Ocean Avenue lends some tropical house vibes to Whitney on his latest, "Wake Me"

Another Frenchman with his sights set on the internationally bubbling tropical house kick, Ocean Avenue has been officially active for two months. During this span, he's cleanly (and tastefully) remixed JJ Goldman, Indochine, and Jaymes Young, accruing upwards of 100,000 Soundcloud plays and over 600 followers. This early in the game, he may consider rethinking his performing moniker due to competition from a dozen small town bands.

Or he might rise above them, especially so with his first original release, a shimmery, cowbell-blessed jam which prominently samples the title lyric from Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know." It reminds me of Naxxons' "New Orleans," from last summer, which was an instant hit. Keep an eye on this track and pick it up early below, you hipster.