On Friday, a short clip of Spinnin’ Records‘ latest release, entitled “Balkan,” was previewed on their YouTube channel. An artist has not been linked to the clip, although it is noted that it will be released on Tiesto‘s Musical Freedom Records.
The track starts off with an ethnic South Eastern European trumpet loop, accompanied by appropriate percussion, and gets built up by lasers and a commonly used “are you ready” vocal sample. It then breaks into a big room house drop with an obese kick drum and plucks that sounds like birds chirping…or seizing? We still haven’t decided.
After the launch, Spinnin’ fans took to social media with an onslaught of negative criticism.
did anybody listened the preview of Balkan? I think it’s worst release on @musicalfreedom, They need to work more on the track.
— Frank Torres (@TheFrankRadical) January 10, 2014
Ok this Balkan song is really horrible.. wtf is Spinnin records thinking — Anthony Moukarzel (@A_moukarzel) January 11, 2014
“Spinnin Records proudly presents: Pauly D & Paris Hilton – Balkan” — David Feltzer (@davidfeltzer) January 10, 2014
As of now, the preview has received a majority of “dislikes” on YouTube, although a couple of familiar faces went to bat for the clip.
We don’t anticipate that this one will be going away any time soon, so let us know what you think of “Balkan,” and make sure to tell us who you think produced it.