Martin Solveig Shares a Playlist of His Favorites
Renowned French DJ and producer Martin Solveig takes TIDAL members through a crop of his current favorites.
Myth Syzer and Lolo Zouaï, “Austin Powers”
Taken from Bisous, Myth Syzer’s first solo album, “Austin Powers” is an ode to love that is ethereal, dark and sensual. It’s a pure delight to listen to Lolo Zouaï’s bittersweet and bewitching voice. She sings her part both in French and English, which really gives a strong feel and identity to the track. Cherry on top, I’m a huge fan of Austin Powers movies!
The Blaze, “Heaven”
The French duo graces us with a new musical and visual piece. This track is tightly binded to a very poetic video. The perfect soundtrack to reminisce sunny moments in the countryside, they musically revisited Manet’s “Déjeuner sur l’herbe.” It’s filled with soothing and positive vibes, an ode to friendship and togetherness. I can’t wait for the album to come out.
Duke Dumont and Ebenezer, “Inhale”
Listening to “Inhale” makes you feel as if summer was right around the corner. It’s definitely a feel-good tune driven by an infectious funky bass line. Ebenezer provides us with lush vocals that give an extra upbeat feel to the track.
Louis The Child and Joey Purp, “Shake Something”
I will never get tired of this moody, hip-hop slow burner. Joey Purp’s voice is mellow and mesmerizing and the main synth melody will hit you hard. It’s a dope track.
Tiga and Clarian, “Stay Cool”
My very good friend Tiga is back with “Stay Cool,” made alongside the talented Clarian. It has this quintessential Tiga feel & sound. I could listen to this underground acid techno tune endlessly. Remember: “Stay Cool!”
“Countach” is one of Cocoon’s most positive techno release to date. In French, to describe that kind of club weapon, we use the word “Turbine.” It refers to the feeling you’d have, if you were caught by a powerful and hypnotizing musical stream on the dance floor. This French term suits perfectly well with Butch’s use of rising and falling synthesizer arpeggio lines, rising electronic orchestration and spine-tingling motifs. A must.
Zacari and Babes Wodumo, “Redemption”
Don’t get me wrong when I say that this song is simplistic in style and content, I know what an achievement it is to keep things simple and still reach this level of quality. It works so, so well. Zacari, Babes Wodumo, and Mampintsha smoothly interweave a desire for love over an instrumental of African drums. The track has a feel good vibe that really does capture the spirit of Wakanda.
James Blake, “If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead”
I have to say I’ve been stunned with James Blake’s latest work. I just love his appearance on “Bloody Waters.” What has struck me with his latest single is how he made his voice sound, it stutters and loops like an old chopped-and-screwed mixtape. It is riveting and frustrating at the same time. There’s a kind of urgency throughout the track that is appealing. The lyrics are not easily understood, but as often with Blake’s music, the meaning is in what you feel. Nowhere else will you find such a soulful voice, cosmic production and haunting hooks.
Here’s a bass-heavy, house-influenced production, in which we see Yaeji effortlessly splice her heavenly Korean and English vocals. It’s an exciting reinvention of house music, a genre where male artists are still prominent but you gotta count on Yaeji to change all that. No wonder you’ll surrender to her beats.
Pendentif, “Vertige Exhaussé”
It’s French, it’s ethereal, the embodiment of coolness. The perfect track to dive into a contemplative mood, an invitation to dream far way from our everyday worries. Sweet.
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