MUSIC: Example drops new mixtape Bangers & Ballads plus new track Sit Down Gary.

Example returns with the third and final track from his ‘Bangers & Ballads’ mixtape, out today, ‘Sit Down Gary’, a bass-fuelled banger every bit as cheeky as its title suggests. The latest track premiered last night on Jamz Supernova BBC 1Xtra show, Listen here:

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Despite only being a last-minute addition to the mixtape, recorded on the eve of delivery, ‘Sit Down Gary’ quickly became a firm favourite. Produced by Example and Bowzer Boss (prime producer for Birmingham's prince of grime JayKae), it’s no wonder it draws from such a variety of the UK’s musical palate, with garage, dub and ska all in evidence. Staying in step with Example’s last two singles, ‘Sit Down Gary’ is another one destined for the dance, with its naughty garage beat, hypnotic vocal sample and refrain of “Do you mind I’m out my mind” transporting the listener to a sweaty festival tent/weird after party.

Examples says - "It’s been inspirational to have the opportunity to re-engage with the music I love to make, with people I admire and respect who are on the zeitgeist of dance music. The likes of  Banx and Ranx, TCTS, Rude Kid, Bowser Boss. I’ve just come back from Ibiza, where I ended up performing at Amnesia with My Nu Leng which was sick. I’ve got Rize and SW4 coming up, and I’m throwing the official afterparty for SW4 at Ministry of Sound, then back to the studio finishing off the releases for October. So lots of exciting stuff on the horizon, everything is feeling really good."


The suitably titled ‘Bangers & Ballads’ reminds the world of why they fell in love with Example in the first place. His next releases are “about having no rules – being who I am and who I want to be”, a fresh blend of tracks showcasing Example’s pioneering club/pop sound. From the bass bubbling garage inspired “Back For More” with Rude Kid to the anthemic “Show Me How To Love feat Hayla” currently garnering huge playlist support, “Bangers and Ballads”shows us that for Example, the party is by no means over.

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With sales totalling over 12 million, a US No.1 as a songwriter and sold out headline shows across the world, Example is one of the UK dance music’s most successful male solo artists. With AWAL, Example has been exploring his new found creative freedom by collaborating with the likes of JAUZ, Sonny Fodera, Jodie Harsh, Peking Duk, The Six, Banx & Ranx, Diztortion, Karen Harding, Black Gatsby, Sheldrake and Dan Priddy. Example is confirmed to perform across the globe this summer, catch him performing at Rize festival this weekend as well as SW4 next weekend including the official SW4 after-party ‘Pandemonium’.


‘Bangers & Ballads’ shows us that Example is refreshed, vitalised and ready to rave…


Bangers & Ballads tracklist:

  1. Sit Down Gary

  2. Show Me How To Love ft. Hayla

  3. All U Need ft. Karen Harding

  4. Sick & Twisted

  5. Headlights

  6. Into Darkness ft. Black Gatsby

  7. S1MPL3

  8. Back For More (Example X Rude Kid)

  9. Can't Get Me Down ft. ARO VANA


Live Dates

10th Aug - Sligo Festival

11th Aug - Ascot w. Rita Ora

18th Aug - Rize Festival

25th Aug - SW4 + official afterparty at Ministry of Sound - hosted by Example’s Pandemonium night

26th Aug - Victorious Festival

31st Aug - Fairweather Festival

1st Sept - Midstock Festival

9th Sept - Wheels and Fins Festival