Sherelle Drops Off Title Track From Debut EP '160 Down The A406'

Sherelle Drops Off Title Track From Debut EP '160 Down The A406'

June 21, 2021

Over the last few years, Sherelle has made a name as one of the most exciting and creative talents in drum & bass. Never sticking to just one lane, her sets switch between every shade of D&B and jungle, often veering into juke and footwork, and always with a relentless sense of adventure.

This year has brought a lot of news from the revered selector, beginning with the launch of a label and platform for Black and LGBTQI+ artists called BEAUTIFUL. Since then she's also announced the imminent arrival of 160 Down The A406, a new two-track EP containing her first ever creations as a producer.

Ahead of the EP's release next month, she's just liberated the title track. It's a little different from her usual fare, but it's still a heavy duty beast, driven forward by a marching drum line and skittish, colourful percussion.

"160 Down The A406 is a product of wondering what the next stage of my life will be during 2020. The two tracks represent discovery and they mean a lot to me as I feel like I am always searching for the new and unknown. I wanted for my first introduction musically to be different. I feel like I rarely show a softer, emotive side to the world and these tracks are supposed to be warm and forgiving. Something which wasn't the case in 2020 for me. Although I had gained a lot, I also lost all my income and was feeling super isolated."

"Producing for me was a way of dealing with all the anxiety and sadness that I had felt. I also went through a lot of self-discovery of what I truly wanted out of life and asked myself if I was truly happy with things. The outcome of this are two reflective tracks which feel full and fuzzy. They are supposed to make you happy. Like anything I do... I just want people to be happy and dance."

"The name 160 Down The A406 comes from harking back to where I am from but also the times I have been on my way to somewhere but zoning out... thinking about life... or on my way or coming back from a party... Those journeys can be some of the most underrated when it comes to self reflection."

"160 Down The A406 is just an introduction to the soundscapes and sonics that are to be expected from future releases this year and I can not wait to release more."

Take a listen below and look out for the EP when it drops on July 6.

Words: James Keith
Photography: Isaac Lamb