It’s not usual for a new, unreleased “never to have shared with the world” artist to have such an extraordinary feature for their debut single. The Rockaway’s though, achieved just that, with their debut single “Like U” featuring the formidable Young Buck. Releasing on the pop leaning “Music Meets Comics’ label Herø Records, the song
Yanny or Laurel may possibly be the greatest internet debates since the blue dress fiasco. The internet has erupted in disagreement over an audio clip in which some say they hear “Laurel,” while others hear “Yanny.” It all began with the simple tweet from Cloe Feldman: What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I —
The grand-daddy of them all, Wes Pentz has been dominating the Electronic Music scene for as long as we can remember. From the early days as a Mad Decent Block Party DJ to his hit productions Revolution and C’mon (Catch ’em by Surprise) the diverse producer/DJ has built a name for himself as one of
If rising producer Ari isn’t on your radar yet, that might be about to change with the drop of the up-and-coming beatmaker’s latest original work, “All That I’ve Waited For.” Linking with former lead singer of pop-punk outfit Sing It Loud, Pat Brown and tropical house producer Ryan Lofty, the mysterious Ari delivers a poolside-primed taste of his infectious pop that’s bound for heavy rotation throughout the summer.
The track opens with Brown’s nostalgic vocals over glimmering house synths and breezy percussion rhythms. Building with a singalong-ready hook and snapping into a soft, grooving tropical break, Ari drops off a sundrenched lyrical hit on “All I’ve Waited For,” that’ll undoubtedly pull listeners back for extended repeated listening. Inevitably, this one’s going to be a profile-raising step for the virtually unknown producer — we may have a new anonymous hitmaker on the scene as Ari shows what he’s made of on his latest.
Post EDM-conquest Diplo is living his best life. 2018 has seen the mega producer step away from writing massive radio-destined pop hits and into more experimental spaces, starting with the the announcement of this summer’s Silk City disco project with Mark Ronson and the release of his first solo work in four years on the CaliforniaEP. Now, following his well-received collection of sad boy rap, Diplo is launching a trippy new side project, linking with Sia and UK multi-threat Labrinth for a super group called LSD.
The name comes from the group members’ first initials, but ultimately plays into the project’s digestibly psychedelic theme. LSD at first glance is like if Major Lazer had a new-wave Sgt. Pepper’s aesthetic — incorporating imaginative animations and narratives to their first single and accompanying video, “Genius,” from the trio’s upcoming debut album. The track finds Labrinth and Sia swapping syncopated versework over a characteristically catchy hip-hop lite Diplo beat. “Genius” lands just ahead of the group’s impending second single “Audio,” due sometime in mid-May. Diplo and Sia have proven to be a successful pairing in the past, and now with the addition of Labrinth, who’s reportedly due to release his sophomore studio album later this year, it looks like LSD might be the perfect summer trip-hop/pop stylings we didn’t know we needed.
The Chainsmokers stole EDM fans hearts once again with their masterfully crafted Ultra Miami set a few short weeks ago. Their new sound has many devout fans questioning their fandom to the dance-pop duo and it can be justified as their sound has changed so drastically. That said, there is no question that their reign
It’s no secret that Wolfgang Gartner has a real soft spot for top-notch pop productions, despite his legendary penchant for electro house excellence. He’s been vocal about pop’s innovations and impressions on dance music and vice versa, and now as he continues to build momentum in what seems to be the next chapter in his comeback, we’re finding the complextro don adding some considerable pop flair to his latest original, “Ching Ching.” The new track comes fresh off the heels of Gartner’s recent “Banshee” alongside k?d, which found the seasoned beatsmith broadcasting in rare form, perhaps his best work since the contents of Weekend In America.
“Ching Ching” rides a similar wave, and while it leans away from battering club fare and more towards a lyrical, melodic house appeal, the new track follows up on “Banshee” as another infectious dance hit, and one of Wolfgang’s strongest offerings in recent memory. We’re seeing the resurgence of Wolfgang with his new work, and on his latest, as he blurs the line between pop and electro with veteran finesse.
Brunetto is an artist who wears many hats; outside of creating music, he is also a behind-the-scenes fighter for underground dance. He recently signed onto Sincopat for a whimsical, yet profound “Humanity” alongside vocalist Bearoid.
“Humanity” oozes with indie-electro sound, weaving subtle hints of retro flavor into a contemporary canvas and lightening the mood with blissful melodies. The mixture of minimalism, nostalgia, and quirk is well-balanced and nuanced, making for a satisfying listen — Bearoid’s sparkling falsetto verses are the proverbial “icing on the cake.”
A plethora of others contributed their own takes on the original as well. Of the package, one standout is AFFKT. The Spanish producer adds a dancefloor-ready edge to “Humanity,” darkening it with a heavier low-end and a 4/4 kick. He retains the track’s indie spirit regardless, allowing its key elements to shine.
Bit Funk has captured the essence of the heartbreaking force of having to find someone new on their latest track, “Getting Worse.” This poppy dance track will speak to those who are having trouble moving on to someone else. It shows us that it’s okay to feel this conflict because it is normal to feel
24 year old DJ/Producer Bobby McKeon, better know as 4B, is about to become one of the biggest breakout artists of 2018. After a hallmark 2017 filled with appearances at every major US festival including, Coachella, ULTRA Miami, Hard Summer, and a set at EDC Las Vegas where the platinum rapper Soulja boy joined him