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