Now, dont get me wrong its a good tune (I've been to Fabric when its been dropped and also heard it play on the RC1 System, and rewound in either instance) but just curious as to peoples opinion of it and its production. Its a simple bit of drum programming, a synth and an aligned sub but you cant deny its popularity on the scene. In my opinion, its pure simplicity that makes it a dance floor hit, its uncomplicated, anthemic in the same way Mr Happy is/was, the vocal (from Biggy Smalls 'Warning', track of the same name) is provocative and the build to the drop pulls same energy. I dont think there is a perfect DNA for a jump up tune, though I think there is a general set of criteria you follow in order to qualify for at least the genre, which of course Warning does. Importantly, the track feels 'joined-up', I'd add that to its success as a tune (8367 on Spotify and counting) - a lot of tunes feel disjointed sometimes, where its evident the producer has found a great new b-line that is being wedged into a tune, without really considering its relationship with all the other elements, it ends up feeling disparate. Its worth pointing out that although I've been into the DB/Jungle scene for 20 odd years, I've only just started producing (Ableton + Push) so I suppose my comments are led by that, I dont want to over analyse a tune, neither do I want to deconstruct it or think that I am going to produce anything to second Warning anytime soon, but when a tune lands (see; Mr Happy) that gets almost immediate traction, I sort of want to know its DNA. Maybe that in itself then poses a real problem, that once you do that, you end up formulaic, or on the bandwagon. I think my last point, if this is a 'why is it a massive tune' post, is that it crests the current zeitgeist in EDM, that tech synth and the punching sub, sat as one unit, which DB owes a great favour to Dubstep. Not to just completely contradict my entire post but I'm not a huge fan of Guv tbh, his tunes have been unsuccessfully aped by quite a few producers and I kinda think Guv is the man to blame, if we are to start pointing fingers. Thats just the bandwagon I referred earlier. That said, Warning is a popular tune, its marriage with the dance floor is seemingly perfect. I cant help thinking about Zombie Nation, remember that? Theres another riff that becomes an anthem. Well those are my thoughts, like I say, I'm just an amateur producer having a go, just trying to learn the ropes whilst also adding a bit of curious thought and a bit of theory. Go easy on me.