Jef Martens, aka Lazy Jay, gained much notoriety for his track “Float My Boat” that Azealia Banks used for “212.” Did you know that he also produced “Scream & Shout” for will.i.am and Britney Spears, or that he is also Basto (“Dance With Me” / “Rock With You” / “Stormchaser”)? His new single “On the Rocks” is a pure WTF track because it is utterly unpredictable. The intro has elements of trap and dubstep, leading to a big beat section. After the male vocal sample comes fun retro ’90s techno (a la AB Logic “The Hitman”) with a slightly modern twist. Later in the track comes a moombahton break which shouldn’t work, but does so perfectly. There are just so many elements at work here, but it really does have a similar genre-bending feel, like with “Float My Boat.” I wonder how many of her multiple personalities Azelia could bring to a topline on this track. Until that happens, check this out and DJs should rock it as it will get a massive crowd response.
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