- Jennifer Janz
MAC SUMMER - Web Of Life
Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Mac Summer’s eclectic production style— ranging from soothing late-night trance to liquid drum and bass—has attracted worldwide interest.
With extensive production experience, including—as Malcolm Welsford—recording and producing three Shihad Albums, fans and critics have compared Mac Summer’s art to that of The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Netsky and many other celebrated artists. Mac Summer has now released the first track since his 2020 single Hands in Our Tills.
The new track combines atmospherics with dark pop hooks and a compelling vocal performance, ensuring across the board impact on global charts and streams and firmly establishing Mac Summer as one of the most exciting and accomplished music producers in the world.
With his experience working as a producer in Los Angeles, his time there solidified Mac’s artistic skills, prowess and vision, enabling him to produce numerous stylistically different music artists. The track’s seductive intro teases with allusions to a guitar-like sound, but the mood is quickly modified with the drum and bass rhythmic core, confirming the song’s heartbeat.
But there are many more surprises, not the least of which is a series of soaring melodic lines and cinematic synths, lush pads, and string additions—all creating a sophisticated yet uniformly emotionally potent mix.
‘‘ Web of Life will undoubtedly attract plays and streams, not only for its genre-defying style but for its ability to transpose these styles into a coherent, accessible slice of spirited electronica.
The backdrop of multi-layered sound is brimming with vitality, allowing the track to veer from a complex music amalgam of effective and sustained programming and multifaceted performance to developing into an electronica-based showcase of astute pop sensibilities.
The music seems to spur on the vocal and vice versa. But it is essentially the vocal that anchors these elements, providing a seamless transition from one section to another, particularly after the second chorus, where a series of bridge sections takes the track to more exploratory moments.
Web of Life will undoubtedly attract plays and streams, not only for its genre-defying style but for its ability to transpose these styles into a coherent, accessible slice of spirited electronica.
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