We’ve been listening to BetaTraxx for awhile around these parts. Now that he’s pulling off live tours alongside Chuckie and a new EP on Big Beat Records, it’s astonishing to see just how far this homegrown Santa Barbara talent has come.
Out now exclusively on Beatport, BetaTraxx’ new Mercury EP gives us four outstanding electro tracks that make me want to DJ and attend a huge party simultaneously. Even BBC’s Zane Lowe aptly referred to it as “classically trained electro.” The title track hits you over the head like a big bag of oldschool Wolfgang. Simply put, I haven’t seen anybody but the man himself pull off that clean-yet-thorough style of complextro that just keeps you sucked in. My personal favorite is Get Static, a tune which at first sells you on its dark and techy vibe and then blow you completely out of the water with electro synths. Panzer is the Betatraxx idea of big room house, but trust me when I say that whatever room this song is in is bound to be destroyed by the tune’s pulsating bassline.