[esq]ape’s newest track, “Time of the Season,” is a dreamy collection of slow beats and sleek vocals. “Time of the Season” curates swift, clean transitions that oscillate between a hypnotizing charm and a melodic, deep-disco feel.
“This classic tune fits well into the [esq]ape feel and message. The familiar words and moving pscyh tones of the original were refreshed with a driving bassey groove to make the bodies move, hoping this track gives us something to remember and something to forget with” -[esq]ape
“Time of The Season” is an otherworldly trance sensation, bringing a contemporary take on The Zombies’ 1968 release of “Time Of The Season.” While paying homage to the original track, “Time Of The Season” takes shape as a new futuristic and colorful language. [esq]ape’s latest radiates cosmic energy through every note and leaves listeners with exhilarating vibes in a mellow ending.
Fytch’s presence has been steadily growing, with many of his releases being featured on the label Heroic. Tracks like “Sirens Over Paris” and “In These Shadows” are real standouts in his discography.
Last week, he released a remix of San Holo and James Vincent McMorrow’s “The Future.” Though original played out well in the dance community, Fytch has given it a fresh twist which will also resonate but in a different way. Both the original and the remix are delicate, soothing soundscapes, but Fytch has smoothed the track out even more, honing in on the track’s vocals and adding synth blips and deep, pulsating bass.
Prince Fox has had a busy summer after releasing hit “Just Call” alongside Bella Thorne, which hit 1 million Spotify streams in just two weeks. The LA-based producer is back for his second release on Dim Mak, which will undoubtedly garner the same success for him given its impressive experimentation into future pop alongside Quinn XCII’s unique vocals. Prince Fox has blended downtempo chords with upbeat vocals to create a track that transcends genres and will surely appeal to music lovers of all genres.
It is becoming widely known across the dance community that Derek Vincent Smith is fostering a weighty cult following with his glitchy brand of “future analog” sound and his stunning live performances. Some might even call it a “PL Movement,” as fans flock to all corners of the country to never miss a beat.
Everything came to a head this weekend at Pretty Lights‘ biggest show to date, dubbed “Season Two Premiere: Episode 6,” which took place Aug. 4-5 at Washington’s world-class outdoor venue The Gorge. The Pretty Lights team then announced that the second night of the event would be streamed via YouTube Live for all those not in attendance.
The set stretches over two hours, with Smith and his live band cohort throwing back to the old days with live flips of “Yellowbird” and “Summer Love,” along with a special guest appearance from Michal Menert. The performance signaled the time first time the two future funk players shared a stage in almost eight years. In case you missed the breathtaking Pretty Lights Live performance this past weekend, you’re now in luck. Fans can now witness the full set in high quality audio.
Skrillex is coming off of a packed weekend where he provided the last performance at NYC’s venerable Webster Hall and then found himself playing at HARD festival a few hours later. That hasn’t stopped him from starting off the week strong with a brand new track “Favor.” The producer continues to diversify his sound with his newest release, a collaboration with Vindata and NSTASIA. An electric guitar weaves in and out a consistent drum backdrop at a much slower BPM than we are accustomed to with previous Skrillex releases. NSTASIA’s vocals carry the track, and it’s the perfect change of pace for those who love Skrillex’s signature sound but also love their electronic chords mixed with a little bit of rock.
Almost four months have passed since The Chainsmokers released their debut studio album, Memories…Do Not Open, and things have been quiet — at least musically — in the Alex and Drew camp. The EDM frat boys’ ascent into commercial pop stardom has earned them a 61-week domination of the Billboard Top Ten, a Grammy for ‘Best Dance Music Recording,’ and a sold-out headlining North American tour.
While on that tour, the guys began to notice how well their poppy piano ballad, “Honest,” was being received by fans. What better move, then, than to release an official collection of their favorite remixes for the track, which is out today, August 4th.
From Lifelike’s taunting, disco-induced rendition to Rootkit’s seething, downtempo re-boot, the “Honest” Remixes feature many intriguing subtleties that highlight the emotional lyrics of Alex Pall. Perhaps most interesting on the pack is the speedy bpm of Gil Glaze’s remix against the slowed-down pace of Malibou & UNKWN’s brassy version. The pack also features club-ready remixes from the likes of Tritonal and SAVI.
BlackGummy, real name Iman Marouf, has been no stranger to taking on hugely theoretical approaches in his sound design. From his debut EP Singularity, which chronicles the moment when A.I. will surpass human intelligence, to his newest Monolith EP, out now on mau5trap, it’s a wonder how the enigmatic L.A. producer translates deeply complex theoretical concepts into sonic airwaves.
Monolith is a 20-minute aural thesis on the communicative human event by which we pass down universal stories through the ages. The sound design is minimalistic, yet heavy and pure, while the ultimate message is supremely substantive and, admittedly, a bit clunky. What BlackGummy seems to be trying to grasp himself is the significance of symbolic cultures seeking to pass down the “meaning of life” onto structures, for instance, like those of the ancient pyramids and Stonehenge.
From the ominous opening of “Iconoclast” and the progressive waves of “Arp” to the eventual dark, soul-scraping synths of “Edifice,” BlackGummy serves as a sonic shepherd through a myriad of emotions.
The result is a spiritually nuanced, deeply perplexing, challenging and entrancing project that will leave you with more questions than answers.
A little over a month remains until September 8, the release date ODESZA‘s third LP project, A Moment Apart.
Rest assured too that the boys, Clay and Harrison, are not resting lightly on amping up its release — with several tracks being teased over the last month, a special live online fan Q&A, and a stunning Red Rocks performance featuring much of their new album material. The album will feature the mellifluous vocals of Leon Bridges, Regina Spektor and RY X.
Most recently, the Seattle-based duo has taken their indie-electronica talents to the behind the decks of BBC Radio 1 for a laid-back collection of tunes for the ‘Bedtime Mix’ with Phil Taggart.
In a humble move, the guys of ODESZA opt not to necessarily use the BBC Mix as a platform to show off their album material but, more so, to broadcast their acute, eclectic musical tastes. The product is a seamless and sumptuous acoustic journey through sonic time, taking you on a dreamlike pilgrimage through a track list that includes Air’s “Alone in Kyoto,” Gidge’s “Huldra,” and Odd Nosdam’s “Ethereal Slap.”
Now the Swedish electro-pop trio has transformed Rihanna’s iconic “Umbrella” with their melodic magic and captivating dreamlike synths. Celebrating ten years since the song was originally released, the group’s cover of “Umbrella” is a chilled out take on the original, incorporating guitar, piano, and sultry vocals.
Brooklyn-based producer White Cliffs has released “On Call,” a psychedelic bass original featuring a groovy downtempo beat, trippy guitar riffs and his own dreamy vocals. “On Call” is the first track off of the artist’s forthcoming EP which will be released in late September.
White Cliffs’ sound is categorized by soothing yet intriguing progressions, uplifting harmonies, and relaxing percussion, creating a euphoric vibe in every piece. The producer has remixed many pieces including Bebe Rexha‘s “I Got You” and liv’s “Wings of Love.” With his latest, White Cliffs flaunts his potential as an up and coming artist in the scene.