Track Meet, a DJ crew made up by Ynfynyt Scroll, Shooknite, and AiR DJ, has just dropped TM03, their third compilation of eclectic club tracks. The release is an excellent sampler of producers pushing genuinely unique imaginings of dance tracks, from more familiar names like NAAFI-affiliate Lechuga Zafiro, New York's aforementioned Ynfynyt Scroll, and Zakmatik, to less well-known standouts like Baby.Destiny and HABIBIBOI. The entire compilation was also mastered by Austin's Supraman, whose Happy Hardcore Ciara "Body Party" edit should really never be forgotten.
Aside from an experimental tendency and a favoring of Latin beats, TM03's main stylistic consistency is its refusal to be confined to a specific genre. These tracks aren't made for a specific scene or city; rather, they belong in a hypothetical, imagined club. In an interview with 032c, Janus collective founder Dan Denorch posited that the rise of less geographically-specific sounds—which he calls "homelessness"—is caused by the declining popularity of residencies, which is in turn making club music more theoretical. "It's like people could dance to this somewhere," he said. "This might go off in a club somewhere, I don't know what club, because I don't play anywhere." The same could be said about TM03. Stream it below and download it here.
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