tbt magnetic man crossover

We’re taking it back to 2010 with this soft, yet powerful dubstep classic, “Crossover”.


It’s early 2011 and I’m perusing through YouTube and its vast selection of dubstep when I come across a track entitled “Crossover” by Magnetic Man and Katy B. Back before I became a fan of the hard-hitting dubstep we see labels like Never Say Die and Disciple pioneering today, I couldn’t get enough of subtle bass melodies such as this one. Eight years after its release, “Crossover” is still one of my favorite tracks of all time. If you haven’t heard it yet, it’s about to be one of yours, too.

Hailing from London, Magnetic Man is an English electronic trio consisting of Benga, Skream, and Artwork. Though the group hasn’t been extremely active in recent years, some of their tracks still resonate with me today, including “Perfect Stranger” and “Karma Crazy”. Combing elements of bass music with atmospheric sound design, Magnetic Man has one of the most innovative sounds I’ve ever heard, and I’d love to see them make a return.

Coming hot off of their 2011 album Magnetic Man, “Crossover” is a strikingly beautiful bass tune, emphasized by Katy B’s impressive vocal range. Electric chimes sound off rapidly as a magnetic wave rises in the background before a clash sounds and a deep bassline kicks in. It’s without a doubt my favorite track off of the album and makes for a unique addition to anyone’s collection of dubstep classics.

Listen to Magnetic Man – Crossover on YouTube:


Magnetic Man – Crossover Lyrics – Lyrics:

It’s way too hot outside
And you can’t trust anyone
You’ve had a long, hard ride
And the day’s hardly begun
You’ve got nothing to lose
They took it all while you looked away
I know you’ve paid your dues
Do you need somewhere to stay

I can put your every wrong to right
I will be your sanctuary tonight
Crossover and come inside
Crossover and come inside
I’m the only friend you’ll need to know
Give me all your troubles, let them go
Crossover and come inside
Crossover and come inside

Too many crooks and thieves
They will take you for every cent
Hold on to your beliefs
They will guide you through the trench
I know your heart is pure
Your embrace is river wide
You need a place to crash
Do you want to come inside

I can put your every wrong to right
I will be your sanctuary tonight
Crossover and come inside
Crossover and come inside
I’m the only friend you’ll need to know
Give me all your troubles, let them go
Crossover and come inside
Crossover and come inside
(x3)


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Growing up in a musically-oriented family, with one brother rapping and touring America and another producing EDM in the Netherlands, Jayce started out having a strong affinity for classic rock and little else. She was introduced to EDM in 2010 with Flux Pavilion, Bassnectar, and The Glitch Mob. Zedd at Lollapalooza in 2014 was her first event -- since then, Jayce has attended at least one festival each year, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Ultra, Lost Lands, and Electric Forest. As of now she is all about that bass and her favorite festival so far is Lost Lands. She loves to travel and hopes to combine her love of traveling, writing, and EDM into one. Jayce is graduating from Indiana University with a major in Public Relations and minors in International Studies and Arts Management.

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