It’s not that I don’t like ‘The City’ (I do), but I almost expect too much from this barely legal producer, Madeon. I had some issues with his last release, ‘Finale,’ not because it wasn’t a brand of EDM that’s sure to make it mainstream or isn’t good in its own right, but because of what the ‘Finale’ original preview hinted at, much more progression. And as much as these last two, especially ‘The City,’ haven’t progressed to where I know his potential’s at, I’m well aware of his strategy.
‘The City,’ as bad of an intro as I gave it, is quality work once again by Madeon. The track taps into vocals by Zak Waters & Cass Lowe, which ride well with his beat breaks, but I have a feeling Madeon could spin any vocals around his beats right. This is sure to be another step that pushes Madeon into mainstream music and I couldn’t be happier about it – we need more pop stars who know their way around a beat like Madeon.