Eloq – The Playground Mix

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Danish-born August Fenger, aka ELOQ, has gained an impressive amount of ground in a remarkably short time; not only through his own efforts, but through his co-owned hip-hop meets dancehall imprint, CHEFF Records. At the tender age of 23 the Dane has already managed to bag himself gold and platinum certified records in his home land. He has since gained global recognition frequently tipped by some of the worlds biggest acts including Salva, Mad Decent, Bobby Tank, Ryan Hemsworth, Munchi, S Type and Schlachthofbronx among others.

His single ‘C’MON’ shot him in to the limelight after receiving airplay on the well known Diplo & Friends show as well as Skream & Benga’s Rinse show on BBC Radio1. Beyond this, the variable-workhorse has received a number of nominations including producer and DJ of the year at the Danish DJ awards including upcoming artist of the year at Denmark’s Politikens iByen.

Describing his own sound as a collection of “beautiful melodies, stupid beats and choruses/ drops that make you feel some kind of way”, the Danish party animal is getting increasingly bigger playing alongside some of the bigger names i.e. Major Lazer, Lunice, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Om Unit, Starkey and Roska among others. Recently upping the tempo, ELOQ was caught red handed with his hands deep in a record bag, at this years’ Icelandic version of Sonar in Reykjavik. In a recent chat with him he commented on this up and coming Icelandic counterpart…

“Sonar Reykjavik blew my mind. I didn’t really know what to expect, the festival being on Iceland and me playing a main stage and all. But it was jam packed with people who enjoyed and knew my music! In the middle i played a kind of softer track and people actually held lighters up!”

Drawing his inspiration from artists like Timbaland, The Neptunes and Dilla, listeners are reminded of his deep-seated passion for hip-hop throughout the majority of his work. The percussive side to his production remains heavily intent on hip-hop nostalgia and this feeling reverberates in large scale music venues. His most recent efforts are mainly focused on the remix side of things i.e. his remix of Miguel’s ‘Sure Thing’ of which you can download for free alongside 13 other tracks on the Galactic Loot compilation. (http://www.eloqeloqeloq.com/)

The mix he’s provided is an electronic exploration in nu-wave hip-hop and trap with a couple of Playground exclusives thrown in. Stream and download through the Youtube link below.

Tracklist
PUSHA T – KING PUSH
BASENJI – DAWN
SLUGABED – ANOTHER CHANCE 2K14
FS GREEN – GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – MY LOVE (PLAYGROUND REMIX)
Y2KOALA – STAY FLYYY
KUT KLOSE – SURRENDER (DJ HOODBOI REMIX)
DZA – COMBO CHEAT
HERMITUDE X FLUME – HYPERPARADISE (GANZ FLIP)
ELOQ – LEVEL 60
CHIEFS x VASKI – ON THAT FLY
POMRAD – COOKIES’N’FISH 6.1
LUCID – TWERK WIT IT
ELOQ – HORNY LOOP
DEON CUSTOM – ICY WIND
DA-P – STRIKE OUT
TAJAN – BE WITH U
$ATURN – LOVE YOU
MIGUEL – SURE THING (ELOQ REMIX)