IMS BEST BITS: SETH TROXLER, MACEO PLEX, THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS

Kicking off the Ibiza season on May 24, Ibiza’s annual Music Summit is billed as a ‘three-day educational, inspirational and motivational thought-leadership platform’, celebrating the contribution of electronic music to art and culture.

With three days of panel discussions and networking opportunities at the Hard Rock Hotel, this year’s guests include Dixon, elrow’s Arnau family and topics include a Masterclass on live streaming and a discussion of Health vs Hedonism

In contrast, the closing show, a fifteen DJ strong bonanza takes over Dalt Vila, a Unesco World Heritage Site - DJ’s including Dixon, Tale of Us, Nicole Moudaber and more are set to rock Ibiza Town.

Here are Ticket Tannoy’s top picks from the discographies of three of the acts on the line-up, three under-the- radar tracks from way back when, to get you in the mood for IMS.

 

Sex Trothler ft Baby Prince – Just Your (Wagon Repair) - 2008

 

All the way back in 2008, Troxler teamed up with Gadi Mizrahi of Soul Clap aka Baby Prince to release this album on Mathew Jonson’s mighty Wagon Repair label. This one slipped nicely under the radar, landing before Seth was the mega star that he now is. ’08 is prime Wagon Repair era – Tobias’ huge track ‘Can’t Fight The Feeling’ soon followed this one, as well as other seminal releases from Deadbeat, Cobblestone Jazz and Dinky. The PR for this release described it as “the sound of doing unspeakable and anonymous things to girls in dark rooms”, which is a fair description of this chuggy track, which starts off innocently enough with it’s off-key organ, building nicely into a groovy menace with creepy pads and trippy vocals – demanding, threatening and addictive.

 

Maceo Plex – Your Love (Crosstown Rebels) – 2010

Eric Estornel’s second ever release under his Maceo Plex moniker is ‘Vibe Your Love’ from 2010 – his first release on Crosstown Rebels and a golden era for the label. Laid back, disco sounds were en vogue with Hot Creations and Wolf + Lamb all riding high with that sound. Debuted during WMC of that year, it’s soulful vocals, sunny piano chords and laid back shuffle made it an instant hit of the convention. This track had anthem written all over it and, looking back, it stands the test of time.

 

The Martinez Brothers – The Causeway (Objektivity) - 2011

They’ve always had bona fide house credentials, this record in 2011 on Objektivity really saw the Bros, aged just 21 and 24 at the time of release, stepping into their stride production wise – a slice straight out of New York. Driving percussion and a deep, thick bassline pin this track down, with some soulful, classic house sample laid on too. There’s no cheese here, just a lot of signs of a solid education in house.

 



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