What So Not creates a peaceful place with new single ‘We Can Be Friends’

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What So Not creates a peaceful place with new single ‘We Can Be Friends’Herizen What So Not

What So Not is back with new music following the early 2018 release of his debut full-length album, Not All The Beautiful Things. On his latest, “We Can Be Friends,” the Aussie beat maker picks back up where he left off, letting the production elements melt into the background, allowing the featured vocals to be front and center in new release. What So Not taps up-and-comer Herizen for the new track—the release was born when the two met at a writing camp in Nicaragua.

They comment that the vocals and production almost immediately fell into place. What So Not notes, “On the first take, Herizen belted out the chorus over some chords I was playing.” He continues,

“We caught a moment and ran with it.”

The simple, yet captivating, melody can seems inspired by peace in an otherwise chaotic setting and showcases both artists’ ability to let a lyrical story speak for itself. The “Divide & Conquer” producer allows his pensive beat to serve as the track’s backdrop with electronic elements accenting Herizen’s emphatic top-line. Prior to being featured on “We Can Be Friends,” Herizen’s breakout came with her role in Netflix’s now-defunct The Get Down, though now with a What So Not collaboration in the books, we might be seeing her career as a vocalist begin to really take off.

Photo Credit: Gage Sohler

What So Not creates a peaceful place with new single ‘We Can Be Friends’

This post was originally published on this site

What So Not creates a peaceful place with new single ‘We Can Be Friends’Herizen What So Not

What So Not is back with new music following the early 2018 release of his debut full-length album, Not All The Beautiful Things. On his latest, “We Can Be Friends,” the Aussie beat maker picks back up where he left off, letting the production elements melt into the background, allowing the featured vocals to be front and center in new release. What So Not taps up-and-comer Herizen for the new track—the release was born when the two met at a writing camp in Nicaragua.

They comment that the vocals and production almost immediately fell into place. What So Not notes, “On the first take, Herizen belted out the chorus over some chords I was playing.” He continues,

“We caught a moment and ran with it.”

The simple, yet captivating, melody can seems inspired by peace in an otherwise chaotic setting and showcases both artists’ ability to let a lyrical story speak for itself. The “Divide & Conquer” producer allows his pensive beat to serve as the track’s backdrop with electronic elements accenting Herizen’s emphatic top-line. Prior to being featured on “We Can Be Friends,” Herizen’s breakout came with her role in Netflix’s now-defunct The Get Down, though now with a What So Not collaboration in the books, we might be seeing her career as a vocalist begin to really take off.

Photo Credit: Gage Sohler

Post Malone surprises with new single and accompanying music video, ‘Wow’ [Watch]

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Post Malone surprises with new single and accompanying music video, ‘Wow’ [Watch]Post Malone Live Credit Getty

Post Malone is back with a new hip-hop heater before the year’s end, as promised. The “Sunflower” collaborator announced that he would drop a song “before the year ends” on December 13, and now makes good on his claim with his final offering of 2018, “Wow.” The mellifluous single taps into the Post Malone technique that has long ensnared listeners: smoothly delivered verses, half-rapped half-sung, that float with finesse above the track’s catchy background beat.

Malone’s latest is a chilled out joint that bumps with tempered but perceptible energy. “Wow” arrives with an animated music video that featured a cartoon Post Malone, complete with face tattoos, and in the spirit of the holiday season, a Santa hat. The Christmas-themed video offers a festive visual for the single, which comes not out of Santa’s workshop, but Malone’s wheelhouse.

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Haywyre returns with groovy and grin-inducing single, ‘Tell Me’

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Haywyre returns with groovy and grin-inducing single, ‘Tell Me’Haywyre Tell Me Single

Haywyre has finally returned to inject his signature electro-jazz stylings into a more dance-friendly canvas with “Tell Me” — the first offering from his forthcoming six track EP called Panorama: Discover. After two long years in the lab, it’s the clear the genre-blending producer was rearing to go. Fans are in for a slew of funked-up new favorites on the upcoming record, it seems, based off this shining self-released number.

Haywyre has disco’ed before – take slap bass extravaganza “Memory,” for example. But, the full on nostalgic thrill of “Tell Me” is something truly special. Bright strings and creamy talk box vocals set the tone, and the groove burns bright and steady before the decks are cleared an extended piano solo.Instead of handing the first beat section an encore, however, the artist puts his vocal synth through its paces. Expressive runs and lightning quick fills jolt the funk into overdrive as the track comes to a head. For those who like their dance music a with a little more soul, Haywyre’s November 30 EP release is shaping up to be well worth the wait.

Premiere: Sian soundtracks dystopia on relentless new track, ‘Breathe’

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Premiere: Sian soundtracks dystopia on relentless new track, ‘Breathe’Sian Breathe Premiere Single

As the commander-in-techno of genre guardian Octopus Recordings, Sian has been busy helping a fresh crop of up-and-comers like Shelley Johannson and Hidden Empire tear down clubs and warehouses across the world . In case any in the underground needed their memories jogged, the legend continues his recent release streak with ‘Breathe”–a lethal reminder of his studio prowess.

In true Sian fashion, the track is a relentless exercise in aural hypnotism, riding a pounding kick and warehouse-ready percussion as the song title is chanted rhythmically in the background. As the breakdown approaches, inhalations and exhalations mirror the listener’s brief, anticipated break from the mayhem–but a piercing arp keeps the energy twisting and turning long after the drums subside. The second beat section layers the hissing analog top line over Sian’s full dose of bass, creating a unique mid-track crescendo that’s sure to demolish unsuspecting crowds. Sian’s latest is equal parts raw power and mind-warping experiment, and projects to be mainstay for savvy techno selectors as the year draws to a close.

Infected Mushroom and Bliss make psychedelic fireworks on new single, ‘Bliss on Mushrooms’

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Infected Mushroom and Bliss make psychedelic fireworks on new single, ‘Bliss on Mushrooms’Infected Mushrooms Bliss On Mushrooms

Infected Mushroom and Bliss collaborating on a track titled “Bliss on Mushrooms” feels like it was destined to happen – but the tough part was always going to be creating something worthy of the song’s name. The two artists absolutely own the challenge with a nine-and-a-half minute epic arriving via Monstercat.

Infected Mushroom is a duo that shreds the expected at every turn, and across multiple movements the LA-based duo does just that. The first two minutes are a trip all on their own, treating listeners to a shuffling and jazzy drum beat, a trumpet solo, and Queen-style vocal adlibs all before its first drop. Head-nodding is practically required as a wild new off-kilter section approaches where the artists toss everything from rock guitar riffs to sliding glitch samples in the mix as the experiment morphs. Multiple breakdowns take the shape of brain-bending tempo changes, blast beat builds, while the drops frame the psychedelic cacophony in driving drums. Infected Mushroom tells Dancing Astronaut about the track’s significance, and its role on the duo’s upcoming EP:

“‘Bliss on Mushrooms’ is a massive psy-trance dance floor track from the album Head of NASA with one of our favorite trance producer Bliss, and some killer guitar riffs from Japanese super star MIYAVI. It takes you on a very psychedelic journey into what Bliss and ourselves call a “dance floor killer.” This track opens the album and sets the tone of the whole EP.”

Infected Mushroom and Bliss make psychedelic fireworks on new single, ‘Bliss on Mushrooms’

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Infected Mushroom and Bliss make psychedelic fireworks on new single, ‘Bliss on Mushrooms’Infected Mushrooms Bliss On Mushrooms

Infected Mushroom and Bliss collaborating on a track titled “Bliss on Mushrooms” feels like it was destined to happen – but the tough part was always going to be creating something worthy of the song’s name. The two artists absolutely own the challenge with a nine-and-a-half minute epic arriving via Monstercat.

Infected Mushroom is a duo that shreds the expected at every turn, and across multiple movements the LA-based duo does just that. The first two minutes are a trip all on their own, treating listeners to a shuffling and jazzy drum beat, a trumpet solo, and Queen-style vocal adlibs all before its first drop. Head-nodding is practically required as a wild new off-kilter section approaches where the artists toss everything from rock guitar riffs to sliding glitch samples in the mix as the experiment morphs. Multiple breakdowns take the shape of brain-bending tempo changes, blast beat builds, while the drops frame the psychedelic cacophony in driving drums. Infected Mushroom tells Dancing Astronaut about the track’s significance, and its role on the duo’s upcoming EP:

“‘Bliss on Mushrooms’ is a massive psy-trance dance floor track from the album Head of NASA with one of our favorite trance producer Bliss, and some killer guitar riffs from Japanese super star MIYAVI. It takes you on a very psychedelic journey into what Bliss and ourselves call a “dance floor killer.” This track opens the album and sets the tone of the whole EP.”

Wavedash and QUEST are back at it again with snarling new single, ‘BSTRD’ via Gud Vibrations

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Wavedash and QUEST are back at it again with snarling new single, ‘BSTRD’ via Gud VibrationsWavedash Quest Bstrd Single Gud Vibrations

When Wavedash and QUEST collaborate, magical things happen – dark, twisted, bass-music-from-another-dimension magic to be exact. Whether co-crafting classic dubstep fare or linking for a full EPs, the group of producers always bring their A-game when creating together. Their latest single “BSTRD” unquestionably that continues that streak, with the added distinction of being among the first releases from NGHTMRE and SLANDER‘s recently minted Gud Vibrations imprint.

The track’s halting, glitchy intro sets the stage for head-banging euphoria, before detonating into an onslaught of squelching synths and relentless bass. “BSTRD” masterfully employs moments of silence to bring added impact to each section. The breakdown is less breather and more of an excuse for the artists to stretch flex their rhythmic chops, before once again priming a drop for impact. Wavedash and QUEST’s latest collaboration results in a certified setlist weapon that fuses technical brilliance with downright menacing execution.

Ephwurd samples The Beastie Boys on earth-shaking ATRIP collaboration, ‘Check It Out’

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Ephwurd samples The Beastie Boys on earth-shaking ATRIP collaboration, ‘Check It Out’Ephwurd Atrip Check It Out Collab Single

Datsik‘s inevitable departure from Ephwurd hasn’t stopped Bais Haus from carrying the project forward as a solo act, with the ultra smooth summer jam “Everywhere I Go” serving as a first step earlier this year. Now, Ephwurd returns to the more explosive side of house with the ATRIP-assisted “Check It Out,” arriving via his own Eph’ed Up Records imprint.

Lingering on a deliciously menacing intro featuring distorted guitar strums and instantly recognizable Beastie Boys chops, the track forecasts a heavy dose of bass early on. The delivery comes fast and furious with a rumbling drop that builds layer after of layer of head-knocking percussion. ATRIP’s grimy sensibilities are the perfect addition, keeping things crackly, maintaining a driving appeal across the entire track. If “Check It Out” is any indicator of Ephwurd’s momentum as a solo venture, it’s safe to say the future is bright and bass heavy.

Manila Killa touts soft and sparkling new indie-dance single, ‘Run Away’

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Manila Killa touts soft and sparkling new indie-dance single, ‘Run Away’Manila Killa Run Away Single 1

Manila Killa‘s melodic chops are on full display in his latest offering: a spacious and rousing new single called “Run Away.” Arriving via the producer’s co-founded Moving Castles label, the evocative track is the first solo take in a while from the Filipino producer, who formerly served as one half of Hotel Garuda.

Last seen on an official collaborative flip of the Mission Impossible theme with his fellow collective members, the artist’s newest is in stark contrast to flip’s explosive trap-influenced take. Beginning in a dreamy haze of guitars and echoing vocals, “Run Away” evolves into a wall of wistful melodic tension before landing in a surprise breakbeat drop. Despite the percussive change up, the song never loses its grip on a melancholic core that makes it a new standout of the Manila Killa catalogue.

Photo Credit: Brandon Artis