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The Magician – Slow Motion (Remixes)

Charismatic Belgian DJ and producer Stephen Fasano (AKA The Magician) has unveiled the dynamic remix package for his single ‘Slow Motion’; a collaboration with UK producer TCTS, featuring the vocals of Sam Sure.

Featuring reworkings from both Boston Bun and Punctual, the two acts opt for varied styles on their productions. Boston Bun kicks off his remix with a down-tempo dreamy melody led by emotive keys, and pitched up vocals. The track soon thunders into a bassline-heavy drop, with the melancholic strings at the tail end of the piece perfectly mirroring the wistful lyrics of the production. Labelled by Busy P as the “future of Ed Banger records,” the French producer has become a prominent figure in the Paris music scene.

Next up is Bristol duo Will Lansley and John Morgan, aka Punctual, who adopt a more vibrant house approach with upbeat piano chords,

The original production’s trademark catchy refrain has been gaining attention as a staple part of The Magician’s live sets and Magic Tape series, having been a highlight hands in the air moment at his recent ADE showcase.

The ‘Slow Motion’ remix package is out now.

AlunaGeorge – I’m In Control (The Magician Remix) feat. Popcaan


Below you can stream a new remix by DJ and producer The Magician (aka Stephen Fasano) of the new single by UK r&b pop duo AlunaGeorge ‘I’m In Control‘. Remix injects the dancehall-inflected original with a cool Balearic breeze, propulsive house groove, airy keyboards and a sunset-worthy crescendo.

I’m In Control is the first single from AlunaGeorge’s forthcoming second album ‘I Remember’, due this spring on Island Music.

The Magician – Together

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Belgian favourite The Magician unveils his brand new single Together, released this July via his exciting new imprint, POTION. This is only the 3rd release on The Magician’s embryonic label, following his global hit Sunlight (featuring charismatic Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander) and Arches soon to be smash New Love featuring Karen Harding.

Together, the first piece of original music in over 6 months takes The Magicians sound in to ‘Future House’ territory with all the uplifting qualities you come to expect from the Belgian producer.

2015 has seen The Magician build on his global success of Sunlight with key remixes for the likes of Years & Years and Blonde. His ever influential and cherished monthly Magic Tape series have now surpassed its 50th edition, cementing him as one of dance music’s most important taste-makers and curators. If this wasn’t enough his POTION club nights have hit the shores of Europe and the US, with London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Chicago and Mexico City falling under The Magician’s spell.

Long associated with creating cutting edge and energetic dance music and previously a member of revered Balearic disco duo, Aeroplane, The Magician is also known for his epic remix for Clean Bandit’s Rather Be and the classic remix of Lykke Li’s I Follow Rivers which has since topped all the Euro charts.

Blonde feat. Alex Newell – All Cried Out (The Magician Remix)


Capturing a heightened take on the scintillating summer vibes that made ‘I Loved You’ so popular, ‘All Cried Out’ underlines BLONDE’s ability to blend 90s house influences into contemporary crossover dance. BLONDE – Bristol duo Adam Englefeld and Jacob Manson – are joined on ‘All Cried Out’ by American guest vocalist Alex Newell who is signed to Atlantic Records in the States.

Below you can stream The Magician‘s great remix of the track.

Pre-order the All Cried Out EP here And you can pre-order the original version here –

The Magician – Magic Tape 50 (Birthday edition)

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Fresh from staking his claim on the UK singles charts with top 10 hit “Sunlight” (featuring Years & Years), plus launching POTION (his own international club event and label), production and DJ maestro The Magician is planning a very special treat to celebrate reaching the 50th edition of his ever popular Magic Tape series.

On Monday 23rd February, The Magician broadcasted his landmark mixtape LIVE from a secret London location, teaming up with dance music authority MIXMAG TV to give his fans a more visual and immersive Magic Tape experience.

The Magician said: “I am buzzing to have finally reached number 50! I wanted to do something special to celebrate so throwing party as well as giving my fans a new MAGIC TAPE experience seems like the only way!

MAGIC TAPE 50 is now available to download here :

The Magician – Magic Tape 47

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The Magician has just unveiled his latest Magic Tape #47!

The Brussels artist struck out on his own in 2010 for a number of collaborations with Yuksek and is known for his epic remix for Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” and the incredibly popular remix of Lykke Li’s “Follow Rivers.” He recently released new single ‘Sunlight feat Years and Years’ on September 30th 2014. Arguably best known to an army of modern-day music lovers through his monthly MagicTapes, The Magician regularly sifts through new music – exclusives from other artists plus music from fans – crafting these tracks into a new DJ mix tape which is seen as a barometer of what’s hot and what’s not. Known throughout Europe to have the ability to help break a new artist, he’s gained a cult following of disco, pop and house fans.

The Magician – Magic Tape 46

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Having just celebrated a UK top 10 hit with his latest single ‘Sunlight‘, The Magician returns with the newest edition of his much celebrated series of Magic Tape compilations – Magic Tape 46.

Three years deep, the revered mix series is THE place to hear the upcoming crop of house and disco pop smashes, with the likes of Tensnake, Duke Dumont and Kiesza all debuting material through The Magician’s highly anticipated mixes.

The Magician – Magic Tape 45

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Having been busy over the last couple of months promoting his summer smash ‘Sunlight‘, The Magician makes a swift return with the latest instalment of his legendary Magic Tape mixes – Magic Tape 45.

Three years deep, the revered mix series is THE place to hear the upcoming crop of house and disco pop smashes, with the likes of Tensnake, Duke Dumont and Kiesza all debuting material through The Magician’s highly anticipated mixes.

In his own words, Magic Tape 45 is ‘full of exclusive and unreleased stuff from great artists‘, but we will let you be the judge of that after you’ve had a listen!

The Magician – Magic Tape 44

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Fresh from airing his own summer jam, ‘Sunlight’ feat. Years and Years on MagicTape 43, The Magician returns with another blockbuster mix instalment in the shape of MagicTape 44.

Three years deep, the revered mix series is THE place to hear the upcoming crop of house and disco pop smashes, with the likes of Tensnake, Duke Dumont and Kiesza all debuting material through The Magician’s highly anticipated mixes.

The King of Curation, MagicTape 44 proves that The Magician knows a thing or two about a monster tune when he hears one. And if you haven’t heard his massive track ‘Sunlight’ yet, check it out here.

Since separating from Balearic disco duo Aeroplane in 2010, The Magician has gone on to carve out a distinctive sound all of his own, seemingly incorporating house, disco and techno elements into his music when and where he sees fit.

The Magician – Sunlight feat. Years & Years

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The Magician has released his latest magic trick in time for a hugely successful Summer, this time in the form of ‘Sunlight’ featuring Years & Years’ Olly Alexander.

Released via The Magician’s own label Potion and previously heard on his latest MagicTape 43, ‘Sunlight’ is a bonafide hands-in-the-air Summer smash that maintains The Magician’s legendary reputation as an energetic DJ & Producer.

Listen to ‘Sunlight’ feat Years & Years below.

To coincide with the launch of ‘Sunlight’ The Magician has also announced the first of his personally curated ‘POTION’ events, beginning in London & Paris with more European dates set to be announced.