Specimen A recently released the 2-song Tomahawk EP on Rottun Recordings—Excision’s monster, independent label. Available now, Tomahawk EP puts the listener in close quarters combat with an onslaught of bass.
On the Tomahawk EP, the duo reemerges with a headfirst dive into their bass roots. From the full-fledged drum ‘n’ bass attack on their track “Slingshot” to the swagger of “Tomahawk,” the Tomahawk EP puts the listener in close quarters combat with an onslaught of bass. Specimen A is a formidable production and DJ outfit with many strings to their bow, synonymous with nothing less than quality. No territory is out of bounds. Be prepared.
Having broadened their sound in 2010, they added dubstep into their repertoire. Making major impressions once more, their huge dubstep remix of Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” gained great support as did their remix to Bashy vs NAPT’s hit “Make My Day,” which has garnered over 675,000 views on YouTube to date. Continuing on their successes, Specimen A has gone on to capture the number #1 at Beatport for their single “Forgot About Breaks.”
The Jones brothers were born into a family of musicians. Music was passed into their blood through their uncle, 80’s pop star Howard Jones, and classical music training. Developing a love for electronic music, Phil and Mo started producing bass-driven breaks, dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass.
Specimen A started making breaks in 2006 collaborating with Far Too Loud. Early releases “Headcase,” “Contamination,” and “Soldiers At War” won mass praise and support for them. Then in 2009, another breakout year emerged. The duo managed a nomination for Breakthrough Producer at the 2009 Breakspoll Awards—the International Breakbeat Awards—performed at the first Breakspoll Festival in Spain and were featured as guests on mix shows on BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM. Specimen A most recently released the Rock Star EP this past April, a multi-genre project that took the group’s songwriting prowess to a new high and featured an array of electronic music production styles.