Vicetone has upgraded their studio, and with the upgrade comes their progressive house remix of Dua Lipa’s “New Rules.” The Dutch duo talked about their production process for the remix, noting fans will likely hear them drop the track in live sets in the future.
“We had a blast remixing Dua Lipa’s vocals, especially after recently upgrading our studio with some fresh new gear. We used a lot of guitars and vocal recordings we did ourselves to give the song a unique and different vibe from the original. The whole process felt really natural and we already love playing this one out in our live sets!”
The upbeat remix adds a completely different feel to the pop song. Fans of the remix can download it for free here.
Dillon Francis‘s experimentation continues with his latest release, “Hello There.” The track leans heavily into a Caribbean pop vibe with vocals by Yung Pinch.
“Hello There” can only be described as inherently happy with its upbeat tempo and radio-friendly qualities. Further, the production’s grinning, sun-soaked ebullience would seem to be a better fit for summer — though fans surely won’t be disappointed in a burst of warmth as the months turn cold.
Australian electronic composer tyDi is readying to release his fifth studio album, Collide, and with it comes yet another reinvention of himself.
The multi-genre producer is no stranger to change. Having got his start in the trance and progressive arena, he’s since explored everything from atmospheric ambient to instrumental, radio-friendly fare. Now, he delves even further into his current songwriting kick with “Closing In” — the first taste he’s provided of his upcoming long player.
“Closing In” is a mellow piece stuffed with optimism. Written alongside Christopher Tin and vocalist Dia Frampton, the track uses sweeping orchestral elements, dramatic chimes, and subdued drops to hit brain in a way that stimulates euphoria. Furthermore, it’s the type of piece whose cinematic nature is so grand and calming that those listening will have their interest piqued as to what else tyDi has in store.
It would appear this notion is accurate thus far, as the song was chosen by Spotify to appear in its “New Music Fridays” playlist.
Formed in 2013 in San Diego, Hollywood Principle is formed of Elliott Sencan, Kayla Hope, and Mike Ault. Their expertly crafted, modern sound is unique blend of haunting vocal melodies, indie electronica, and post dubstep influences. Hollywood Principle has quickly built up a following around their music, achieving over 20,000 fans on Facebook, more than
International superstar Robin Schulz has finally released his long awaited ‘Uncovered’ album, which is out now via Atlantic Records. Spanning a massive 18-tracks, ‘Uncovered’ is the German phenomenon’s most cinematic and complete work to date. Setting the tone for the 18-track journey, ‘Intro’ is an epic orchestral composition, with tension building strings and a staccato piano
Slander and Kayzo recently announced they would be releasing a full EP in collaboration with one another on Monstercat, stirring anxious excitement from fans of both parties. Now, thanks to the first track of the EP having just been unveiled, those waiting for the full body of work to release will have a better idea of what to expect. Titled “Without You,” the record is surprising to say the least.
Slander and Kayzo, independently of one another, are known for their heavy drops and trap style. “Without You” is quite different from the sound and style bass heads have come to expect from the producers, and the sound one might expect with the announcement of their collaboration as a whole.
“Without You” revolves around Dylan Matthew’s vocals, and the entrance is downtempo guitar chords that put the listener at ease. They then ensure that their piece is made radio-friendly with drop that is synth-based and pop-y to its core. While Slander has introduced a few tracks that verge on pop as of late to his repertoire, this is not a sound heard from Kayzo yet.
Although trap fans may not be thrilled about the direction that this first track off of the EP went, Kayzo and Slander’s collaboration will almost certainly yield some great trap music to come.
As if premiering his new track on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris was not enough, DJ Snake has decided to surprise fans again by dropping his new track “A Different Way” with Lauv a day early.
The song is now available on Spotify, and as we heard in the premiere, the track is well worth the wait. “A Different Way” with Lauv focuses in on the vocals in the intro which fall into a moombahton-meets-pop drop that is undeniably catchy. Count on this track getting stuck on your head as well as played in every club and store alike. DJ Snake has once again mastered extracting the best elements of pop and electronic music to create a song that everyone will love to hate, but ultimately love.
It has been eight long months of releases and teasers, but as of midnight EST on September 21, the wait for Illenium‘s sophomore album is finally over. Nick Miller, the man behind the productions, is undoubtedly known as one of the more prolific producers of our era, thanks to his consistent output and meteoric rise. While Miller has carved out the future bass genre and helped define its sound, this LP proves he has the ability to transcend genres and appeal to a wide variety of fan bases. This is no small feat that is becoming an increasingly difficult road to navigate as a producer in a day and age, where electronic music fan bases are becoming more fragmented as the industry continues to commercialized.
Awake will only further his prominence as a producer with its 13-tracks ranging from feel good music to intense bass laced drops. Miller even dabbles within the indie electronic genre, showcasing his ability to diversify his oeuvre while still maintaining his signature style.
There is no stronger start to an album than “Needed You” featuring Dia Frampton. The song, which is opens to flowing vocals that melt into an incredible bass drop, resonates in the listener’s mind far past the song’s close. The track combines Illenium’s mastery of mystical elements and sounds as well as powerful bass juxtaposed with unique vocals. Should there be one song selected to describe the tone for the entire album, “Needed You” could certainly vie for this position.
Five singles from the album have been released this year including the second track “Crawl Outta Love,” whose subtle intro with Annika Wells’ vocals and piano deceivingly put the listener at ease. The track hits listeners in their core with its heightened tempo and all-consuming drop. “Fractures,” “Feel Good” — co-produced with Gryffin — “Sound of Walking Away” and most recently “Leaving” make up the rest of the tracks from Awake that were previously released. Representative of Illenium’s talent and engaged fanbase, these five tracks combined have already amassed nearly 83 million streams combined on Spotify alone.
The third track, “No Time Like Now,” although short, is where we see Illenium begin to swerve from his established style into a more indie electronic sound, with guitar forming the backbone of the song. It is a good segue into the fourth track “Free Fall,” which delves back into the resonating bass intercut with melodic vocals.
“Where’d U Go” showcases a collaboration between Miller and his roommate Said the Sky, otherwise known as Trevor Christensen. The upbeat track immediately draws the listener in with a catchy beat that falls almost immediately into an intense drop. As the track continues, vocal layers of a children’s choir lightens the track before submerging the listener back into the hard drop that would resonate with dubstep, future bass, and progressive fans alike. “Where’d U Go” is one of the more upbeat tracks of the album, so those looking for a workout anthem or night out tune should look no further.
Illenium stars to venture into more commercial territory with the second half of the album, although this is far from sellout as the tracks still maintaining a distinct edge. “Lost” with Emilie Brandt veers into a progressive house vibe, with the catchy vocals carrying the track. As with all of Miller’s version of “commercial” music, “Lost” is still far different than anything one would hear on the radio.
“Taking Me Higher” wouldn’t be out of place on Passion Pit record. The track is an interesting juxtaposition of sounds, synths, and styles that melts into a perfect tune for a relaxing afternoon.
Prized vocalist MAX — who has recently collaborated with Rain Man, 3LAU, as well as Flux Pavilion — is featured on Awake‘s penultimate entry,titled “Beautiful Creatures.” Guitar once again is used as the foundation for this track and paves the way for MAX’s vocals to be the centerpiece of the song. It can only be described as melodic with a hint of mystical, and is likely to be a radio hit.
Illenium finishes the album on “Let You Go,” a collaboration with Ember Island. An orchestra compliments the vocals on this downtempo affair, and serves as a beautiful, fitting ending for a beautiful album.
While many call albums an outdated form of releasing music, we can only be thankful that Illenium ignores this and decided to create a masterful full-length in Awake. The producer has left another imprint that further solidifies his prominence in the electronic music community. It is no secret that Miller is a breath of fresh air within a genre that is receiving increased skepticism for turning pop, to say nothing of stale, and, indeed, his music has the unique ability to be played on a radio without compromising its integrity.
15-year-old Billie Eilish has been busy making waves in the pantheon of pop. Over the course of the last year, the young “pop prodigy,” as hailed by Billboard, has created her own distinguished niche with her sound. Artists including Tove Lo, Charli XCX, and Lorde have lauded the young star via social media with numerous endorsements. Now, naturally fans are wondering what’s next for an artist who’s already dabbled in spaces so far apart, emanating an artist both dainty and edgy all at once.
For now, it comes by way of Eilish’s stunning new music video entitled “watch.”
Eilish’s newest, “watch,” off her debut don’t smile at me EP released last month via Interscope, is a tune written by her brother Finneas O’Connell. In its video installment, Eilish delivers perhaps her most stunning performance to date, though the track alone is a fiery number in its own right. The emotionally intune Eilish deals with setting fire to a toxic relationship. “I’ll sit and watch your car burn / With the fire that you started in me,” Eilish sings in the track’s infectious hook. Eilish sits atop a ladder in the video, wrestling with versions of herself, ruminating on how bad relationships affect one’s self too.
“Like, in a relationship, you’re not just in a relationship with that person—you’re in a relationship with that person being in a relationship with you. And you have to have a relationship with yourself to understand how they’re perceiving you… you have to be aware of what you do and what you say. And if you’re self-aware enough—like, this person is treating me really badly, and I feel like nothing, and I feel like waste and not worth anything, then it’s time to leave that relationship!”
Ever listen to artist early in their career, knowing they will soon do great things? That’s how I feel listening Folded Dragons’ first release, a remix of “Six Ft” by Alaina Cross. This track is a banger, and the young producer clearly has the chops needed to break out into the mainstream. Fans of Zedd