Written by Sina Watson
Justin Martin has been pretty busy in the first few weeks of the new year. In the last week he’s made us a mix and announced his new label What to Do with the release of a long time track “Needs.”
What better way to start a decade than a new Justin Martin mix? For those of you with Apple Music, you have been blessed with a New Year, New Music mix from one of the original Dirtybird dudes himself. For those of us without Apple Music, we’ll have to wait and hope it gets uploaded to SoundCloud.
New Year, New Label
What to Do is San Francisco producer, Justin Martin’s new label that will focus on more serious and deeper sounds compared to his original Dirtybird counter part. Additionally, it will explore uncompromised creativity while perfecting his sound. According to Justin in an interview with Billboard Dance, we can “expect music with emotional depth combined with raw dance floor grit.” I’m excited to see where Martin’s new label will take us as he he continues to stand on the forefront of sounds and sampling.
With the announcement of his new label, comes the release of his coveted track “Needs.” If you’ve caught one of Justin Martin‘s sets within the last two years you’ve probably heard the tune and will recognize the synthy deep house track featuring far off female vocals. Martin has been known to keep his hidden gems unreleased, leaving fans feeling somewhat needy, but his release of “Needs,” gives us hope for more of his secret weapons.
Listen to “Needs,” below.