DT787 – Classmatic
Brazilian talent Classmatic is next up on Hot Creations with the two-track Toma Dale. Having already set dancefloors alight at the hands of label heads Jamie Jones and Lee Foss, the eagerly anticipated release drops this April.
Classmatic explained how the release came together: “Everything started when I decided I needed a track to put in my sets with congas in. I live in Brazil and wanted something to represent the Latin sound as I didn’t have any tracks that incorporated this, so that’s when Toma Dale was born. Bape was literally inspired by some of the tracks Jamie Jones has been playing in his sets in recent years. I wanted to create a killer groove with acid influences and also produce a slightly different breakdown to what would be expected.”
Toma Dale achieves exactly what Classmatic set out to do. The track opens proceedings with enticing congas that instantly transport you to Latin America. Punchy drum pads pounce in and combine with the percussion to create a highly energetic base, as finely cut Spanish vocals are embedded to fuse everything together. Bape pays homage to the Hot Creations sound. Warm, soft, bouncy kick drums lead the track, joined by subtle acid sounds that tantalise the ears. The breakdown is perfectly placed with the addition of mesmerising vocals that fade in and out before the punchy, bass-heavy drums are hauled back in.
Classmatic has built up a lot of traction over recent years, catching the eyes and ears of major heavyweights in the field, releasing under such labels as Solid Grooves and Hottrax and in 2021 he remixed Cloonees’ major hit, When The Sun Goes Down. Receiving support from artists such as Seth Troxler, Michael Bibi, Pete Tong and Loco Dice to name a few, it comes as no surprise when we say there is a bright future ahead for the talented artist.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
I think would be a club DJ set from myself
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
My new one is called “Fly Away” for sure which is my next release.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
The exclusivity of some tracks
Tell us about your next EP?
I would say it’s my main goal until now as a producer.
What have you got coming up?
All I could now say is it’s going to be big and at the beginning of the summer.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
I’d love to thank everyone who’s supporting my music and my work!
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- Simas – A.I [Unreleased]
- Ben Sterling – Durh Brain
- Classmatic – House Room [Unreleased]
- Sante Sansone – Danger [Unreleased]
- Ramin Rezaie – Lucid Dreaming
- D-train X Ramin Rezaie – One for me [Unreleased]
- Ray Okpara – Brainows feat. Nikki
- Classmatic – Toma Dale
- Classmatic – Bape
- Classmatic – Fly Away [Unreleased]
- Unknown Artist – B1 Untitled (James Cole Edit)
- Maz, Luedji Luna – Banho de Folhas
- Dorothy’s Dream – Devendra