Stanton Warriors ‘The Warriors’ was one of electronic music’s most highly anticipated and long awaited debut artist albums.
The first single from the album, Turn Me Up Some was a Hottest Record In The World for BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe.
While ‘The Warriors’ was Mark and Dominic’s first proper artist album, their acclaimed compilation series, The Stanton Sessions (Volumes 1-4), has consistently redrawn the beats and bass map with each release.
The Warriors features collaborations with a hotbed of talent, including Ruby Goe, Hollywood Holt, Sporty-O, Jahcoozi, Eboi, and Young Fathers. The album is a bold evolution from their roots, fusing house and bass-driven beats, all delivered in their signature stadium-rocking style.
Each of the album tracks was written and produced on the road, with finishing touches added in their London studio. Their now classic track Get Up, features two sides of transatlantic talent, Ruby Goe and Chicago-based rapper, Hollywood Holt. Sporty O adds his distinctive delivery to the worldly electro beats of Bushido. Ruby Goe then makes a second appearance on the synth-soaked Shoot Me Down, while Dakota provides a brief downtempo interlude with its spiralling guitar riff.
The album’s tempo switches up again for the single, New York, a heads down electro workout with an arena-sized breakdown, an equally big moment in the shape of Superstar (featuring Eboi), and the old school electro vibe of Bodywork.
The Mecury Music Prize winning Young Fathers drop their vocal on Leader , before the seismic bass of Turn Me Up Some, Ouepa Ouepa (with appearances from Hollywood Holt and Jahcoozi), and Precinct (with Eboi) whip the album into a closing frenzy.
The parting blast comes with Out Of My Head , a suitably hypnotic workout with Ruby Goe.