Afrojack & SAYMYNAME – Hot

• Classic vigorous SAYMYNAME style
• Annoying bridge between the two drops
• Outdated and unnecessary vocals

The underlying causes on why this production was created and how it was finalized to be released are easily and certainly debatable. Premiered last year with couple of delays to offset the hype for this otherwise significant team-up, had me forget about existence of it several times until now. Nevertheless, announcement of its reveal after this made me quite excited; but over-expectations often lead to tiring cliches. This is perhaps a suitable example, as I will explain why this deserves to be a bootleg/official remix instead of an proper release (hint: the vocal used is infamous in the trolling community). Doubtful marketing and commercial plans apart, let us divulge into it.

Being candid, I will admit that frequently enough, vicious and hard-hitting Trap style of beat gives me just the right satisfaction and allure. But with this, even though the approach has the signature of both veterans involved on this specific composition (let us not forget how adroit Afrojack is with the style), the outcome is unnecessarily commonplace and not pleasant. What proved to be of annoyance was the vocal themselves, which happen to be sampled from the meme-notorious Roadman Shaq, who has gathered much support from the later half of the preceding decade. His presence and comical tonality was spread and overused in the music scene, making it bland after a while.

In the build-up section, the textbook repetition of the vox snippet forebode the cut-and-dried of a drop segment ahead. And so it was, the exploding vibe one would expect from the portion is deprived, though the festival “Big Room” atmosphere is somewhat met for providing the energy. Furthermore, the melody driving the instrumental feels out of context, which ultimately made me press the skip button and look for another tune to compensate my dissatisfaction. The unnecessary additions in this track is the major issue which, if done with some care, could have been striking and enjoyable even!

Before I close the case on this one, another situation also proved to be a hindrance for the successful launch of this single. Various ID channels on YouTube got hold of the “not-so-different” previous and complete version and uploaded it to their respective channels. I can presume this could be a more subjective complaint, but we cannot deny on how it aided in the failure. This song, in conclusion, is a more SAYMYNAME production with hints of Afrojack present like an edit. Nonetheless, this slight failure shouldn’t deter the Dutch producer from experimenting with this type of music, in the process of which he might emphasize on the roots which earned him the acclaim today.

You can listen to “Hot” here: