It’s not easy to take a What So Not track and turn it up another notch, but the newly formed French collective Slow Hours has pulled it off. Coming together to create a better network of young producers in France, Slow Hours is made up of Kidswaste, Khamsin, Lain, Kultur, Rusty Hook and Astre. I’ve been a big fan of some of these artists for a while now, and I have a feeling I’m about to become a fan of all of them. This track hits hard on the first drop and doesn’t let up. A perfect blend of future bass fills, soaring vocals, and glitchy distortion make the song aggressive but subtly melodic. I’m looking forward to more from Slow Hours. Enjoy below!
I kind of feel like I’ve gotten into a rhythm here in D.C. I know the city, know my friends, and am pretty content with what has been an awesome summer so far. This playlist is another “general” playlist, but has a kind of stability to it. I tried to not branch out into crazy genres that I question if I even like myself, keeping it close to a core sound that I know I enjoy. The playlist starts out with a lot of indie-pop, demonstrating that you don’t have to have a staff of writers to create a catchy pop anthem. Then we move into the world of “future-pop,” with glitchy vocals and rolling snares. This is my “home” with modern music. Anyone who follows this blog knows its my favorite genre right now. We briefly dip into some alternative rock before popping the tempo back up with some more trap and hip-hop influenced electronica to fill the second half of the setlist. As always, I’ve included a few acoustic songs to close the set and clear your head. Favorite artists on this list include: The Chainsmokers, RATATAT, Hudson Mohawke, and Snøwmass. If you only listen to one song on this playlist, let it be “Roses.” Over and over and over. Enjoy below.