Borderline finishes off its 2014 release schedule with one of the most eagerly awaited releases of the year, Mac & Monday‘s hat trick original on the imprint. Surely, it can’t possibly be as good as the previous two, right? Guess again.
After one of the most successful 2012 releases for Activa’s label, Yoruba, came the follow-up in 2013, Here Comes The Snd with its Original Re.Edit and Tech Mixes. The latter was so good that I picked it as 2013 track of the year for VS. With that in mind, Norbert’s latest single has some big shoes to fill. Thankfully, that’s no problem for the Hungarian producer.
Back in June, he posted a small sample of what would later become Raysa, and I guess it’s suffice to say that I’ve replayed the damn thing countless times in the 6 months since. Now that I listen to the final product, I can tell you it’s more of the same, but with one key detail that needs to be emphasized: more of the same from Mac & Monday is as good as a track can get. From the grumbling signature base line, to the stunning interplay between the melody and the acids and that almost old-school sound of the kick, the entire ensemble is proof that you can create a more ‘modern’ trancer, without sacrificing any of the qualities that make the genre great. As if that wasn’t enough, Norbert strategically places vocal chops all over the track, capping it off it the best possible way. To the folks at Borderline, Rob & Simon, and to Norbert who’s behind Mac & Monday, I tip my hat to you gentlemen.This one’s a keeper.
The stunning original and intro mixes of Raysa are headed for a Monday, December 8th Beatport exclusive release. Have a listen.
BEATPORT EXCLUSIVE: 08.12.2014 | GENERAL RELEASE: 22.12.2014
Country: UK / Style: Uplifting Trance / Year: 2014 / Label: Borderline Music*
*Part of Black Hole Recordings.
Listen. If you enjoyed it, hit that like button. Even better still, share & comment if you liked it. 😀