Wax Motif Teams Up With Matroda For New Single, ‘La Candela Viva’

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Wax Motif and Matroda are syncing up on their latest collaboration, “La Candela Viva,” a captivating tech house creation that is slated to light up dancefloors from all corners of the world by way of HARD Recs.

Two of house musics most wanted are crossing paths once again to put their names on one of the most pivotal Latin house tracks to come into existence this year.

Croatian powerhouse Matroda and Australian stallion Wax Motif are reconnecting on “La Candela Viva,” a striking collaboration that gleans from an Afro-Colombian classic of the same name. Borrowing elements from Totó La Momposina’s mournful original issued back in 1993, this potent rendition breathes new life into her enduring composition.

Both artists raise their candlesticks to honor her enthralling vocal delivery, pairing the singer’s lamenting cadence with a weighty groove. The tech house heather is illuminated by the splendor of its thunderous bass plucks Spanish guitar flourishes, rolling hand percussion, and heart-touching choir chants.

Wax Motif shares his thoughts on the release: “Matroda and I did our first collab a few years ago, so we thought it was time to do a new one.”

The track in question that brought them together initially arrived at the tail-end of 2019. Wax Motif tapped Matroda to combine forces on “Lose Control,” a wonky body-shaker that took shape as the second offering from the former’s Divided Souls label.

For more than two years since then, the house music community has been aching for a proper follow-up. And the boys have brought out the heat with their new single, “La Candela Viva,” which has earned itself the primary spot on the new ‘HARD Summer 2022’ compilation album, arriving one week before they descend upon the massive three-day festival in SoCal.

Wax Motif and Matroda’s new single “La Candela Viva” is available on all platforms via HARD Recs.


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