Seven Lions a.k.a Jeff Montalvo has really made a name for himself in the past couple of months, recently releasing remixes of “The Great Divide” by Velvetine and Paul van Dyk’s “I Don’t Deserve You”. His subdued yet quietly powerful sound replete with ethereal, wispy vocals has made him unique and distinct in a sea of production-happy Skrillex wannabes. Today Days To Come, a majestic 4-song EP was released off OWSLA and it CERTAINLY does not disappoint.
The first track of the album’s namesake “Days To Come” showcases Fiora’s feathery and haunting vocal abilities while keeping production to a brilliant minimum and retaining enough bass to be called dubstep. “The Truth” draws heavily from trance influences and exemplifies the primal and simplistic nature of the genre but does not fail to offer a heavy driving bass line and some warp. The fusion of trance and dubstep is effortless and damn near perfect.
My favorite track has to be “Fractals”, a song that will literally punch you in the face with an epically aggressive bassline and a mesmerizing lead synth that will have you pressing repeat over and over. “She Was” featuring Birds of Paradise is hurray! a free download that was released a couple days ago and truly epitomizes melodic trance-step perfection.
Pick up this brilliantly mastered EP on Beatport here and support an truly innovative and refreshing artist! Cheers, ninjas.
Seven Lions - Days To Come EP
Nero’s latest eargasm “Won’t You (Be There)” is certifiably epic, solidifying the English duo’s position as being one of the premier electronic acts to date. Alana Watson’s piercing, powerful voice coupled with powerful, destructive chop is nothing short of brilliant execution and production. Brooklyn-based producer Baauer premiered this insane trap remix of the single on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, and it KILLS. Baauer storms Nero’s scene by obliterating the vocals and ramping up the filth to create a slick remix that is sure to become a staple in many a DJ’s sets. Check it, ninjas.
Sound Remedy has an uncanny ability to turn any song, regardless of genre or audience, into something just a little bit more refreshing, uplifting or downright filthy. From an absolutely epic trap remix of Crystal Castles’ “Baptism” to this poppy synth-laden rendition of “Runaways” by The Killers, the Los Angeles-based producer has major talent. It’s no wonder this remix is sitting comfortably in the top 10 on Hype Machine because it’s a beautifully executed piece of electro-pop that will have you bopping your head and in a great mood in the first 30 seconds of listening. Cheers, ninjas!
Runaways (Sound Remedy Remix)- The Killers
Chicago-based duo Flosstradamus have had a hell of a past couple of months, thanks to the fact that trap has absolutely blown the living daylights out of the EDM scene, and also due to the fact that their massive EP “X☮” dropped yesterday and is certifiably insane. And of course here comes Kid Womp, an Austin, Texas-based producer to add the perfect amount of bounce and bass to the already-bootylicious “Ov3r”. Stay up with the ever-evolving musical times and keep tabs on this kid (no pun intended) and download this rump-shaker for free. Happy Friday!
Flosstradamus-Ov3r (Kid Womp Remix)
French DJ/producer Kavinsky is a man that has been integral in bringing the unique, European electro-pop sound across the pond to the USA. Ever since “Nightcall” became synonymous with Ryan Gosling driving around in a pristine, badass 1973 Chevelle in 2011’s “Drive”, his popularity has skyrocketed, and deservedly so. Here Canadian trio 3.A.M. emphasizes the distortion, heaviness and chop made popular by the French electro scene, all the while enhancing the lazy airiness of Lovefoxxx’s vocals in a darker manner. And it’s free for you ninjas! Solid.
Kavinsky - Nightcall (3.A.M. Remix)
Yet again Swedish wunderkind Avicii a.k.a Tim Bergling unleashes his signature feel-good, 128-BPM big room sound with “Last Dance” (Instrumental Mix), and it certainly delivers. As one of the unofficial global ambassadors of the exploding EDM scene he displays a little more versatility by incorporating an insanely catchy whistle lead, something that shows his allegiance to deep house yet willingness to push his own musical confines. After the aural assault that was “Levels” it is a relief to hear something new and exciting from this guy. Buy the song on Beatport today.
Avicii - Last Dance (Instrumental Mix)
Chicago-based trio Krewella‘s “One Minute” is chock full of huge bass, a commanding female vocal and a frantic energy that can only be described as infectious but firmly rooted in dubstep foundations. Of course Protohype comes along and infuses it with a little trap bounce and makes it even more hectic, adding several layers of grime and vocal stylings. Basically this remix is nothing short of an artfully aggressive auditory assault. Oh, and it’s free! Enjoy, ninjas.
Krewella - One Minute (Protohype Remix)