Released – 6th July
Magnetude’s formative single ‘Snatch / Signals’ marked the beginning of their relationship with Ram Records. The Anglo-Russian hybrid was brought together through their mutual love of music and this is evident through each one of their sonic imaginings. Their incredible production standard and attention to detail didn’t go unnoticed by drum & bass figurehead Ram, as their cross-pollination of influences filtered through their meticulously fashioned compositions. After spending the last year solidly working on their unique blend of dance music, they had their defining moment on the drum & bass behemoth, which is now being followed in quick succession by forthcoming record ‘Aracde’.
‘Arcade’ has already been doing the rounds, becoming a signature within the duo’s sets throughout the world. The 8-bit breakdown and synth-layered crescendos take you through each track switch, as you’re pulled deeper and deeper into a pin-ball machine of evilly-laughing samples amongst fast-paced beat patterns. Magnetude demonstrate that there’s more to come following their sophomore release and that this is only the beginning for a pair who’ve spent years sharing their craft online. With the backing of an imprint that has had twenty five years to define their roster, Magnetude are a welcome addition to Ram’s genre-shaping catalogue.