Dutchman Laidback Luke is back with another really strong collaboration. His track/perfume commercial with Martin Solveig is “blow”-ing up everywhere, and his new single “Mufasa” is already coming out. Teaming with Aussie hipsters Peking Duk (the duo behind the WMC anthem “Just the Way You Are”), they constructed a massively aggressive tribal electro track complete with a chant, jump-up vibe, and a sense of darkness which fits perfectly. You can definitely hear how hardstyle is influencing the big room guys as the jump-up beat is gradually entering their tracks. The track also has a similar feel to the classic Oscar G & Ralph Falcon record “Dark Beat,” making me think it might be time for someone to mash these two tracks together and add Oba Frank Lords vocals over “Mufasa?” As good as the “Dark Mufasa Beat” may sound, on its own “Mufasa” will be a track DJs reach for to bring a primal vibe to their sets. The cartoon video is quite cute as well, lightening things up with a comic edge and showing that music truly is the universal language.
Image Courtesy of Mix Mash.
Laidback Luke & Peking Duk – “Mufasa”