Nashville, Tennesee has the distinct honor of being nicknamed “Music City”. Since the 1950’s, the bustling southern city has held strong musical roots in different genres including R&B, Blues and of course, Country Music. However, one genre that rarely defines the capital city is EDM– but that’s changing now thanks to Seth Jones, better known
Known for his dark, entrancing beats and ominous progressions, Dustycloud has made a name for himself as one of house music’s cutting-edge newcomers. Dustycloud’s most recent release, “Ride,” is a testament to his developing signature style, as the striking original showcases a deep, rugged bass line, distorted samples of eerie vocals, and intriguing layers of percussion.
Dustycloud’s last piece was a shocking collaboration with none other than g-house guru, Drezo. Their track “House” garnered support for its grim, gritty undertones and prominent kicks, as the two producers created the single with unmatched chemistry. Dustycloud’s sound is comparable to dark house pioneers Malaa and Tchami, yet he adds his own flair into the mix, engineering unexpected, energetic flavor to his work. With his latest, “Ride,” the inventive French artist solidifies his potential as one of house music’s most promising up-and-coming acts.
Rising star Petit Biscuit has proven his talents for music production are developed well beyond his years. Classically trained in the cello since the age of five, Mehdi Benjelloun burst onto the dance music scene with his monumental remix of ODESZA‘s “Memories That You Call,” drawing comparisons of his cinematic sound design with that of the Seattle-based duo. The promising young producer, hailing from France, would soon catapult himself to notoriety at the mere age of 15 with his 5-track self-titled EP, wherein the project’s leading single, “Sunset Lover,” reached an unprecedented 400 million streams worldwide.
The multi-talented musician now celebrates his 18th birthday with the release of a genre-blending debut album that is every bit as warm and inviting as it is vulnerable and exposed. Presence offers sunny, progressive chord structures and colorful, polished mixing flanked by electronic touches and a furtive vocality that both chills and arouses. From the LP’s first track, “Creation Comes Alive,” featuring SONIA, to its instrumental closing title, “The End,” which utilizes the same shimmering synth pattern, the entire work becomes an evocative story book of pain and resilience for which one can use a lens into — quite literally — viewing an emotion.
Arguably the stand out track of the LP is the cinematic production “Forever Being,” which calls upon ODESZA’s sonic landscape with it’s chiming key chords, soaring vocal chops, complex half-/double-time drum work, and nostalgic phonographic movie quotes on the front and tail ends. The LP’s most astounding fact: Petit Biscuit wrote, produced, and mixed Presence over the course of the last year, finding time between high school exams and sold-out tours across the US, Europe, and beyond.
Parisian house producers Tchami aka “The Father” (of house music) and the villainously masked Malaa have released their second collaborative work this year, “The Sermon,” via Tchami’s own Confession label. The track precedes their North American, double-headlined No Redemption Tour that commences November 10.
The contrapositive pair have each been toiling away in the beat laboratory this year, with Tchami releasing his vibrant Revelations EP in August, and Malaa pumping out a slew of dark and nefarious tunes including “Contagious,” and “Hostyl,” a collab with fellow Frenchman, Dombresky.
“The Sermon” trails the saint and sinner’s bouncy, hip-hop infused “Summer ’99,” released in September, along with their tech-oriented future house hit “Prophecy,” from 2016. However, in “The Sermon,” more audible are Tchami’s jazzy nuances, especially in the bassline, with Malaa’s distinct influence in the pitched down vocal chops and warehouse texturing, most apparent in the interludes.
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Up and coming NYC producer Jimmie has amazed us time and time again with his effervescent future house remixes. Taking on Portugal. The Man’s summer hit “Feel It Still”, Jimmie wraps the track in bright synths and smooth percussion that shimmy and shake with an effortless flow. Jimmie bumps Portugal. The Man’s original with a heavy
Australia’s feverish female power duo — perhaps the most vivacious in the entire electronic realm — the venerable NERVO has joined forces with Danny Avila on a totally “LOCO” number.
Capitalizing on the ever tantalizing tropical sentiment is a heat wave of a number sure to reach fans worldwide with its palpable energy. Kicking off with the strums of an authentic guitar, “LOCO” welcomes its listeners into the balmy world of NERVO and Danny Avila. It’s certain NERVO knows how to get a party started, but more importantly, they know how to strengthen its numbers, as throughout the video — the tune and party — only continue to grow by way of luscious guitar licks, striking synths, and a stellar feature from Reverie.
Los Angeles-based N2N has traveled the world spinning eclectic house sets for venues large and small. Creating a diverse and unique listening experience for his audiences, N2N gained recent recognition for his blistering performance at Burning Man and his epic remixes for XYLØ, KOLAJ, SAINT WKND, and even an official remix of The Jackson 5. His latest release, “Passenger,” with singer Danny Ayer is yet another breathtaking journey into sound.
Ayer’s vocals bring the listener into the clouds, while N2N builds a hook of hypnotic bass underneath a pitched down vocal sample. Ayer and N2N capture lightning in a bottle, giving listeners a standout future house tune that ignites the night.
On “Raw,” the Estonian mainstay returns with his in-demand sound to the Enhanced label in a fiendishly funky fashion. Following his Enhanced debut — a remix of Tritonal & Steph Jones’ “Blackout” — Marss “Raw” is set to solidify another round of chart and streaming success.
Full of fruitful claps, building melodies, and plentiful bass, “Raw” lives up to its Enhanced predecessor and delivers yet another anthem-leaning, club-primed deliverance from one of future house’s rising dons.
A considerable amount of time has passed since the Oregon Eclipse Gathering, but exclusive sets continue to appear online as artists upload their live acts or, in some cases, even go as far as to re-record their sets.
Now former attendees and eclipse chasers from around the globe can now enjoy sets from the likes of Bassnectar, Minnesota, CloZee, and many more, organized into stage-by-stage playlists thanks to one SoundCloud user. From the deep, dark tech house of the Sky Stage, to the psytrance of the Earth Stage, to the festival’s bass head haven at The Moon Stage, over 50 live and re-recorded sets are available for stream from Oregon’s Global Eclipse Gathering, held Aug. 17-23, 2017.
Though international eclipse festivals are often based around trance and downtempo, make no mistake that the bass, jam, and house acts are actually considered guests in this awe-inspiring, transformative festival experience. Relive sets from the Global Eclipse Gathering’s Earth, Moon, Sun, and Sky stages below.
The Radar celebrates its 100th episode with none other than Whethan, whose mix is his set from the legendary Red Rock Ampitheatre. The Chicago based producer ascended into the electronic music scene at the age of 17 thanks to his remix of “XE3” by Mssingno, which has garnered over 9 million plays on SoundCloud to date. Whethan may not be of legal drinking age, but that isn’t stopping him from headlining some of the top venues in the U.S. and collaborating with the likes of Charli XCX and Flux Pavillion.
His upbeat Radar mix showcases his ability to seamlessly blend mainstream pop and rap music into surprising electronic drops that blend perfectly to create a cohesive and dynamic set. From riding in the car to pre-gaming on Saturday night, Whethan’s mix is the perfect backdrop for multi-genre loving listeners.
Check out Whethan live in the coming weeks as he continues his East Coast tour, and purchase tickets here.
October 21 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
October 24 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
October 25 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
October 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
2. Love Gang – Whethan
3. Wheaty x bearson bus beat 14. Oliver Tree Whethan – Enemy
5. Untitled as well
6. All You Ever Talk About
7. Its Strange (Whethan Show Edit)
8. Wild Thoughts (Medasin remix)
9. Chance The Rapper – All Night (Louis the Child remix)
10. Lorde – Perfect Places (Remix)
11. Somebody Else
12. Alive (Empire of the Sun)
13. Some Boise
14. City of the rose
15. Synths with bangs
16. Day n Nite – Lotus Eater
17. Hyperparadise – Dot Dot
18. Max – 10 Victoria Secret Models
19. Backseat XE3
20. High (Live Edit)
21. I can’t stop – droe san holo
22. Rockstar – post malone
23. Falling – Opia
24. Banks Better Edit
25. Flume – On Top
26. CANT HIDE – Whethan
27. Midnight to monaco – suicide remix
28. Genghis khan (louis the child remix)
29. Porter R – Lionhearted
31. Sleepy Eyes – Elohim
32. When I’m down – Whethan & Oliver Tree
33. Good Nights – Whethan
34. Savage – Whethan