I don't know about you, but sometimes I need a tune that's gonna pummel my skin with purpose. Bristol producer Crypticz has made such a tune: it's called "Magnets," and it's the audio equivalent of sticking your head out a car window on the highway: feel the vibration in your eyeballs, feel alive. Sonically, it exists somewhere between drum & bass and bass-heavy grime, but don't worry too much about that—just stick it on and hug the speaker.
"'Magnets' is a result of spending most of summer last year working on deeper, darker material loosely within the drum & bass umbrella," Crypticz told The FADER. "Come the end of summer, I had a load of positive energy I wanted to let out and channel into making something a bit more upfront and energetic. The end result was quite a straight-up, simplistic track, I think, just big bass and big leads that flow along with a rolling drum track. It's an important track to me because of the reception: I feel I may have found a line somewhere between a track for the underground and the more 'standard' listener." Inflect Audio will release Crypticz's Magnets EP on May 1st.
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