"The original mix of Glow Ballz sits in the deep techno arena, with hypnotic drum patterns separated by an ambient breakdown that adds a layer of mystery to the track. Jan van Lier ups the energy a bit in his take, adding prominent hi hats, chord stabs, a heavier breakdown, and a drop that is sure to incite cheers and shrill whistling in the club. Academik has a reputation for releasing clean, crisp productions, and Glow Ballz is no different."
The Bangin' Beats:
"Check out this absolutely cataclysmic track that will blow you away."
“Glow Ballz” shines as one of the more memorable tracks in the genre."
"The preview drops us into a heavy set of drums and dark bass, with a peculiar tribal feel. It quickly morphs into something very serene, calming, yet weirdly eerie, almost like something out of an X-Files episode. This isn’t to say it’s bad, in fact it’s incredibly well done, as we have come to expect from the grossly talented Matt Lange. The build up back to the bumpin’ drums isn’t accompanied by a drop, thankfully (it just wouldn’t feel right). We could argue about its genre for days, but we rather like one of the commenter’s descriptions “Tribal Tech” so let’s go with that."
MC Flipside: Jan van Lier remix is rocking. 4/5 stars.
Blake Jarrell: Thanks! 5/5 stars.
Guy J: Liking Jan's remix. Thnx good luck. 3/5 stars.
Spesh: Good stuff. Both mixes, and love Jan van Lier. 4/5 stars.
Arcader: 2 solid tracks. Favoring the Jan van Lier remix at the moment, but love both. 5/5 stars.
Roe Pressley: Great. Love 'em both! Love the mysterious deep-techy feel of the original, and the dancefloor-bangin' JvL contribution. 4/5 stars.
Alfonso Padilla: Very nice. 5/5 stars.
Jason Jenkins (Hypersonic): Will be supporting this release in full! Great vibe! 5/5 stars.
Jaytech: May try original, cheers :) 3/5 stars.
DJ Ron: Great track. 4/5 stars.
Check out "Glow Ballz" on Beatport.