If you’re a fan of edm you have to hop on board the MEMBA train. Everything they put out freaks me out in the best way. Their stuff ranges from weird tribal trap to super accessible pop music and often blends the lines between the two. Needless to say, I get pretty excited when MEMBA drops new music and this time is no different. “What’s Your Temperature” features vocals from long-time collaborator Evan Giia along with sky scraping synths and incredible drum patterns. Even though it’s a song about quarantining and covid-19, the vibe is so warm and uplifting that it makes it feel like everything is going to be alright. I’m here for it.
Whethan enlists vocalist bülow for this bright and bass heavy new jam, “So Good.” A few of his recent releases have skewed into more traditional pop territory, but “So Good” hits the sweet spot between pop and electronic, creating an irresistible contrast between the syrupy vocals and the waves of grinding bass. It’s the best of both worlds, and that first drop caught me off guard in the best way possible. This is also the first time I’ve had the pleasure of hearing bülow and I absolutely love her voice. Definitely wouldn’t mind hearing these two work together again in the future.
Moody vocals lead up to a mind melting drop in Cozway‘s new song “Camouflage”. The young producer is releasing his debut EP on May 8th via Deadbeats, and judging by the lead single it’s going to be something special. “Camouflage” kicks off with ominous instrumentation that provides the perfect backdrop for Laura Hahn‘s airily crooned vocals—but it wouldn’t be a Cozway song without some wild, animalistic energy, right? Have no fear, the song absolutely explodes with a massive beat full of hard hitting percussion, deep bass, and synths that sound like nothing else out there. It feels dark and tribal, like it was crafted in the middle of the night somewhere deep in the Amazon. Pretty cool stuff. Be sure to follow Cozway and get ready for his Expedition EP coming out on May 8th.
There’s nothing like some new Major Lazer to brighten up your day! This time the guys remix The Weeknd‘s throwback pop single, “Blinding Lights”—revamping the song with snappy percussion and an addictive new lead synth. It creates a breezy vibe that pairs well with The Weeknd’s soaring vocals, and I especially the breakdown near the end that brings the song home. Perfect material for the warm weather ahead.
Orange County producer Devault puts a high energy electro spin on 070 Shake‘s “Guilty Conscience” and it’s a ton of fun. I loved 070 Shake’s debut album Modus Vivendi from earlier this year, and I think her catchy vocals were just begging for a good electronic remix. Devault gets the job done with this one—reworking the original into a vigorous dance tune that thunders its way through the brief 2:45 minute run time. It gets the blood pumping, that’s for sure. Stream it below and listen to more from Devault on SoundCloud.
After stirring up a massive buzz with his bizarre song and video for “Rascal”, rapper/singer/creative genius(?) RMR follows up with a new single called “Dealer”. The mysterious artist alternates between rueful vocals and rapid verses over a trap beat featuring twangy strings and a somber vibe. At first it might sound like another rapper boasting about the drug life, but in reality “Dealer” spins the depressing tale of a dealer succumbing to his own addictions. RMR’s unique approach is a breath of fresh air, and I’m beyond excited to see what he does next. Check out the cool visuals for “Dealer” and stream it below.
Australian producer Silva has returned with a hard hitting, experimental trap tune that’s loaded with intricate details and an uneasy vibe. The young producer’s music always has an ethereal quality to it, and “Orchid” continues that trend—striking a unique balance with whimsical sounds and a dark, foreboding atmosphere. Silva manages to combine these unexpected elements to create a song that sounds well ahead of its time… If this is in fact the future of trap music, then count. me. in. Check out more from Silva on SoundCloud and stream “Orchid” below.
After signing to RL Grime’s Sable Valley label last July, fast-rising producer Cozway is poised for a big year in 2020. He’s been playing out this monstrous edit of Just Blaze & Baauer‘s “Higher” in his live sets for a while now, so I’m beyond stoked to get an official release. Cozway’s unique sound is completely unleashed on this one, with waves of relentless, tribal-esque drops shredding through the remains of the original to create a jaw-clenching intensity that never lets up. It’s no wonder this thing drove crowds into a frenzy. Check it out below and be sure to follow Cozway on SoundCloud for more.
This is the coolest thing I’ve heard in a minute. OZZIE has been one of my favorite producers for a long time now, and his new edit of Frank Ocean‘s “White Ferrari” reignites my love of his music. It’s a sedated reworking that layers and loops Frank’s vocals over a rolling trap beat, creating a melancholic vibe that’s a pleasure to sink into. It’s the second song OZZIE has released within the last month’s time, so here’s hoping he’s got even more to roll out soon. Stay tuned by following him on SoundCloud, and listen to “White Ferrari” below.
OG trap artist HU₵₵I takes a deliberate approach when it comes to releasing new music, but the quality is always out of this world. His new song “WORLD” is a somber affair that features ethereal production, immaculate trap percussion, waves of warm synths, and monologued vocals threaded throughout. It’s insane how much emotional weight HU₵₵I can establish within a single song, but he manages to pull it off time and time again. Impressive. Check out “WORLD” below and visit HU₵₵I’s SoundCloud for more.