How often have you gone to a really classy Kent State house party and been disappointed by the terrible music – or, even worse, the lack of music?
How often have you wanted to just go out and dance, and you simply haven’t been able to find the music to do it?
We’ve all been there at least once (even if it’s been by yourself in your dorm room, admit it, sometimes you just want to dance).
However, there is a cure for the terrible dance music: LA-based duo Market Price.
Market Price is an up-and-coming DJ-producer outfit, and their remixes (and originals!) are Moombahton-influenced, Dutch-inspired club stompers.
Don’t know what Moombahton is? Here you go: It’s a relatively new genre itself, appearing in late 2009 and created by DJ Dave Nada. Moombahton has a few essential parameters for every song: 108 BPMs (beats per minute); chopped vocals; layered acappellas; extended/enhanced build-ups; and the introduction of new drums and other percussion elements throughout the song. The simple explanation is that it’s Dutch house music slowed down to the tempo of reggaeton, but it’s obviously more complex than that.
But hey, now you have a basic understanding!
And, as I said, Market Price are cornering this market right now (no pun intended).
However, they aren’t currently taking on the challenge of making a name for themselves lightly. Instead of just making a few catchy songs and incorporating some interesting samples or whatever, they worked on a monster project.
Market Price remixed the entire Watch the Throne album. Not just one song or two: THE WHOLE ALBUM. They took Jay-Z and Kanye West’s already huge child and made it into a hard-hitting dance album.
Think this is a joke? You can listen to it here, and, if you’re really into this kind of thing, you can download it for free.
I KNOW, RIGHT. FREE. MUSIC.
You can get music for free here, people. You may as well just go for it and see what happens. What’s the worst that can happen? Plus, you’re guaranteed to have music that people can actually dance to at your next house party, so you’ll thank me eventually.
All of the remixed tracks are good. No other way to put it, really. Each one is certainly danceable and just bumps hard. However, the best tracks on Mark the Throne, as they’re calling it on their SoundCloud, are “Why I Love You” and “N*ggas in Paris.” “Why I Love You” is (one of my favorites) a solid entry on the regular album anyway, and anything with Mr. Hudson and Kanye is good, so this remix just hits you over the head in all the right ways. I’m telling you right now that this will get a party started. “N*ggas in Paris” is another one from the album that’s pretty solid anyway, and the Market Price version features the ideal amount of Jay and Ye rapping layered in with the Moombahton grooves. You pretty much can’t go wrong here. As long as you don’t mind letting loose, you will love this.
Of course, even if you decide you don’t like it, just the fact that these two put in the work to remix an entire album is worthy of your attention. And if you’re a Kanye West/Jay-Z/Throne purist, you may as well get over it. Both rappers are still present on the album (I personally think Jay-Z is well showcased) and not all of the lyrics are lost. Some are sacrificed, yes, but this isa dance album now.
You can dance to Kanye West and Jay-Z. I mean, really now.
Mark the Throne should elevate Market Price in the LA club scene and eventually in the overall music scene. You can’t deny the talent they show, especially in remixing (again) Kanye West and Jay-Z.
If only they could DJ a party or two at Kent State. If only.
Photo courtesy mikebarry