DRUM & BASS SUPERSTARS NETSKY AND METRIK
TEAM UP FOR NEW COLLABORATION:
“CAN’T SPEAK” FEAT STEALTH
U.S. LIVE TOUR UNDERWAY NOW
As he makes his way across the North American continent on his NETSKY Live tour, drum & bass superstar NETSKY has also managed to find time to work on new music for his forthcoming third album and test it out on the road. Today he has made one of these exclusive, brand new tracks available as a free download to fans. A collaboration with U.K. drum & bass heavyweight Metrik, “Can’t Speak’ Feat Stealth,” is available to download for free from NETSKY’s Facebook now. Click HERE to download it.
NETSKY’s live show, originally unveiled at London’s Brixton Academy in 2012, continues to grow and push the boundaries that define how electronic music can be produced and experienced live. A ground breaking and critically acclaimed show sees him joined on stage by a full live band, coupled with epic production and visuals. After a sell out U.K. tour last month, NETSKY brought his live show across the pond to the U.S to kick off a huge 22 date live tour. Since the tour kicked off November 21 in Seattle, it has been garnering rave reviews with local media.
Remaining stops include a huge headline show at Webster Hall in New York this Saturday, December 13, then the tour wraps up at 9:30 Club in Washington D.C on Sunday, December 14.
Joining NETSKY who helms keys and programming, are Michael Schack on drums, Babel on keys and guest vocalist Billie along with hypeman Script MC. As NETSKY LIVE they perform a mixture of fan favorites as well as brand new material from his forthcoming third studio album for Ultra Music due early next year.
Check out NETSKY live as captured from his recent headline show at London’s Koko last month http://youtu.be/Crf0pF3pQYY
NETSKY Live! in the press:
“We caught Netsky LIVE at the intimate 1015 Folsom in San Francisco last weekend and it was without a doubt one of the most electrifying, energetic performance we have seen all year. The band seems fit for a stadium, which made seeing them in a smaller venue a special experience for the crowd whose feet were off the ground more often than not. With over two years of experience under their belt, every part of Netsky LIVE feels polished–Netsky takes on the overarching melodies, BABL absolutely shreds on the keyboard, Schnack keeps up with seemingly impossible breakbeats and Script gets the crowd amped as the musicians focus on their respective roles. Although Billie marvelously took on most of the vocals, at one point Boris even busted out the vocoder breaking his mostly quiet on-stage demeanor.”
– Ash El Gamal, THE MUSIC NINJA 11-26-14
“The explosive popularity of dubstep and electro house over the last several years has made live drum and bass shows an increasingly rare commodity. Luckily for us, the 25-year-old Belgian producer Netsky (pronounced Net-sky) has been valiantly fighting the good fight with his newish live project, the aptly named Netsky LIVE!, which features percussionist Michael Schack, keyboard wizard BABL, hypeman Script MC and, of course, Netsky himself.”
– Lesley Park, LA MUSIC BLOG 12-1-14
“I had the absolute pleasure of witnessing Netsky on his “Stay Up With Me” Live Tour here in Vancouver. Holy shit did I stay up all night. My mind was buzzing with excitement after I left the venue. Having an entire band there to support and play LIVE with was something so incredible to watch. Even his MC was a force to be reckoned with and usually I detest MC’s…Looking up I could see the band fully entranced in the music they were playing. This was so overly refreshing and beautiful to see in an age where most people are only accused of ‘pressing play.’”
– Sounds of Asteria, THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS 11-25-14
“It’s safe to say that the crowd got a major workout in, as Netsky’s performance was one of the most high energy shows I’ve been to at the venue, if not the highest… Drum and bass was taking over and had everyone getting loose. Boris Daenen, or rather Netsky himself was a man of few words, keeping humble as the middle man betwixt the drummer and keyboardist, letting Script MC ramp up the crowd as the front man. The four musicians that made up Netsky live had The Observatory in a state of trance…or rather drum & bass. Script MC made it clear why he’s the man in front with the microphone as he did a phenomenal job communicating with the crowd, exchanging energy from the stage to the pit- he had everyone going off. To see a band who could easily rock a massive arena in such an intimate space was a treat- and Netsky’s group felt the energy as if it was tangible.”
– Melanie Gordon, BASS FEEDS THE SOUL, 11-28-14
“Every once and a while an artist comes along with the talent and passion to truly change the music scene. Netsky is one of those artists. A long standing force to be reckoned with in the drum and bass arena, Netsky’s live show is changing the way electronic music will be performed in the future. Much like Porter Robinson and Destroid, Netsky’s tour features live instruments and vocals, but where Destroid and Porter are mostly visual spectacles paired with their amazing music, Netsky has chosen the route of pure unadulterated music. The first major difference those who are lucky enough to witness his live show will notice is the lack of blinding lights and extreme visuals. While some venues may differ on this, the main set up of the show is focused on those performing the music and not LED nights. Netsky, of course front and center, is joined by Michael Schack on the drums, BABL on the keys, and Script MC as…well the MC. The talent possessed by this group of D&B heads is made perfectly clear throughout the show, as the four work seamlessly together to produce some of the finest drum and bass sounds the human race has ever heard…the concert was nothing less than incredible…The ‘Stay Up With Me’ tour is easily the best performance I have seen from any electronic artist this year and is a must see.”
— Matthew Jager, ONLY THE BEAT, 11-27-14
Remaining U.S. NETSKY LIVE! tour dates are:
|Sat||12/13||New York, NY||Webster Hall|
|Sun||12/14||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|
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