There are so many unknown producers in EDM and while many are not that good, there are some that are rare jewels that should be very well known. One of those jewels is Rawrberry who is bringing this glitchy and funky feel to Nicky Romero & Zedd‘s song, “Human”. We don’t know that much about Rawrberry except that he lives somewhere in the world and his music is fantastic. Other than those two facts, he is a mystery to us. His sound consists of reclined breakdowns followed by colossal growls and jagged synths. He is a producer too look out for in the future!
Give Rawrberry some love on his Facebook and Twitter or find more bangers on his Soundcloud.
Nicky Romero & Zedd
Human (Rawrberry Remix)
If you’ve never heard of Fareoh, now is the time to stop and listen. The talented 20-year-old producer from Manhattan, New York has been kind enough to let us premiere his highly anticipated track Feathers that he did alongside Archie. After seeing the young producer at Red Rocks on the Freaks of Nature tour with Kaskade, it was obvious that he would become a force to be reckoned with and this track is a perfect example as to why. I’m the type of person that when I find a track that I love, I listen to it over and over again (this doesn’t happen often) and this track was put on repeat the moment I first heard it. Keep an eye out for Fareoh, this won’t be the last time we feature one of his tracks!
Fareoh & Archie
Feathers (Original Mix)
SKY, JASON & LAURIE – Island of Mine from Southern Souls on Vimeo.
Just last week, a veritable pantheon of folk and indie rock heavy hitters made way into the wilderness of Canada for a songwriters retreat better known as the Casablanca Sessions.
This video was one of the by-products of this gathering, and is comprised of Sky from one of our favorites, Noosa, Jason of The Paint Movement, and Laurie of Folly and the Hunter. This live performance was captured by Mitch Fillian of Southern Souls, and we might add, quite well. Not only does he capture the beautiful warm essence of the music itself, but he also encapsulates the end-of-summer feel the artists were aiming for in this track.
We stumbled across Pierce Fulton a few months ago on accident, and we’re very glad we did considering that each and every single one of his tracks blows us away and we have yet to be disappointed. His ability to take songs and transform them into his own masterpiece is truly amazing and makes him stand out from the crowd. Not to mention that The Killers are incredible and so is Pierce’s remix of Runaways. Pierce will be on tour with Wolfgang Gartner and Popeska (tour dates/tickets available here) so make sure to check him out if he goes to your city. As for now, grab some headphones, sit back, and relax while you listen to this track.
Runaways (Pierce Fulton Remix)
Oakland-based producer Lucky Date is a seasoned EDM veteran, as both his remixes and originals never fail to disappoint. This includes his latest remix of Excision’s “Ohhh Nooo”, which is a scorching, blistering track that made its debut this past weekend at Electric Zoo in New York. What’s pleasantly surprising is that Lucky Date has departed from his electro/house roots and ventured into uncharted territory, and the results are brilliant. This remix and a slew of others can be heard on Excision’s just-released “X-Rated: The Remixes” on Mau5trap Records.
Excision - Ohhh Nooo (Lucky Date Remix)
KOAN Sound, the Bristol based electronic duo, have been teasing us for the past week with snippets and streams of their forthcoming EP, The Adventures of Mr. Fox. Luckily, as of today, the wait is finally over. The Adventures of Mr. Fox, KOAN Sound’s sophomore release on OWSLA, consists of four original productions by the duo as well as three fantastic remixes from the likes of Opiuo, Reso and Neosignal.
After just one listen to this EP, one thing is evident, KOAN Sound are masterful producers and technicians. Their funk-infused style of glitch-hop and mid-tempo dubstep flaunts some of the most unique synths and groovy basslines in all of electronic music, and it seems only obvious that the last year has been a year well spent, developing and enhancing their signature sound. The EP is a mixture of glitch-hop and funky electro-dubstep tracks, which truly describe how diverse of a palette KOAN Sound and the other artists on this EP have grown to develop. One of my favorite tracks, “Eastern Thug” is a grimy glitch-hop tune loaded with crunchy synths and groovy bass. Another highlight of the EP are both “80s Fitness” and Reso’s remix of the tune. “80s Fitness” is a funk-filled tune packed with 80′s style synths and what sounds like a vocal sample straight from a session of Jazzercise. Reso’s interpretation maintains the atmosphere of the original but quickly throws in a heavy dose of syncopated wobbles, which adds a fresh electro-glitch feel to the track. All in all, The Adventure’s of Mr. Fox is an EP that speaks for itself. KOAN Sound are in a league of their own and if they continue to develop at this pace, there may be no way for anyone to catch up.
Give each track a listen and make sure to support the artists by purchasing the EP on Beatport here.
Sly Fox (Opiuo Remix)
80s Fitness (Reso Remix)
Eastern Thug (Neosignal Remix)
After a ten-year hiatus No Doubt is back on the airwaves and releasing genre-bending, reggae-inspired music once again, first with their pop radio-friendly “Settle Down” and now with the Major Lazer-produced “Push and Shove”. Gwen Stefani’s crisp, pleading vocals sound like no time has passed while the unexpected tempo change between the verse and chorus strangely works. It sounds like the old No Doubt but with a little updating and refreshment that only Major Lazer could effectively and effortlessly add. No Doubt’s full-length album of the same name drops September 25th on iTunes so pre-order it here. Enjoy!
No Doubt - Push and Shove (feat. Busy Signal, Major Lazer)