NEW ARTIST FINDS: ALEX CRUZ
In a world where everyone likes to label themselves as a DJ or a producer, it’s always a nice surprise to stumble upon an artist that actually has something special and unique to offer— and that is where Amsterdam’s Alex Cruz comes in. We still don’t know much about Cruz yet, except for the fact that he puts a new spin on the deep house genre with his use of folk-inspired elements and tropical percussion that create a warm and captivating sound. For house or EDM fans that crave something totally groundbreaking, then this is one new artist you will definitely want to check out!
ALEX CRUZ - FOLLOW THE SUN FT. XAVIER RUDD
If warm weather had a theme song, “Follow The Sun” would definitely be it. Singer Xavier Rudd provides some untouched vocals that have a laid back, folky vibe to them that works perfectly on this track. Harmonica, chopped up acoustic guitar samples, and maracas are all laid over a deep house beat that make for a super original and interesting 5 and a half minutes. I think this has to be one of my favorites!
ALEX CRUZ & NO ONE 32 - BLOOM
Featuring No One 32, “Bloom” is another wonderfully warm and laid back track. Packed with a thumping beat, acoustic guitar samples, and soothing vocals, this blissful track will have you feeling carefree and mellow in no time. I love what happens after the 4:20 mark, as orchestral strings and hi-hats are introduced along with some wonderfully uplifting piano notes. For the rest of the track’s duration you’re left with bongos and a solid electronic beat to slowly ease you out of it all.
ALEX CRUZ & NO ONE 32 - TRIBUTE TO MURPHY
Again featuring No One 32, “Tribute To Murphy” starts things off with a solid house beat, shakers, and wobbly bass-synths. The track slowly builds with the addition of soaring orchestral-sounding synths, claps, and eventually a spoken word vocal sample after the 3:10 mark that really kicks the emotion up a notch.
If you liked what you heard, then show Alex Cruz some love and support by “liking” his Facebook page. And if you need even more BitCandy-approved new music to satisfy for musical appetite, then head on over here!
About Erin Crider
Erin Crider eats, breathes, and sleeps pop culture. If you have a question about a one-hit wonder from the ‘90s or need help remembering lines from a SNL skit, she’s your girl. When she isn’t lurking the internet, she's either going to a show or hanging out at Disneyland. Erin lives in Southern California and has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.