Bay Area producer Luxage is an artist who needs to be on your music radar asap. His sound is clean, confident, and incredibly catchy—especially for work that usually skews toward the instrumental side of things. His latest song, “bluffs,” is vibrant and full of good energy, with shimmering instrumentation, a bouncy bass line, and heavenly vocal chops. It’s a terrific example of Luxage’s style, so if you’re feeling it as much as I am, checking out his Spotify and Soundcloud will be well worth your time.
Knxwledge + Khruangbin = 💙 The best of both styles ooze together in this collaborative reworking of “Dearest Alfred.” Knxwledge’s hazy samples and instrumentation cruise alongside Laura Lee’s airy vocals, creating a pleasantly repetitive groove. The effect is warm and hypnotic, which is everything you’d hope to hear from a pairing like this.
Genre defying and experimental, the new project from Villager, aka Alex Young, pushes all the right buttons. VILLAGER TAPE VOL. 1 is an eclectic 43-minute mix I can only describe as a sonic explosion of electronic, hip hop, ambient, trap, and house music. And truthfully, that description barely scratches the surface when it comes to the slew of influences found here. It’s such a trip to listen to all the way through, and it feels like a momentous release akin to Flume’s 2019, Hi This Is Flume Mixtape. High praise. Listen to the full mix below, along with a few of my favorite tracks; unique flips of Juice WRLD, Travis Scott, and Kanye West.
CharlestheFirst‘s deep and experimental bass music always delivers. His new album SOLUS was one of my most anticipated projects of the year, so naturally it’s been on repeat for me since it’s release last Friday. It’s a visceral 13-song journey that begs to be listened to late at night on your best pair of headphones. Dive in and experience the singular sound of CharlestheFirst.
The new one from duo Bronze Whale is as smooth as butter. It’s got a great melody and the kind of lush production these guys excel at, which is probably why it’s been bouncing around in my head all weekend. Get in your feels and check it out below.
Throwback to this groovy remix from Lido. He stripped down PTM‘s hit song and threw in a bouncy electronic beat that completely switches the vibe of the original. It came out in 2017 but I heard it recently in Rome In Silver‘s nutty new MONOCHROME mix, which is an audio experience that 100% needs to be had. Check ’em both out here.
Every shipwreck needs a setting sun 🌅. I really like those lyrics and I really like the easy vibe of Otherwise Fine‘s new song, “Shipwreck.” On this one they work with vocalist Emily Rowed to create a warm & cozy tune that hits ya right in the feels. This duo continues to impress; be sure to follow them on SoundCloud and Spotify.
This one is wild! LUUDE always brings the heat but he’s outdone himself with this remix. He pumps up the energy of Kid Laroi‘s “Without You” by injecting the track with furious DnB drums and an extra thicc lead synth. It’s every bit as catchy as the original with 10x the intensity.
Olivia Rodrigo‘s incredible single caught the attention of producers everywhere, with remixes coming from all over the globe. One of my favorites is from French Canadian producer BLEM and his French-from-France counterpart GSPR. Their energetic house style takes Rodrigo’s vocals to new heights and makes for an intense and uplifting listen. Check it out along with a sweet bonus: another one of my favorite “Drivers License” remixes from Vandelux.
Veteran EDM producer KREAM flips this Drake song on its head, turning it into an upbeat house tune that’s bursting with energy. The bouncy house rhythm pairs perfectly with Drake’s catchy verses, and I love the change of pace Lil Durk‘s voice brings to the table. Check it out below.