Premiere: Joyce Muniz & Namito – Me And Da Beat feat. Quinta Young [Desert Hearts]
Desert Hearts has signed two seasoned veterans onto its label that have jointly created what can only be described as, “a belter.” Me And Da Beat is a two-tracker from Joyce Muniz and Namito, two Berlin-based talents with a penchant for quirky, original productions. We’ve taken on the title A-side, which taps Quinta Young on the vocal end for a bouncy tech heater with hypnotic synthwork and hidden elements that pop out at opportune times to hold full attention throughout the piece. Trading in melody for acid tones and deep-voiced verses, “Me And Da Beat” thus serves as a veritable set weapon that can wreak some serious havoc on the floor. Both collaborators’ artistic voices are prominent in the collaboration—from the more alien-esque sounds that Joy often creates, to the tight control present in Namito’s productions.
Prior to coming together on Desert Hearts, Joy and Namito have both had a momentous 2018. The former enjoyed a landmark appearance on the Mixmag lab alongside several anthemic releases that have been rinsed heavily by Pete Tong and beyond. Namito challenged himself more than ever in finishing his autobiographical, multimedia LP Letting Go, with great success. The storytelling concept EP climbed straight to the top of Beatport’s Melodic House & Techno chart while receiving acclaim from across the industry for the immersive and well-crafted art it provided.