Review: Sub Focus – Endorphins (Sub Focus vs Fred V & Grafix Remix) (Drum N Bass)

This review covers the liquid funk drum n bass track Sub Focus – Endorphins (Sub Focus vs Fred V & Grafix Remix).

This track was released in 2013 as part of a single. It was released along with three other versions of this track.

The track starts off with a piano element and a hi hat. Guitars then start to fade in. This is followed up with the vocals shortly after. From there, the guitars fade away before the track builds up with some additional synth elements.

When the track takes off, the vocals briefly fade away, giving way to more of the synth melody. The vocals do come back, but it ping pongs back and forth a few times between vocal elements and non-vocal sections.

When the drop hits, the guitars return, backing the vocals. The guitars fade away and more synth elements return. A non lyrical section does hit shortly after, but the track then takes an interesting turn.

An electric guitar then comes in, giving the track a sort of guitar solo to change things up. After this, the track backs off somewhat, allowing the acoustic strumming of a guitar to return. When that fades out, the track breaks down one final time with the piano being the last thing to fade out. The track finishes with a synth effect.

What I do like about this track is the variety. This track has three main elements: synth melodies, vocals, and a small electric guitar solo. While the first two elements come in and out, taking turns, the solo only happens once. This track, as a result, is strengthened a fair bit because of the solo even though there is nothing wrong with the other two elements.

The vocals aren’t bad. They offer something that makes this track a much more pleasant listening experience. Meanwhile, the synth melodies work pretty well and give the track some positive vibes.

There is a more acoustic guitar element that is sprinkled on throughout the track. I thought this element gave this a very nice relaxing vibe as well. I think it is a pretty smart thing to add in this case.

Generally speaking, there are plenty of things going for this track. The synth melodies and vocals make for a pleasant listening experience. The electric guitar solo gives this track some great variety. The strumming is a nice touch. So, an overall pretty solid listening experience.

Score
7.5/10

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