If you haven’t already jumped on the melodically electrifying hype of Lo Digz’ latest single “Epica”, it’s safe to say that for any fans of Industrial Future Bass, you’re already well overdue.
The instrumental track is just one of the mesmeric mixes put out by the up and coming artist this year, but as long as those stream counts continue to skyrocket, Lo Digz won’t have to wait around for too long before he ascends to the same heights as the likes of Flume, San Holo, and Louis the Child.
The US-based artist allows the track to kick off with soft and ambient rhythms before seamlessly sliding into a bass-heavy viscerally euphoric mix, the drops may not be massive, but that doesn’t stop them from hitting hard.
You can get ready to meet your new EDM earworm and check out Lo Digz latest single Epica for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
“Gateway 59” is just one of the singles found on up and coming EDM artist Knolly’s debut album “Melancholy King” – which a is title that pretty much sums up what I have to say about Knolly’s signature style. But perhaps it doesn’t allude to how textured and hypnotic the experimental mix is.
With layers of Deep House, Hip Hop, Synth Pop and Indie, Knolly knocked up a mix which is quite literally the epitome of prodigal. Even though the bass is constant, and the beats hit hard, the single still sits in between a soundscape and a dreamscape. It is through the morose lyrics and the softly versed vocals the melancholy hits – and it may be safe to say that melancholy has never sounded sweeter.
You can check out Knolly’s latest single Gateway 59 for yourselves by heading over to Spotify
Chance the Closer’s latest release “When the Party Calls” is a full on aural attack on the senses when you hit play. There’s no gently luring you into the chaos of the EDM Rap track which has plenty of intricate progressions throughout the mix. By keeping the beats unpredictable It would seem that Chance found the perfect way to constantly feed euphoria into the anthemics of the mix which has been polished to perfection.
The US-based up and coming Rap artist clearly had no intention of assimilating any other Urban, Alt, or EDM artist when he created the hard tempo hit which is all too tempting to crank up and let the feverish mix envelop you. Expect a smooth cocktail of elements of Future Pop, Balkan Beats and Hard Style.
You can check out When the Party Calls for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Describing any track as a masterpiece always feels a little exaggerative, yet, I’m lost for what else I would call an electrically arrestive hit which resonates like nothing that you’ve ever heard before.
While I’ve spent a fair amount of time listening to the synth pioneers create their own brands of EDM, the way that Superterranea lay down their synth lines in Replicant allows you to feel that you’ve just undergone your very own epic adventure.
Spacey sonic hits aren’t exactly rare but Superterrenea puts a distinctive twist on Replicant, so it doesn’t feel all too War of the Worlds. With the same amount of experimentalism as you would enjoy from a Bjork track, Superterranea brings Synth-driven soundscapes into an anthemic Rock arena. You’ll need very little persuasion to crank up the volume and envelop yourself in the visceral, slightly ominous soundscape as it reverberates through you.
Simply put, Replicant makes the Arctic Monkey’s synth dabbling with their latest album sound positively amateur. And while the vocals don’t get showcased all too much, they still bring a great dynamic to the sound, as no matter how many effects are laden on the vocals, the power doesn’t fail to captivate you. The vocals from Jessica Blaise Ward were fairly reminiscent from what you can expect from Shiny Toy Guns and Yeah Yeah Yeahs; and there definitely isn’t enough of that on the contemporary soundwaves.
You can check out Superterranea’s latest track Replicant for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
La Roboká’s upcoming single “Misophonic” may be the juiciest hit of Pop insanity that we’ve been treated to this year. It’s theatrical, it’s polyphonic, it’s pure aural magnetism which I suppose you can come to expect when two artists from completely different musical persuasions come together to create an experimental work of alchemy.
A mix of classically styled female vocals and synth-led EDM was always never going to fall flat. And whilst La Roboká may never reach the top of the charts, anyone who appreciates ingeniously genre-defying music is sure to find plenty of reasons to fall in love with the charming single. It’s safe to say that Amanda Palmer would definitely approve of the charismatic vibe of the two Berlin-based artists who utilise their mother tongue to add even more mystery to their arrestive style. Maybe we’ll never fully understand La Roboká, but maybe that’s half the fun.
You can check out La Roboká’s latest single Misophonic for yourselves by heading over to YouTube in April 2019. In the mean time you can treat yourself to the first aural gem which they have released from the Maskalicious EP “Bipolar”.
Through mixing salacious rhythms and slightly dirty EDM Pop Mister Conor Production’s standout single “Work” was born. The production may have been left a little raw, yet in many ways that just adds to the charisma of the single -and there’s no denying that Work comes with a bucketful. Mister Conor Production’s beats may not be radio-ready yet but the solidity of the structure of the track proves that the Netherlands-based artist has plenty of potential for the future.
Aside from the beats, work is also an undiluted celebration of the female form. While many artists fall foul to misogyny with such tracks, you get a real sense that the up and coming artist’s intention was incredibly pure. Afterall, no one makes EDM party hits if they have no intention to make women dance, right?
You can check out Mister Conor Production’s infectiously euphoric track for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud
After the euphoric masterpiece PANDDA created with his last single “Home” the bar was definitely set for his most recent release “Other Side”. With this track, it’s all about the feel-good rhythm and anthemic elements of Afrobeat which have been wrapped up into a Progressive House mix.
No matter how much is going on in terms of the instrumentals the intricate and bass-driven depths of the track the vocals always sit in the perfect position; just above the concordantly vibrant heat of the mix. In terms of production quality, you couldn’t ask for a cleaner and crisper sound. It’s probably about time that PANDDA moved from being a radio-ready artist to dominating the airwaves on every station.
You can check out PANDDA’s latest drop Other Side for yourselves by heading over to Spotify. Make sure to give the artist a follow, the prolific production machine never fails to disappoint with his mixes which leave you with the impression that there’s no soundscape which he can’t pull together to the tune of perfection.
The mark of an exceptional artist will always be an ability to never stop surprising you with each new release. While it would be naïve to think we’ve heard the best of Harmonical in 2018, nothing could quite prepare me their latest single “Caught Up” which proves that
While Harmonical typically uses a nostalgic 80s vibe to run through their poignant and reflective Pop singles, with “Caught Up (In this Loop)” featuring Elan Noelle the artist poured EDM energy into the mix to transform her soulful sound into one that you would enjoy on a dancefloor as much as you would listening in your car radio. Yet Caught Up still runs with the slight 80s synth vibe with a dashing of House which allowed Harmonical to create her most infectious single yet.
You can check out Harmonical’s latest single Caught Up for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.
PANDDA hooked up with Ariel for their latest track “Home” following up from their last single “Ultimatum”. After checking it out it became all too clear that PANDDA has got encapsulating plaintive emotion within an upbeat soundscape down to a fine art. The ultimate effect of the single being one of resonant catharsis and pure admiration for the artist who can so candidly lay down lyrics which hit as hard as the 808’s.
Perhaps what’s most striking about Home is the contrast between the pensive nature of the lyrics combined with the glitchy break beats in the multi-layered mix which are sure to enamour any fans of Progressive House music. Usually finding an EDM track with mesmeric vocals is like finding a needle in a haystack, but PANDDA isn’t your average artist. Here’s to hoping there’s an album in the pipelines for 2019.
You can check out PANDDA’s latest single Home by heading over to Spotify now.
There aren’t many soundscapes which are as easy to slip into as Arcade Daydream’s latest single “Rainbow Road”, if you have a lot of love for modular synths, it won’t be all too long before you’re enamoured by the up and coming artist’s instrumental mixes. Even though Rainbow Road doesn’t fall into the ambient category, the single is still melodic enough to provide an aural experience which runs through offering pure catharsis. Thankfully, Arcade Daydream is of the same opinion as me that 80s synth nostalgia had it’s time back in the 80s, but there’s no disputing what century tracks such as Rainbow Road belong in. The standard of the production is exceptional, with every pitch sitting at the perfect level, Rainbow Road is a track you’ll definitely want to crank up to get even deeper into the progressive sound.
You can check out Arcade Daydream’s latest single Rainbow Road via their official website where you can also pick up some awesome merch!