Loken – Sheikh (Marnik Edit) [Megaton Records]
Megaton Records has always been a label that has supported tracks that have a Middle Eastern vibe to them, mainly thanks to label boss Mike Hawkins. Their next offering is a tune that has both a Middle Eastern vibe and Middle Eastern name in the form of “Sheikh”. The track was originally the product of young American producer Loken, who has previously released through Hysteria Records. The track was then taken by Italian duo Marnik to prepare it for mainstream consumption by the entire music industry, and they managed to do a killer job. Both the melody and drop feature an incredibly infectious amount of energy that is hard to find in most dance music pieces. The chord progressions are complex but not excessively so, and the drop features just the right combination of heavy bass and light top synths to make “Sheik” a banger to be reckoned with. Plus, the surprise trap in the middle just adds to the madness.
Megaton Records – MEGA047 | Buy “Sheikh – Marnik Edit” here.