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Track of the week: MAGNAVOLT | 'Dead or Alive' : Released October 5th 2020

Those that know me well enough will know that I have Synthwave blood pumping a Dark Synth heart and nothing gets this dark black heart pumping like Magnavolts new track ‘Dead or Alive’.



Rare is a track that commands you listen to it. It oozes shear magnetism and when that sexy beat drops you can’t help but move those extremities.


Dead or Alive - Promo Video


The mysterious Magnavolt as a musician has been plying his dark electronic art music trade for over 2 years now and for the most part goes relatively un-noticed when pitched against the likes of other incredible musicians of the same genre for e.g Deadlife, Lazerpunk, Daniel Deluxe et al. But he has the right amount of skill to stand tall amongst them with critics applauding album releases such as 'Motoko' & 'Necropolis extended'


The only mynute little criticism I have (if you could call it that) is that the track itself seems to cut short at the 2min 55sec mark and plays out almost like the start of something different. This coupled with police scanner vox samples towards the end split the track in two for me to a degree. I’m sure there is a reason for it but it still doesn’t detract from what is an ostensibly one of the best dark electronic tracks of the year.


If you don’t know Magnavolt start with this track and work your way back. You’ll not be disappointed.


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Score: 9.0/10.0


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