It may be tough to imagine an EDM crossover collab still raising eyebrows in 2018. Artists ranging from Skrillex to Kygo have made pop-savvy dance tunes featuring radio royalty Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and more. Still, anyone who saw a futuristic meeting of worlds between Don Diablo, Emeli Sandé and trap rap icon Gucci Mane likely had a crystal ball. The three of them make future house magic on a new single titled “Survive,” arriving via Diablo’s Hexagon imprint.
Emile Sandé kicks things off with hair-raising melodrama, her choruses meshing perfectly with the track’s epic atmospherics. Don Diablo lets the stuttering beat worm its way into listeners’ ears before Gucci Mane takes over on what has to be the most unique backdrop for bars the rapper has ever met. Gucci’s verse is sure to surprise those who though the ingredients couldn’t possibly fit, his triumphant brags providing instant swagger.
“It’s just one of those records that needed to be absolutely perfect, from start to finish,” Diablo told Billboard. “I wanted to it to stand out and combine three worlds into one; a Dutch music producer, an incredible British singer songwriter, and one of the biggest U.S. rappers of today. I am more than proud of the final outcome, and hope the music and the message of the song will motivate people to dream big and see beyond the clouds of their personal challenges.”
Don Diablo and Hexagon have been on an absolute roll lately, and it’s not stopping today. Diablo has released a massive collab titled “Survive” featuring UK singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé and superstar rapper Gucci Mane. “Survive” isn’t the typical upbeat future house festival track you would expect from Don. “Survive” is laced with an absolutely magnificent
S U R V I V E’s Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein are fresh off the release of their original score to the beloved, nostalgia-steeped Stranger Things’ second season. Now, the duo’s returned to their electronica roots with the release of a new EP, RR7387.
RR7387 is a small collection of tracks, but it is a deep dive into spellbinding aptitude of the electronica spectrum.
The four-track collection of remixes and “reinterpretations,” RR7387 taps a compelling assemblage of acts to rework tracks off the group’s breakthrough LP, 2016’s RR7349.
Cologne-based Lena Willikens works her signature enthralling mystique, allotting an immensely texturized reworking. Simultaneously, Willikens seems to emanate a sense of danger, upping the spooky, and slightly wistful atmosphere right from the start.
The producer/dj by the name of PLS&TY has been on a roll. He has been consistently releasing great track after great track this year and his latest remix is no different. The remix is of SAINT WKND & MAX’s song ‘Survive.’ It combines various elements of whirling future bass. PLS&TY brings together a stomping house
Marfa Myths will return in 2017. The Mexican Summer and Ballroom Marfa-curated festival goes down 3/9-2/17 and will feature Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E playing some of the Stranger Things score live. (The show’s soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy this morning.) Additionally, Weyes Blood, Perfume … More »
Netflix’s Stranger Things has gained as much traction for its heart pounding sci-fi subplots as it has for its killer synth-laden soundtrack. The pulpy period drama continues to pick up steam as its score will now be performed in full at Krakow’s Unsound Festival.
The soundtrack, which was released last week, was created by members Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E. Unsound will mark the first time the Austin-based group has performed the score live and it’s a great venue for such an occasion. The Polish festival boasts eccentric and atmospheric venues like an engineering museum and an old salt mine. Says the festival’s website: “you don’t come to Unsound only to underline what you know, but discover.”