This month, Spanish dance producer John Talabot released his first full-length album ƒIN (via Permanent Vacation), and so far I’m impressed. Talabot’s take on deep house music embodies a familiar sound with an effervescent aptitude of originality and character.
“Destiny,” a sparkling track from the aforementioned, is a full-bodied representation of what Spanish dance music should sound like. Each of the elements used in this song make you feel relaxed with a four-on-the-floor temperament; something I didn’t think was possible sober. The words lure you in while the galactic beats make you stay for a drink. It’s sexy but not too obvious. It’s dark but not completely opaque. It’s moody but not portentous.
Although “Destiny” is a mere five minutes long, the track takes you on a chariot ride with Zeus himself to a dance party in the Balearic heavens. Now give yourself five minutes and take your auricles on a journey to infinity and beyond.