Setting standards in the industry ever since they first collaborated in 2005, Matrix & Futurebound aka Brendan Collins and Jamie Quinn possess one of the most impressive track records in Drum and Bass history. The duo can boast over 30 million combined Spotify Streams, one critically acclaimed album, ‘Universal Truth’, and multiple consecutive Top 40 UK tracks with a back catalogue including hits such as ‘All I Know’, ‘Magnetic Eyes’, ‘Don’t Look Back’ and the legendary Silver certified ‘Control’ – which reached #7 on the UK’s Top 40 singles chart.
As two of drum and bass’ brightest stars, Matrix & Futurebound have remixed the likes of Emeli Sande, Tine Tempah, Jess Glynne, Eric Prydz and Birdy. They have played Creamfields, Brixton Academy, Secret Garden Party, the Albert Hall & more, picking up extensive endorsement from across the board. This has included huge support from daytime and specialist radio including Radio 1 with extensive play from Annie Mac and many others. This also culminated in a highly successful Live Lounge appearance at Maida Vale last December where the pair performed Emeli Sande’s ‘Breathing Underwater’.
Prior to teaming up in 2007, both members enjoyed success in their own right. Matrix first broke through with the techno-infused ‘Sleepwalk’ album on Virus Recordings before crashing into the charts at #6 with ‘It’s Love (Trippin’)’ under his house pseudonym GoldTrix. Meanwhile, Futurebound built his reputation on labels such as Moving Shadow, Infrared and Timeless before launching the influential Viper Recordings in 2004 that has gone from strength to strength.
Never ones to lose sight of the scene they came from, the pair’s reputation on the underground circuit has continued to grow with some of the biggest club tracks over the last decade like ‘Glow’, ‘Scatterbrain’, and recent release ‘The Wall’. This is a reputation built from their affiliation with the legendary Viper Recordings (Brendan is founder) and support from key tastemakers like Friction.
The future is looking particularly bright for Matrix & Futurebound. While the pair continues to conquer the underground, their success in the wider music industry is fast rising too, and this year will see the release of a brand new summer anthem on FFRR - entitled ‘Light Us Up’ and featuring double platinum UK singer Calum Scott.
Light Us Up (feat. Calum Scott) single 2017, Fire (feat. Max Marshall) single 2016, Happy Alone (feat. V Bozeman) single 2015, Don't Look Back (feat. Tanya Lacey) single 2014, Control (feat. Max Marshall) single 2014, Magnetic Eyes (feat. Baby Blue) single 2010, All I Know (feat. Luke Bingham) single 2010
// Matrix & Futurebound The Residency Show Capital Xtra - Sunday 2am-3am monthly
// Matrix & Futurebound ft Luke Bingham ‘All I Know’ - the duo’s first Top 40 hit reaching Number 29 in the UK Official Singles Chart and Number 6 in the Dance chart; clocking in over 3 million combined views on YouTube as well as making the BBC 1Xtra “A” and Radio 1 “B” playlist
// Matrix & Futurebound ft Max Marshall “Control” Number 7 UK Official Singles Chart
// Matrix & Futurebound ft Baby Blue “Magentic Eyes” Number 24 UK Official Singles Chart. ‘Magnetic Eyes’ also became the 9th most-played track on Radio 1 in the first quarter of 2013
// Matrix & Futurebound ft Tanya Lacey “Don’t Look Back” Number 34 UK Official Singles Chart. 3rd consecutive Matrix & Futurebound A-list record on Radio 1. Reached Number 2 Cool Cuts Chart