Premiere: MagicFX – Burst


The tantalising thought of the returning night keeps the blood pumping and the clock galloping on. Visceral images of draft beer with loved ones amidst an entire cast of strangers causes my mouth to salivate and my resolve to harden. They say you never know the worth of water till the well is dry. For now, confinement is merely a period of self-reflection and a profound opportunity to develop an appetite for life.

London-based label and artist-collective squareglass gift us with ‘Clarity’, the latest EP from Dom Kirtley, best known as ‘MagicFX’. The four-track release is a frenetic and jubilant collection of house and techno tracks, each of which is brought to life utilising a combination of physical synthesisers and Kirtley’s infinite expertise in sound. Our pick ‘Burst’ is a colour-soaked house track, dripping in acid influences. With squelching basslines, subtle pads, light breaks and four to the floor kicks, the track overflows with energetic optimism.