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REVIEW: David Forbes & Liam Melly - Flatline out on VANDIT records

Not content with giving us one slam-dunk collab this spring, today David Forbes makes it two for two. Chasing hard on the heels of his & Richard Lowe’s ‘March Skies’ release, here comes his every-bit-as-fierce follow-up. 

For the release of ‘Flatline’, he’s teamed up with another producer who himself is no stranger to the more propulsive trance arts - Derry’s finest, Liam Melly. Well on form as individuals, what the pair have come up with here is truly greater than the sum of its (considerable!) parts. 

Beneath ‘Flatline’s hood roars the studio equivalent of a V8. Engineered from pistoning kick-drums, metallic percussion and bass-bin-shaking LFO, its all packed into an inexorable production drive that pushes the floor hard. 

Up top, its tech-trance agenda's completed by shadowy synths, constantly panning, echoing mood-filled FX, running riffs and a relentless, industrial-strength mainline. Lean, mean and casually keen to rock a floor (or twenty), taxi to the darker side with ‘Flatline’ from today.

As one of the most cutting-edge and enduringly innovative labels of the electronic music generation, VANDIT Records stays true to its philosophy ‘No Art Without Artists’. At the start of the 2000s VANDIT made immediate waves releasing a string of now established club classics like Nu-NRG’s ‘Dreamland’, The Thrillseekers’ ‘Synaesthesia’ and Jose Amnesia’s ‘The Eternal’ to name just a few. With an artist talent pool of established names, such as Judge Jules, Alex M.O.R.P.H and founder Paul van Dyk himself as well as lots of gifted younger blood names they keep on bringing high-quality electronic music into the scene.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]David Forbes & Liam Melly - Flatline[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Vandit records as a label appreciates variety and every release is very unique like the latest one Flatline by the hands of David Forbes & Liam Melly. The track  Flatline is powerful to the very maximum with punchy basslines, thumping drums and great moody dark synthy riff that has certain razor sharp edge to it. The climax is dangerous for the weak hearted and targets the peak time of your dj sets when trancers don't mind to get it rougher and harder and let all the inhibitions go. If you like Monster trance anthems with the Vandit seal of approval better choose Flatline. #PureGold Love it  [/content]

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