Propeller Falls EP
Kill Em All Records
Propeller Falls / Out Cold / Game Theory
Release Date: 10th April 2011
Promo mix: http://snd.sc/f8mEeQ
About one year ago, back when trawling through Myspace wasn't such a frustratingly fruitless task, I stumbled across something called Magnets. The page was totally black with a small animation of an endless road at night. It drew me in straight away. It was techno music, mixed with elements of EBM and house, clearly made on analogue equipment. Simple, sparse, atmospheric, hypnotic yet, all the while, punchy enough to break your headphones. A message was sent, the conversation began and twelve months on we have something very special to give to you.
Magnets is the project of Alex Mac, a London based producer and DJ. We're incredibly happy to have his debut release on Kill Em All. In his own words, the music "draws influence from the days when all you needed was a drum machine, a synth and an idea". The EP consists of three dancefloor bombs if ever we've heard 'em. I've had people in Fabric literally run up to me with their iPhones, desperate to know what the tracks are when they've heard them on that system. Yeah, so that sentence might sound like a crass PR tool but it's true and anyway, we're allowed to be excited. I'm following Sheen's example and being outwardly proud of my decisions (except with, y'know, fewer porn stars and lower levels of domestic violence).
Alex was in the band Simian, who managed to release two well received albums before imploding. It was with James Ford and Jas Shaw (the blonde bombshell Mr. Shaw actually helped mix this EP) in the pre Simian years that they built a studio in their house in Manchester, became inebriated on the hot dust kicking out of their old equipment and worked out how to make records. Put in the time and you will be rewarded.
Dan (Stopmakingme) & Filthy Dukes
Label contact: Dan Avery - email@example.com
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Jokers Of The Scene
Records like this restore my faith in current electronic club music. A solid release focused on melody and energy, featuring a variety of moods providing something for everyone. We'll definitely playing the dark and driving Propeller Falls most often. Congrats to all involved on this release!
I really like thoses tracks! i listen to them like 25 times each! my favorite is Out Cold! big idea, love the groove, and also the techno vibe!!!! Big support on those ones!
Thanks for these - sounding great. Tie for fave between Game Theory and Propellor Falls, but will play them both!
JD Twitch (Optimo)
Thanks for sending this. Really enjoying these. Good stuff!
Matt Walsh (Turbo)
Superb EP, just the right amount of deep, with still an electro edge and not needing to go full blown stadium idiot boom. Great music, ill be playing Game Theory tonight!
Thanks for the tracks. Game theory is my favourite on initial listen.
Andy George (Radio 1)
This sounds so dope, loving Propeller Falls & Out Cold – will definitely play these!
Sei A (Turbo)
Liking the "Propeller Falls" track. Thanks for sending on.
Thanks for the EP, it sounds very cool indeed!
Friendly Fires (Jack)
"Great EP... Out Cold is my fave"
I LOVE IT full support!
Drums of Death
I love Out Cold. Dope tune. Well done on the EP, it all sounds great.
Alex Egan (Skull Juice/Astronomer)
Whole ep is good, but really like the menacing 'propeller falls' in particular. Thanks!
Man, it's absolutely perfect... I'm speechless. There's a depth to these tracks in which anyone with a pulse will be excited by, let alone the techno aficionados. Amazing work, congratulations!
Really nice EP Alex... I'll play "Game Theory".
Nadia Ksaiba (Say Yes/G&S)
I am really loving Magnets work and Out Cold is my fave.