Crew/label Trouble & Bass have quite a little thing going on at the moment, from essentially launching Baauer’s career to championing crossover acts like Drop The Lime and AC Slater, the New York City outpost have been putting on as of late. For their latest release, T&B have brought Tony Quattro into the fold for a brassy set of club anthems. The a-side is an overt ode to the Gotham while the b-side is a collaboration between Quattro, Doctor Jeep and B. Ames. Both are quality cuts and both sure to rattle your noggin on this dreary (by LA standards) Tuesday morning. Stream a-side “New York Anthem” below and find b-side “Forth & Seek” after the jump.
There’s something about Aaliyah’s voice, the breathiness, the clarity, I dunno really, but it gets me every time. Rock The Boat is an easy to find acapella and it features her saying “Boy you really get me high”; connect the dots and it makes sense that it has been sampled by everyone & their mother’s uncle (including yours truly). East coast producer Tony Quattro really did it this time tho, setting up an airy, reverby space with warm synths and crisp drums for Aaliyahs generally unadulterated vocals. At the drop, a simple tonal bass really pushes the track to the next level. Add in some happy, shuffling hi hats and you’ve got a feel good summer banger. Like the man’s facebook page for a free DL and stream off his soundcloud below.