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Magnetic Man: 'I Need Air'

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I Need Air 'Magnetic Man'
Released on Monday, Jul 26 2010

How clever are Magnetic Man? We'll answer that question in a wee while, just as soon as we've discussed their provenance and dissected their debut single in the customary reviewerly fashion. As to the former, this is a collaboration between three Croydon-based DJ/producer types, Artwork, Benga and Skream, the latter of whom twiddled the knobs on that remix of La Roux's 'In For The Kill'.

And the latter? Well, 'I Need Air' is quite simply a stonker. Less simply, it's a monster-sized electropop-cum-dubstep club track that sounds as though it could coax everyone from Tristan in Dalston to Robbo from Romford to Joe at G-A-Y bar onto the dancefloor. It manages to do so while taking place entirely at midtempo. And it also contrives to make Auto-Tuned vocals - courtesy of Angela "I've got a writing credit on 'Empire State Of Mind' you know" Hunte - sound kinda cute. How clever are Magnetic Man? We'll leave you to answer that for yourself.

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