It’s been a while since I posted an electro house track, mostly because a good deal of what’s being pumped out lately is a bit generic and formulaic. This is not true of the absolute banger by Sandro Silva remixed by Apster called Told Ya. Apster (pictured) is a Dutch producer but distinguishes himself quite clearly from the overused Dutch electro house sound to remind us why we ever loved it so much in the first place. The details are what separates this one. The deep, somewhat tribal bass already makes it difficult to sit still, but particularly their creative use of it–with double-times and altogether absences–is what makes this stand out. Take a listen to 1:30 and 1:54 for some examples.
Not only do we have incredible musical elements going on here, but the vocal samples and effects–the quick vinyl scratch, for example–are well-placed and scream polish. However, my favorite section is around 2:20 when we are instilled with one of the hottest Spanish vocal samples my ears have ever had the privilege of hearing. I expect the ladies to absolutely lose it at that point in the song.
On a random funny side note, Beatport lists the genre of Apster’s tracks as progressive house. What do y’all think of this?