Monthly Mix 028 || April 2017

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Oooh baby. April was a fantastic month of music. If you took all of my favorite electronic artists and put their names back to back it would look pretty DAMN. close to this month’s playlist. Per usual, artists start putting out work as soon all of the festival tickets go on sale and I’m not complaining. Recently locked in going to Bonnaroo myself and I’m beyond hyped. Almost every one of these songs is conducive to some sort of party, get-together, or happy time with friends – whether it’s raging at a concert, bouncing at a club, bumping at a house party, or vibing with your close friends.

We start off with the best of the best. A new release from ODESZA, a banging remix from Win & Woo, a stunning take on Wall Fuck by Gramatik and Ramzoid. After a brief venture into indie pop thx to SAKIMA and kiiara we experiment with some chiller indie electronica full of pleasant melodies and warm chords. Enjoy it while it lasts – the more energetic the songs become the closer we are to a massive house, deep house, trap section of the playlist that gets continually more experimental and (sometimes) absurd. This section is the cutting edge of sound experimentation in electronic music, and when it hits you in new ways it’s hitting right.

Once you pass through the gauntlet you’re in for some nice hip-hop courtesy of Frank Ocean, D.R.A.M., Goldlink and AMINÉ that blends seamlessly into a brief bit of funky electronica. The home stretch is a great selection of upbeat and happy future bass and general electronica that gently slows down to a quiet end with acoustic vibes. Enjoy below!

Vibe guide:

  • 1-26: Energetic electronica
  • 27-43: Increasingly aggressive deep house music
  • 44-62: Trap
  • 63-70: Hip-hop
  • 71-95: Energetic future bass
  • 96-99: Chill electronica and acoustic vibes

Crywolf – Slow Burn (Bronze Whale Remix)

First off – if you haven’t listened to Crywolf’s most recent album – Cataclasm – make some time for it in your life. It’s a powerful piece of art that has now inspired tons of electronic remixes because the source material is simply so good. You can hear the quality in the vocal chop that Bronze Whale chose for his drop. However, this Austin TX-based duo deserves a bit of credit too, as they frame the vocals with rumbling beats and rolling snares that keep the song going from drop to drop. The future of future music has never sounded so good. Enjoy below.

G Jones & Ekali – Dark Matter

Ekali and G Jones come together to make a trapsterpiece. Heavy bass, slightly off-beat synths and a continuous buzzing will get your head spinning. Enjoy below.

Shatter

Shatter

This one is designed to get you moving. Whether it’s your weekly rager or your daily workout, the songs on this playlist will add enough energy to your routine to push it over the edge. It’s kind of pointless to try to classify most EDM music, but this would largely be considered trap, house, and future bass in this playlist. You might notice that this playlist is very aggressive and very long. I stacked most of my absolute favorites near the front, but I encourage you to shuffle this playlist to discover some of the gems in the back and make each listen a unique pump-up experience. Enjoy below, not for the feint of heart.

Dirty Audio – Sky High (Rickyxsan Remix)

Sometimes I wonder if listening to too much EDM/indie music has warped my taste in music to the point where I enjoy weird songs that I would have probably despised a year or two ago. And then I listen to these songs and realize that it definitely has. Enjoy this weird turn up song below that I really enjoy for its energy and complex synthwork.

Lady Bee – Run Off (feat. Feliciana)

There’s nothing like a good future-bass drop to get your heart rate going again. Whether you’re trying to turn up a party or get energized to study, Lady Bee’s new single will wake you up and get you bumping. A strong range of synth sounds, a trap beat and silky vocals all come together to make this an easy turn-up listen. Enjoy below.

Snavs – Time

It’s basically the weekend, turn up with this trap, future-bass masterpiece by Snavs. Every time you think there can’t be another drop that turns up, you’re wrong. Until the song ends, of course. Then you’re correct. Until that point, it’s a great journey and a high-quality track for any party playlist. Enjoy below