For those who don’t know Magnetic Man are one of the hottest electronic acts in the UK right now and the world’s first dubstep supergroup consisting of dubstep originators and pioneers Skream, Benga and Artwork. The trio have recently been slaying UK and European audiences with their mindblowing live show and even recording at Maida Vale studios with live strings.
This album is definitely aimed at more of a mainstream dubstep audience than a lot of past tracks released by these three producers, full of catchy vocals but not surpassing on the big wobbly bass we have all come to know and love when it comes to UK dubstep.
The album showcases a variety of sounds from orchestral strings in the opening track, Flying into Tokyo, and moves onto a variety of heavy dubstep and the more poppy sounds of I Need Air and Perfect Stranger. The album finishes on an absolutely epic note with Getting Nowhere (featuring John Legend).
This is a great album and just may be the catalyst of dubstep crossing over to mainstream audiences.
My picks of the album: I Need Air, The Bug (Benga’s bassy vocoder vocals here are HUGE), Perfect Stranger, Karma Crazy and Getting Nowhere.