What happens when one of the most popular singers of all time collaborates with two of the EDM scene’s top producers? A Climax of course! Atlanta native Usher‘s new single is a smooth-as-butter tribute to all things at their peak. Philadelphia beat master Diplo and LA remixer Kaskade took Usher’s crooning to another level with this one. You might want to play the original if you’re making sweet love tonight, but the remix is great for the cigarette break after! Check out Diplo’s latest creative effort, a kick ass photo journal called “128 BMP” on Amazon and catch a set from Kaskade on his “Freaks of Nature” tour when it stops through a city near you this summer.
Irish dream-pop kids Young Wonder are setting the blogosphere alight with their surreally beautiful soundscapes, with ‘Orange’ being a particular favourite. With ethereal vocals and shimmering electronics combined with a host of unexplained noises such as telephones, ‘Orange’ is a bewitching slice of electro that will captivate many. Check out their self-titled EP (out now) for more from the band.
Californian producer Seven Lions have given us an exclusive pre-release of their upcoming Polarized EP dropping April 23rd on Beatport.com. The new track is called ‘Iris’ perhaps reference to the goddess of Ancient Egyptians, as feels to have a middle eastern influences coming through.
There are two things you can guarantee while listening to Figure. First, an uncompromising intense bassline that will challenge your speakers. And second, haunted with heavy, dark and ominous tones that evolve into aggressively melodic build ups. “The Brink”, Figure’s latest single is no different. Dripping with Figure’s signature style, while still gushing with originality, The Brink makes every day life feel like a scene from Texas Chain Massacre.
Four days ago, Figure dropped this free download on his Soundcloud page. It’s 140 bpm of razor-sharp, lazer-like synths, and should be downloaded immediately.
If you’ve been searching for your fix of quirky electro, then Breakbot is for you. The French producer is set to drop his long-awaited debut album ‘By Your Side’ in September. In the meantime, we bring you ‘Programme’, the B-side to his latest single. Featuring steady synths and prog guitars, ‘Programme’ is slightly addictive, as you’ll find after pressing ‘play’ for the 15th time in a row.
New Yorkers The Walkmen are back with a new album, ‘Heaven’, scheduled for release on June 5. Produced by Phil Ek and featuring a collaboration with Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, it’s safe to say that ‘Heaven’ is going to be something pretty special. But don’t take our word for it – have a listen to the title track, which we think has ‘Hit’ written all over it. With jangly guitars and catchy vocals abound, ‘Heaven’ is infectious, and will have you pumped for the album.