Producer duo MEMBA are primed for a big year in 2020. They recently announced their debut tour along with a look at their experiential live show on Instagram, and it looks incredible. These guys put so much energy into crafting a wholistic experience to go along with their music; the album art, music videos, live performance experience, and the cohesive themes their projects explore. The extra creativity they put forth is really refreshing. Their new song “Meet Freedom” has a dark vibe with haunting, pitched down vocals from Levus Alone, plus tons of snappy percussion and eerie synth work. It fits in right alongside some of their best work to date, and serves as a prime example of the unique sound they’ve crafted over the past few years. I’m doing my best to be in the moment and enjoy it, but I’d be lying if I said this one didn’t already have me clamoring for the next MEMBA release.
Electronic duo Otherwise Fine are back with a silky smooth new remix of producer Augest‘s song, “Gloss”. They put an energizing spin on the dreamy original, introducing speedy build ups and explosive, synth-laden drops. Their additions take the song into future bass territory, making it all the more accessible and fun. I think the two artist’s styles sound great together, so here’s hoping we get some collaborative efforts (or more remixes) in the future. Check out more from Otherwise Fine and Augest on SoundCloud, and stream the “Gloss” remix below.
San Fran musician Vandelux continues to evolve his sound with this gorgeous new single, “Don’t Let Go”. It’s a song full of crackling texture and waves of warm instrumentation, with delicate vocals interwoven throughout. I’ve been a fan of Vandelux since the beginning—way back when he was creating electro remixes of Biggie Smalls and Snoop Dogg—so to see him mature into an artist capable of crafting elegant and emotional tracks like this is really special. Check out “Don’t Let Go” below and head to SoundCloud to hear more.
Two Feet just made my day a hell of a lot better by releasing his new single, “Grey”. This guy is super talented and he’s perfected his unique brand of bluesy electronic music. “Grey” features a hypnotic beat with otherworldly bass, moody vocals, and stellar guitar riffs that cut through the smokey vibe of the song. It’s honestly one of my favorite Two Feet songs to date, and that’s saying a lot. Check it out below and head over to Two Feet’s SoundCloud for more tunes.
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.