Over the course of the last six years George FitzGerald has channeled disparate elements of techno, dubstep, house and garage into a cohesive and singular sound. His range is evidenced by a release history that encompasses such diverse and heralded underground tastemaking labels as Hotflush, Aus and Hypercolor, Fitzgerald’s own ManMakeMusic, and in 2013, his new home base, indie-powerhouse Domino.
FitzGerald’s most recent release, his debut on Domino, ‘I Can Tell’, broke new ground for the producer. His forthcoming release ‘Magnetic’ offers further evidence of the maturation of FitzGerald’s sound, and yet also a return to the underground parties where he made his name.
Lead single ‘Magnetic’ is the first time George uses his own vocals on a track rather than samples, though the woozy refrain ‘Feel Magnetic’ is more an ominous siren-song to dark warehouses than any bid for pop-stylings. His tracks are some of the hardest working on the dancefloor, yet for all their menace, FitzGerald is able to imbue them with warmth. It’s a unique tenet of his work, and with the addition of his own vocals, Magnetic offers literal evidence, that FitzGerald is developing into one of the most unique voices in underground dance music.
While Magnetic may evolve FitzGerald’s use of vocals, B-side ‘Bad Aura’, takes a completely different approach, with the producer unusually opting to forgo all vocals on the track. Instead listeners are treated to stabbing synths and acid squelches that sit atop a brooding bassline.
B-side ‘Bad Aura’
Magnetic will be released on November 18.
Tour dates below:
Dec 6th – San Francisco @ Monarch
Dec 7th – Chicago @ Spybar
Dec 8th – Miami @ Treehouse
Dec 13th – Toronto @ 794 Bathurst
Dec 14th – Denver @ Norad
Dec 15th – Los Angeles @ Medussa Lounge
Dec 19th – NYC @ Output
Dec 20th – Philadelphia @ Dolphin
Dec 21st – Washington DC @ U Hall