An electronic album that's diverse, easy to listen to, has something for everyone, and is chocked full of catchy samples? Say no more. Bakermat has us covered on this release from just last week. The first four songs of the album contain old-school house music samples layered in with the classic Bakermat sound of a sexy saxophone penetrating the sample at every new 8-bar break. Each song builds slowly with new drum and snare loops until about the 1-minute break where there's a synth or piano melody that enters and BOOM. Your foot suddenly can't stop tapping. What's that? Your hand is suddenly flopping through the air too? Trust us, we know the feeling.
It's a formula for success and one Bakermat has mastered. A normal Bakermat album would stop there but lucky for all of us, Bakermat got a little more experimental in the middle and towards the end of his latest release. The mid-section of this album still contains catchy samples (looking at you, "Drunk Baby on a Saturday Night") but Bakermat starts to break away from his usual formula with more a-typical song structure with longer builds that sound more like a typical "big room" electronic song. By the time we get to the end of the album, Bakermat has gone full tech-house and even trancey with the songs essentially just being one long build.
What does Bakermat want you to feel when you listen to his music? Happy. That's about it. Although he certainly has some musical chops in his blood (when he was growing up his mother was a professional opera singer), Bakermat doesn't want to overcomplicate things. According to his own website, if he can make feel-good music that's something people might not have heard before, his job is done.
Release date: June 25th, 2021
Similar artist(s): Robin Schulz, Klingande, Claptone
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