Matrix & Futurebound

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Matrix & Futurebound
DJ Hype, Matrix, and Futurebound at Egg.jpg
From left: DJ Hype, Matrix, and Futurebound performing at Egg London in November 2018.
Background information
OriginLondon, England (Matrix)
Liverpool, England (Futurebound)
GenresDrum and bass
Years active2005–present
LabelsMetro Recordings[1]
Viper Recordings[2]
MembersJamie Quinn[2]
Brendan Collins[2]

Matrix & Futurebound are an English drum and bass duo consisting of Jamie Quinn (Matrix) and Brendan Collins (Futurebound).[2] They have had four UK top 40 hits; "All I Know" peaked at number 29 in 2012, "Magnetic Eyes" peaked at number 24 in 2013, "Control" peaked at number 7 in 2014 and "Don't Look Back" featuring Tanya Lacey which peaked at number 38 in 2014.

Career[edit]

2005–2011: Debut album[edit]

In 2005, Jamie Quinn collaborated with Liverpool-based producer Brendan Collins known as Futurebound to release "Strength 2 Strength" single. They later released their debut album Universal Truth on 9 April 2007 through Metro Recordings and Viper Recordings, under the alias Matrix & Futurebound.[3] On 10 March 2008 they released "Womb" as a single from the Universal Truth album later followed by a new single Shanghai Surprise featuring singer Cat Knight. On 30 May 2011 they released a mix combination album Worldwide 001 which featured Scott Owens and Cat Knight.

2012–present: Mainstream success[edit]

On 6 May 2012, Matrix & Futurebound released "All I Know" featuring British singer Luke Bingham. The song went on to chart in the top 30 of the UK Singles Chart at number 29 and top ten on the UK Dance Chart at number 6 which marks their first charting single as a Duo. Later on in 2012 their second single "Magnetic Eyes" featuring British singer and rapper Baby Blue was released on 30 December 2012. The song marked their second top 30 hit in the UK peaking at number 24 on the UK Singles Chart and number 5 on the UK Dance Chart. The song managed to stay inside the top 40 for 6 weeks.

In January 2014, "Control", featuring London singer Max Marshall, debuted at number 18 on the UK Singles Chart and rose to number seven, giving them their biggest UK hit to date, certifying Silver. Their next single, "Don't Look Back" features vocals from Tanya Lacey was released on 6 July 2014, representing their fourth consecutive track to be playlisted at Radio 1.

Matrix & Futurebound released the singles "Glow", "Scatterbrain" and "The Wall" between 2014 and 2017. The duo have been affiliated with Viper Recordings (Brendan is founder) and had support from BBC Radio 1 DJ and presenter DJ Friction.[4]

In May 2017, Matrix & Futurebound uploaded to their YouTube channel "Light Us Up" featuring UK singer Calum Scott, released on the label FFRR.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Universal Truth (2007)[6]
  • Mystery Machine (2019)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Worldwide 001 (2011)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matrix & Futurebound - Luke Bingham - All I Know". Female First. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Matrix & Futurebound". Viper Recordings. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Universal Truth". discogs.com. Retrieved 12 November 2008.
  4. ^ Matrix & Futurebound - Scatterbrain [Friction BBC Radio 1], retrieved 31 August 2018
  5. ^ Matrix & Futurebound (19 May 2017), Matrix & Futurebound - Light Us Up feat. Calum Scott (Lyric Video), retrieved 31 August 2018
  6. ^ iTunes - Music - Universal Truth (iTunes Bundle) by Matrix & Futurebound
  7. ^ iTunes - Music - Worldwide 001 (Mixed by Matrix & Futurebound) by Various Artists