For the last year and a half, fans of Sam Feldt have been waiting for a new album project to drop from the prolific dutch DJ. After a 2018 that was largely filled with remixes, Feldt is back in 2019 with his brand new Magnets EP.
Just in time for summer and sunshine, the five-song EP consists of all new 2019 tracks and is more dance-forward than the overtly-chill tropical house vibes of his 2017 album.
The EP’s upbeat, festival-ready dance tracks, from “Magnets” to “Post Malone” create a building sense of urgency that hit their apex with drops that would make anyone want to scream out the chorus and dance in a sea full of people.
The title track, “Magnets” featuring Sophie Simmons (daughter of KISS’ Gene Simmons,) was the first single released in April, ahead of the EP, and signified how summer-party-ready the upcoming project would truly be. A shift away from projects of the past, the song colors the EP as one that pushes Feldt into a more active category of dance that’s both club-ready and fit for nearly any occasion.
Featuring Sam Martin’s iconic vocals, “Lose My Colours” further underscores the new attitude of the EP. It starts as a darker track that builds with an almost alternative-leaning topline that doesn’t hit its drop until nearly 1:30 into the track, which makes the brass-filled drop hit even harder, reminiscent of deeper UK-house style beats in the world of Sigala and Matoma.
“One Day,” featuring ROZES on vocals follows, and is probably the most traditional Sam Feldt track on the EP. With its easy-listening vibe that includes a subdued tropical house beat and whistling to complement ROZES’ voice, this one is closest to bringing fans back to Sam Feldt-circa-2017 with its familiar, chill nature.
The EP finishes off with Feldt’s most ambitious dance song yet, the instantly huge “Post Malone” featuring RANI. It’s pre-chorus fills the listener with anticipation of a big drop, and the song delivers. It’s drop is very much in the bouncy tropical-house style of early Cheat Codes a la “Adventure,” though “Post Malone” packs more dynamic range in its 2:54 of sunshine-filled greatness.