hawk. is an alias of one of my fave producers: charlesthefirst. His glitchy style is complex and organic and it’s made him a regular in the outdoor festival scene. This new side project is full of unreleased edits and originals—my favorite being the super smooth playboi carti flip. Listen via soundcloud below.
I’ve loved Becky Hill‘s vocals ever since I jammed out to “Overdrive” in my car for the first time. It’s so good to hear her again! This time she links up with OG producer Netsky for an energetic and speedy house track called “Hold On.” It’s the most uplifting thing I’ve heard in forever and it was much needed.
You may be wondering what the name of this song means and I don’t know either. What I can tell you is this: “Kliptown Empyrean” is Skrillex‘s latest, and he somehow created it in a single day which is insane. It has a manipulated vocal samples looped over a throwback house beat and it just plain works. Listen below.Read More
You may not know it, but producer Jim-E Stack and Bon Iver have worked together before, with Jim-E contributing to Bon Iver’s 2020 single, “PDLIF“. I’m glad to hear them back at it with a new collaboration—an upbeat and poppy song called “Jeanie”. These guys obviously have great chemistry and I’d love to hear more collabs down the road.
I don’t know who Lil Tecca is yet but I saw the name Skrillex and had to listen. “Selection” is catchy as hell, with easy vocals delivered overtop a casual beat. It’s nothing mind-blowing but it’s still a good one–especially considering everyone involved.
Prepare your mind for a gorgeous new remix from the one and only, Tycho. The supremely talented producer puts his chilled touch on this one in a big way – transforming The Knocks‘ “Bodies” into a hypnotizing pop groove. I liked the original but I love this remix.
Daktyl just doesn’t miss. The English producer follows up his semi-recent album, Unreality, with a gorgeous new tune called “To Be Alone With You.” It’s the first single off his upcoming EP Sangria and it has definitely gotten my attention. There aren’t many artists making high level instrumental electronic music like this anymore.
Tony Velour and Dylan Brady join forces for “EURO PLUG” – an electrifying jam that really gets the people going. It’s high energy from the jump, with sharp synths and a supremely catchy chorus. Check it out below along with a little bonus: Rico Nasty‘s “iPhone”, also produced by Dylan Brady.