‘Trail of Tears’ is the next sought after single from Magnetude and represents what the duo aims for when they produce music. And that’s not just to deliver hard-hitting drum & bass, but also to combine their musical skills and assert them into narrative tales. Alongside the intricate detail of its artwork, ‘Trail of Tears’ takes on a western theme and it’s these themes which have made the soundscapes of their label Evolution Chamber so appealing for fans. Brought together by the joint might of Task Horizon, Magnetude and Receptor, Evolution Chamber was launched in the latter half of 2019 and from then it’s risen from strength to strength. It’s provided a home for like minded artists and it’s remained fiercely independent, something which has been recognised by the wider dance music scene. And their next single continues a flurry of releases which has seen them set standards over the past twelve months, with ‘Trail of Tears’ providing another tale for its fan base.
The title is based on the "Trail of Tears" displacement between 1831 – 1877, with the track being their telling of a Native American hero who revolts against the confederate Americans. With its inspired intro, it proves to be a signature of Magnetude’s imaginative production settings. However, as you’re gradually taken through the track’s build-up, you’re suddenly dropped into its zapping LFOs and pummelling levels of bass, following the final showdown with the confederates. Fine-tuned and explosive, the cowboy reminiscent instrumentals cut through the mix, giving it a disjointed yet melodic feel. It takes the traditional dark drum & bass track, ready for contemporary dance floors and gives it a dynamic twist.
With one foot in Russia and the other in the UK, Magnetude continue to draw on a range of influences to deliver their records. They’ve helped build the creative platform that is Evolution Chamber and remain at the helm of its release schedule.
Catalog Number: EVOC008
Release Date: 31/07/2020