Los Angeles-based DJ/Producer Al Sharif returns to Groove Cartel Records with yet another collaboration. Teaming up with 19-year-old Peruvian DJ/Producer Corx, the two have delivered a groovy Latin-inspired track, aptly titled ‘Muchacho’.
A funky guitar and cowbell ring throughout the intro, giving a small preview of what’s to come. As the intro comes to an end, the build-up arrives instantly. Rapid snares, vocal slices and a low-passed piano all ascend in unison to perfectly set up the funky bass-driven drop. The break boasts Latin vocals and percussion, in conjunction with climactic strings and pads to create a truly unique atmosphere. The drop brings even more energy than the first, with the introduction of bright, energetic lead synths.
With tracks such as ‘Latino‘ and ‘The Iberian‘ under his belt, Al Sharif’s talented production skills and Latino influences haven’t gone unnoticed. The 27-year-old also recently sat down with We Rave You, to discuss his origins and influences. Inspired by Daft Punk and Fatboy Slim, Sharif started DJing at age 15 years old and started producing music later on, when he couldn’t get into a major college. However, many years later, Sharif is making a name for himself, showing no signs of slowing down.
Be sure to listen to ‘Muchacho’ below and purchase it here.