Who’s behind Musical Freedom’s next mystery card?
Some might call it peak time publicity, but Musical Freedom’s anonymous teaser tendencies have turned a lot of heads over the past couple of months. The first would emerge as Oliver Helden’s “Gecko,” a no-nonsense U-turn on the label’s everyday standard that quickly scaled the airwaves and Beatport charts alike. Now, their first of 2014 beckons a more familiar footing for Tiësto’s ever expanding imprint. Sampling straight from Hugh Masekela 1984 cult cut “Don’t Go Lose It Baby,” this anonymous version opts for high-octane melodic refinement over Toolroom Record’s earlier attempt to give the South African artist a house-orientated reawakening. As catchy the second time around as it was in its primordial form, time will tell if this is a stroke of new age genius or a cut from one of the industry’s more adept big room players.