TUNE Boyfriend - 6am
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It seems only fitting that Diabluma Sound, the moombahton label set up by genre originators Nadastrom, should instantly put down a marker for the rest of the field. After kicking things off with Steve Starks' blistering Burma EP, they then released the gargantua that was Bashin by JWLS - arguably the one track that DJs were stepping over each other to find. And now they've done it again by releasing Boyfriend's Vodka House, another 110bpm gem that fans had been clamouring for since electro don Brodinski dropped it in his Radio 1 Essential Mix and his European Introduction To Moombahton mixtape.
Lithuanian DJ/producer Vytis Gruzdys, professionally known as Boyfriend, is certainly no stranger to dance music. Heʼs had several different house and electro projects with his friends in Vilnius and is the co-founder of the cityʼs first tropical night "Club Tropicana". His first release with Diabluma Sound has already been championed by the likes of Diplo, Munchi and Brodinski, with the latter including "Vodka House" in his BBC Radio1 Essential Mix. It was his unique approach to moombahton that caught the label's ear. While most producers could easily see a formulaic approach to the genre, Vytis decides to throw that away in favor of a slightly dialed back yet even more twisted slant. The title track moves into an eerie whistle with a great filtering bassline opening just enough to make this a great warm-up track or peak time groover. The haunting riff of "Shit" gives the feeling of falling into a K-hole at some sort of demented circus while his collaboration with Florida's Big Makk called "6AM" is meant for just that… this is for those truly dedicated ravers that aren't ready to leave the dancefloor just yet and want to take the party to new levels. Label heads Nadastrom round out the release with their rowdy Baltimore Club flip of "Vodka House", full of heavy 808 kicks and filthy vocals to shatter any clubs speakers.