At the vibrant intersection of bass-heavy dubstep and the infectious beats of house music, the collaborative efforts of Henry Fong and Axel Boy manifest in their new festival anthem “Down Like That.” Released through the Dim Mak label on October 13th, the track serves as a testament to the duo’s collective skill in curating a high-octane, heart-throbbing auditory experience.
At the core of “Down Like That” are the acute and edgy rave synths that deliciously meld with high-energy beats, simmering into an atmosphere brimming with charged intensity and bass-fueled power. The inclusion of simplistic rap vocals serves as an additional layer of spunk, truly making it a modern classic in the realm of rave anthems. This is the kind of music a rager crowd feels in their bones, commanding them to dance along with its irresistible rhythm. While the track is just over two minutes in length, it packs a punch and is easy to envision headlining any of the duo’s sets.
The song functions as an homage to their influences above all else. As a tribute to the UK club world, it encapsulates the genre without emulating it. The single maintains its own identity while punctuating the shrill stabs of synthesizers and sirens with cheers, reminiscent of Eurobeat. This can be attributed to the creative geniuses behind the song and their unique backgrounds and identities.
Axel Boy, the creative architect behind the track’s inception, aimed to craft a super-energetic main stage masterpiece. Henry Fong’s seamless addition of his distinctive touch to the collaboration resulted in a refined creation that lives up to its promise of being a festival sensation.
Me and Henry had been in touch through my Patreon and I instantly asked him if he wanted to work on a tune together to which he was very keen to do so! I sent him the idea for this & he ran with it- adding lots of attitude to the record- really polishing it off to create the infectiously euphoric & intense bass-driven banger “Down Like That”.
Axel Boy on the development of the single.
Axel Boy is a global luminary in the bass music realm that has carved a niche with his melodically-driven approach. Renowned for effortlessly blending genres like house, dubstep, and drum & bass, Axel Boy’s remarkable ability to merge sonorous synths with powerful basslines has earned him plentiful accolades from major labels. With releases on prestigious platforms including Jauz’s Bite This, NGHTMRE & Slander’s Gud Vibrations, and Spinnin’, Axel Boy is leaving an indelible mark on the music world, especially in the UK bass scene with Crucast. With already quite the repertoire, he has much more planned for the future.
Henry Fong, with a venerable career spanning over a decade, brings a wealth of experience to the partnership. Fong is no stranger to the limelight. Not only has he accrued an impressive 1.5 billion streams, but he also maintains a stage presence at esteemed festivals such as Ultra Music Festival and EDC Vegas. The synergy with Axel Boy further cements his status as a driving force in the dance music realm. Beyond his musical accomplishments, Fong’s commitment to nurturing aspiring musicians through online education and his passion for Brazilian jiu-jitsu and surfing depict a multifaceted artist dedicated to making a profound impact.
The joint effort between Henry Fong and Axel Boy goes beyond a mere musical partnership; it’s a convergence of two musical powerhouses, each contributing their particular strengths. “Down Like That” transcends the boundaries of a festival banger; it stands as a dynamic fusion of talent, style, and innovation. The electrifying beats of this track have not only resonated with fans but have also garnered praise from critics. As the resounding beats of “Down Like That” echo, it becomes evident that Henry Fong and Axel Boy have crafted a sonic spectacle to endure in the ever-evolving tapestry of dance music.
“Down Like That” can be streamed on all major music platforms, including Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Tidal. Henry Fong will be at upcoming events in December in Arizona and California, and Axel Boy will be playing a sold-out set in his hometown of Bristol in the UK on December 16th.