UK-based hardcore producer Gammer's new track "Needed U" features fantastic dramatic synthwave production, emotive vocals and two banging hardcore drops. Gammer makes great use of pitch bends in both prominent and subtle ways increasing the track's tension, and the track ends with a dark bluesy outro.
Gammer wrote on SoundCloud: "I've always NEEDED U.
U the fans and the supporters.
U the ones who spend hard working dollars on music, shows and merch.
U are the ones I do this for.
I’ve always NEEDED U."
Aussie indie rock band Wharves have released their debut EP "Sooner or Later" and it's full of bumpin' basslines, well crafted melodies and fantastic vocals. The lyrics to the first track "Mo's Desert Clubhouse" lead singer Matt Collins explains, "were inspired by a roadtrip I took in May and the part owner of the Gold Coast arts venue Mo's Desert Clubhouse. She was explaining her frustrations with the local Council pretty much bullying them into closing. I can't stand how narrow-minded people in power can be, the arts are one of the most important things in life, without art, life isn't worth living. It's not a crime to dance." We love that! Check out the EP on Spotify and all major outlets.
Last Heroes, TwoWorldsApart and AERYN have teamed up to bring us their Earth-shattering emotive dubstep single "Eclipse". AERYN's angelic vocals float over beautiful atmospheric verses that build into massive, epic dubstep. AERYN wrote on Facebook:
"The words in this song speak about being able to recognize when someone is feeding you constant lies, trying to paint themselves into a perfect picture. They think they have you convinced, but you see through all their lies and you will not be fooled. You will not be manipulated."
K?d has released his debut EP "Find Paradise" dedicated to pushing the boundaries of his sound. He is currently touring the U.S., Canada and Australia in support of the new EP and wrote to Billboard:
"I did not want to stick to a specific theme for my first project, because I wanted people to understand that a certain genre does not define me. I grew up producing various kinds of musical genres trying to find a sound that I truly love and fit to, but I had eventually realized that I love all kinds of music too much to stick to one thing. I become bored too easily and feel like my creativity would be limited if I stuck to one sound or style. I guess my main goal is to push music to new boundaries, even if it means getting backlash for it."
"Electronic Memories" kicks the EP off with fantastic catchy vocals from Mickey Kojak and retro inspired, dancey yet emotive electronic sound design.
UK-based drum and bass producer Fox Stevenson has released punchy new track called "Bruises". The track keeps the energy moving the whole way through, opening with guitars and fast-strumming in the verse, stabs in the bridge, a catchy high-energy DnB chorus, and switching it up to a slower, swung rhythm section before the second chorus. The track features on Pilot Records' new "Destinations" EP alongside fellow DnB artists Feint, Ownglow, Vorso and T & Sugah & Bensley [...]
Los Angeles-based duo Neffex release a new song every Wednesday. And over the last 100 weeks they've released 100 songs. How that's possible I don't know, but they've done it, and they've done it well. The energy and passion in their latest hip hop track "What's Up" shows they have no plans of slowing down. Rap vocals take center stage and the double time at 1:22 is impressive. Kudos to them, we love it!
Hot off the heels of his collaboration with MYRNE on Monstercat's Uncaged Vol. 5 compilation, Californian producer Grant has released a new track with Nevve called "The Edge". Grant's trap production fits perfectly under Nevve's beautifully lush vocals, constantly evolving and building to a fantastic drop with dramatic synth work and a middle-eastern melody. Grant said of the track on Twitter: "The Edge might not be for everyone but I've actually put more time into this release than any other track I've made. Went through so many different drop and verse ideas trying to find the right fit. It's so liberating to release something that feels different."
Grant has performed at EDC and multiple Monstercat Uncaged tours. Nevve keeps a lower-profile, and may even be a group if this Reddit thread is to be believed. What we do know is that Nevve's vocals have featured on a number of great electronic tracks in the past few years, from Elephante to Boombox Cartel and Illenium. We're looking forward to hearing more from these two!
Miami-based producer duo GTA and Dominican vocalist Jenn Morel bring the heat on their new reggaeton track "Buscando" which means "searching". With an attitude that would fit well on a Fast and Furious soundtrack, Morel lays down spanish bars and a catchy chorus hook over GTA's booming beat. The pic on the cover depicts a tin of Yerba mate, used to make a tea beverage known as "mate" in Spanish and Portuguese. And that's all the explanation I got for you there. Check out the track, it's a banger!
Australian producer Darby has put out a banging new melodic trap hybrid single called "In My Head" full of killer rhythms and energetic sound design.
Darby said of the track on Twitter: "I challenged myself to go completely out of my comfort zone with the bass-focused sound design, combining it with my melodic style. I spent hours coming up with rhythms and ideas which just made me happy"