cobra

Magnificence – Cobra


Sure to be one of the hottest, most hyped, and most lethal releases to come from Axwell‘s top tier record label Axtone, ‘Cobra‘, courtesy of rising Dutch duo Magnificence, has finally landed. The track played an integral part in one of the most historic live shows of this decade. First played at Ultra Music Festival by the Swedish House Mafia, ‘Cobra’ sank deep into the conscience of house music lovers all around the world. The mystique of the ID and its flawless execution combined with SHM’s unrivaled stage presence meant that ‘Cobra’ stood out as something special and left most people convinced it was a collaboration between Axwell, Angello, and Ingrosso.

Magnificence is composed of Robin Klaver and Maurice van der Molen who are making quite a mark in their home country The Netherlands and throughout the rest of the globe. The progressive/electro house duo broke into the scene with their cutting edge sound and ingenuity. First making a splash on Spinnin’ Records in 2014, the dynamic duo have appeared on numerous heavyweight labels since, including Revealed Recordings, Protocol Recordings, Doorn Records, Metanoia Music, and Code Red Music. The Dutch duo showed promise when they proved their ability to make refreshing house records from both ends of the spectrum, whether it be melodic house or dark and gritty electro. Having caught the ears of the industry’s most influential DJs such as Afrojack, Martin Garrix, and Hardwell, Magnificence have steadily been gaining momentum over the years.

2015 was the duo’s breakout year when they simultaneously dominated the Beatport charts and received the accolade “Most Wanted ID” during Ultra Music Festival that year. A year later, the Dutch mavericks clinched the number one spot with their progressive house gem titled ‘Breathing. Magnificence have an impressive discography behind them, the support of some of dance music’s most influential luminaries, and are currently signed with highly esteemed label Spinnin’ Records. Without a doubt, Magnificence are a force to be reckoned with.

‘Cobra’ is a high-octane banger capable of delivering maximum carnage to dance floors around the world. The record is truly at home with Axtone, which is known for being a platform for innovative electronic music. Magnificence have cooked up a hybrid record composed of many different musical styles that collide and play off each other. At heart, the record features progressive rhythms that are spiked with electro basslines and futuristic synth work. ‘Cobra’ contains flute instrumentation conducting a  dreamy atmosphere forming at the break before the drop kicks back in again. The track is perfect for those sweaty, late-night underground raves as well as the festival main stage.

Axtone Records have announced that a trio of singles will be released in the coming month to form the ‘Magnificence EP that will be released on May 10th.

Dive into ‘Cobra’ below.