- Words: Leo Maymind
Though he's unfamiliar to XLR8R's pages, up-and-coming Spanish producer beGun has already appeared on Boiler Room and graced stages at Primavera and Sónar. His latest track, appropriately titled "Madrid," is a shimmery party-starter that flips a carefully disguised Aaliyah sample over an array of brightly modern synth glissandos. The introduction of a plaintive glockenspiel melody is soon supplemented by reverb-drenched claps and some footwork-esque percussion, all of which breaks down at the foot of a fingerpicked nylon guitar. While Aaliyah's been sampled now, say, a million and one ways by producers across the board, beGun finds new ground on which to pay his respects to the fallen icon, all the while staking his own claim as a producer with a solid voice.
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