Hip-hop meets electronic music in “Drama” by IZII and Holly featuring Nic Tapper. Tapper raps to a classic hip-hop backdrop in the intro, and as his vocals continue, a subtle build in the background releases into an elaborate electronic drop. The drop transcends genres but could perhaps best be described as a trap-dubstep fusion.
Rising star IZII has garnered the support of Diplo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Borgeous among others since his debut single, “Echo (Let Go),” in 2016. IZII enlisted newcomer Holly to co-produce the track, and their styles combined make for a unique and punchy track in “Drama.”
UK drum n’ bass authority, Delta Heavy, has compounded efforts with LA trap producer, Dirty Audio, for their new drumstep single, “Stay,” featuring seasoned vocalist, HOLLY. “Stay” is a joint release on both DNB patriarch, Andy C‘s RAM Records and eclectic Canadian label, Monstercat — marking Delta Heavy’s debut release on the latter.
“We had a lot of fun making the track with Andrew, and we’re all super proud of how it turned out, especially as it really feels like a true blend of all our signature styles,” said Delta Heavy said of Dirty Audio, who will soon embark on his Australia/New Zealand tour.
The cross-over track wields elements of DNB, trap, and dubstep, prompting a sardonic, “Have fun deciding what genre this is,” from Delta Heavy, themselves. HOLLY’s wistful vocals lend acute contrast to the track’s high-speed DNB breaks and shrilling bass.
DJ-Producers Delta Heavy and Dirty Audio have collaborated together to create your next favorite track. “Stay” is a mixture of Delta Heavy’s Drum and Bass and Dirty Audio’s trap style, creating a roller coaster of a good time. HOLLY’s airy vocals truly bring life to this heart-pounding single; her voice truly complements the track in
Hello there, lovers of low-end; welcome to 2017. Let’s get started on the right foot with some proper bass music.
Pacific Patterns, one of Portland’s premiere beat hustlers, dropped a new one yesterday and it is out of control. We don’t use that phrase lightly, but ‘Sipping On A Vortex’ warrants no other description. Glitchy, gangster vocal chops run headlong into wonky sub-bass patterns that are guaranteed to make your head spin. They warble and wobble throughout the track, backed up by hard 808 kicks and otherworldly yet minimal synthesis. There is a short interlude, but Pacific Patterns gives you only the slightest breath before you’re thrown back into the maelstrom. The heavily experimental vibes here invite comparison to rising names in the game like Holly and Noer the Boy, but he definitely adds his own unique flair.
To truly see (or hear) what we mean, you’ll just have to listen for yourself. Check it out after the jump and grab the free download from Wormhole Music Group if you’re feeling the vibes. But, wait, there’s more! ‘Vortex’ is part of a continuing series of releases called the Wormfiles; you can find the whole collection here.
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Pacific Patterns — Sipping On A Vortex [Wormhole Music Group] [Free Download]
I believe the future of the hard dubstep and trap branches of electronic music will be in good hands in a couple of years. Even though guys like DJ Snake, NGHTMRE, and Mr. Carmack are pushing the boundaries with their production techniques and musical knack, theirs a new breed learning from them and making the kind of sound we can expect from some of these top dogs. Earlier this week, two of these acts got together and released a thrilling collaboration for free.
Trio NONSENS and producer Holly teamed up for their dance-floor obliterator “2 Kill a Stage.” On this track, we hear a bass-stuffed rhythm accompanied with a jerky squeek carrying a subtle, yet effective melody. Seeing as both artists have seen releases on labels like Mad Decent, Kannibalen, Good Enuff, and Ones To Watch, I’d say these guys are planning on moving up the ladder with every new track they drop together or separately. This track’s rowdiness is currently supported by artists like Valentino Khan, Party Favor, EPTIC, QUIX, and many more bass music trailblazers.
Check out “2 Kill A Stage” below by NONSENS and Holly and download if you found yourself jamming to this sonorous, power-bomb of wobble.
At this point, you’re likely living under a rock if Holly isn’t on your radar. His output is truly prodigious and most of it is utterly phenomenal.
This time around, he’s teamed up with Switzerland’s Taptone to create a glorious hybrid banger. Entitled ‘Wonder’, the tune is a perfect blend of the duo’s unique styles of production. It draws clear influence from both drum & bass and electronic trap music; a match made in sonic heaven, if you ask us. While the sound design here is nothing to be sniffed at, it is the dynamics of the track that truly draw us in and leave us craving more. Cinematic and, at times, eerie interludes based around crystal-clear strings and brassy horns give way to the more hard-hitting sections effortlessly. And when this tune hits, you’ll be hard pressed not to leap out of your chair; growling sub-bass collides with whooping synth stabs and clattering percussion in the best way possible.
In short, Taptone & Holly knocked this one clear out of the park. Check out the full stream after the jump and be sure to keep an eye out for more from both of them!
New sounds and styles are always needed in our lives; it’s a simple fact. That’s why we’re beyond grateful for imprints that constantly release a stream of high quality, readily available music for our hungry ears. In that regard, Dim Mak Records has been making some serious waves lately; their New Noise series keeps the focus on the underground, highlighting fresh tunes from new beat hustlers on the block. A free download every other week? That sounds like a great deal to us.
That being said, we’re happy to present the latest piece of sonic savagery from the label: a monstrous trap banger from Portugal’s Holly and New York-based newcomer, Ronaissance. The duo wastes no time on drawing the listener in; they turn the heat up almost immediately, with only a short (if vaguely anthemic) intro to prepare us for the madness about to ensue. The combination of their raw methods of sound design truly shines here, because when the drop hits, it hits hard. We’re thrown headlong into a maelstrom of wailing synths and wobbling sub-bass growls, backed by a wall of booming 808s and clanging percussion. The tune’s single vocal sample really couldn’t be more accurate: we were truly not ready for that.
To see what we mean, you’ll just have to listen for yourself; Holly and Ronaissance’s ‘Ready’ is currently up for free download, so check out the full stream after the jump and be sure to grab a copy if you’re feeling it. And speaking of getting quite a bit of something for absolutely nothing, New Noise recently announced a very exciting update: the latest model of their free-download service is now completely copyright-free. The decision was largely influenced by the Twitch and YouTube communities; now, amateur content creators will have access to an ever-expanding library of songs to use for their videos. Check out the recently created New Noise YouTube channel to see what’s available!
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: [Premiere] Holly & Ronaissance — Ready [Dim Mak Records] [Free Download]