Super8 & Tab - Reformation Part 2
Rounding off what has been an unequivocally spectacular first six months of the year, Finnish trance legends Super8 & Tab today drop ‘Part 2’ of their 2018 long player ‘Reformation’, out for full international release today via Armada Music.
Opening with DJ Mag UK pick ‘Burn’ featuring Hero Baldwin on vocals, Super8 & Tabimmediately set the tone for the rest of the album. Gentle strings and ethereal synths pave the way for a top line that blends “vocal style of contemporary UK house into trance” (DJ Mag), a true ‘hands in the air’ cut as much at home on the dance floor as it is flooding across festival stadiums. Cosmic Gate collaboration ‘Noom’ should take seasoned listeners back to the original glory days of trance, a crescendoing powerhouse of a track that erupts through stabbing synths, sweeping chords and evocative, picked piano notes, reminiscent of Gatecrasher and God’s Kitchen at their peak.
Originally not intended for individual release but having proven itself as a stand out track on the road is ‘Osaka’, a collaboration with Tom Fall. The faintest whisper of a vocal dives and dances across swelling elements that open and close underneath, the pace and energy of both building as the track progresses. Out-and-out festival monster ‘Quest’ sees angelic voice samples flying across tightly compounded layers of organic and electronic instrumental sections.
Closing the album off with understated pianos and strings is ‘Aave’, translating from the Finnish as ‘Ghost’. After the explosive electronic energy of the rest of the album, it’s a final stroke of genius from Super8 & Tab, lulling listeners into a euphoric, head-tingling state of tranquillity, before closing the door on this latest chapter.
Super8 & Tab ‘Reformation: Part 2’ is available to stream and download via Armada Music.
For all things Super8 & Tab, visit www.super8andtab.com.
SUPER8 & TAB // TOUR DATES
May 26th Equinox, Leicester ENGLAND
Jun 1st U4RIA Festival, Toronto CANADA
Jun 16th Wintti, Lahti FINLAND
Jun 22nd The Underground, Seattle USA
Jun 23rd Avalon, Los Angeles USA
Jun 29th Halcyon, San Francisco USA
Jul 4th Beats For Love Festival, Ostrava CZECH REPUBLIC
Jul 7th BePop, Joensuu FINLAND
Jul 13th Airbeat One Festival (Transmission), Neustadt-Glewe GERMANY
Jul 14th Beach Time Festival, Sierakow POLAND
Jul 21st Electric Festival, Helsinki FINLAND
Jul 27th Tomorrowland Festival (ASOT), Boom BELGIUM
Jul 28th Belfast IRELAND
Aug 4th MRPL Festival, Mariupol UKRAINE
Aug 4th Untold Festival, Cluj-Napoca ROMANIA
Sep 19th Hï, Ibiza SPAIN
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