T-Pain scours Twitter to find future bass producer for new album, eager responses ensue

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T-Pain scours Twitter to find future bass producer for new album, eager responses ensueT Pain Future Bass

T-Pain is creating a new album and wants to modernize his sound, so the auto-tuned voice of a generation took to Twitter to find himself a future bass producer. The hip-hop artist recently released a compilation mixtape, Everything Must GoVol. 2.

This, of course, caused a stir of responses from big hitters who’ve dabbled in future bass production such as Whethan, TroyBoi, Giraffage, and more. ETC!ETC! offered to produce a moombahton track on his behalf, and San Holo looked inward for spiritual guidance.

Teddy Pain later clarified, giving an example of Louis The Child to which the duo from Chicago expressed interested in collaborating.

DJ Nitti Gritti seemed to have secured a positive response from the hip-hop legend as well. Now, the electronic community simply has to sit and wait for this dream crossover to reach our speakers.

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Medasin and Louis Futon tease must-listen Travis Scott flip [Watch]

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Medasin and Louis Futon tease must-listen Travis Scott flip [Watch]Medasin Louis Futon Travis Scott Flip Video

Medasin and Louis Futon dropped a teaser video showing the smooth groove kings going certified bonkers on a flip of Travis Scott‘s “Wake Up.” The video shows the duo jamming on an a cappella of The Weeknd‘s featured vocals, after asking fans for song suggestions for an impromptu rework. The two producers start with the original’s raw vocals, and put it through a multi-step soul machine. The video shows Medasin laying down effortless keyboard stylings, while Louis Futon taps out drums on the fly and records a sliding bass guitar line. The creative chemistry in the studio is palpable, and whatever difficulties Medasin may have playing to thousands on tour clearly disappear when he’s just jamming and creating.

Oddly enough this is the first we’ve seen of the the two artists collaborating, despite dominating the same vein of electronic music. The duo needlessly asked if they should release the full version (the answer is undoubtedly hell yes), but fans can bask in the glory of Medasin’s dance moves while they wait for the rework to drop in full.

Sweater Beats puts electronic twist on Panic! At The Disco’s ‘Say Amen’

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Sweater Beats puts electronic twist on Panic! At The Disco’s ‘Say Amen’Sweater Beats Press Photo 2

After Sweater Beats‘ recent remix of Fall Out Boy‘s “HOLD ME TIGHT, OR DON’T,” the LA-based producer has followed up with another early 2000’s pop-punk rework, this time taking on Panic! At The Disco‘s “Say Amen” for his latest drop. Palatable punk chords are twisted into booming future bass, and the complementary parallels between the two genres work once again to Sweater Beats’ advantage.

The “Faded Away” producer mentioned along with the release how influential Panic! At The Disco was to him, expressing in a statement to fans, “I’ve loved Panic! At The Disco since forever and getting asked to remix one of their newest songs is honestly a dream come true! I hope [you] all enjoy this remix as much as i enjoyed making it.” While Sweater Beats manages to make “Say Amen” completely his own, he opts to keep Brendon Urie’s sultry vocals as the glue that holds the remix together, making for the perfect union of two distinct styles.

William Black – I Wish (ft. Skylr) [The Remixes]

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When William Black released his heart-wrenching future bass ballad, “I Wish,” with the hypnotizing vocals of Chicago singer/songwriter SKYLR, the Hegemon artist began turning industry heads. With elements reminiscent of an early Illenium or Flume product, the single built a euphonious landscape that creatively captured themes of love and loss in supreme eloquence.

With the song’s continually growing success, Black decided to enlist three official remixers to put their own unique visions on the original composition. From the vocal chops and lo-fi textures of Notok’s reimagining, to the colossal breakdowns in Matte & Kuur’s rendition, matched with the synchopated drum work and piano accompaniments of Yetep & Toku’s take, each remix begins subtly so as to respect the vision of it’s original and, from there, embarks on its own singular journey through the sonic elements.

Borgeous releases bold new genre-hopping EP ‘Dear Me’

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Club circuit mainstay DJ and producer Borgeous is constantly adding to his teeming collection of dance hits, and his newest EP Dear Me lives up to his versatile reputation. He masterfully blends future bass with pop-inspired house and infectious vocal accents on the EP’s titular track, setting the tone for the compilation. Switching gears multiple times across the short extended play, Borgeous offers a hip-hop leaning “Alive,” featuring Iamsu! of “Gas Pedal” fame, and even dips into hectic trap territory on “All That I Need.”

Borgeous’ new EP is a well-rounded embodiment of his breadth of production abilities, as well as an inside look at his interests as a musician. The “Sweeter Without You” producer has taken a more experimental approach to his output in recent years — a theme that comes together cohesively on Dear Me. 

Don Diablo and Hilda team up for emotive future bass original, ‘Wake Me When It’s Quiet’

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Released on his HEXAGON imprint, Don Diablo collaborated with Hilda for a stunning single, “Wake Me When It’s Quiet.” The piece opens with tranquil piano riffs complimented by Hilda’s breathtaking, airy vocals. “Wake Me When It’s Quiet” begins as a goose-bump inducing ballad and slowly escalates into a gentle, electronic masterpiece.

At each climax, Don Diablo crafts an exquisite balance of bittersweet, melodic tones with emotive progressions of fluttery waves of bass and glittering synths. Hilda’s voice serves as the perfect, dynamic expression for the piece with her rich sound and impressive range. With his latest, Don Diablo has mastered his softer side by giving listeners yet another surprise from the renowned, versatile artist.

DJ Snake unveils euphoric new original ‘When The Light’s Down’ during Ultra performance

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Ultra Miami is much like the ‘Coachella‘ of electronic music festivals in that its star performers often save a good deal of new material to debut throughout the weekend and the surrounding Miami Music Week. DJ Snake became one of the first wave of high profile DJs to show off his freshly-made wares when he took the stage on Friday night, sharing one particularly unexpected, and welcomed gem.

Taking on the working title of “When The Light’s Down,” the production presents itself as a lighter addition to the DJ Snake repertoire, inducing smiles with pitched-up vocal edits rearranged into a jubilant melody, a touching bassline that becomes the centerpiece of the ending, and steep future bass drops to maintain a high energy level. Hints of robotic sampling add just a bit of edge to the finished product.

Word remains as to where “When The Lights Down” is signed to — perhaps it’s his brand new imprint, Premiere Classe, which he also announced during Miami Music Week just days before his headlining Ultra slot. Other notable parts of his performance include bringing Tchami and Malaa onstage to debut their new collaboration, and J Balvin for their Latin-tinged single “Mi Gente.”

 

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RL Grime links up with Daya for new single, ‘I Wanna Know,’ from upcoming sophomore album

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RL Grime isn’t a one-trick pony. He’s the undisputed king of trap music, and while the genre has changed considerably since Henry Steinway’s second moniker emerged — RL’s creative output has impressively adapted accordingly. Now he’s preparing to deliver his sophomore studio album, and address the differences between the state of trap music at the time of Void versus where it’s going in the era of Nova. Bridging that gap on his latest, RL has linked with Daya on “I Wanna Know,” dropping off a melodic piece of future bass that’s primed for heavy rotations into the summer months.

Daya, whose breakout came on The Chainsmokers‘ “Don’t Let Me Down,” delivers another anthemic performance, this time complementing one of the most sonically diverse RL Grime compositions in recent memory. It has been almost a year since RL Grime first began teasing his new Nova concept. Now, as it continues to materialize, “I Wanna Know” suggests we’ll find a lot more than just standard trap music when the LP finally drops.

Cash Cash takes on future bass in newest track ‘Jewel’

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Hot off of their collaboration with Dashboard ConfessionalCash Cash has a Valentines Day surprise for fans with new release “Jewel” featuring Nikki Vianna.

The track opens with an attention-grabbing vocal segment by Vianna with high pitched chords dancing around the backdrop. “Jewel” takes an unexpected turn when the drop hits with resonating future bass chords. While the production trio absolutely have their signature sound infused into the track, their experimentation outside of progressive house and commercial pop is a welcome divergence from their norm.

 

Kasbo unveils another soaring future bass ballad from his forthcoming LP, ‘Places We Don’t Know’

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At only 22 years of age, Carl Garsbo is becoming one of Sweden’s most inimitable forces in the indietronica scene. Known to fans as Kasbo, he caught the early admiration of influential tastemakers ODESZA for his commitment to sweeping sound designs that are as organic as they are meticulously crafted.

After announcing his debut album last month, Kasbo returns to the gambit with a stunning new single, entitled “Your Tempo,” that he says helped him define what he wanted his forthcoming LP to be:

“‘Your Tempo’ is about expressing to the person you love there’s no need to stress. You have so much time to explore life and to explore each other, but the person is unable to enjoy the beauty of that since their mind is always at the next step.”

The track taps into Garsbo’s brand of soulful and evocative electronic music, featuring future bass elements that are as deep and organic as it’s soaring lyrics. “Your Tempo” is a refreshing ballad that stands out in an ever-increasing banal genre of dance music.

If the track is any indication of what is to come, one thing is certain: Kasbo’s first full-length album will be wildly intuitive and wise beyond its years. In support of his debut album, out March 23rd, Kasbo is also embarking on his first headlining North American tour this March, with the final stop appearances at both weekends of Electric Forest in late June.

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