"One for the big soundsystems. Super delicate melody with big deep drums."
The word ‘anthem’ gets bounced about a lot these days, especially in hardstyle, but it rare that a track comes along, that is not an anthem for an event but is an instant anthem by the classic definition. This is one of those rare gems. The sentiment of the track is awesome, playing on peoples nostalgia that things are better “back in the days” with a hands up, clap along break, then picking up pace to remind people “back in the days” has gone and it’s all about the here and now, before delivering a killer techy drop! A clearly simple track that will have seas of raver clapping along at festivals for years to come, no doubt!
Ben Watt reactivates his Buzzin' Fly label for a one-off release, a clutch of joyous mixes of 'Golden Ratio' and 'Nathaniel' from his album 'Hendra'. Charles Webster and Ewan Pearson do the honours.
Another release of shimmering beauty from our fave Balearic stable. A little more upfront than some of their previous releases, it draws on global influences and instrumentation, taking a percussive angle throughout its multi-layered production. More cerebral goodness from IF, as you would expect, that sees them sit in the ‘world’ bracket with increasing ease.