French artist Monty shows his chops for high-quality production yet again with this dance floor heater called “Magma” f his forthcoming EP, Hypnotize. The EP is slated for release next month on one drum and bass music’s most boundary-pushing imprints: Alix Perez’s 1985 Music.
“Magma” heats up first with some fine tuned layers percussion and foreboding synth work, followed by an onslaught a red hot bass line that is certain to get the dancefloor moving.
Part what makes the track (and the EP) so unique and groovy is Monty’s ever-evolving use syncopation to add extra flavor to the rhythm throughout. In Monty’s words, “For me, this EP is more about the drums. I really tried to get the drums feeling ‘human’ and less ‘clinical’ compared to my previous EP on 1985 Music, Hold Me Back. Some the patterns in the drums are actually slightly f time like the kick, snare or hats.”
The execution this difficult technique represents a notable duality in Monty’s music: while he is pushing the boundaries forward with sound design, he’s also borrowing from the break beat beginnings drum and bass music.
Hypnotize is available for preorder .