"Well as lovely as it is, I realised a lot of people don’t play trance because the records are eight minutes long, the breakdown is a minute-and-a-half and it’s 140bpm,” says McCartney, who started by experimenting with original trance records in his Ejeca sets, pitched down to the more appropriate speed. “Those types of dynamics don’t communicate so well with the crowd nowadays. Everyone wants a 30 second drop for Instagram, and people are too impatient for big breakdowns now too.”
My thoughts exactly!'Everyone wants a 30 second drop to instagram and are too impatient'.... so why would you pander to that and continue that bullshit? Thats what radio edits are for, you can make beautiful tracks without having to worry about cutting down and then use some radio edits for the club. Personally I think people are still up for 7 minute tracks.
@Gagi you are right, 4 minute or 8 minute, it doesnt matter ultimately, but give this a listen and you might agree with me that tracks end too abruptly and/or feel like they are lacking development.
He's also dropping this album in a time when clubs wont be open again for another 6 months or more maybe. It's the perfect time for tracks tailored for home-listening and not instagram culture.
I think this is a solid album - it is a fusion of several styles yet it flows quite naturally. It is fundamentally breaks but very melodic and condensed in its arrangement.
And i think it hits the sweet spot between being accessible for the mainstream crowd, whilst retaining enough musical substance for the more serious underground fans to relish. Ultimately what has to be compromised is the track length. There are some really promising ideas in there, and i could only imagine that they would be even better had they been fleshed out a bit more.
Looking forward to some of these tracks being released in an extended format!