Washington DC hailing artist and producer Zazen made the basslines even deeper in his remix of the world-renowned Dutch DJ and EDM producer FAULHABER’s seminal single, Go Ahead Now. The original was a fine feat of Euro-dance; under Zazen’s production, the track became infinitely more captivating with the ominous layers of reverb over dark tones and the breaks that became infinitely more extreme.
Since 2012, the independent artist, Zazen, has become renowned for his dynamic style that fuses future house with hard kicks and clean bass lines. For anyone who likes their EDM on the filthier side, you’ll find plenty of playlist stapes in his collection of original tracks and remixes.
You can stream Zazen’s remix of Go Ahead Now via SoundCloud.
UK-based dance-pop duo Constellation Prize is set to drop their most euphoric release to date, Chase That High; the endlessly energetic anthem will seal a spot on your summer pop playlists before the hooky chorus even hits.
With slightly filthier basslines than you would expect from your average future pop track, Chase That High is adrenalizing from start to finish. Perhaps most notably, the artist brings serious swathes of style to the high-vibe pop anthem. All too often, feel-good tracks fall into the trite and cliché trap, but Constellation Prize is nothing if not refreshing and organic in their electro-pop style that modernises 80s – 00s dance-pop grooves.
Chase That High is due for release on July 30th. You can check out Constellation Prize on SoundCloud.
Independent London-based singer-songwriter Emily Silver’s latest future pop track, Feel the Flames, is enough to make Lady Gaga sound tame. The single that was co-written and produced by the Brit Award winner, Simon Ellis (Britney, Spice Girls, S Club 7), is the epitome of filthy pop.
The bass-drenched-drops motif the track with electrifying energy which Silver easily matches with her fiercely resounding vocal timbre. Emily Silver has already performed in the Royal Albert Hall and the 02 Arena, but with her vocals, there isn’t a stage she couldn’t command. There’s a magnetic amount of hunger in Feel the Flames that grips you with sharp melodic teeth and refuses to let go.
Feel the Flames is due for release on July 16th; you can check out Emily Silver on SoundCloud.
Prepare your summer pop playlists for the latest euphoria-laced future pop anthem, ‘We Are the Way We Are’ from American singer-songwriter and dancer Sukesha Ray.
Once again, the emotion brings just as much energy to the track as the intense build-ups and colossal future bass drops in the anthem that starts with an all too resonant melancholic tone before the progressive track builds momentum and garners mental resilience along the way.
After racking up over 140,000 streams on Spotify alone with her sophomore single, A Place We Never Knew, it is easy to see how the autonomy-embracing single, We Are the Way We Are, will follow.
You can check out We Are the Way We Are by heading over to Spotify.
Sydney-based singer-songwriter Penelope Pettigrew has released her autobiographical bisexual anthem, ‘Straight Until…’ the hazily entrancing feat of dance-pop allows the listener to explore their own identity in the presence of a voice that disrupts normative discourse and embraces queer culture.
Through seductively bold lyrics and bass-drenched synths, Penelope Pettigrew’s queer pop track carries some reminiscence to the likes of Peaches, yet, discernibly, there’s far more commercial potential to this radio-ready single. We can’t wait to see the rest of the world waking up to Pettigrew’s nuanced empowering style. Whatever subject she chooses for her lyricism, you know that she will delve deeper than most.
Straight Until… is now available to stream via Spotify.
Ahead of his upcoming EP, Nottingham, UK-based artist and producer, RICKY created plenty of appetite for his modernistic, future bass mixes with the release of his single, Absentee Landlord.
With angsty vocal samples thrown into the complex layers of pulsing indietronica around the future pop female vocals, you can’t help but be endeared by the personality on offer here. Although, you won’t quite be able to pinpoint at which moment your rhythmic pulses became interconnected with the trappy bass-soaked beats and hazy synth-driven melodies.
Before making his solo debut, RICKY was one-half of the electro-punk outfit Battlecat; the duo toured alongside Two Door Cinema Club, Future Islands, Hadouken and plenty more before disbanding due to personal commitments.
With his solo project, Battlecat fans are sure to be appeased, but there’s an inexplicable ingenuity to his recent material that is sure to leave you hooked.
Absentee Landlord is now available to stream via SoundCloud.
‘Feeling Alive’ is just one of the recently released euphorically alchemic mixes from up and coming artist and producer Dilemma. Future Bass fans couldn’t ask for a more entrancing soundscape to immerse themselves within.
Feeling Alive boasts so much more than just momentum; the sense of ecstasy runs right through the instrumental mix that will be perfect for those hedonistic summer nights that make it impossible not to be grateful to be alive. Dilemma found a way to leave you feeling like what it means to be human is layered amongst the disco, techno and future house textures. We can’t wait to hear what is in the pipeline.
Feeling Alive is now available to stream via SoundCloud.
Even with EDM being the hardest genre to establish authenticity within, up and coming artist Dilemma discernibly didn’t fail, with his recently released single, ‘Moments’. His intoxicating mash of synth-pop, future bass and disco put you on a sonic trajectory right from the intro; from there on out, it’s a sonic whirlwind of intense hyper emotion.
When you get to the breaks, Dilemma deftly delivers that essential feeling of catharsis when tension erupts into euphoria. With sax solos, glitchy white noise and veraciously ensnaring beats all weaved into the intricately layered and textured mix, all reminiscence to Dilemma is extremely fleeting.
After being involved in an accident that left all five of Dilemma’s senses in a state of hypersensitivity, music allowed Dilemma to find purpose after everything else felt meaningless. The amount of love poured into his releases is practically unparalleled. Moments will make you think twice about delving into releases that offer any less than the exuberant passion that you will find right here.
After feeling the fresh breeze wash over your doubts with their excellent track from February 2021 called ‘Free‘, Whyen (feat. Juli-Ane) are back with a sensual song about powerful love that makes you go ‘Higher‘.
Yannik aka Whyen, is a prolific multi-talented pianist, future bass music producer and film composer from busy Berlin in Germany. He is joined once again by the wonderful fellow Berlin-based singer/lyricist Juli-Ane, who’s sensational voice has the rare ability to make your hairs stand up to gripping attention, her striking tone incredibly captures all your thoughts calmly as you get lost for days in her thoughtful story.
Their combination works like a perfectly fitting glove, your eager body slides snugly right into this story of finding yourself under the power of someone else which makes you think deeply, despite your love for them.
The production is top class and matches with her stunning vocals, that certainly takes you to the sky above in an effortless display which has you relaxed and focused again.
‘Higher‘ from the captivating Berlin producer/vocal duo Whyen (feat. Juli-Ane), is a refreshing swim into the waves of love, as you want to be happy but sometimes the undercurrent takes you to places you don’t want to. Sometimes people just have that power over you and you need to find the right stream so you can be in your lane, without anybody having control over you.
UK-based electronica producer Sentry may only be two months on from his debut release, but he’s already racking up streams like there’s no tomorrow with their entrancing feats of lo-fi future bass.
His recently released single, ‘Take Me Away’, is a stunning showcase of his ability to lead listeners away from external chaos and douse them in the serenity of aural euphoria. What starts as an immersion into a tranquil pool of reverb-drenched synth ambience, seamlessly evolves into an ensnaring tidal wave of visceral emotion and harsh snares. Only when you reach the outro, you realise what a profound experience Take Me Away was. Your first hit definitely won’t be your last.
You can escape with Take Me Away by heading over to SoundCloud.