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Mind Vortex – Gravity

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ram141packshot.jpgLabel: Ram Records Score: 7/10

Straight outta Norwich with more big beats for days Mind Vortex are back on deck with latest offering in the form of Gravity. Let’s not get it twisted… This shouts the words ‘set opener’ from the roof tops and isn’t ashamed of doing so. 

A bleepy rock infused build up opens up the lungs of the track before eight bars of weighty kicks run up to, as expected from Mind Vortex, a heart punishing drop designed to part the dance floor, elbows out, one person at a time. These guys have set their stall out as the ones to go to for crowd pleasing, screw face making bangers (see last single Arc VIP or their impressive remix of Wilkinson’s Heartbeat for further proof). It’s a formula that seems to be working and while I’d like to see them do something a little left of their usual sound, they say if it ain’t broke… 

Catapult is more heavy artillery material to spray dance floors with. Eye wateringly heavy snares and grizzled twisted bass synths are the main components of the track making it, and i think this is the technical term, heavy as fuck. Pure wall of sound business going on within Catapult’s four and half minutes of carnage. Only flaw for me is the melody arrangement that occurs before the drop, felt a bit unnecessary to me. 

Two massive records from Mind Vortex, who I still feel have yet to replicate the strength of their opening Ram single Now It’s Time and Hotbox. That said I don’t think they’re that far off nailing getting both sides of a single just right. Gravity is most certainly a further step in the right direction though. 

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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