Underground house ambassadors and the musical producers of Givenchyrunway shows. The Martinez Brothers today released a brand new 10 track EP under the alias Masters At Dutch. Partnering with fellow New York City cohorts Jesse Caloso and Blas Cordero for the project, Masters At Dutch is a project for the fans -the entire EP will be released as a 320KBPS free download.
“We made these tracks while we were off… We wanted to thank all our fans who have supported us and bought tickets to our shows last year & hope you know we appreciate you guys!! so we’re giving you a collection of tracks for free download so you can check out what we’ve been up to.” – Steve and Chris, The Martinez Brothers
Bass heavy tech house cuts are the predominant flavor of the EP, showing off what the brothers Steve and Chris do best – club ready jams for dark warehouse parties and late nights. ‘4 Day Weekend’ and ‘Talkin and Talkin’ ooze with a funk-fueled flair over a hard hitting, 4 to the floor, drum rack. Channelling New York City’s rich underground history on ‘L’s for Cream Cheese’, spacey laser stabs and rattling percussions sit delightfully together, probing flashbacks to Frankie Bones and Joey Beltram’s vision of New York house in the early 90s.
Intros, outros, and interludes gingerly weave through the EP, adding a touch of hip-hop and avant garde brush strokes to what is predominantly a collection of tech house. In all, the EP is a master class in proper house music, carried out by one of the hottest acts in the underground game – The Martinez Brothers. Best of all, DJs and fans alike will rejoice in all 10 tracks being available for free – a rarity in present day music culture.
About The Martinez Brothers
The Martinez Brothers, two young men from the Bronx, raised on their father’s love of the Paradise Garage and road-tested worldwide since before they left high school are emerging as leaders in the global house music market. Earlier this year, The Martinez Brothers broke into the world of high fashion by traveling to Paris to provide music for Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy Menswear and Womenswear Fall / Winter 2014 /15 collections. The track “Flawless” has already been featured in a Style.com exclusive preview of the Nike RT Air Force 1 Collection, offering a first glimpse of Riccardo Tisci’s collaboration with Nike.
This year alone the guys have been all over Europe and the Americas, they’ve premiered in Australia, and have plans for a tour of Asia. While on the road they created a behind-the-scenes Coachella photo diary for Rolling Stone and Nylon. Production-wise, they’ve laid down some studio tracks with the legendary Nile Rodgers and have collaborated with Spanish Harlem-born hip hop star Bodega Bamz on his forthcoming mixtape. Despite the whirlwind of activity, Chris and Steve remain positive, down-to-earth guys. When asked about their achievements, they always humbly reply, “We are so blessed!”
The brothers have quite a few label projects at the moment as well. Their very own Cuttin’ Headz imprint aims to deliver Steve and Chris’ unique style and taste for tech house, while also shining light on their hip-hop and urban influences. In Seth Troxler they have a perfect running mate for their other label, Tuskegee, a project that sees them showcase the proper history of house music and its heavy roots in black and latino culture in America.
Spring – Summer Tour Dates:
Life | Las Vegas | May 15
Vinyl | Denver | May 16
Electric Island | Toronto | May 18
The Dolphin | Philadelphia | May 21
Flash | Washington DC | May 22
Movement | Detroit | May 23
Mysteryland | New York | May 24
Ushuaia | Ibiza | May 30
We Are Fstvl | Upminster | May 31
Circo Loco at DC10 | June 01
Parklife Weekender | Manchester | June 06
Circo Loco at Expo Milan | Milan | June 07
Zubar | Pescara | June 12
Ippodromo di Agano | Naples | June 13
Circo Loco @ DC10 | Ibiza | June 15
No. 19 at Parc Del Forum | June 18
Kaufleuten | Zurich | June 19
El Row | Barcelona | June 21
Carillon Park | Montreal | June 27