picsAs the last nasty storm of winter is hovering upon us (on the East Coast), we’re more than thankful to Pickster for this tropical oasis for our eardrums to escape to.  “Badman Vice” is Pickster’s contribution to the AZ Gunslingaz Vol. 3 EP (below as a bonus), which is a zouk track that brings us the balmy winds of the Carribbean.  The fast-tempo rythym is paired with swooping drumlines reminiscent of boula lines, which have their direct origin based in Zouk.  Zouk is a sound that originated from the French-speaking part of the Carribbean, which has many similarities with kuduro and creole music.  Tiny synth blasts over the quick beat with chopped vocal samples will have your hips shaking imagining you’re beach-side in Martinique and not wanting to return to reality.

Listen / Download : Badman Vice – Pickster

Listen / Download : AZ Gunslingaz Volume III

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