When Theo Martins released “The Spotlight” recently, I knew had to jump on listening to this. Once again Theo Martins thrives sampling a variety of non-hip-hop tracks and bringing this indie hip-hop/pop to the song he samples.
Lately I have noticed a more electro/hip-hop feel with his music which I like a lot since he is working towards what the music industry’s mainstream sound is evolving into; more upbeat dance club instrumentals.
In “The Spotlight” he goes in a more electro synth instrumentals with the Class Actress sample. Love the instrumentals, rapping over it is cooler than Theophilus London which he reminds me of in this song but this is a bit more alternative with more mainstream rapping.
Theo Martins – The Spotlight ft. Class Actress
Below listen and download two older favorites of mine from Theo Martins, one which is a remix to a remix that includes the likes of Passion Pit and Bruno Mars and the other more of an indie popish song with some hip-hop that samples Wakey!Wakey! Also new music below!
Original from Bruno Mars, then remixed by Passion Pit, then Theo Martins hops on and adds some smooth rap to it. I absolutely love this double remixed song that displays a variety of genres culminating into one fun song.
Bruno Mars – Grenade (Passion Pit Remix) ft. Theo Martins
Then in “Twenty Two”, Theo Martins samples Wakey!Wakey! for a more indie pop with hip-hop song. This is more Theo Martins freestyling on the verses of this song than a sample but I like how alternative it is. Loving the harmonious chorus!
Wakey!Wakey! – Twenty Two (feat. Theo Martins)
By the way, Theo Martins busted out a new music video for one of his best songs off his latest mixtape, Sincerely Yours, The Dance Floor, “Turn It Up” featuring and sampling Plan B, drops at 1:30 then it gets all crazy on the instrumental with Theo Martins getting the home run with his rapping over this mess of electronica from Plan B.
By the way, I love how chill Theo Martins is in the music video. Download “Live It Up” off Theo Martins latest mixtape, Sincerely Yours, The Dance Floor.