Damn You Mongolians presents the first EP in his two volume “Before The Storm EP” series: “Part 1: Before The Storm”, featuring the tracks “Before The Storm” and “In The Night”, plus bonus instrumental mixes. This release precedes the forthcoming EP ‘Part 2: After The Storm”.
Hailing from the North East of the UK, Steve Southern a.k.a. Damn You Mongolians has always shown an immense passion for music of all genres. Inspired by icons of electronic music such as BT and Hybrid, along with the classic European trance sound of the late 90s, Steve released his music under various monikers before the Damn You Mongolians (DYM) project was born in early 2010 amidst the rise of UK dubstep and bass music. The first fruits of which would eventually lead to an official release of his highly acclaimed remix of BT’s “Every Other Way” on Black Hole Recordings. Official releases from dubstep star MRK1, blog darling Queen of Hearts and Canadian electro-duo The Dirty Tees followed – not to mention his now infamous remix of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” which racked up in excess of 1.7 million online views. His own cuts like “Leave You Behind”, “Untrue” and “Fire” all defined the DYM sound outside of the average dubstep club track, as his sound grew more distinct – blending elements of dubstep, trance, drum and bass, ambient and songwriting. In April 2012 he released his debut Rub-a-Duck single ‘Footprints’ along with rising star Katie’s Ambition (fresh from collaborations with Filthzilla, Torqux, Baratone and Dexcell) His approach for this new set of tracks was to continue collaborating with new and exciting vocal talent, to create original songs that would reward repeat listens long after the club sound systems have powered down.
Bristol’s 19-year-old singer-songwriter Natalie Holmes has grown her fan base from square one over the past 3 years. Since moving to Leeds in 2011 to study at Leeds College of Music, Natalie has been gigging wherever and whenever she can, taking her Internet following and expanding it in the real world. She’s also been busy attracting the attention of the likes of Perez Hilton, who in featuring her original song “Safety Net” on his blog, said, “She’s a real artist!”, and BBC Introducing West Yorkshire’s Alan Raw, who played a track from her self produced album “Goodmorning Sleepyhead”. Influenced by artists such as Ellie Goulding, Ingrid Michaelson, Bon Iver and Gabrielle Aplin, Natalie started writing songs from a young age and nowadays works hard make it big.
Ivy Jayne is from South Wales, U.K. From an early age she discovered her love of being on stage – whether it was to sing, dance or act. Regularly singing and performing with other family members and after learning to play the guitar, she combined her talents with another passion –writing – and went on to embrace the world of song writing. Singing one of her own compositions, she was chosen as a “Live & Unsigned” regional finalist in 2012.
Opening all registers within the realm of adventurous dubstep, Damn You Mongolians manages to create a dark, but incredibly atmospheric feel with both “Before The Storm” and “In The Night”. His unique use of vocals combined with an almost symphonic synth arrangement adds a certain exclusive sound to the EP, turning the concept into an absolute smash for the dance floors.