The red-hot moombahton beats that spanned the first arm of Dillon Francis’ Magic Is Real Pt. 1 have not yet cooled, and already, Francis is back with another piping production. The full-length follow up to the first installment bears the same name, but more importantly, evinces the same sonic heat as its vivacious predecessor.
Magic Is Real merges a select number of firecrackers from the past mixtape, “GO OFF (Nuthin’ 2 It),” “Bawdy,” and “Still Not Butter,” with new material, such as the Nitti Gritti-assisted “Salsabahton (Shake That Booty),” which is just as spicy in its electronic makeup as its title anticipates. The Vera Hotsauce feature, “Barely Breathing” constitutes another previously unreleased record to make the cut.
From start to finish, Magic Is Real is seasoned with the Latin flair that has long added flavor to Francis’ music. Stabbing synths and blaring, reverberating bass jointly add an additional kick to Magic Is Real. The collection possesses an explosive character comparable to TNT, as Francis once again goes off in his own idiosyncratic pomp and circumstance.
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