Hot off of their collaboration with Dashboard Confessional, Cash 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.
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.
Gustavo Rangel started producing music at age 14, thanks to an obsession with video gaming and his desire to incorporate gaming elements into music. One year later, the gamer turned music producer won a remix contest on Monstercat, and the rest is history. Rangel was the youngest artist signed to Monstercat at the time, and has been producing music ever since. The Mexican native now produces under the moniker Nitro Fun, and he is back with three new releases in the form of an EP Closure, which are out now on The Arcadium.
The Arcadium is a new label created for gamers looking for free music to incorporate into their content, thus being the perfect fit for Nitro Fun’s desire to incorporate gaming elements into his tracks. The three tracks each have a very distinctive style.
“Go 4 it” is upbeat and would arguably be the perfect backdrop for a Mario Kart game with its retro gaming vibe.
“Leaders” is reminiscent of old-school Porter Robinson with its elaborate combination of elements and commanding future bass framework until the song switches directions and leads into LoneMoon’s rapping and a harder trap drop.
“Keygen” has the capacity to get stuck in anyone’s head, and it is the hardest of the three tracks. Monstrous dubstep chords captivate the listener from the drop’s inception.
DJ/producer Jimmie returns with an official UK-style, dubbed remix of Two Friends‘ single “While We’re Dreaming” featuring Kevin Writer. This release follows the success of remixes for Portugal. The Man, Galantis, and more. The NYC-based producer is seeing millions of global streams and major buzz for his unique production style.
Jimmie takes the vocals and key signature from the original and adds his own melodic synths on the verses, taking it deeper on the drops with heavy bass rhythms under a catchy trumpet sample.
Julian Calor stands as one of Holland’s most talked about new producers, with a knack for producing technical, yet melodious EDM that far exceeds his years. Still only 24, the Dutchman has already dropped a full-length album on Hardwell‘s Revealed Recordings and headlined various festivals worldwide.
His latest track, “Run Away,” is another clear testament to his colorful and vibrant yet refined style. With hypnotic vocals courtesy of the ever-soulful Maggie Szabo, “Run Away” is an enticing mix of progressive builds and classic anthemic drops. Eminenlty captivating, “Run Away” combines a healthy dose of Calor’s dancefloor expertise with the power and drive of dance music’s newest frontiers.
Remember the days of combing your favorite music blogs for brand new tunes, years before the DSP arms race began, circa 2010? Perhaps not…that era seems like ancient history now. However, for those who do recall that time fondly, Hudson Mohawke is finally tossing out a long awaited piece of blog-era nostalgia with his elusive “Foxy Boxing,” which is now getting an official release after more than half a decade of online bootleg circulation. The Scottish beat maker is giving the rare tune away now, though fans have been salivating over this track’s release since 2011, when fellow LuckyMe labelmate Jacques Greene dropped an early, unreleased rendition of “Foxy Boxing” during a Boiler Room set.
The track, in its official, final version plays as an easily digestible instrumental with subtle vocalizing weaved into crisp multi-layered percussion arrangements. HudMo’s new, old giveaway is being released part of LuckyMe’s Advent Calendar series.
Illenium‘s breakout arguably career occurred when the Denver-based melodic producer was named winner of Kaskade‘s “Disarm You” remix competition. Fast forward three years, and Nick Miller continues to rise to domination on the festival circuit — most recently bringing his Awake Tour to Dallas’ Lights All Night and San Diego’s OMFG! New Year’s Eve Festival.
While in Southern California, Miller awed his NYE crowd as he unleashed quite the heavy-hitting surprise during his notable Kaskade remix. Armed with an ODESZA-influenced trap style drop, followed by 808 kicks in halftime, the live video edit (above) is being dubbed Illenium’s VIP remix. In so doing, Illenium further poises himself as an artist focused on taking a living approach to his live performance, all the while proving that he’s not just interested in pressing play, but pushing the boundaries of his sound and experimenting with evolving styles.
One of DA’s top picks for breakout artists in 2017 and an industry influencer, k?d kicks off the new year with a new single titled “Glass.” Patrick Cybulski is an innovative producer in his own right, branding himself with beloved anime album artwork and providing a unique style that can be described as a Porter Robinson-induced sound of the future.
Per usual, Cybulski doesn’t disappoint on this new track, with an intriguing intro of rapid piano scaling and high-pitched, distorted lead-synths. With a few drum crashes and hard-hitting bass, he sets the melody up for a huge, euphoric climax. He’ll be joining Drezo on his Evil Live tour with more to come in 2018.
Martin Garrix and David Guetta’s collaboration “So Far Away” has deservingly received its very own six-track remix pack. When the single dropped Dec. 1, it received split reviews, as Garrix’s music has long been divisive in the EDM community. Surely, though, if listeners hadn’t enjoyed the original they were sure to enjoy the plethora of alternatives it would soon spawn. Now, the Jamie Scott and Romy Dya-led hit has done just that.
Garrix has gathered six remixes of “So Far Way,” ranging in sounds. With an amped future bass take by Blinders, a more big room, future house take by Nicky Romero and a deep house dive by way of BLR, Garrix suggests that the track’s true grandeur is its ability to shine in a wide variety of interpretations.
Future bass visionary William Black joins forces with electronic duo Rico & Miella on “Here At Last,” the latest release in Black’s “emotional dance music” catalog. A lively platform for Rico & Miella to show off their vocal chops, “Here At Last” couples the pair’s fluid vocal contributions with a lively beat that derives much of its vivacity from its exuberant synth work. William Black and Rico & Miella’s collab is indeed “Here At Last,” an ebullient single worth the wait.