JayKode is on fire, plain and simple. The same can be said for Buygore Records who recently released the LA producer’s single “Roll Out.” This genre-bending original is our favorite JayKode single yet, which is saying a lot given his impressive catalog.
“Roll Out” has everything I love in a record: bass, piano and dembow. This twerk-centric heater is just what the dance community needs as festival season approaches. JayKode’s sound design ability sticks out to us in this one, but the great thing is he doesn’t rely solely on that to make a good song. His songwriting skills are top notch, which shouldn’t come as a surprise from a creator who fuses bass music with, of all things, classical music. “Roll Out” is currently out now, so get your copy from the digital service of your choice.
We are more than pleased to tell you that Savant has returned. After a two year hiatus one of dance music’s most talented producers is back. It was a surprise to many, which is why the Norwegian has called his single “SURPRISE.” As straightforward as that is, the actual song is not.
“SURPRISE” can’t be pinned down to one genre; not because it blends styles together, but because it travels from one to the next to the next. At first we get what seems to be a jolly, upbeat house record, similar to something you may find from artists on Ultra and Spinnin, but things change and they change in a big way. With the second drop we dive straight into some cosmic dubstep that is completely unexpected (sorry for the spoiler). As if that wasn’t enough, Savant hits us with some fresh electro basslines that will get you grooving. After that, things come full circle and the track is complete. Get ready for this wild ride and make sure to grab a copy of the song off iTunes.
Big things are just around the corner for the Irish songster EMBRZ. In the Spring once the weather has warmed up, EMBRZ will release his debut EP. In the meantime, we get to enjoy another smooth remix. “Drown” by Bring Me The Horizon is what got flipped this time around.
EMBRZ is one of those standout producers whose style, although familiar, is certainly distinguishable as unique. “Drown” went from being a hardened indie rock record to a heavenly electronic tune. What makes this an exceptionally interesting remix is that EMBRZ sampled multiple versions of the original, bringing in the best parts of each and adding in his own flair. When an artist picks out a song, usually they go with the flow and feel of the original, but it’s nice to see such a talented musician do a complete 180 and still manage to deliver something spectacular that is totally unexpected.
Daylight savings time might throw a wrench in your game, but the Indie Dojo will save you. You’ll be able to find a new playlist in the same place, at the same time, every Tuesday, no matter what weird time dimension we have to follow. Enjoy!
New York City’s rising electronic act, NOTNO, has been cultivating some stellar sound design in recent months. I first caught wind of the duo when their uplifting tune “Take It Back” dropped around three months ago. Since then the energetic yet ambient style these two have mastered has been making multiple appearances in my kick back playlists.
Their most recent release, “Live,” builds on this juxtaposition between upbeat and downtempo approaches. The track opens by establishing a huge, spacey atmosphere that soon strongly driven by groovy basslines, high flying synths, and progressive percussion. To top it all off, echoing vocals accent the track’s otherworldly energy with a vocal hook that promises to stick in your head. Check out the tune here, and if you’re into it, give their other recent release, “Gold,” a listen.
Music videos with a truly cinematic nature always stand out. WDL’s “Cashmere” video is just that. With great cinematography and a heart-wrenching tale, this music video will surely play with your emotions to a high degree, especially if you have been cheated on in the past.
Before we dive right into the music video, let’s start with the song. “Cashmere” is a soft, but passionate cry. It expresses complex emotions that play out in visual form through the video. This is anything but a straightforward video. From beginning to end you’ll be at the edge of your seat and things only get better as time passes. The imagery is profound and the symbolism through those images is equally powerful. You’re going to want to watch this one a few times to pick up every little detail, but you won’t have any problem in doing so.
“Unforgettable” is the new single from MEDZ released on Be Rich Records. The Auckland duo didn’t go at creating this song alone as they enlisted the help of their fellow New Zealand brother Kings. Although the song follows the future bass format, MEDZ and Kings were able to deliver something with a bit more unique than we are used to.
Together these two acts were able to create a song that at first feels like what we’re used to, but after a few moments you appreciate the subtle, yet powerful differences. “Unforgettable” is just that, it’s going to be cemented in your brain, playing over and over again. The minimal composition leads to this one’s catchy factor being exceptional and given the cool sound design it gives it that extra bump it needs to be a next level future tune. Stream it or get your copy today through digital services.