When Finesse Records gave us special access to their Season VI teaser video yesterday, we knew something big was on the way for the Mexican electronic imprint. Today, we’re exclusively premiering FRC002, a collection of bootlegs from the Finesse family. Containing original tracks, covers, edits, and remixes, FRC002 showcases the Finesse collective’s talent for crafting a winning combination of warm, synth-driven beats and soulful vocal samples.
The first half of the collection opens with sensual and effervescent bass-heavy tracks, like BCOTB’s “Going Down” (sampling the Yung Joc classic “It’s Goin’ Down”) and Finesse impresario Teen Flirt’s sensual take on Coral Casino & Kaydy Cain’s “Gvns & Roses.”
Naked Geometry switches the game up a bit with his “Marvin’s Room” bootleg, featuring vocals from the Drake song of the same name, as well as another Drizzy cut, “Over.” Its reference to a cover of The Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things,” however, is the most surprising and instantly memorable portion of this track, which rides like a vintage Mannie Fresh beat, boasting playful whistles and looped chants.
The remixes of Justin Bieber & R. Kelly’s “PYD” (courtesy of Red Bro) and Trey Songz’s “Sex Ain’t Better Than Love” (by XXVI XXIV) take the already bedroom-primed R&B cuts to new heights with snappy, electro-soul flair. XXVI XXIV follows with an original, “#11 pt. 2,” to end the set. It evokes the similar smooth and sexy, yet upbeat vibe that “Going Down” possesses.
With such a cohesive bedroom jam sound on FRC002, it’s no surprise the Finesse crew is gearing up to support one another on the tour circuit (providing accompaniment for Jesse Baez first). This introduction to Finesse SS ‘16 demonstrates their knack for silky bass, one that’s both dance- and grind-worthy.