Having recently signed an exclusive deal with the V Recordings family under their Alibi moniker, the Brazilian duo known as Level 2 and Chap are already being championed by the likes of DJ Marky, Bryan Gee, Hype, and London Elektricity as the next big thing in drum & bass. Having already made names for themselves as solo artists, the merging of minds seems to have created that ineffable magic that only certain collaborative pairings seem to spark. It’s a pairing that V Recordings head honcho Bryan Gee believes is going elevate them even further into the stratosphere:
“Whatever style of drum & bass these guys do they also keep that funk, that groove, and that soul which really excites me. I always felt that individually as DJ Chap & Level 2 that there was so much more was to come from them. I saw in them producers that in years to come would be looked back on in the same we look at people like Roni, Die, Krust, Marky, and Total Science. Seeing them collaborate just increases that buzz I have about them!”
Featured on the recently released Planet V: Drum & Bass Vol. 2 compilation album, the duo was also tapped to provide the official mix for the project—an instant classic sure to be on heavy rotation all summer long. Weighing in with a whopping 50 tunes, the album brings the V Recordings family together under one roof, as new-school heads like L-Side, Command Strange, Paul T & Edward Oberon, and Alibi ante up alongside Break, Roni Size, Optiv & BTK, Bailey and more. It’s out now so if the below playlist isn’t enough to get you in the mood, head over to the V shop or iTunes to purchase your own copy now.
Still buzzing off their guest appearance on DJ Hype’s KISS FM show in the UK last night, we thought we’d corner the duo and have them hit us with a Valentine’s Day playlist for all the liquid lovers out there as they head into the weekend. Check the exquisite cuts below and be sure to set these on repeat for all of your amorous adventures.
Alix Perez ft. Sabre & Sam Wills “The End of Us” (Shogun Audio)
This tune has a very special flavor that is perfect for this kind of list. The mix of harmony with the voice of Sam Wills is just amazing!
Urbandawn “Vona” (Hospital)
Urbandawn knows how to make a special track and this is one of the beats we like the most at the moment.
Unreal “Just One Night” (V Recordings)
Unreal definitely smashed it on this track! This tune represents all those amazing moments lovers have on the dancefloor.
Boosta & Atmos T ft. Nicole “All My Love” (Liquid V)
Pure love on this tune! Happiness! Go grab your girl and dance!
Ivy Lab “Live in Your Smile” (Critical)
This song represents everything about “passion,” especially the way that some of the darkness still shines through on this one. Such a beautiful track.