VITALIC – “Poney Part 1”

There’s something magical about singles which are built around just one floor-destroying sound. You can imagine the look of humbled awe on the producer’s face as they stumble upon that noise, waiting deep and patient in their software for someone to exploit it. The rest of the track becomes a display case for this one jewel of a sound – often cut into a riff, as on “Poney Part 1”, where the track builds itself around one almighty chromium throb, a celestial motorbike noise that rises and falls while you just keep on rising. Not particularly minimal, it still asks the same question minimalism can of its critics – “OK then, what on Earth would you add to it?”