Activa – Magnetic EP

Activa - Magnetic EP

Activa – Magnetic EP

It’s been a long time coming, but after more than a decade since getting established, Activa and Monster Tunes finally get to cross paths with Rob’s official follow-up to Antimatter. This should be very interesting.

Dub Mix

Sometime at the end of last year, Rob mentioned there was an Antimatter-style track coming in 2015 and since I’m a big fan of that, I was eager to hear a sample. My eagerness was rewarded about a month ago when the sample you see below popped up on Soundcloud.

Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Magnetic features a mesmerizing blend of progressive and psy, with the subtle acids and gated synths giving off an addicting vibe. The breakdown adds the fantastic gated vocals, making for a supremely enjoyable addition to the atmosphere of the break. As you’d expect, the climax finishes off things on a suitably clean note, with the pronounced kicks and acids bubbling to the surface.

I personally am far from sick of Antimatter, but Magnetic is without a doubt a perfect follow-up. Big fan of this one. 😀

James Dymond Remix

Last year, Activa remixed James’ Samples Of Silk but now, it’s time to switch places  and let mr. Dymond have a go at remixing one of Rob’s tracks.

If the dub mix isn’t quite your thing, the rework for Magnetic, pushes it towards the techier end of the spectrum, with a slightly more emphasized bass and kick. Rob’s original gets its acids pushed up, and a much more obvious psy twist seeps into proceedings. The breakdown gets a very nice piano melody added into the mix, nicely supporting the track toward its climax. Speaking of which, the moment of highest energy will definitely appeal to psy fans, with it being the most emphasized component of the arrangement. Great job.

Come May 4th, you’ll be able to pick up Activa‘s dub mix of Magnetic along with the James Dymond remix, exclusively off Beatport. On the 18th, you’ll be able to grab it from all the other digital download stores. The original version is on its way, but until then, enjoy these two. 🙂

Beatport Exclusive: 04.05.2015    |    General Release: 18.05.2015

Country: UK / Style: Progressive, Psy Trance / Year: 2015 / Label: Monster Force*

*Part of Monster Tunes.

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