Need For Mirrors - Royal Blood EP//Magnetude - Before The Dawn feat. Julia Marks (GLXY Remix)
A true master of his craft, it’s no surprise Joe Moses’ work as Need For Mirrors is so prolific. There’s a vision to it: from the look of the art to the sound of the music - it’s all in the detail. His ‘Veto’ EP was the first seed sown of a relationship between the Soul in Motion co-founder and ProgRAM and we’re delighted to have him back with the ‘Royal Blood’ EP. Four cuts deep with a range of styles on display, the monumental title track ‘Royal Blood’ is a rallying battle cry where earth shuddering horns blare throughout, giving it a movie score feel. The deliciously titled ‘Midnight at Morleys’ wobbles over rolling beats, subtle conga rides and distorted vocal patches. Layered piano and a tight sub bass help give ‘Keep Going’ a classy, intricate sound on the EP’s most musical offering. ‘Dummy’ closes the show with twinkling, delicate notes juxtaposed with a grimy bassline and shuffling, pacy drum patterns. All in all, the ‘Royal Blood’ EP is an exquisite collection of tracks from an artist whose output continues to impress. Make sure to look out for forthcoming Need For Mirrors material on Ram Records. But right now... these four tracks require you to once again get with the ProgRAM.
Magnetude signed off a productive 2018 with the stunning ‘Before The Dawn.’ The track, featuring Julia Marks on vocals, showcased the pair’s ability to craft a song as well as their recognised dancefloor bangers. The release even found its way onto TV; sound-tracking the FA Cup football highlights on the BBC. While we wait for further fresh material from the Anglo-Russian duo, ‘Before The Dawn’ is given the remix treatment by Shogun Audio’s GLXY, who flip it into a more liquid standard. Elements of the original are filtered, reverbed and layered over rolling drum patterns, while Marks’ vocal is given a haunting, ethereal texture. GLXY have put their unique style and vibe across in this remix, which takes the original into sleek new territory.