Justin Phillips better known as Crywolf has teamed up with New Jersey super star Aylen to create a soothing new dubstep track titled “Silenced Pt. II”. Infused with angelic vocals over a backdrop of strong wobbles and flirtatious synths for a production full of substance. Even as Aylen currently experiments with Trap music, there is a certain delight on our behalf with another dubstep release. Crywolf who has been releasing fantastic remixes, most notably a rendition of Alt-j’s ‘Breezeblocks’ and The Knifes’s ‘You Make Me Like Charity’, are set to make this year even greater under the Always Never Records umbrella.
Crywolf & Aylen
Silence Pt. II
We’ve been following British folk duo Fossil Collective since their first “Let It Go” EP and now, a year later, we finally have our first taste of their eagerly anticipated debut album, “Tell Where I Lie”.
“Under My Arrest” is the first cut from the album to surface and has certainly been worth waiting for. A sweeping five-minute tapestry of delicately woven instrumentation and soaring harmonies, “Under My Arrest” highlights Fossil Collective’s confidence as songwriters and hints at the album’s potential to soundtrack those hazy summer afternoons.
Under My Arrest
“Tell Where I Lie” hits record stores on April 8th via Dirty Hit but is available to pre-order now.
An absolutely infections track to start your week comes from none other than melodic master/producer RAC. Reworking ‘Next Year’, off Northern Irish indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club’s second studio album Beacon, RAC lets the vocals shine by removing much of the original instrumentation and sprinkling it with colorful and vivid pop layers of pure bliss. Out of all the RAC remixes we have posted, this is by far one of the best we have heard.
[Track was removed off RAC’s Soundcloud. Will update once it is back up]
The Dirty Dutch Messiah, Afrojack, has had its fair of controversy his latest original “Air Guitar”, set to be the official anthem of Ultra Music Festival 2013. While it does feature the same uplifting attitude on an Afrojack production, many fans disagree of its dubstep overtones. Which I think it is just misleading because these are not exactly “wobbles”, just motherfucking hard basslines (pardon my Dutch). While they are certainly much more permanent throughout the track, leaving little room the melodic parts to stand out, it is still a massive release and we are just happy to move on past his Gangnam Style remix.
Air Guitar (Preview)
The release date has yet to be confirmed.
Dallas producers AFK and Spenca team up for a trap forward remodel of last years infectious ‘Atom’ by Italian duo Nari & Milani. We featured Shape of Lights bootleg remix later that year with its daunting and low bassline, still holding up as a top favorite. Yet Spenca & AFK have come up with an intriguing transformation that hints of dubstep and trap over the original house synths. The result is a clean production of well decorated gritty elements, modernized for consumption.
Nari & Milani
Atom (Spenca & AFK Trap Remix)
Get ready for another track that is going to blow up. We recently featured a mind blowing remix of Flume’s collab with Chet Faker ‘Left Alone’ by producer Bobby Tank earlier this month. But it is Jeremy Malvin, better known as Chrome Sparks, that just gave the already rising original a tasteful spin incorporating a soft pulsating bass around sparkles of calmly light electronics. Elevating the vocals to a deeper experimental place, the Michigan producer gives us another reason to love him.
Left Alone ft. Chet Faker (Chrome Sparks Remix)
Back in January we were honored to premiere the bass pounding new single ‘Shakedown‘ from London producer Jacob Plant. Experimenting with both dubstep and trap, Jacob is now releasing his own trap remix of the original, packing some serious attitude and copious amounts of bounce. While its predecessor was a heavy progressive electro juggernaut, the trap vip mix is a completely different beast, both in style and structure, sharing only its distinctive throbbing bass and vocal samples. With so much going on in EDM, Jacob Plant is a refreshing and rising star, expect more from him in 2013 and beyond.