French producer Kidswaste started his career with momentum and industry-wide support thanks to his unique spin on electronic music. After releasing a few singles spread across 2017 and 2018, he took a brief hiatus from releasing music, though now that creative break seems to be drawing to a close. The producer has now returned with the lead single from his upcoming debut album, “Need You,” signaling to a refreshed perspective for the promising young talent.
The track blends emotive vocals that touch listeners to their core with an elaborate backdrop. He twists a variety of different synths around a pulsing bassline, and his sound has a faint similarity to productions by Porter Robinson. Each time the song is played, the listener is bound to discover a new sonic element, and the single finds a way to instill a sense of calm while breaking through with brief moments of optimism and energy. “Need You” features vocals by Kidswaste himself, making the track even more personal to his creative re-entrance.
Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
In their new collaboration, Alok and Sevenn sample Pink Floyd’s iconic “The Wall,” and Kidswaste puts an emotive spin on Kidnap’s “Skin.” MOODY GOOD unveils “Bite Your Lip” on Deadbeats, and smle taps Seann Bowe for “Haunted.” Aquadrop takes his listeners straight to the beach in his new Armada Deep single, “Patu Patu,” and Goshfather tackles Eminem in his new remix of “The Way I Am.” Mielo has reimagined Crywolf’s “DRIP” in his latest, and Justice Skolnik brings vocalist Adam Gokcebay for “All I Wanted.” Olver Smith has delivered “Curiosity” on Anjunabeats, and Cheat Codes and Trixxie team up on “All Of My Life.” CARBIN brings along Mezzi Mae for “Numb,” and Elliot Berger and Laura Brehm make it “Back To You.” Ephixa and Going Quantum celebrate Monstercat’s eighth birthday with “Let’s Roll,” and Kwon has crafted a rendition of Manila Killa’s “Wake Up Call.”
Earlier this year, What So Not released his watershed debut album, Not All The Beautiful Things, featuring a number of supreme collaborators such as Skrillex, San Holo, Rome Fortune, SLUMBERJACK, and more. Soon after, he kept the brilliance breathing, releasing a four-track remix pack with Volac, Kaz James, and ZEKE BEATS of the third single off the album, “Beautiful.”
Now, the Australian solo act has unleashed an 11-track remix compilation album with additional reworks from Kidswaste, 12th Planet, AC Slater, Daktyl, graves, as well as a wealth of up-and-coming producers in the electronic space. From bass music to melodic pop to house to psy-trance, this project profoundly reflects What So Not’s versatility since the project’s inception when Flume was in the picture.
The singles tapped for makeovers include “Goh” with Skrillex and KLP, “Stuck In Orbit” with BUOY, “If You Only Knew” with San Holo and Daniel Johns, and again “Beautiful” with Winona Oak. Some of the highlights off the project include glittering guitar melodies on Kidwaste’s rendition of “Stuck In Orbit,” Champagne Drip‘s contrast between celestial and earth-rumbling grittiness on “Goh,” Yvng Jalapeño‘s jungle-infused “Beautiful,” and 12th Planet’s mellifluously heavy version of “If You Only Knew.”
French producers Khamsin and Kidswaste linked up for a new jam, “Plastic Dreams.” Both multi-talented musicians are former members of Slow Hours Collective and have been crushing the solo game. Khamsin’s been recruited for remixes by ZHU and Mura Masa, to name a few. The latter, since releasing a debut album in early 2017, has received increased attention with a Manila Killa collaboration and peak Spotify playlist placement. Needless to say, they’ve built quite the listener base for this release.
The track is unique in its own right, with a smooth melody that builds into a pleasing combination of guitar riffs, electro-synths, and captivating vocals. Khamsin said he started on the track a few months ago and then fired it off to Kidswaste.
“He really liked it and told me he wanted to try some guitars & vocals stuff on it… I’m more than happy with the final result on this song, and I think it blends perfectly our mutual universes.”
This is just the start of some new content from the producers, as Khamsin will be releasing a series of singles in the coming months called Reminiscence, and Kidswaste is working on a sophomore album.