Premiere: D/R/U/G/S – The Source of Light

31.10.12, Words by: Anthony Walker

The name D/R/U/G/S suggests the more abrasive ends of modern dance music – slashes and capital letters tend to do that – but his single The Source of Light is really nice, nodding to the rave-y pop of Madonna’s Ray of Light.

The tightly structured track loops over and over, but rather than grinding down it grows, with shiny synth melodies and a weightless female vocal à la Clams Casino breaking through and giving a glimpse of euphoria. The Source of Light is tough but there’s a gloss to it that marks it out and stands it in good pop stead. Download the radio edit exclusively below.

The Source of Light, with remixes from Dan Avery and Max Cooper, will be released on the 26th of November by Different Recordings

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