Motez infuses Sam Smith's "Leave Your Lover" with signature bass

Coffee aficionado Motez Obaidi -- with whom I talked origins, zanboors, and beards last October -- has been tearing it up these past months. Spinning 1015 Folsom in San Francisco as we speak, the Adelaide-based producer known for his deep house habits dropped an official "Leave Your Lover" retake this past Thursday.

"A song I instantly loved and wanted to remix, it's easy working with a voice as good as @SamSmithWorld," he shares on Soundcloud. Seriously, it's an alignment of stars. We're just now crawling out from under its influence. But only long enough to share it with you if, for some unfortunate cause, you haven't already heard it. Here it is:

Best moments? 1:04, when the piano chords come in; 1:37, when his signature warped bass arrives; and 2:23's handclap drop.

TORONTO: Tez is swinging your way on January 16 -- I'll be in San Francisco by then (a tragic crossing of his and my travels, to say the least) -- catch him at The Hoxton with DESTRUCTO and Anna Lunoe for their SHIP2SHIP tour.