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‘Hands in Our Tills’ from Mac Summer ft. MC Wasp is pure rhythmic magic

Mac Summer and MC Wasp have meticulously crafted a drum and bass banger with high-energy dynamics and explosive vocals.

Mac Summer has been a prolific producer for decades and his music breaks down genre conventions.

The New Zealand artist creates with the sole purpose of moving his audience and crafting hard-hitting beats with floor-filling potential. His debut single, Hands in Our Tills, is a worthy testament to this vision.

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Hands in Our Tills wastes no time cutting to the chase. The track opens up with suspenseful synth jabs that lead into a spacey kick/snare beat and MC Wasps feature verse. “Greed is ingrained; what does it mean to refrain?” raps the artist.

Throughout the track, an unfiltered focus on inequality and a socially conscious call to action is delivered. Just like the rapid-fire rhythm section, the lyrics propel and provoke. “I wanted a song that inspires people to do something themselves to bring change and balance”, comments Summer on the track.

Suddenly, the unrelenting chorus presents itself. The drum pattern plays double-time, while a belted melody cuts through: “We sit in the same boat, cast far from land”. Atmospheric synths enrich the texture, while a heavy bass infuses the mix with energy. The post-chorus presents some ominous minor chords, increasing the urgency of the track’s message.

 

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It’s this constant fluctuation between tension and release throughout the runtime that reflects Mac Summer’s seasoned production skills. Summer masterfully maintains a listener’s interest with breakdowns, rhythm switches, and emotive vocals, ensuring there is never a dull moment. Only at the conclusion of Hands in Our Tills does he allow a chance to breathe and ponder on the track. Mac Summer’s long-anticipated LP is set to drop this year, and we’re holding onto our seats.

Listen to Hands In our Tills below: