Every once in a while I stumble across a track that compels me to share it with anyone I can. This find comes from Toms Burkovskis, who produces under the moniker Tobu's (stylized as 7obu), particularly his track titled, "Infectious". "Infectious" really takes the cake for appropriately named songs. If this song was an actual sickness, I don't think I want the cure. I've never had a song get my head moving so instantaneously. I honestly didn't even make it to the kick before my body was affected. The melody attacks any sort of negativity in your system, allowing the fun, punch kick/snare combo to open up and control your central dance system. The song even contains some cough samples that are clever in their usage, and just add to the lively vibe of the song. As the track progressed it felt as though the last cobwebs of winter were falling away. I was impressed with Tobu's refreshing style of production. I can be easy for producers to fall into analogous styles when creating music. Tobu has developed a style that is buoyant and radiant, which "Infectious" truly highlights.
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Melodic house is usually overlooked, but with producers like Kygo and Thomas Jack breaking out the past year, the genre is finally getting the attention it deserves. The audio manifestation of summertime, warm rays of sun, sand between your toes, a cold one in your hand. What other genre can get you smiling and elated as soon as the first chord strikes? That being said, Tobu is seriously a contender in the genre and has the potential to bust the doors wide open for other artists. It is refreshing to hear some genre-breaking music that really encapsulates what the scene is all about.
"Infectious" is just one of many hits to be found on his Soundcloud. If you're like me, and trapped in the frozen North East these songs are audio Vitamin D. The best part? Almost all of his tracks are free to download! Just follow Tobu on Facebook and gain access to some amazing, free music.