Over the years, pleas for JOYRYDE and Habstrakt to properly conspire have been incessant. Remarkably, the close allies and well-versed bass house heavyweights have appeared on the same heading all but once: JOYRYDE’s unofficially sanctioned spin on “Chicken Soup” in 2017. A meeting on the musical front was inevitable, and the producers seized the opportunity to cement their link with a conjoining DJ set in May.
Presented as part of BBC Radio 1’s Virtual Big Weekend, JOYRYDE and Habstrakt split the decks for an all-inclusive 60 minutes, wreaking havoc with a wealth of their respective originals, reworks, and exclusive edits. Stretching a total of 36 tracks, the set even included a pair of yet-to-be identified records, presumably setting the stage for an in-person adaptation upon the eventual restoration of live entertainment.
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