Sub Focus (album)

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Sub Focus
Studio album by Sub Focus
Released 12 October 2009[1]
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre
Length 55:46
Label RAM Records
Producer Sub Focus
Sub Focus chronology
Sub Focus
(2009)
Torus
(2013)
Singles from Sub Focus
  1. "Timewarp / Join the Dots"
    Released: June 16, 2008
  2. "Rock It / Follow the Light"
    Released: July 27, 2009
  3. "Could This Be Real"
    Released: January 18, 2010
  4. "Splash"
    Released: May 10, 2010

Sub Focus is the self-titled debut album from British drum & bass producer Sub Focus. It was released on 12 October 2009 through RAM Records. The album primarily features drum & bass tracks, however there are tracks showcasing dubstep, electro, house, breakbeat and trance music elements. "Rock It / Follow the Light" managed to break in to the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart. Two later singles, "Could This Be Real" and "Splash", both fell just below peaking at #41. The album charted at #55 in the UK Albums Chart.

Tracklist[edit]

All songs written and composed by Nick Douwma. 

No. Title Length
1. "Let the Story Begin"   4:52
2. "World of Hurt" (vocals by Takura) 4:25
3. "Follow the Light" (vocals by TC) 5:34
4. "Last Jungle"   3:39
5. "Deep Space"   4:37
6. "Rock It"   4:35
7. "Move Higher" (featuring Culture Shock) 4:12
8. "Vapourise"   4:05
9. "Splash"   4:02
10. "Could This Be Real" (vocals by Linden Reeves) 3:35
11. "Triple X"   3:58
12. "Timewarp"   4:37
13. "Coming Closer" (featuring Takura) 3:35
Sample credits
Alternate versions
  • An extended version of "Timewarp" is available on the Timewarp / Join the Dots single.
  • Alternate versions of "Rock It" and "Follow the Light" are available on the Rock It / Follow the Light single.
  • Two remixes of "Could This Be Real", one by dubstep musician Joker and a drum and bass remix by Sub Focus himself, can be found on the Could This Be Real (Remixes) EP.
  • The single version of "Splash" is different from the album version: it features vocals from Coco Sumner.
  • An extended mix of the instrumental version of "Splash" and a VIP mix of "Timewarp" can be found alongside the Splash EP and on the 12" vinyl single Splash (Extended Mix) / Timewarp VIP.
  • Dubstep musician Rusko produced a remix of "Splash", available on the Splash EP and the 12" vinyl single Splash (Rusko Remix) / Coming Closer VIP on release in 2010. As the release title suggests, a VIP mix of "Coming Closer" also features.

Reviews[edit]

  • "He has the ability to create dancefloor-consuming monsters....but while it’s possible to admire his sound’s power there are times when it’s not matched by songcraft....What remains to be seen is whether he can convert his jackdaw versatility – house, breaks and dubstep all get a look-in here – into a coherent style of his own. Right now that’s very much a work in progress." - Chris Power of BBC[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[3] 51

In popular culture[edit]

"Follow the Light", "Deep Space" and "Rock It" were all featured on the video game Gran Turismo 5.

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