Ever wonder what Faithless would sound like in 2013? Celebrating their 10-year anniversary, Toolroom Records pulled together three incredible artists to create a vision for the future. Label owner Mark Knight teams with rising producer Sander van Doorn to create this proggy electro track with a strong vocal performance by Karl Hyde of Underworld. Looking forward always means respecting the past, and there is a clear influence of Faithless (Karl sounds remarkable like Maxi Jaxx, while some of the synth stabs are descendant of the classic Rollo/Goetz “Tuff” sound). The track is definitely unique unto itself with a modern electro feel, big shuffling beats, and dramatic fills. The video reinforces the lyrical message of unity with people coming together to dance their emotions out. “Ten” is one of those rare tracks that are accessible and dancefloor-friendly, yet dark and cool at the same time.
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