The Clown (feat. Pedestrian)
Maribou State‘s debut album is quickly becoming one of our most anticipated of the summer. Building on an array of the UK’s finest electronic styles, the production duo feel like an organic progression from their roots. This may be more evident than ever on their smooth, emotional, Pedestrian-featuring latest single. “The Clown” builds around a grand piano melody that when combined with a falsetto brings James Blake to mind before a percussive-driven groove emerges. The house tempo bolsters the flawless vocals and combines with occasional warped synths that tie together the songs’s steadily developing structure. It’s a colorful tune that draws at your heart strings and gets your head nodding simultaneously. Vibe above–Maribou State’s Portraits drops June 2nd and is available for pre-order here.
Birthday Beauty (Party Platypus Remix)
Here’s a track to ease your daily struggles. Little is known about Party Platypus, but the mysterious producer sure knows how to bring out the fun in everybody. Stripping Terra‘s “Birthday Beauty” to bare bones, Party Platypus dresses it up with a trap beat and clever samples.
Hold me down my friends, we are the ones to show them out
The same sample is echoed throughout the whole track, and is tweaked each time around with more samples for more excitement. The chipmunked vocals and other crafty maneuvers are fused to create a sound resembling Trippy Turtle and Wave Racer. The upbeat and loosening vibe makes it one of those tunes you won’t ever get tired of listening to. Maybe he’s an actual animal producer, or maybe it’s just his moniker. But what we do know is that Party Platypus will make your day that much better with this lovely jam.
Deer Stared At Me (Clayjay Remix)
Don’t be fooled, this is not another mediocre future bass track that sounds like Tchami or Oliver Heldens. Clayjay, the 18-year-old from San Francisco, is cooking up something really special with his latest remix of Tulpa‘s “Deer Stared At Me”. Fusing future bass and trap elements, Clayjay manages to turn the amazing piano work from Tulpa into an epic tune. The minimalist approach and the bold synth melodies provide a total change-up from the beautiful keys, resembling the sound of Slow Magic. The more you listen to it, the more quickly you’ll fall in love with this track.
Clayjay possesses the new household sound. Make sure to check him out if you haven’t already, and grab a free download of this gem if you dig this. We’ll let his music do the talking.
What does option4 listen to when he’s not in the studio making some sweet house tunes? What song does he throw on when he’s making his bagel with cream cheese, cherry tomatoes, and salt and pepper? What does he relax to when he’s vibing out on a Denver rooftop?
We were genuinely curious to find out what he’s been listening to at the moment, so this Denver-based producer/DJ served up five of his favorite tunes he’s jamming on right now.
Dont Wanna Be Your Girl
Martyn + Four Tet
Glassbeadgames (8 Hours at Fabric Dub)
Raindrops (Hotel Garuda Remix)
Before Hotel Garuda took on the future house scene, they were masters of the sax. Reworking SNBRN‘s “Raindrops”, the duo puts out a sax-y track that is reminiscent of their “Summertime Sadness” remix. The beginning melodies fill in just the right mood for the tune, and the deep bassline comes in for a dance breakdown. The emotionally driven vocals by Kerli are perfect for the electro-pop tune, as it captures hearts and makes everyone sing along. The fusion of summertime vibe and future bass works wonders.
Hotel Garuda manages to turn the electro-pop tune into a one-of-a-kind dance track. Picking just the right tunes for edit, the duo always finds a way to impress everyone. This remix will be available for purchase April 28, so get your popcorn ready because Hotel Garuda is about to take over the electronic dance scene.
Last month, production duo Odesza, a seemingly omnipresent force in electronic music, announced the launch of the Foreign Family Collective, an outlet they’ll be using to highlight their favorite up ‘n coming musicians and visual artists. After a strong first release, the second single from the series came yesterday with an absolute gem from Big Wild. The LA-based producer, who supported Odesza on a few stops of their US Tour, has been bubbling on Soundcloud for over a year now with an approach to electronic music that combines live instrumentation with a similar emphasis on hip-hop and tribal inspired percussion as Odesza.
“Aftergold” may be Big Wild’s best work yet continuing the maturation of his sound with a playful backing beat that erupts into an addicting, enormous chorus layered with a powerful vocal sample. The track comes together as an anthemic composition and is sure to make you a fan if you aren’t yet familiar with Big Wild. Give it a listen and grab a free download above.
"The Business Of Emotion (Lefti Remix)"
Following the success of his remix of Avan Lava‘s “Wanna Live”, NYC up and comer Alex Suarez a.k.a Lefti just released this rework of Big Data‘s “The Business of Emotion” to keep the ball rolling. The glitchy bass and bold synth resemble the sound of Justice, giving off a French house vibe. Stripping down the vocals and adding a series of funky bassline, Lefti creates a disco track everyone should dance to.
With only a handful of remixes under his belt, this tune helps the talented producer find his signature sound. Get jammin’ to this track and let us know what you think!