Hailing from Brighton, Six Blade is the new project from drum and bass duo, Mattix & Futile. Having gained heavy support over the last few years from DJ’s such as Friction, Crissy Criss, Grooverider, MistaJam, Dirtyphonics, and the Brookes Brothers with their releases on Crystal Clear’s Cold Blooded Recordings and A.M.C’s Titan Records imprint, the duo have launched a brand new alias, signing exclusively with Futurebound’s Viper Recordings – the label that launched the careers of such heavy-hitters as the Brookes Brothers, Sigma, Camo & Krooked, ShockOne, Seven Lions, Delta Heavy, DC Breaks, Metrik, InsideInfo, Smooth and many more.
Six Blade, aka Jack Wakeman and Mike Davis met at school and started DJing in other genres at the age of 16. It wasn’t until three years later that they discovered drum and bass. Both sharing the love for this new genre, they formed the duo Mattix & Futile. Wanting to be more than just DJ’s, they began producing music two years later at the age of 21.
In 2010, their first single ‘Rising Up’ was hammered by Friction, D-Minds and even featured as Grooverider’s rewind track on BBC Radio 1 alongside regular airplay from the man himself. In 2011, they released their first two singles on Cold Blooded Recordings ‘Take You Back’ / ‘Believe’ and ‘Corkscrew’ / ‘Where We Are’. Both singles were rinsed by many of the top DJ’s in the scene and received support from both BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. ‘Corkscrew’ not only reached number one on the Drum & Bass Arena Download charts, but also featured on Drum & Bass Arena’s ‘Evolution’ album. In 2011, the pair linked with A.M.C to create ‘The Meddler’, which served as the launch of Titan Records first release ‘The Surface EP’ and went on to feature on UKF’s ‘Bass Culture’ album.
The duo decided to take some time out to work on their production and came back in 2012 with another release on Cold Blooded, ‘Wreck The Noise’ / ‘Burnout’. Both tracks were cained by DJ’s in the scene, with ‘Wreck The Noise’ claiming the number one spot on the Trackitdown Drum & Bass chart. Linking with A.M.C once again, they remixed Dukebox’s ‘Pressure’ which received huge support from MistaJam on 1Xtra. The trio then teamed up with Katie’s Ambition to make ‘Was There Ever’ which was featured as an exclusive track for Drum & Bass Arena’s ‘Summer Selection’ Album. Finishing off the year, Mattix & Futile dropped their remix of Substantial Error’s ‘Sunshine’ which received great support on 1Xtra through Crissy Criss.
With a fresh start under their new Six Blade banner, the duo are starting off 2013 in style with a remix for Viper’s upcoming 50th release, as well as a remix for Major Look, along with an EP with A.M.C and their first single ‘Flash Forward’ on Viper Recordings.