- Mon, 2010-07-26 12:16
This actually took a while to grow on us...but then it all became clear. See, we originally expected some kind of hyper, super-human mutant dubstep-death hybrid from the Skream, Benga and Artwork collaboration Magnetic Man. We wanted bass that registered on the Richter scale and brutality that could be unmatched. When we first heard I Need Air, we were left feeling a little deflated. But the point is, Magnetic Man isn’t Skream, Benga and Artwork, it’s Magnetic Man, it’s another musical project with a direct focus on live performance. Save the dubstep production for lonely late nights, they’ve got that covered individually. What Magnetic Man serves to do is prove that commercial, big room dance can emerge from the underground. We don’t need formulaic construction of the same old beats, in the same old studios with the same old, tired 80’s vocal sample. If we need it big and radio friendly then Magnetic Man are here to serve. The video basically sums it up. This isn’t for a dirty underground, it’s for a fucking massive club. And after everything they’ve done to get where they are, if that’s what Benga, Skream and Artwork want, then fine.