There is no denying that trap music is exploding as a new genre of EDM. With new tracks emerging from some of the biggest names in EDM on a daily basis, trap has easily become one of the most saturated genres in electronic music. That being said, simply throwing down some heavy 808’s with the sample “Real Trap Shit” isn’t enough to gain any clout for producing the trap music that will indeed shape and cultivate this growing genre.
Tigran Mimosa AKA MiMOSA has earned his reputation for his heavy dubstep tunes and remixes. However, over the past few months MiMOSA’s style has shifted highlighting his true versatility as a producer and demonstrating his desire to explore alternate genres across EDM. His newest remix of JMSN’s track “Girl (I used to know)” was classified by Tigran himself as “Future Trill”. Future trill incorporates many of the aspects of trap with the addition of futuristic synths and deep basslines, which resound beautifully behind the seductive R&B vocals of JMSN. Future trill may at this point in time simply be a made-up classification of music but I believe MiMOSA’s production suggests brilliant ideas for how trap music could potentially evolve and dominate the EDM scene.
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As Chad Valley gears up to drop his debut album Young Hunger later this year, he’s released the incredible “Fall 4 U” to get us excited. And, boy, are we excited. The Oxford producer has created a sensual club banger, featuring the icily beautiful tones of Cameron Mesirow, better known as synth siren Glasser. If you’re not dying to press ‘repeat’ by the end of this extraordinary track, then we suggest you check your pulse.
Young Hunger will be released on October 30 via Cascine. In addition to Glasser, the album will feature appearances by Twin Shadow, El Perro Del Mar and Active Child. Stay tuned for more from this talented new artist.
We fell in love with the original and summery-to-the-max sound of Brooklyn sextet Los Encantados a while ago, when they dropped Chapter 1 of their The Same Damned Soul project. Now they’re back with Chapter 2, and it’s another short, but sweet hit of near-perfect rock’n'roll tracks, stuffed full with pop hooks and choruses to die for. Highlight track “St Tropez” is full of pomp and shoutalong vocals, with a killer guitar riff to boot, while closer “Pour Toi” shows a softer, more sentimental side to the band. A must-have for any lover of danceable indie-rock, The Same Damned Soul (Chapter 2) is out now.
Former Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman, AKA the excellent Taken By Trees, has remixed her own track “Dreams” as well as reworking the video. This refix has a gentle, slightly ghostly dub reggae vibe, which the clip accompanies perfectly, featuring locals dancing and some beautiful yet disorienting shots of seahorses and whales. If you’re keen on Taken By Trees’ latest output (and why wouldn’t you be?), then you’ll be thrilled to hear that her album Other Worlds is out on October 2nd via Secretly Canadian. Stream the original and dub versions of “Dreams” below.
So Many Wizards hail from LA, and their debut full-length record Warm Nothing confirms them as the rising stars of that city’s musical “renaissance period”. The quartet centers around singer Nima Kazerouni and his gentle falsetto vocals, while the rest of the band’s sun-drenched instrumentals create an upbeat background for the often profound lyrics. “Lose Your Mind” has all the verve and power needed for an indie-rock hit, while “Inner City” is more of a soft, slightly twee (think Belle & Sebastian) electro-pop ballad. If you’re looking for a new band to become obsessed with, then So Many Wizards are the ones for you.
If you’ve been following Common‘s rap career since its very inception, you would probably agree that it’s pretty easy for him to claim that he’s no sell-out (although his acting career might provide some room for argument there). All kidding aside, this previously unreleased collaboration between Common and his right hand-man No I.D. is truly a gem. This reportedly didn’t make it onto 2011′s excellent, The Dreamer/The Believer album, leaving us wondering what other great tracks got left on the cutting room floor. Maybe we’ll get those on a mixtape someday, but one can only hope. Until then, keep this on repeat and ponder about what other classics this duo may have produced together.
Improving on any production from these two dub heavyweights we know as Zeds Dead is an incredible task. But Conway nails this bootleg of ZD’s track “The Living Dead”. The intro was a little long for me but that doesn’t stray away from the absolute insanity that takes place once it drops. He plays around with this one flawlessly bringing some even heavier and more hectic sounds then the original. Sound subtle vocal work mixed with his insane breaks and wobbles this one is sure to be on repeat for a while. Cheers.
Zeds Dead ft Omar LinX The Living Dead (Conway Bootleg)