Totalitarian is the moniker of Irish electronic producer, Aidan Sheerin, originally from Monaghan but now based in Co. Armagh.
We were introduced to his skills toward the back end of last year, with his debut single, ‘What I Need..’. The track displayed a clear preference for head-nodding and lavish explorations of genres and styles, taking in all-manner of electronic, electronica and hip-hop influences. Totalitarian’s latest release, and first of 2016, ‘Real Mad Thing’, follows much the similar path. It’s a playful, upbeat, bumping piano house tune with shades of Toddla T/The 2 Bears going on. Through a fusion of playful ’90s piano loops, compelling groove and beat combo, and more than a hint of Jamaician dancehall inspiration; ‘Real Mad Thing’ radiates a feel-good and summery vibe. In doing so, providing a well needed and well timed, massive injection of positivity amidst a time of dreariness. It is another fine, fine track from Sheerin, hopefully there’s plenty more to come in 2016, and beyond.
Check out ‘Real Mad Thing’ below, now: