The long-awaited ID is finally out there for everyone to enjoy and close their eyes to.
This one is among the sweetest pieces of Electronic music you’ll find this year. It’s nothing new, though: that’s the style of the talented &ME. To my understanding, no one does the pianos quite like him. It’s that blend of soft, emotional piano melodies, and the minimalist Melodic Techno base under it, with just enough elements to make the piano stand out as much as it can. That blend can melt a soul. That very blend can make peace in the world.
It’s that very feeling of peace and unity that comes to me whenever I listen to the song that’s just come out: ‘The Rapture Pt.III‘, by &ME and Black Coffee.
The very eagerly awaited track has been spun by the Keinemusik DJs for a while now, making this piece one of the most requested IDs out there. ‘Pt.III’ marks the end of the The Rapture series, started by &ME around five years ago with ‘The Rapture‘, a defining track for many. Then came ‘Pt.II‘, which also made waves in the industry. This recent ‘Pt.III’ is the first — and allegedly, the only — time &ME has joined forces for the completion of the track. And who better to collaborate with than South African maestro Black Coffee.
The Rapture Pt.III
As is a staple in the series, ‘Pt.III’ is driven by a very subtle kick, evolving white-noise shakers, groovy percussion, a marching synth, and, of course, PIANO, tons of piano. That’s all there is to it. The elements are few, but don’t be deceived, for masters at work know their craft very well and will make the most out of each and every element. The track as is works flawlessly, giving the piano the starring role of defining this song as unique and separating it from the rest of Melodic Techno.
The track really powers itself on and on when listening, even resorting to some teary eyes if you really feel the melody. It truly is an iconic track, and fans and critics alike know it. Just watch it in action!
Go ahead and listen to the full version of &ME and Black Coffee’s ‘The Rapture Pt.III’ by heading below for your beloved Spotify play, or rather, click here to be redirected to YouTube. Also, you may click here to support the song any other way you like.