Magic (Mystery Skulls song)

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Single by Mystery Skulls featuring Nile Rodgers and Brandy
from the album Forever
Released September 18, 2015
Format Digital download
Length 4:29
Label Warner
  • Mystery Skulls
  • Cory Kilduff
Mystery Skulls singles chronology
"Number 1"

"Number 1"
Nile Rodgers singles chronology
"I'll Be There"
(2015) I'll Be There2015
(2015) Magic2015
"The Other Boys"
Brandy singles chronology
"Wildest Dreams"
(2012) Wildest Dreams2012
(2015) Magic2015
"The Girl Is Mine"
(2015) The Girl Is Mine2015
The Other Boys2015

"Magic" is a song by American musician Luis Dubuc, recorded for the debut studio album Forever (2014) of his electronica project Mystery Skulls. It was written by Esjay Jones, Dubuc, and Mike Elizondo, and produced by Dubuc and Cory Kilduff, featuring additional contribution from musician Nile Rodgers and R&B singer Brandy. "Magic" is a disco track with violins and a progressive thrust, with Rodgers on guitar and a vocal in which Dubuc sings alongside Brandy. The song was released as the album's fourth and final single.

Music video[edit]

full music video

An animated music video for "Magic" was directed by French directing duo Double Ninja and produced by Cumulus.[1] Telling a tale of love and creation, the gold-dipped CGI-clip was inspired by the ceremony scene in American film director Stanley Kubrick's final film, the erotic thriller Eyes Wide Shut (1999).[2] The pair planned on creating something in a similar vein in a golden 3D setting.[2] This proved to be particularly challenging as gold reflects light, and in three-dimensional space light can bounce all over the place.[2] The video was released online on February 19, 2015.[3]

Critically acclaimed, the video won both the Best Music Video and the Best Visual Effects category at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and Best Music Video at the IFS Film Festival 2015 and the Digitalmation Awards.[4]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Remix single[5]
1."Magic" (Latroit Remix)5:43
2."Magic" (Mozambo Remix)4:43
3."Magic" (Etnik Remix)4:42
4."Magic" (Sanchez Stealth Mix)6:30
5."Magic" (Bynon Remix)4:07
6."Magic" (Bingo Players' French Fried Rework)4:19
7."Magic" (Tom Frankel Remix)7:37

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
Germany (Official Dance Chart)[6] 18


  1. ^ "#PlayMe: Mystery Skulls – Magic". Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b c Watercutter, Angela (2015-03-31). "Go Behind the Scenes of Mystery Skulls' New Gold-Clad Video". Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  3. ^ McColgan, Sarah; Raymer, Miles (2015-02-19). "Mystery Skulls drops a gold-dipped video for 'Magic' featuring Nile Rodgers and Brandy". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Mystery Skulls - "Magic" feat. Brandy and Nile Rodgers [Official Music Video]". Vimeo. 2015-02-19. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  5. ^ "Magic (feat. Nile Rodgers & Brandy - Remixes)". iTunes (US). Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  6. ^ "U.K. Songs". GfK Entertainment Charts. 2015-09-18. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 

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