The journey into Beats gets underway with a classic vocal dropped over the banging house chops of “Fallin.” Oscar then brings it back to Miami for a lesson in tribal with “Agua Bendita” before trippin’ through the warped world of “Sabroso” and twisted pop of “I Play U Out.” Next, the big room classic vocal track “Music Takes Me Higher” leads into the rubbery, dark and driving “Cha Cha Cha” before “Work” and “Hypnotize” brings out the smile we had when hearing tracks like Josh Wink’s “Don’t Laugh” for the first time. “NYC” is an ode to Oscar G’s second home and built around the great house music vibe the city’s known for. What would a great vocal house album be without at least one track talking about love? “Don’t Give Up” is for those who want to dance away their relationship problems.
» April 17, 2012