The Qemists "Dem Na Like Me" 12"
The Qemists - 2009ʼs underground dance music superstars. One of the most eagerly awaited debut albums of next year, Join The Q meshes the high energy of drumʼnʼbass and rock with a wide-ranging set of sounds that betray the fact that the mysterious trio were a band before they took to the decks. Dancehall, metal, electro, grime and hip hop all make their presence known across the album thanks to a host of respected guest vocalists. Itʼs like ram raiding the best record shop in West London with your Saxoʼs ICE turned up to drown out the alarm. The first single to be released off Join the Q is "Dem Na Like Me", out everywhere January 20, 2009. On this stellar track Wiley, the godfather of grime and mentor to Dizzee Rascal, slots in perfectly over distorted Brit-hop beats and layers of guitars for what may possibly be his filthiest track ever. Chase and Status, Pendulum and Mampi Swift have all been raving about them on the scene, while on Radio 1 Zane Lowe called them "the future of music, what The Prodigy hinted at." Even Iron Maidenʼs Bruce Dickinson has given them the rock seal of approval.