British producer John Newall makes it three in a row on Monster Digital with his latest release, Backbiter. Much like Monster, Newall has been a shining light in the trance scene of late, with a sublime take on uplifting that is bang-up-to-date while still retaining the classic sound the genre is loved for. Backbiter is certainly no exception.
Backbiter is more of what is giving trance such a boost of late, with a tough and techy feel to the drums, some frantic acid lines and subby bass. The break retains this atmosphere despite the big pads and soaring plucks, and while there’s a lot going on here, due to some clever production, everything has it’s own space. The drop introduces the main hook, a simple-yet-massive saw riff that, along with the production method, is key to this style of trance working so well.
Backbiter should sound amazing in a club, but it sounds equally good on a pair of headphones, so grab it now via Beatport.