The Vanguard Project photography by Robert R. Plumb.
Joining creative forces in 2016 under the collaborative music making guise The Vanguard Project, prolific beatsmith Villem and Spearhead Recordings chairman BCee have since published a stylistically diverse array of Drum & Bass records in a short amount of time.
Dropping two loaded EP offerings on Rotterdam based independent Fokuz Recordings, the dynamic production duo would manage to squeeze in an appearance on DJ Surplus founded recording outfit Soul Trader Records before releasing a versatile four volume series of self-titled extended players on Spearhead.
Enlisted to rework Shogun Audio exclusive signings Pola & Bryson‘s superbly constructed vocal roller “Things I Do“, The Vanguard Project add a decidedly different dynamic on their stellar reinterpretation. Utilizing luminous synth sections, sharper basslines, and distinctly punchier drum breaks in contrast to its original counterpart, Villem and BCee add an undeniable dancefloor flavour without sacrificing anything in the way of vibe.
Purchase The Vanguard Project‘s remix of “Things I Do” — 1 of 5 exclusive tracks served up on Drum & Bass Arena‘s annual compilation LP — from the Drum & Bass Arena online shop: https://shop.breakbeat.co.uk/products/drum-bassarena-3xcd-2017
– Joe Crilla