MARTIN GARRIX & BROOKS, “Byte”
SHOWTEK & BROOKS featuring NATALIE MAJOR, “On Our Own”
It looks like Dutch producer Brooks (aka Thijs Westbroek) is having simultaneous breakout moments paired in two heavy-hitting releases, the instrumental “Byte” with fellow countryman Martin Garrix, and “On Our Own”, and returning in a collaboration with Showtek with a slick vocal by Natalie Major. While Brooks has worked with people like Bassjackers in the past and remixed Morgan Page and David Guetta as well as both Martin and Showtek, this one-two punch should not be ignored.
It’s hard to pass up such a big song as “Byte”, with a (needlessly) flashy video (I would have much preferred seeing the two producer/DJ’s hard at work) that has had almost 8 million You Tube views already. The song is full of huge moments which help sustain the four minute length, not the least being what sounds like a few bars of signature trappy Martin Garrix, recalling his earlier work. “On Our Own” isn’t quite as heavy but powerful nonetheless. Showtek has already released some interesting and varied songs thus far in 2017 and seems to be moving into a new direction with this one.
Both songs will send club goers spinning on the dance floor and it’s great to see someone talented but less prominent like Brooks benefit from the exposure amid what is obviously a lot of hard work to make these songs happen. Watch the video for “Byte” above, and check out “On Our Own” on Spotify at the link below.