The triumvirate of Henree, Bass Tikal & LF Flow are Triad, one of the leading lights in the new wave of drum & bass that has captivated many listeners the world over. Since bursting onto the scene with their anthemic 12” on Deep Soul Music - ‘Fiasco’ b..
The triumvirate of Henree, Bass Tikal & LF Flow are Triad, one of the leading lights in the new wave of drum & bass that has captivated many listeners the world over. Since bursting onto the scene with their anthemic 12” on Deep Soul Music - ‘Fiasco’ b/w ‘Last Gasp’ – they have built up a glowing reputation in an extremely short time as one of the most cutting edge and imaginative production outfits in drum & bass and deep house at the same time.
The Triad story is one of humble beginnings. Having always wanted to work together, the project was conceived by Bass Tikal and Henree as a little side project where they could have a bit of fun, and at the start of 2009 they came up with the layout for a track called "Spellbound". Both had separate ideas for a drum layout and the bass elements so they combined their ideas and the track was done. After that the progression was quick. They simply recognised that the way they were working together and the position that they were coming from fitted perfectly together. After this initial concept, LF Flow, who had already worked with Bass Tikal on the ‘Madmen & Poets’ project, was invited to come into the fold due to the fact that he came from a differing musical background and brought in analog sound engineering knowledge and expertise.
From this point onward, what had started as a hobby quickly snowballed into something that none of them could have originally imagined. Both ‘Spellbound’ and their second track ‘Fiasco’ received huge support from some of the biggest names in Drum & Bass such as Flight, Teebee, Loxy, Total Science and Goldie, and they realised that ‘Triad’ had struck a chord with both fellow dj’s & producers and also drum & bass fans the world over. They decided to put all their other projects on hold onto concentrate solely on making music as Triad as their main priority. Their hard work together started to yield positive results very quickly, with their debut 12” on Deep Soul Music becoming one of the biggest tunes of 2009. From this point on, Triad continued at the electrifying pace at which it started. A Drum & Bass and a Deep House remix of British soul star Omar’s track ‘Lay It Down’ proved this threesomes comfort with differing genres of music and drew yet more praise from all corners of the scene and beyond. Following this is perhaps their biggest release to date in the shape of ‘The Essence EP’ on Deep Soul Music. Having been a supporter of their sound since the start DSM were quick to offer Triad the opportunity to put together the first ever solo artist EP on the label and they did not disappoint, delivering 4 timeless tracks of stunning depth and beauty and one of the most anticipated and critically acclaimed releases of the 2010.
With the Triad juggernaught showing no sign of slowing down, it is certain that their already sparkling reputation will only be enhanced over the coming months and years. They stand testament to the positive outcomes of sharing ideas and knowledge and are certainly proof that 3 heads are better than one….
Fiasco / Last Gasp (Deep Soul Music) 12" / Digital
La Calma (Critical Recordings) CD / Digital
The Essence EP (Deep Soul Music) 2x12" / Digital
Parallax / Tripod (Horizons Music) 12" / Digital
Blue Motion - Only Words - Triad Remix (Influenza Rec) 12" / Digital
Spellbound / Fortune (Engine Rec) 12" / Digital
Omar feat. Estelle - Lay It Down - Triad Remix (Phunkfiction Rec.) 12"/Digital
Assassin (Deep Soul Music) Digital
Geoff M & Eman - In The Club - Triad Remix (Peppermint Jam Records) 12" / Digital
Evren Ulusoy & Sezer Uysal- Da Boom - Triad Remix (Loco Records) Digital
Omar feat. Angie Stone - Stylin - Triad Remix (Peppermint Jam Records) 12" / Digital