Laidback Luke & Mike Cervello – Front 2 The Back (Original Mix)
Laidback Luke ended his 2015 with a gift to fans: Focus, his first full-length album release in over a decade. But aside from Focus, he enjoys a fruitful career as a mentor, label boss, and freshly-minted kung fu champion.
Luke now debuts on fellow Dutch label Barong Family alongside Mike Cervello with “Front 2 The Back.” Their collaborative effort fits its SoundCloud description perfectly, as the two combine a mixture of formulaic elements together to craft a festival banger. Pitched-up melodies inspired by tribal sounds pierce the ears while thundering big room kicks often heard on the main stage encourage wild behavior. This tried-and-true arrangement of sounds leaves a bit to be desired production-wise, but accomplishes its overall purpose of generating mass appeal.