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Tuesday 18th June 2013 | jim
Peter (aka Yuksek) and the Magician are releasing a new E.P.
1. On my Brain ft. Sophie Galpin
2. Peter Pan ft. JD Samson,
3. Dub edit of On My brain.
This is an exciting collaboration between electronic music stars. Released on Yuksek’s exciting new label, Partyfine, these two have released a pretty big dance-floor E.P.
The stand-out of the pair is definitely On My Brain, which shows the real merging of the pairs different styles and influences into one track. The continual and insistent 4/4 beat acts as the perfect platform for the layering of euphoric synths, that are influenced by 90s pop, disco and old school house, to create a hugely uplifting track. The Magician’s idea to bring in Sophie Galpin, and her intoxicating vocals, adds to the disco feel of the song, being a throwback to old school disco and even some 90s pop, which puts it on par with the newest dance tracks today that all seem to be searching for this era again.
Peter Pan, while not at the same level in terms of catchiness is still an accomplished track. Despite its refined and down-tempo nature, this track was recorded in just one shot as a freestyle experimentation with just the drums set down before hand. Having played JD Samson the instrumental the song took less than 24 hours to complete. A more Scandinavian influence comes through as the vocals seems distant and ghostly, floating above and among the track, rather than being completely connected to it.
Listening to the dub edit of On My Brain sounds like you are listening to an 80s disco track, which is not a bad thing at all. The long intro expands as an insistent 4/4 beat is overlaid creating an infectious dance track.
The E.P. is set for release on the 24th of June and has already received plays by B.Traits and Gilles Peterson, so expect to hear this a lot more this summer. Before it comes out check out their latest mixtapes here:
or check out one of their older tracks below:
Written by jim Roberts