The latest meeting of techno, house, and R&B isn't an attempt but a success. It comes in the form of "Let It Go," a collaborative effort from DJ and producers The Martinez Brothers and Louie Vega, who teamed up with vocalist of the moment Marc E. Bassy on a stunner that will appeal to ears in a range of proficiencies and preferences.
Leading with a percussive cadence that conjures images of Ibiza dance floors and a range of world music hubs, "Let It Go" seamlessly weaves production of the beach and of late nights together as one. As the track evolves, it becomes, somehow, the before and after to a Kaytranada track, or a groovy lounge piece. Marc E. Bassy's performance makes the track memorable, something meant for the repeat function on whatever music streaming device it's played through.
In e-mailing with everyone involved, it felt like it made sense to construct a profile piece on how "Let It Go" came to be. But when we got the point of view of everyone involved, it was clear that the best way to detail this journey was from the artists themselves.
Marc E. Bassy: “I linked up with the Martinez Bros through mutual friends actually – we drank red wine and sat in some beautiful house they were renting and caught a vibe. I’ve always been a fan of soulful dance music – that’s what they always provide, so it wasn’t a stretch for me like it might seem to someone who only knows me for my R&B / pop stuff. I’m really excited for the world to dance to this – this is the shit I dance to.”