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X-Coast is an elusive figure to say the least the Serbian
born producer and live performer has been putting tracks out on his Soundcloud
for three years now, showcasing his own brand of funky groove infected house
music with a distinctly tropical edge* that’s nigh on impossible to listen to
without giving your booty a lil’ shake. Two years ago he made an appearance in
the Boiler Room,
showcasing his live set in Belgrade and providing the soundtrack to countless
convertible road trips along Mediterranean coastlines in the process. His
productions have gained support from a range of producers including lo-fi
maestro Mall Grab who took a serious liking to the huge Ghetto
You can hear the single from X-Coast’s debut release, a five track Mango Bay EP here (out by the end of the Summer). A single for Mall Grab’s Steel City Dance Discs label, a video for a collaboration with Brooklyn based artist Xhosa, as well as experimental soundscapes for a virtual reality piece are on the way. Somewhere in the deep blue Caribbean Sea, between your imagination and what’s real, lies an island – X-Coast.
We reached out to X-Coast to contribute to our Tracks Of The Day series, and
the theme he chose for himself was “Four tracks that utilise the Loon Call
sample”, a sample that you’ll hear used repeatedly in his own productions — you
can check his picks out below.
*DISCLAIMER: This is not “Tropical House”, the maligned
sub-genre that has recently gained popularity in the mainstream of UK dance
music, its proper house that makes you feel like you’re lying on a hot beach
sipping Pina Coladas.