Following the release of virtuoso new singles ‘Mr. Cover Up’ and ‘No-Operative’ across January and February, seminal DnB duo State Of Mind are to present their fourth album, ‘Eat The Rich’, released by Black Sun Empire’s ‘Blackout’ imprint, the album celebrates some of the best work of their career to date, underlining their remarkable pedigree and with it, their ability to fuse darker,hard-edged sounds with genuine dance floor credibility.
Famed for their rugged basslines, steely percussion and huge, driving synth lines, State Of Mind also showcase different sides to their craftsmanship on ‘Eat The Rich’, with a number of vocal features taking centre stage.
As well as NZ rapper PercIEve’s appearance on the storming, tear-out anthem ‘Mr. Cover Up’, the duo also join forces with promising songstress Sacha Vee on the wonderfully eerie ‘Black Raven’; although still bullish in style, it highlights a softer, more thoughtful side to State Of Mind.
Heavyweight second single ‘No-Operative’ is also an album highlight, as are further future dance floor anthems like ‘Where You At’ and ‘Put It On’, as well as two unique collaborations with fellow revered DnB figureheads Black Sun Empire. To compliment the rich diversity of sound on offer, the idiosyncratic, breaksdriven heat of ‘Fast Life’ and the outer-worldly, synth-laden intro on ‘U Control Me’ complete what is a stunning, career defining album.
With a European tour in support of the album that commenced in March, ahead of further headline dates in Australia and New Zealand throughout April, ‘Eat The Rich’ is set to cast State Of Mind into the spotlight like never before.