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Money I’m So Hungry: Simulated Youth show us into the inglorious greed of the materialistic world with ‘Money in My Tummy’ (feat. Rielle)

Feeling like this is his best song yet and with a vital message that is so strikingly true, Simulated Youth remind us that being greedy doesn’t help anyone to be truly happy inside that glowing soul on ‘Money in My Tummy(feat. Rielle).

Created by Zach, Simulated Youth is a dark trance act who is based in both Detroit, Michigan, and also Phoenix, Arizona. Bringing onboard New York-based singer Rielle has proved a real masterstroke, as her gorgeous vocals swirl brilliantly on this electric new single.

This dark dance track is about greed and wealth obsession around the world.” ~ Simulated Youth

Made with a pure dance sound and avoiding any messy extras, this is a powerfully performed effort that seems to glide quickly into your mind. This is the story of urging so many to open up their wallets and to not let greed override their consciousness, as the world needs all the help it can get.

I plan to expand “EDM” with a darker and more visceral aesthetic than what is so common, nearly cookie-cutter these days.” ~ Simulated Youth

Money in My Tummy’ (feat. Rielle) from the dual Detroit and Phoenix-based dark electronic artist Simulated Youth, is a quick-fire reminder – with a thunderous beat added in just in case we were snoozing – that this blood-soaked planet needs help and that by being overly materialistic, you are a big part of the problem.

With striking vocals that sizzles real hot into your burning speakers, this is a heart-stopping track that will have your ears shaking from this important message.

Hear this new track on Spotify and see what he gets up to next on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Simulated Youth – Digital Memories, featuring Rielle & Camoragi; a trap anthem for the cyber age.

US alt-electronica artist Simulated Youth is set to release his two-track release, Digital Memories, featuring vocals from Rielle & Camorag. Thankfully, he has stayed true to his signature cyberpunk EDM style that we have come to adore while creating a trap anthem for the cyber age with the title track.

The canter in the rap bars is just as dizzying as the melodic command in the reverb swathed synths in the bass-riding single that is just as conceptual as the preceding releases from Simulated Youth. This time, he tells a two-sided story of breaking up in the modern age where it is impossible to disconnect from the people we have grown apart from with the digital tethers that keep us connected. Digital Memories is for everyone that has ever scorned Facebook memories for reminding us of our exes. Especially if those exes belong in a private hall of shame.

With only a hint of hyperbole, experiencing the danceable drop for the first time may have been the highlight of my 2021. Simulated Youth is easily one of our favourite discoveries this year. His devilishly meta production style is enough to make a sapiosexual weak at the knees.

You can check out Digital Memories from June 25th here.

Connect with Simulated Youth via Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Simulated Youth smashes the premise of the totalitarian state with his dark electro track, ‘Ghost in the Machine’.

Phoenix, Arizona-based dark electronica artist and producer Simulated Youth has switched up his sound from his previous releases, N.B.T. and Kill the Messenger by introducing a galvanising urban twist. With rap bars flowing as veraciously as his euphorically-swamped signature beats in Ghost in the Machine, fans of trance to harsh industrial electronica alike will want to pay attention.

As with all of Simulated Youth’s tracks, Ghost in the Machine is so much more than a smorgasbord of adrenalizing sound; the mix falls on the very valid anxieties of our surveillance state. We may be in the midst of an Orwellian nightmare, but at least we have apt anthems which thrash and slap in the face of dystopic oppression and totalitarian control.

Of all the artists I’ve heard breaking through this year, no other artist holds as much promise, authenticity and escapism from the bleakness of our current socio-political structures as Simulated Youth.

Ghost in the Machine is now available to stream along with the rest of Simulated Youth’s 2021 EP via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Simulated Youth has dropped their subversively euphoric dance track, ‘Kill the Messenger’.

There was little chance of forgetting Simulated Youth after he blew our minds with his concept track, ‘NBT’; it could rival the plot of the film, Her. After hearing his latest release, ‘Kill the Messenger [Android Vocal Version]’, our minds are in even smaller fragments.

With the way that you’re compelled to hit repeat before the track has come to a close to get a repeat shot of the high that comes as courtesy of the chaotic breaks, it’s easy to conclude that the bass in Kill the Messenger is addictive. It hits heavier than any cliché dark industrial electronica/EBM track – despite the high vibe energy.

Simulated Youth snuck ‘kill’ into the lyrics 93 times, but you’d still struggle to find a hardcore dance track with the ability to take you higher.

Kill the Messenger is now available to pre-save on Spotify here.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Simulated Youth bridges the gap between retro style and futuristic vision with ‘N.B.T.’ featuring Camoragi

Daft Punk may be no more, but entrancing EDM tracks are still hitting the airwaves as a curtsey of producers such as Phoenix, AZ-residing artist Simulated Youth.

With Camoragi’s seductive vocals sitting over a bed of complexly layered instrumentals which bridge the gap between retro styles and futuristic vision, their latest single N.B.T. (nice bass track), arrests you emotionally just as much as it takes control of your rhythmic pulses.

If the sonic experience itself isn’t enough to get you excited about Simulated Youth’s harsh bass-riding approach to electronica which hits just as hard as any industrial track with far more duality between the chaos and the breaks and the euphoria in the drops, the concept definitely will. In Simulated Youth’s own words, “The lyrics are about the song itself being in love with the artist, yet to the artist, the song is just his nice bass track.”

You can check it out for yourselves also via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast