Notorious for churning out unexpected collaborations of the globally influenced variety, critically acclaimed trio Major Lazer flips French rap sensation MHD’s “AFRO TRAP Part.7 (La Puissance).” Translating to “The Power,” the track oozes confidence and raw energy. Major Lazer puts an Afrobeat spin on the original, which is part of a popular video series that has reached viral streaming numbers on YouTube. Additionally, the new remix soundtracks Puma’s latest “Be The One” campaign, visible above. The new rework is the first single of a forthcoming remix pack, which is under wraps until February release.
Real name Jay Donaldson, Palms Trax’ ubiquity in the dance world is becoming increasingly deserved as time carries on. He has bold sonic inclinations and an unabashed M.O. where he moves between genres and decades with ease — rare for someone as young as he. Despite being just 26-years-old, Donaldson’s encyclopedic musical expertise has situated him as an artist who’s talented beyond his years, if one were to see age as but a limit on such a thing.
Donaldson’s Essential Mix is steeped in a resplendent arrangement of classic dance tracks, from Angela’s 1984 “I Gotta Little Love,” to hidden gem house tracks from World Building records’ “Paraíso ’89” by Azura. His splicing of Azura’s track alone is a testament to his adroit crate digging, especially considering that Azura’s breezy Balearic business was extremely short-lived in the Italian house realm, she’s an act who’s slipped through the cracks for most.
Palms Trax has expressed he’ll be working on material for Dekmantel throughout the beginning of the new year and after listening to his deliverance of just the second Essential Mix of 2018, just following Carl Cox, one can only hope to see big things from Donaldson in the new year.
Guillaume Teyssier- Vortex Disco (Murray Lake Remix) Lord of The Isles- Geek Chic (Kuniyuki’s Journey Remix) Toulouse Low Trax- Second Trip JC Project- Andromedia Nicole Willis- Heed The Sign (Jimi Tenor Remix) Plus Instruments- Love Is Enough (Jamie Paton Remix) Angela- I Gotta Little Love Tony Moore DJ- Tonight Salentino- You’l Be In Paradise (Instrumental) Lemonade-Dancer On The Shore (Jex Opolis Dub) Collins- Autophobia Mario Moretti- In Love With Nebula Passarini- Wonky Wonky Wonky Uabos- Mystic Force Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft- Brothers (Mix Gabi) Lipelis- Children Song Colm III- Take Me High (Mansion Mix) Virginia- Blue Pyramid (Khidja Remix) Azura- Paraiso ’89 The True Underground Sound of Rome- Sonic Crystals Mr Raoul K- Africa (12″ Version) Ess O Ess- Cantillate (Chida Remix) Pussycat- Le Chat Lucy Montenegro- Lucy In The Sky The R- Higher Jeff Mills- Imagine DJ Normal 4- Purity 0% Thursday Club- Westway Bushwhacka!- 4 Da Night Jackson Changura- Niyekele Bob Holroyd- African Drug (Rhino Mix) Lars Bartkuhn- Elysium Nu Era- Octahedron Shokazulu- Part 4 Brown Sugar- I’m Going Through Changes Now Philip Balou- Ain’t Nothing Like The Love