I have no idea what being high in Harajuku is like but after listening to this song I imagine it’s simultaneously energetic, funky, and soothing. Enjoy below.
The end of March marks the very beginnings of the festival season, a beautiful time when people spend absurd amounts of money in order to dance to their favorite artists for up to four days straight. Tickets go on sale, and artists release their latest hot tracks in an attempt to get the most partygoers to their tent on the big day. Our playlist this month has harnessed the power of some of those early hits. We begin with the cream of the crop: electronica with just the right mix of percussive, melodic, and vocal prowess to get you jumping. The tracks gradually calm down and reflect a more melancholy tone before picking it back up with a bit of future bass and deep house. Female vocalists take the spotlight before slipping into the world of alt-rock, a calmer precursor to the most aggressive section of the playlist. After you hear the funk, all bets are off. Some hip-hop transitions the listener back to the world of the living before the playlist ends with a flourish of melodic, calm tracks. Enjoy below.
Coyote Kisses have impressed their beautifully melodic turn-up sound upon yet another fire remix today. Stuttering melodies abound from what sounds like an EDM xylophone, while vocal chops only add to the excitement. Enjoy below.
Ofelia K is riding hot off the release of her fantastic 2015 EP Plastic Flowers, of which each individual track made the HypeM top five. She’s decidedly let loose in this one, with driving chords that create both the percussion and melody of this energetic track. Enjoy below and keep your eye out for more.
Ukrainian producer Chuck Loon’s third track “Above The Trees” incorporates a crisp beat with vocal chops to make a fantastic listen. Think ODESZA meets Passion Pit. Enjoy below.
Norwegian songstress ANNA OF THE NORTH’s latest single “Baby” is a beautifully composed slow burner of a track filled with romantic energy and longingly relatable lyrics. Enjoy below.
Aussie duo GodWolf has kicked off their tour down under with a chill new electronica track and it just feels right. Enjoy below.