Zella Day’s “Hypnotic” got the hell remixed out of it after its release, and I loved it. Zella’s vocals are intense, melodic, and alternative, and therefore perfect to be remixed into any type of electronic genre. Solidisco takes a bass-heavy approach and rocks it. The swing-filled synths are catchy and match the mood of the vocals. Enjoy below.
It’s Halloweekend, you ready to turn up? Good, because I have the track for you. NGHTMRE has been one of my favorite producers for over a year now because his energetic EDM hits me in just the right way. With the perfect mix of melodic synth and obscene drops, this track hits the mark between weird and progressive. GRiZ’s funk leaks a bit into the remix, too, making for a unique track. Enjoy below.
As we transition to the coldest months of the year, I begin to remember why tropical house was so popular last winter. It’s a warm, calm way to reminisce of the lost days of summer. Glenero’s new track “Sundance Kids” evokes those happy, lazy summer vibes with some signature pan flute melodies, smooth piano chords, and bumping synths. The artist himself put it best: “Perfect for easy listening, casual summer vibes and road trips.” Enjoy below.
All aboard the Stephen hype train! He’s back with an alt-rock cover of Adele’s ubiquitous hit single “Hello” and he absolutely owns it. This is the ideal kind of cover – it stands out on it’s own but it has enough of the original to be recognizable. It’s intense, angry, angsty, and sentimental all at the same time. Stephen takes the liberty to customize the lyrics to his own situation, and we even hear elements of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” near the end there. Well done, and there’s a video to boot. Check out the single and video below, and click on these links for his other two singles – both original indie-hits.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of kiiara, and “Feels” just so happens to be my favorite songs she’s put out. Given that, I was initially skeptical when I pressed play on this one. I mean, how can you improve on something so good? Well Manilla Killa (whom I had the opportunity to see live and speak to when I was in D.C.) and Candle weather have pulled off the unlikely. They reduce the track even further by focusing on baselines with overlaid vocals, yet add more energy with a calm, clean snare and masterfully produced ambient synth. The breakdown around 2:20 is just a proverbial cherry on the cake. Enjoy the track below.
Lucian has been killing it this year. This NY-Based producer has topped the Hype Machine charts with hits like his remix of “Here” by Alessia Cara and remains consistent yet pleasantly diverse in his production. Upbeat and a bit weird, this track is an indie-electronica anthem. Enjoy below.
I should write an algorithm that auto-blogs Oh Wonder songs because I’m guaranteed to like them. One of the new songs on their new EP Oh Wonder is “Without You,” a catchy little piano-based song that shows us why we love them so much. I’m very happy to see these two succeed, they deserve it. Check out the song below, and their album Oh Wonder on Spotify/iTunes, etc. The entire EP is good.