The unstoppable force known X&G kick off the year with an explosive new release: the MONSTA EP. I’d been anxiously awaiting some new stuff from these guys and I’m pleased to say this EP absolutely delivers. Furious percussion and mind-bogglingly complex sound design can be found in each of the project’s 3 songs—a concise effort in which every track is as rave-worthy as the next. The duo produce a sinister sound with high octane energy, and the MONSTA EP further cements X&G as one of the most forward thinking acts in all of electronic music.Read More
Genre bending duo Hippie Sabotage have a unique style that blends woozy guitar riffs, hard hitting percussion, and sleepily delivered vocals. It’s not really like anything else out there but it’s super easy to get into. Their new song “Overdrive” embodies the group’s signature sound and serves as a perfect introduction if you’re not already familiar. Check it out below—along with another new song, “Wrong Time”—then head over to Hippie Sabotage’s SoundCloud for more.
I can’t get enough of Great Dane‘s understated brand of trap music. In a genre that’s filled with loud and aggressive songs, his style stands out with a stripped down, pure sound. “Former Friends” is the first taste of his upcoming album Delta Fly, and it features the most hypnotic beat I’ve heard in a minute. It’s got a west coast bounce with a slightly unsettling vibe—making for a unique listen and an excellent first single. The full album comes out on March 13th, so mark your calendars and get ready for a good time.
The recently released Until We Meet Again EP by incredibly talented singer and producer Emmit Fenn is a gorgeous little project from start to finish. My favorite song, hands down, is the delicate and sentimental “I Can’t Believe I Had You”. It features softly crooned and subtly digitized vocals, dreamy synths, and a smooth house beat. Fenn’s entire discography is great, but this track has exceeded my expectations and become a new personal favorite. Check it out below and head to Emmit Fenn’s SoundCloud for more.
This is a bit of a throwback as it was released 6 months ago, but I just heard it for the first time and fell in love. “Sad About It” fits right in line with the rest of Gill Chang‘s consistently high quality electronic music, while standing out as one of his most unique songs to date. He enlists Luma for vocal duties, and creates a warm and melancholic vibe using acoustic guitar, soft keys, and smooth synths. The guitar is definitely the most notable thing for me in this one; it makes for a really cool sounding “drop” section that’s paired with hearty drums and deep bass. Check it out below and head over to Gill Chang’s SoundCloud for more.
London producer Catching Flies continues to impress with his new single “Ghosts”. Like his other work, this song is incredibly detailed and well produced—with an array of instruments combining to create an intensely emotive sound. The steady beat is layered with melancholic acoustic guitar, asiatic sounding strings, and a smoky saxophone section that carries the song home. If you’re not familiar with Catching Flies, I highly recommend checking out his debut album Silver Linings, along with “Ghosts”, which you can stream below.
If you’re in the mood to move, you gotta check out GD Vandal‘s remix of Joji‘s “Sanctuary”. The up and coming Australian producer adds speed and energy to the original, transforming it into an upbeat house track with chopped vocal sections, warm melodies, and a hyper focused dance beat. Listen to it below, along with GD Vandal’s smooth new remix of Flume’s “Rushing Back”. And if that’s not enough for you, head over to his SoundCloud for even more grooves.
I couldn’t find much info on Very Yes but I can tell you this much: I absolutely love the music he’s been making. I was hooked on his debut song “Collide” a while back, and more recently I’ve been enjoying his equally impressive follow-up, “Ten Ate”. It revolves around a series of gorgeous vocal samples that are chopped and arranged to perfection, with tight hip-hop percussion, steel drums, and clean bass lines all working overtime to push the song forward. The end product is a warm and energetic electronic tune that reinforces the notion that Very Yes‘s talent should not be overlooked. Check out “Ten Ate” below, along with a little bonus—his excellent remix of Bronze Whale’s “Patterns”.
Seattle producer Third Culture Kid‘s rendition of “Rushing Back” stands out as one of the best remixes the amazing original has seen so far. Waves of rich, textured sound back Vera Blue’s haunting vocals, and a blend of heavy electronica comes crashing down in an explosive drop. I imagine putting your own spin on a track of this caliber is no easy task, but Third Culture Kid certainly rose to the occasion. Check him out on SoundCloud and stream the remix below.
Producer SwuM teams up with chief. on this insanely chill new song, “Lost in Flight”. It’s an elegant instrumental that hypnotizes with it’s soothing chords and spacious vibe. On the surface it may sound simple enough, but a surprising amount of detail and texture reveals itself with the right pair of headphones. SwuM is one of my go-to producers when I’m in the mood for laid back beats, so check out his SoundCloud if you’re craving something chill.