Academik Records has returned in full force with a new collaboration from the brilliant Matt Lange and famous synth guru Francis Prève. The track in question is Glow Ballz, and we’ve got the first full listen of the original and Jan van Lier remix right here for you.
The original mix of Glow Ballz sits in the deep techno arena, with hypnotic drum patterns separated by an ambient breakdown that adds a layer of mystery to the track. Jan van Lier ups the energy a bit in his take, adding prominent hi hats, chord stabs, a heavier breakdown, and a drop that is sure to incite cheers and shrill whistling in the club. Academik has a reputation for releasing clean, crisp productions, and Glow Ballz is no different. Pick up the release when it drops Feb. 11 on Beatport, and support Academik’s 2014 comeback.