LA-based duo Bonnie X Clyde convey an emotional message with their latest release, “Torn.” The duo has been on a roll with their signature “vocal bass” sound, as their most successful track to date, “Bass Jam,” sat at #1 on the Sirius XM BPM “Beats of the Week” chart for five weeks straight. They’ve also had their music featured in some of Insomniac’s official festival after-movies, such as EDC and Nocturnal Wonderland. In describing the track, which is a collaboration with OWSLA-supported duo Purge, Bonnie X Clyde mentioned how it’s “about expressing your true, raw feelings and coming to terms with them…and understanding it’s ok to need help and to not be ok all the time.”
“Torn” is cathartic, but also easy to jam-out to, kicking off with some edgy, elongated bass that gives leeway to Bonnie’s dreamy vocals and builds up into a hard-hitting drop that includes a mix of high-pitched lead synths, an ecstatic drum beat, and vocal samples. It sounds almost too perfect for any long-night-drive soundtrack.
Los Angeles based producer WOLFE just put out a future bass track that is sure to put you into that weekend mood. Infused with an array of future bass and house styles that catch the ear immediately. This song is a flurry of grooves and enhanced rhythms that will get you moving. It brings together
Thoreau’s new single “Illusion,” a collaboration with talented singer Tina DeCara, shows off a new dimension to the trap artist. The single starts on a highly melodic foot, launching the listener into an almost spiritual world of clever synthesis and warm, echo-y vocals. “Illusion” punches listeners in the gut with a bout of heavy bass and guitar riffs that stimulate the mind and cause a visceral reaction.
“Illusion” is Thoreau’s first original and comes as a strong follow up to successful remixes which include the likes of Drake’s “Girls Love Beyonce” and Trace’s “Low.” Both are great representations of Thoreau’s signature sound: mellowed out future bass with a hint of soul.
Chris Schambacher cruised the world of progressive house for years before branching out into other genres.
Now the producer is putting his newfound exploration to use with the release of his official remix of Cash Cash‘s “All My Love”, out via Big Beat Records. Schambacher leans into a future bass sound, though his production skills are still prominently displayed, culminating in an epic, anthemic addition to the original’s pop-centric sensibilities.
As a staple of the future bass scene, Whethan releases are consistent, and treasured by his fanbase. Responsible for indie-tinged, sun-kissed hits like “Savage” and “Good Nights,” Whethan has dropped a snippet of a work titled “Tour Beat One” — a collaboration with Bearson — sharing this in the Soundcloud description:
Whethan is currently deep into the Good Nights Tour, which will hit well over a dozen cities — upcoming stops include Orlando, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Whethan rose fast during the peak of future bass and now he’s expanded his into a wide variety of chill beats. The short and sweet “Tour Beat One” is an extension of a blossoming Whethan sound.
Project Nightfall is a name that is more than likely going to sweep the pop & future bass scenes in the coming future. The emerging audiovisual talent, who’s carved out a niche thus far in the video world with cleverly-edited films that cover his life as an independent filmmaker.
After working arduously to make it out the United States to film, we see Project Nightfall entering a new realm: music video production. The Polish talent paired with two new music producers on the Los Angeles scene — Dropstadamus and Up High — to create an emotive visual backdrop to their new single, “Now I know.”
Emotive vocals are enhanced further by the video’s star character, who portrays a sense of longing through her facial expressions as somber lyrics about a crumbling world hum out in the background. Its mellow, future bass structure is one guaranteed to be palatable to contemporary EDM consumers, and paired with such a cinematic video, will likely be circulated through the masses. Indeed, the collaborators have quite the “project” blooming on their hands.
Feature photo taken from ‘Now I Know’s’ music video
Colorado based producer Toy Box has been making huge strides over the past few years, with a melodic, downtempo production style that quickly turned heads in the Denver music scene. His Soundcloud following is robust and has led to performances alongside the likes of Kill Paris and Illenium.
Matthews sticks to the signature sound on his most recent track “Let Go,” opening with deep synths and drum hits on the bassline under bouncy, auto-tuned vocals. Toy Box doesn’t hesitate in getting right to the good stuff, dropping the track after just a few bars, featuring echoing harmonies, chill percussion, and an assortment of electronic samples — an ideal combination for a late night jam-session.
Jake Sgarlato is the name behind the inventive Parker moniker. He brings a different flavor to the electronic music table with his debut EP, Spark.
SLVYVLL recently added Parker to their management roster, which includes artists like Borgore, Getter, AFK, and many more. While working on innovative electronic music, Parker is currently on a 30+ stop tour, where he’s opening for artists like Dillon Francis and What So Not.
Parker’s buildups are wonderfully energetic, and his drops throw the listener for a loop. This is especially prominent in “Home,” featuring Oh Boy. The contrast Parker has implemented in each song truly shows his versatility in production and as a musical artist. This trait will allow him to exponentially propel himself into the depths of electronic music.
When Big Wild first remixed Hundred Waters‘ “Show Me Love” two years ago, he admitted to feeling initially intimidated because of the sheer quality of the original recording.
“After trying a bunch of different ideas, I finally composed the one you’re hearing, and I knew it was the one,” explains the artist on his SoundCloud. The lyrics, after all, spoke to him so deeply that he felt called to mix the track.
Fresh off the heels of his Invincible EP and supporting tour, Big Wild has long used the bootleg in his sets — and has now garnered the attention of Hundred Waters themselves, as the band has authorized the producer’s take as an official remix.
Big Wild’s treatment of “Show Me Love” is a mellow and vibrant undertaking, wisely allowing Hundred Waters’ vocalist, Nicole Miglis, to lead the way. The track represents everything we know and love about Big Wild’s unique sound design, with its atmospheric tone and its sporadic — at times glitchy — musical structure.
Along with the track release, Big Wild has announced a 23-date winter tour with stops in Boulder, St. Louis, Toronto, Portland, Pittsburg, and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Additional 2017 Tour Dates
Fri, Oct 13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits (Festival)
Sat, Oct 14 – Dallas, TX – Boo! Dallas (Festival)
Sun, Oct 15 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl w/GRiZ
Fri, Oct 20 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum w/GRiZ
Sat, Oct 21 – Monterrey, MX – Live Out Festival
Thu, Oct 26 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note w/Big Gigantic
Fri, Oct 27-29 – Suwannee, FL – Suwannee Hulaween (Festival)
Sat, Oct 28 – St. Paul, MN – Myth w/Big Gigantic
Fri, Nov 3 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium w/GRiZ
Sat, Nov 4 – Washington, DC – Anthem w/GRiZ
Sat, Dec 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Decadence (Festival)
Sun, Dec 31 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 w/Gramatik
Drezo isn’t slowing down after the release of his bold three-track Jaded EP.
Each release from the artist is an effervescent endeavor. Somehow, Drezo manages to increase provocativeness and edge on each number he slings out. Now, and to no surprise, Drezo’s back with another sinister production.
A collaboration with French producer Dustycloud, “House,” as it’s titled, is sure to drop its listeners to their knees, as the two cultivate a sonic aura that is worthy of some praise.