“Ascension” is a journey into a world defined by both the beauty and conflicting dangers of technology. In the dystopian world, conception has been forcefully evolved into a machine-driven process, scored by an unreleased cannon of Big Wild’s computer crafted, metallically enhanced production, and synth prowess.
In Big Wild’s own words:
This art piece tells the story of an advanced society that’s become so mechanized and ruled by technology that it’s neglected the natural environment, which it in turn has to now rebuild. The painful irony of this situation brings to question our infatuation with technology and an increasing detachment from the natural world.
We wanted to create our own world and convey a simple but powerful message. I really wanted to experiment musically and collaborate with visual artists to create something unique. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!”
After a pair of releases on ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective, White Cliffs has returned for a third single: “Daisy.” A dynamic production from the Brooklyn-based musician, “Daisy” combined groovy guitar riffs with psychedelic electronic elements to create one of his best tracks to date. It’s not only an ideal jam for a summer drive, but
The aesthetically pleasing visuals behind him may have set a serene scene for Brooklyn’s famed Knitting Factory on Thursday, April 19, but beyond that, Kasbo truly seized the city’s soundscape. Throughout most of human history, we were wanderers, a nomadic race simply not meant to settle. In recent time, however, mankind has taken on a
Once a member of the Monstercat family, you will always be part of the family and you will always have support from the fans. And for me personally, that’s translates well to Kasbo’s career. His track “Again” from 2015 may be one of my favorite Monstercat releases (ever), and I’ve since continued to follow him
ODESZA had a really difficult task ahead of them the moment ‘In Return’ was released. Their sophomore effort was one of the most impressive electronic music albums to ever grace the ears of listeners all over the world. Overnight ODESZA shot from a side stage act at various regional festivals to the Coachella main stage.
Yahtzel may not yet be a household name stateside, but among the sea of forward-thinking producers coming out of Australia, Max Armata stands out as one of the foremost innovators from down under. Splitting his time between his solo endeavor and his OWSLA-endorsed side project Carmada, alongside fellow Aussie L D R U, the producer has built his own distinctly fresh brand of indie-leaning dance productions. For his latest offering, Yahtzel has teamed up with Savoi for an ultra-infectious future pop record titled, “Someone Else.”
The track features a textured topline from Aussie vocalist Savoi sitting atop lush piano chords and buzzing synth arrangements. Complete with mellow drum accents and a grooving, singalong hook, Yahtzel put together a perfect “roll your windows down and cruise to this” product that could garner more attention in the American market than any of his previous solo work. Swapping out his home label Future Classic and debuting on Odesza’s Foreign Family Collective for his latest, Yahtzel has dropped off a undeniable certified late-summer smash on “Someone Else.”
We have polled the EDM Sauce staff of writers, editors and management on several different best of categories for 2016. Every person in the poll was able to select their top three from each category. A first place vote got 3 points, a second place vote got 2 points and third place got 1 point.
Some of my favorite tracks over the past two years have been released via ODESZA’s very own Foreign Family collective/label. From Jai Wolf to Big Wild to Chet Porter to RÜFÜS DU SOL and it’s now safe to say that Golden Features has now been added to this growing list.
While I’m not sure whether these two singles come together as a coherent, though short, body of work, either way both “Wolfie” and “Funeral” sound amazing while still retaining their own individual elements. Kick off with the mellow production and chilled out vocals from Julia Stone with “Wolfie”before you lose yourself in the Gesaffelstein-esque vibes of the aptly-named “Funeral”.
Since its inception, ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective has become the home of some of the most impactful, eclectic-sounding productions. Making his debut on the renowned label, Chet Porter’s recent release “Stay” fits in without a doubt, and is a song right out of your deepest daydreams. Fixed with glistening synth rides, lively oscillating beats, and the gorgeous vocals of Chelsea Cutler, Chet Porter’s newest piece is a treat for the ears. Check out the track below and get your copy here!
Drawing inspiration from names like Porter Robinson, Jai Wolf, Odesza and other melodic chill type talents, Chet Porter has become a heavily discussed name in the dance community. From teaming with Moving Castle to releasing acclaimed remixes for the likes of Louis the Child, Hitmane, Galantis and more, Chet has been a captivating new name cutting through the sea of underground producers and making his mark in the electronic world. After receiving high praise for his original “Awakening”, which broke into the top 5 on the US Viral 50 Spotify Chart, this future melodic based talent teamed with Odesza’s Foreign Family collective for the release of his new single, “Stay”.
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Pairing up with classically trained vocalist Chelsea Cutler, the duo flawlessly mix their styles into one for a whimsical and imaginative piece of music that will lull you into a daydream as the melodies and chords wash over you like a sun soaked wave. Drawing from his previous tracks, Chet brings out the best qualities of Cutler’s vocals and pairs them with his music box type sound for an overwhelming flood of emotions all compressed into one four minute track. The release comes on top of the news of a 39-date tour, where Chet will be joining the likes of Jai Wolf, Lemaitre and The Floozies at different dates across the country. You can check out the track below and make sure to catch Chet and friends as he joins a very diverse range of artists through the remainder of 2016.