A-Trak & Zinc//Martin Brodin//Joseph Terruel//Tobia Coffa//The Weeknd
Apologizes on the major slacking over the last two weeks. Christmas is now behind us so I really have no more excuses. And with that being said allow me to provide some tunes to help you to load up that new Ipod/Iphone/Iwhatever you got for Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus/etc.
I'm still at odds whether I like the original or the Benga remix better, but I guess either way I couldn't be wrong. Heavy drop around the 2:18 mark.
I think I came out a little too hot with those last two tracks, so lets slow things down a bit. I picked up the latest Martin Brodin release last week and I gotta say I love the new direction the Swedish DJ has been going in the last year. Martin used to produce and spin Deep House until 2010 when he founded the MB Disco label and started putting out solid Disco releases.
His new track "Badabing" comes with a B-side remix by fellow Norwegian, House producer diskJokke. The original is a bit more chilled out and would be perfect for that daytime/early evening set, while diskJokke keeps it a little more upbeat. Both are great and will equally find their way into my sets over the next couple months.
Next up we have someone new to my playlist, Joseph Terruel. Not much is known about this Mexican producer other than his ability to craft beautifully layered samples and edits. His tracks are extremely chilled out and I'd imagine hearing these at a dimly lit lounge on a weeknight. These two tracks stand out the most to me on his latest Hidden Cuts EP.
Someone I know even less about is Italian, Deep House producer Tobia Coffa. I know he's had a few releases up until this point, but other than a vague soundcloud page I got nothing. Please fill me in or check it out for yourself, but either way his tracks are dope. The following tracks can be found on his most recent Pain & Love EP.
The next artist is slightly off topic, but that's kinda what I go for around here. Having just released his third mixtape in less than a year, The Weeknd needs no introduction. If you've somehow missed out on this indie RnB/Hip-Hop/Post-Dubstep artist, than I really feel sorry for you. But no worries, jump over to his soundcloud where he's made his first three mixtapes available for download for free99. His music is great for all occasions. Whether you're gonna get down with your lady/man, get high, come down, or maybe all of the above, it's perfect. The following are my three favorite tracks from each mixtape, but don't skip on checking the rest of his tracks out because I had a really really hard time choosing just three.
His first release. I used to play the shit out of this mixtape. Too good start to finish. I probably like other tracks on this release as a whole more than this track, but I chose this one just for the line "...got the walls kicking like they six months pregnant...". You just can't make that shit up. Or in this case, maybe he did. Either way it's brilliant.
This track stands out the most for me off his second release, Thursday. At 7 minutes long I almost kinda wished it was shorter, but when Drake's lyrics come in around the 5:15 mark, I immediately kicked myself for thinking that.
Off his latest release, Echoes of Silence, this MJ cover has a shockingly, similar resemblance to the original. No, that's not a bad thing.
I hope everyone had a good holidays, but before I go I have one last thing to share. One of better Christmas presents I got this year was Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" on vinyl. The album is as perfect as one can get, start to finish with little to no pause between tracks. Here's one of my favorites off the A side.