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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 04/30/2012

First Listen

Reid "Miami"

Dancefloor tracks that seemingly provide the perfect accompaniment to a late-night drive through the winding hills of Southern California or the neon-streaked streets of South Beach aren't exactly a new idea, but the fact remains that these updated '80s templates continue to provide compelling tunes. Furthermore, they are quite the stage for young producers to show off their production prowess and melody work, as we see on "Miami," a wistful number from Irish artist Reid. His track hits all the familiar touchstones including a hefty, rounded kick that propels glassy keys and a chugging bassline into a tropical-tinged sunset. Heavy compression and some spacious vocal textures add a sense of depth and verve to the proceedings, placing us in the cockpit with dark shades at the ready.

Average: 8.4 (214 votes)
 
 

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