Calvin Harris – C.U.B.A. (Original Mix)
It has been three years since Calvin Harris released a track on his own Fly Eye imprint and nearly that long since the superstar put out an instrumental track, but now the Scotsman has changed all that in one swift move. “C.U.B.A.” is the next Harris track to rock the dance world, and if its vocal-eschewing electro house sound is unexpected, there’s nothing like a pleasant surprise. Debuted by Harris himself at this year’s EDC New York and heard again at the flagship festival this past weekend, the tune puts an exotic edge on the producer’s typical melodic work and dirties up his classically friendly festival builds with biting synths. More stomping set tool than radio-ready release, “C.U.B.A.” explores the depths of the Grammy-winner’s production skills and reminds the community that he’s more than a pretty bass.