Five Tracks: Weska

Driving techno meets uplifting progressive as Canadian club fiend Weska includes Sunrise inspired productions from Maceo Plex, Oscar L, Prydz and more for the latest edition of our five tracks feature.

Weska’s journey into 2020 has seen him put his stamp on genre-leading imprints such as Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, Reinier Zonneveld’s Filth On Acid and Pleasurekraft’s Kraftek.

Finding his feet on tour with Eric Prydz, and through the previously mentioned releases, this Toronto born beat maker is ready to step up to the plate as we enter a brand new decade.

Pryda – The Future
Pryda Recordings

I feel like I include tracks by Eric on a lot of my lists, but he’s really got a distinct and functioning sound that’s so diverse it works for basically every setting. The bassline and chord combo in this track is so beautiful, hits super low, just a classic Pryda tune that works so well in and out of the club.

Johannes Volk – Nevergreen
Cocoon Recordings

Phat tune here. The arpeggiated synth is so powerful and provides the backbone of the whole track, sweeping and opening up and down. I love the way the track sounds when the break down starts and only the clap remains; the next drop really explodes! I played this at Watergate a couple weeks ago around 8 in the morning and it went off.

Oscar L – Fearless
Knee Deep In Sound

Oscar is the man of the groove, but this track is more than that. He’s nailed the synths in this one, creating an insane build and drop with a beautiful and uplifting chord progression. It’s a bit groovier than what I normally play, but at the right moment and in the right venue this track really comes alive.

Alex Graham – Shout

Such a great take on a classic tune. Alex has completely created his own thing with this track and when he first introduces the vocals it’s enough to give an entire club goosebumps. When the first ‘Shout’ comes like in the original Tears For Fears chorus it really hits you hard and you can’t help but sing along. Energetic and emotional this one!

Maceo Plex – When The Lights Are Out

This track is super different which is why it really stands out for me. Maceo is such a diverse and incredible producer. I love the way he has created a techno track with soft chords and pop vocals that absolutely go off. The spacey alien drone stabs he introduces are really special and stick with you. He’s an absolute synth wizard.

Weska’s Second Wave EP arrives January 31st.