Good things come to those who wait, and for their inaugural release the respective minds of The Magician and TCTS come together to bring us ‘Slow Motion’. Having become an underground favourite throughout the summer months as a DJs secret weapon of choice, now ‘Slow Motion’ sees its release on 15th September, destined to bring the heat long after the nights have rolled in.
True to its name, ‘Slow Motion’ took a little time to reach your speakers. Recorded between globetrotting DJ sets and a summer that saw the pair welcome some of their biggest shows to date, the duo found time to craft the record in studios across London, bringing a fresh soundtrack to your late-nights and early mornings. Late-night impromptu jam sessions brought The Magician and TCTS together, merging their distinct dancefloor worlds to create something equally fitted to the UK’s dark basements as it is the Ibizan shorelines.
On ‘Slow Motion’, The Magician and TCTS demonstrate what’s kept them at the forefront of a burgeoning electronic music scene over the past few years. TCTS’ knack for injecting groove into homegrown house music shines through, his signature four-to-the-floor take on UK dance music combining with The Magician’s distinctive catchy melodic touch on this anthemic roller. The soulful and vocoded tones of Black Butter’s Sam Sure sounds futuristic yet timeless in equal measure, ‘Slow Motion’ showcasing the best in this rising talent.
The Magician’s take on Lykke Li’s ‘I Follow Rivers’ hit number one across Europe, and with a UK top 10 single under his belt in ‘Sunlight’ with Years & Years, The Magician continues to captivate. His long-running ‘Magic Tapes’ mixtape series reaches millions across the globe every month, while his label imprint POTION continues to bring big room modern classics to your bedrooms. Garage duo Arches, brooding house act The Aston Shuffle, Deep House DJ Bobby Nourman, nu Hip-Hop Groove act Clew & Prov and The Magician himself have all repped the good name POTION/Ultra throughout its relatively short existence.
TCTS hasn’t exactly been taking it easy, either. Teaming up with Kelis and Sage The Gemini, TCTS’ summer stormer ‘Icy Feet’ became peak-time favourites for MistaJam, Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong to name just a handful. As ‘Icy Feet’ took TCTS to the big leagues Snakehips, Wale and SAINT WKND soon came knocking with remix requests, looking to bring a little bit of that TCTS magic to their own chart-storming singles.
Set for release on 15th September through Potion/Ultra ‘Slow Motion’ is a collaboration from a trio of artists who as individuals are at the top of their game, but together, create something dancefloor defining.