CamelPhat's debut album Dark Matter is here

Tue 6th Oct

Hot off the back of their new single Witching Hour, released just a few days ago, Dark Matter is the highly-anticipated first album from CamelPhat. To mark news of it’s pre-order release, we review the project set to cement the duo as the hottest property in the dance music arena.

While some of the music will already be familiar as current and former hits, Dark Matter, which is named after their upcoming 2021 tour of the same name, will include a staggering 21 tracks in total, ensuring an action-packed listen from start to finish, and plenty of new material for their tour-finale at The SSE Arena Wembley on Saturday 17th April.

With 5 out of 9 Dark Matter tour dates already sold out and 75% of Wembley tickets already gone, booking in advance is essential.




Fantastical Collaborations

Aside from Dave and Mike’s deft production prowess, Dark Matter is laced with fantasy collaborations. Our boys call on industry buddies, emerging new talent and combos straight out of leftfield. Fans already well acquainted with the sweet harmonies of vocalists Jem Cooke, Elderbrook, Rhodes and sensational newcomer Au/Ra, will be further buoyed by the other featured artists. Notable new collaborators include Irish singer-songwriter Maverick Sabre, house crooner Ali Love, Indie kid Leo Stannard and the group Lowes. Meanwhile, Jake Bugg adds heavyweight credibility on Be Somebody and the talented Ms. Cooke pops up numerous times on the record. In short, this guarantees plenty of singalong moments spread across the 21 individual tracks.

Not Over Yet

Vocals aside, the LP includes a wealth of studio hook-up with some of the biggest names in international music and through the spectrum. Perhaps the most tantalizing mash up on paper, is the pairing with Noel Gallagher on Not Over Yet, proving that, contrary to rumours, Mancunians and Liverpudlians gel together just fine. Noel has in the past expressed his fondness for house music and now Dave and Mike have got him onboard with Not Over Yet.

Croydon’s Finest

Sticking within the dance music universe, Dark Matter boasts link-ups with girl duo Eli & Fur and Croydon’s finest, Skream - the latter of which Oliver Jones teased on his socials as being amongst his best production work ever. They even manage to squeeze in a second collab with their BODYWORKS Ibiza pal Cristoph.

It hasn’t only been established artists that CamelPhat invited into the studio. The album also contains collabs with the North East’s Del-30 and fresh-faced Will Easton, underlining CamelPhat’s ear for talent and commitment to help feed through the next generation.

New Versions

Anyone still looking for extra reasons to get their hands on the release might want to check the exclusive new versions of three of CamelPhat’s biggest club hits: Cola, Breathe and For A Reason. Each has been given the special Dark Matter treatment to reimagine them for 2021 dancefloors and beyond.

Overall, everything points to CamelPhat’s debut LP being the most anticipated dance music album in years. With this in mind, we predict the Grammy and Ivor Novello nominated and multi-platinum act to add a number one album to their glowing list of accolades.

Hear it live at Wembley

If all this album discussion is setting your dopamine levels on heightened alert, then we suggest all CamelPhat fans elevate towards The SSE Arena Wembley on Saturday 17th April. Experience Dark Matter from all angles and in a live environment, as the duo culminate their headline UK tour with their biggest show to date in London. The album will be brought to life in this iconic venue as CamelPhat promise ground-breaking production to mark the occasion. We can also expect several of the artists who appear on the record to be making an appearance alongside them, making this an unmissable first event back after restrictions are lifted.