Sloki – Cheap VacationSloki
is an Egyptian-born, UK-based producer Marwan El-Menawy. He says his "Cheap Vacation" was meant to sound like a trip with no certain direction. It makes sense that the creative process behind the track was similar – it was written in the process of learning a new DAW and exploring the possibilities of new plugins. The track fully lives up to its name and Marwan's musical ambition, managing to balance between the feelings of dizziness and comfort and between fresh and familiar sounds.Marwan El-Menawy (Sloki)
: "Cheap Vacation
was made during a time last year when I absolutely needed to get out of town, but of course I couldn't. It's partly inspired by some old trips I used to take years ago on my really crappy first car (hence the sampled tape player used to make the beat at the start that carries on throughout). It's also partly inspired by this strange wish that I was in my 20s during the early 90s. I wanted to convey the feeling of staying at an old motel somewhere completely random with no idea where you're going or what you're going to do, but it's ok because you know it's going to be a trip."