his debut LP. It’s also a slightly different take on the sound which is slowly making him an infamous figure in the setlists of many other elite DJs, which will be a welcome direction for many listeners.
‘Instigator’ flips the switch on A.M.C‘s more dancefloor edge and instead takes you through junglist territory, reaching for colliding breaks and growling vocals. The tell-tale fierceness which comes with all of A.M.C‘s productions is molded through a different angle. Thumping hooks shift their way through the mix and as it opens, the track’s patches of bass come at you full throttle. ‘Instigator’ accelerates the pace towards A.M.C‘s ‘Energy’ LP and following the second series of his ‘Energy’ Fabric takeovers, which saw him go back to back with the veteran drum & bass figurehead Mampi Swift, there are more surprises to come from his stretching influence.