Nice electro-pop vibes and bittersweet lyrics define “Up To You,” the latest track from Andrew Luce and graves. My favorite element of the song is the slow, yet catchy bass synth that starts creeping in around 0:45. Enjoy below.
Zayn’s “Pillowtalk” has been attacked with remixes lately but none have really gotten through to me like this one. Bearson and Wheathin are a couple of the quickest rising stars in the electroverse right now, so I shouldn’t be surprised that their track caught my attention. Turns out that rapid-fire oscillation and vocal chops weirdly complement the poppy lyrics. Enjoy below.
“Today’s a special day for me friends…” Jenaux begins a heartfelt message published alongside his latest release “Get It On.” He goes on to explain how during the past year, although his career was really taking off and he was getting endorsements from all-star EDM producers, he was feeling more and more disillusioned with his work. He was churning out hit remixes, but felt like he “was chasing trends, instead of trying to set them.” He “was trying to remake tracks that had already been made.” He wasn’t pushing himself creatively.
Then, stuck in a hotel room in Austin, Texas during a hurricane, he took a fresh vocal sample sitting in his inbox and decided to do something different. Something that he felt was right. He crafted his first original track in over a year. This track, which would become “Get It On”, helped him re-discover his vision as an artist and figure out what direction he wanted to go in next with his music. I’m sure that there’s some symbolism there, something about clarity after a passing storm. Regardless, the song is fantastic. It’s energetic, funky, very danceable, and the story behind it makes it inspiring. According to his post, this is just the first track of many that he has lined up for us. If the rest are anything like this, I’m very excited. Enjoy below, and throw Jenaux a like on Spotify and Soundcloud.
Future-EDM duo coyote kisses are back with a follow up to their original EDM banger “The Deep” and I gotta say this one has me hooked. A high BPM, intricate melodies, and insanely well-crafted vocal chops (do I hear a sample of Kerli as heard in SNBRN’S “Raindrops”?) all come together to make this an impressive track with a lot of energy. Make sure you stick around ’till 2:06. You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy below.
Stephen is exploring his sound a bit and it’s pretty damn nice. The beginning of this song is an ambient buildup that wouldn’t be out of place in the beginning of an action movie trailer. Then, out of nowhere, all goes silent and a calm baritone voice spits a spoken word verse over a classically Stephen electric guitar riff. Eventually Stephen makes a vocal appearance and guides us into his latest bumping electro-rock chorus that’ll be on repeat for the next few days (especially because of how short the song is). Enjoy below.
Everyone’s favorite indie-dance guru is back with another amazingly catchy track. Honestly can’t say that Gryffin has done much different in this one, but I’m fine with that. “Don’t fix what ain’t broke,” or something along those lines. Enjoy the vibes below.
Supporting hometown acts is something that all blogs take pride in, and The Economix is no exception. Pilot, or Joey as he is known on-campus, is a fellow student at the University of Notre Dame who has been diligently working on his electronic music skills for the past year. This effort has culminated in the release of his latest remix, a melodic-house take on SNBRN’s ubiquitous hit “Beat The Sunrise.” With professional production quality and catchy vocal chops (not to mention sweet synth solos following both drops), this tune is a banger that could liven up any dance floor. I’m excited to see where Pilot decides to head next. Enjoy the track below.