Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Martin Vidal

My favourite track of the last couple of days has been a remix of Vampire Weekend's "Horchata" by Californian Martin Vidal. It's just such an uplifting track that sounds what I imagine a collaboration between Fred Falke, The Phantom's Revenge and Lo-Fi-Fnk would sound. It's hard and soft at the same time and I can see this blow up a festival stage or a rave just as the sun rises. And the remix of Beach House's "Norway" isn't half bad either.

Martin Vidal grew up in Orange County in the late 80s and early 90s, which meant listening to gangster rap and grunge while his uncles raised him on funk and disco. At the age of eleven he discovered house music listening to a little known radio station late at night. A year later he picked up his first instrument and he has picked up fourteen more since then. All this has influenced the electronic music he started producing four years ago. As an example he performs his music in live sets.

Vampire Weekend - Horchata (Martin Vidal Remix)

Beach House - Norway (Martin Vidal Listen To Disco Remix)