“INSTANTLY HOOKED” is the only way I can describe my feelings after hearing “Together,” the latest release from Belgian producer/remixer The Magician. The song marks only the third release of his new imprint, POTION, following “Sunlight” (featuring Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander) and “New Love,” the forthcoming new single from Arches featuring promising new pop talent (and MNEK collaborator) Karen Harding. Give “Together” a listen below and then proceed to the dancefloor immediately.
“Together” is The Magician’s (AKA Stephen Fasano) first bit of original music in over 6 months, far too long if you ask me, but hey! He’s been busy. This “future house” cut is as MASSIVE as you might expect for this sort of a grand return to the spotlight, and definitely a contender for “banger of the summer” (if that’s even a thing).
Last we heard from The Magician was on the 2014 hit, “Sunlight” featuring Years & Years. That song was a Top 10 hit in both the UK and Fasano’s home base of Belgium, where the song peaked at No. 7 in both countries. In addition to his own material, The Magician has been wracking up SoundCloud plays thanks to prominently featured remixes of songs by Blonde, Years & Years and more. On top of his own music-making, The Magician remains a powerful tastemaking juggernaut in the world of dance music, thanks in part to his influential monthly mixtape…erm…”MAGIC TAPE” series, which has now surpassed its 50th edition. On the touring front, The Magician continues to bring houses down all over the world with his POTION club nights, hitting the shores in both Europe and the U.S. In fact, he just wrapped his latest U.S. tour, playing The Electric Daisy Carnival here in New York City. Next up, The Magician will hit the stage at the LIFE Festival in Dublin. Be sure and check out his official website for a list of upcoming tour dates.
If you’re not familiar with The Magician now, get yourself into it. This guy has been at it for a while now, both on his own and previously as a member of popular Balearic disco duo, Aeroplane. His MASSIVE remixes (“Rather Be” by Clean Bandit, “I Follow Rivers” by Lykke Li) have been played in clubs from the U.S. to Ibiza and have topped all of the Euro charts. With the release of “Together,” here’s hoping we don’t have to wait another 6 months for something from The Magician.