Memoryy is an artist who has consistently impressed with his stunning synth pop style. Although always paying homage to the 80’s this is an artist who’s not afraid to explore a sound of his own. His latest single “Turning The Page” showcases epic vocal range as he ruminates on a failed relationship. The track’s introduction sports gruff vocals accompanied by ever expanding synths that gradually build into an unstoppable chorus that demonstrates what this artist can really do.
Driving synths alongside vivacious vocals make for a track that I’m sure to keep coming back to. The tune is a taste of Memoryy’s upcoming Skeletons EP. Although there doesn’t yet seem to be a release date slated for the collection, judging by the music he’s released recently we’ve got our eyes pealed. Take a listen to “Turning The Page” and get to know Memoryy.
20 year old Swedish producer Kasbo is set to have a big second half of 2016. He’s just released his version of The Temper Trap’s “Fall Together” and is back at it with the official remix of “Monument” by MUTEMATH. Once again, the young producer has shown his abilities to re-create tracks from their core. Here he’s implanted lush, rolling melodies slowing down the original’s tempo while introducing reconstructed, glitchy vocals coming together for a gracefully produced drop.
His “World Away” single released on ODESZA’s Foreign Family label has millions of digital streams and is his biggest song to date since release last fall when he supported them on their US tour. I’ve had this tune stuck on repeat and shared with a lot of my friends. As we venture into the tail end of 2016 don’t take your eyes off this rising artist.
DUX has been someone that we have covered since the beginnings of the project. The funny thing is that DUX has only been around for a bit over a month, but has quickly garnered acclaim from much of the internet. A few singles have been released, with some of them pertaining to the EP, Remote-Controlled Hobbies, which is out now.
Musical talent oozes from DUX’s projects. Not only that, but DUX manages to create a song with his own unique imprint, while the next one is a masterful rendition of a style that has already been known and loved. Just take the single “Miss Atlantic” as an example. It’s nothing we haven’t heard before, but DUX and collaborator Stan Carrizosa take things into the stratosphere and leave listeners floored. The other tracks on Remote-Controlled Hobbies are just as memorable. Singles like “CTL” and “Future” were previous releases, but we get new material with songs like “Flower” and “Cold.” If DUX keeps up this inhuman pace of high quality records, then stardom is just around the corner.
Sometimes DJ cliches can just be too much. There has been several songs based around certain watered down ideas, and those tracks tend be as equally stale. Well, we came across the song “Everybody Jumpin'” that was the exact opposite. Thanks to Solmatic for getting behind this one, and dishing it our way.
“Everybody Jumpin'” is a single by Richard Vission, Bad Boy Bill and Jackie Boyz. If you are looking for a fresh club record, this one is certainly going to satisfy your desires and get you grooving. Now, you may not jump, but dance, yes. It’s a minimalist’s dream, with a catchy bassline that is augmented by a varied barrage of synths, vocal chops and more. Whatever song has been stuck in your head recently is about to get a replacement. “Everybody Jumpin'” leaves you energized and ready rock. All the parties involved really did an amazing job with this one, and their work payed off in a big way.
When we caught up with Ella On The Run earlier this year, she had released her incredible EP ‘Undone’, featuring tracks such as ‘Walk Away’, and her unique version of ‘All that she wants’ by Ace of Base. Her sultry alt/ pop sound consists of infectious beats and melodies, and spacious, alluring lyrics, which have crowned her “queen of of the alt-pop block”, according to Wonderland.
Now, having been working with award winning video director Rafe Gibbon, (recently notable for Will Joseph Cook’s ‘Take Me Dancing’ video), Ella On The Run has released her mesmerising new music video ‘Walk Away’. Questioning forbidden love and temptation – “Could we be lovers, more than friends?”, she conveys a hypnotically intriguing story and image of colour and pattern, which combines perfectly with these complex beats and alternative synth sounds. The mirrored profile of Ella On The Run singing, cleverly interlinks with the harmonies within ‘Walk Away’, as if conveying two separate voices, questioning her internal desire and passion. This theme is carried through the verses and pre-chorus until the track throws us into an up-beat chorus of fervent synths, accentuated by distorted patterns and manipulated images.
Be sure to check out this video for ‘Walk away’ below, and to familiarise yourselves with her formidable EP!
After a couple months of strong entries, we’re excited to announce Portland-based producer VIZO asthe winner of our remix competition for MOSAICS‘ “Freedom.” Bringing a splash of sunshine to the somber, yet empowering, tone of the original, VIZO’s colorful take comes at the perfect time with summer winding down. What really set this one apart was expert use of the vocal sample to create an incredibly addicting bounce. Listen for yourself above!
Special thanks to all the talented producers who submitted remixes and to MOSAICS for providing us with the stems for their fantastic single. If you’re in the Bay Area, make sure to check out their upcoming show at Brick and Mortar on September 14th.
As these hot, hot temperatures finally begin to let up a bit, at least for now, we aren’t hesitating to take advantage of the beautiful days by spending them by the water. As most of us know, there is almost nothing more satisfying than sprawling out on the sand, soaking in the sun and feeling that reoccurring cool breeze on your skin. The only thing that can possibly enhance this experience is some great music playing in the background. That’s why this week we conjured up a selection of tunes to both relax and get energized to.
’Swedish House Mafia – Leave The World Behind (JayKode X Lookas Remix)’