The producer duo Two Lanes have just released their new EP titled Drive. Out now via PMRD Music, the classically trained pairing has put together no less than five tracks for the release. Filled with ornate instrumentals and bubbling electronic energy, each track offers something a bit different. “Interlude” sets the scene with stripped back
The third single released off of Rüfüs du Sol’s same-titled 2015 album, “Innerbloom,” then emerged as an ethereal production denotative of the Australian alternative dance group’s proximity to the sonically celestial. A veritable musical masterpiece embraced by remixers like What So Not and Lane 8, “Innerbloom” continues to exert a hold on listeners and artists alike well into 2018, as TWO LANES take on the track in what is only their fourth release to date.
The nascent newcomers pull off an evocative rework that lends a low timbre sonic sex appeal to vulnerable original. TWO LANES darkens the tone and slows the pace of the track’s vocal, inflecting the remix with sparkling synths that provide points of contrast. Tempered basslines and stirring percussive sweeps surface as constructions characteristic of a trap release, elements that would be unexpected in the context of an “Innerbloom” remix, and yet additions that constitute an alluring and alternative angle for TWO LANES’ rework.
The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.
Marshmello got back to his EDM roots in a brand new single with serene vocals from Leah Culver.
Indie duo Salt Cathedral test poppier waters with their tropical-infused single “No Love.”
Luca Schreiner offered a welcome twist on hip-hop auteur TYLERxCORDY’s viral track “Cheap Situation.”
KSHMR gets funky on this bass-heavy disco noir number via his side project, The MVI.
Vicetone take it way back on their newest release, a high energy EDM track with Cozi Zuehlsdorff.
It’s hard to pick out the best re-spin from The Chainsmoker‘s newest remix package for their pop-punk crossover single “You Owe Me.”
Klingande‘s collaboration with vocalist Krishane channels late tropical EDM vibes with a pitched up vocal and blissed out tribal-influenced instrumentation.
Sahar Z & Vic F provide a lush, ethereal progressive contribution to Anjunadeep’s fifth Explorations edition.
Swedish veteran Zoo Brazil makes his LNOE debut, closing out his EP with an entrancing, yet gritty “Socialism.”
Rebelski channels nostalgia and gentle meditation with this sentimental piece from his new ADID EP.
TWO LANES target the brain’s feel-good center with a euphoric future bass cut packed with jubilant guitar riffs and a satisfying drop.
Leo and Rafael, brothers, classically trained musicians, and graduates of The Julliard School in NYC, make up the rising duo TWO LANES. Though their current catalog is limited — though it does include an intriguing remix of Skrillex & Zhu‘s hit collab “Working For It” — the brother’s thoughtful producctions quickly established them as artist to watch.
Now set to kick their upward momentum into overdrive, the duo has debuted their first single, “Long Way Home.” Featuring HYM, the entirely original relishes in placing echoing synths alongside smooth guitar riffs and vocals, with the end result an intriguing mix of pop and futuristic sensibilities.
Given the strength of their first solo effort, 2018 could shape up to be a big year for TWO LANES.