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Embody · Make A Stand (feat. Barnaby)

Laid back disco with an edge

‘Make a Stand’ reminded me of the laid-back disco Chris Malinchak among others are pushing in popularity, but Embody takes it up a notch to a whole different style.

I don’t know exactly what this sound is called, all I can think of is glam, like in glam rock but in the electro sense. And probably nothing to do with the glam rock sound. I first heard it in Jade Blue’s Instinct and is something I’m definitely gravitating towards at least for a while.

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Odesza · Memories That You Call

I have a feeling this'll be album of the year

Odesza is releasing their next album, In Return, in September and this is the perfect track to preview it (along with Sun Models). They’ve always had that Phil Spector “Wall of Sound” going on, at least in the electro sense, and ‘Memories That You Call’ continues it with a film worthy, chorus sound added on.

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Linden Jay · Be Like You

Everyone out there wants to be like, you

Disclosure‘s influence appears to be popping up all over the place. They may not have created the sound, but they have undoubtedly popularized it. We’ve found many who try to dup their style, but few can do anything well with it.

Not only is Linden’s sound not just some blatant repeat, but he brings in vocals from Sam Frank on ‘Be Like You’ that bring much more than good sound. Lyrics usually don’t resonate too profoundly with me, but Sam Frank’s message is so telling of our time. I never really got people’s obsession with performers… without acting on it at least.

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Creep Crawl Flash · At Bay

I need more downtempo in my life

Never have I ever (love that game) been so impressed by a mixtape’s intro than on Goldroom’s latest Verano mix. Not only is it a thrill of a chill track, but it’s so unexpected coming from Goldroom.

Creep Crawl Flash’s ‘At Bay’ reminds me of my earlier years with downtempo, especially our second beats to blaze [plug], and it’s good to get back to it. We need to start fishing out more music like this.. for mixtape purposes of course. Recommend!

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Electro Funk 2014

Weird sounds make for good dance moves

Nothing is better to dance to right now than this style of electronic music. I thought electro funk sounded fitting as a title, but it’s more commonly known simply as electro and to some extreme electro house and bass music. Though this naming shit is getting outta hand, as necessary as it is.

The sound actually sounds like something between disco-house & bass music, but more experimental than the former and more soulful than the latter. It gets a little strange at times, but that’s exactly what dance music needs right now.

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Rufus Du Sol · Sundream (Classixx Remix)

Slept on the original, but a Classixx remixx might make up for it

First Odesza with Zhu and now Classixx with Rufus. There’s nothing I love more than when my favorites remix my favorites (I’ve got a lot of favorites).

We didn’t do a write up on Rufus’s Atlas album simply because we didn’t really have much to say on it. It’s not as easy as you’d think bringing in some other insights. Take this post for example. But with our move towards playlists, our words won’t get in the way of good music no mo. Stay Tuned.

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Thomas Tonfeld · Feelin’

featuring vocals from Tje Austin

I talk a lot about how important vocals are, but not enough on how you use them. It’s one thing to have a good voice, but it’s a whole different game if you know how (and where) to use it.

The original clip of ‘Feelin’ hints at a real talented voice, minus the auto-tuning, but Tonefeld gave it a much needed production boost. And turns the tuned vocals into something tasteful.

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ZHU · Faded (ODESZA Remix)

Odesza / over / Zhu?! Got high expectations from the get-go

I usually try to wait at least a week before featuring something new, I’ve got good reason, but when two of my favorite sounds team up, officially or not, I can’t help but celebrate prematurely. Time will tell (about a week) if this is a keeper.

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A Duke Dumont Post

Where I talk way too much about Disclosure

Like so many other artists in our list to serve up, Duke Dumont should have been out months ago, but we’re trying to have alotta alone time with the music before pushing it to you. It’s just as important what we don’t put up on Silence as what we do. So excuse our tardiness sometimes, especially with acts as well known as Duke.

Duke Dumont like Disclosure has taken the electronic sound we love to the mainstream. A good handful have done it before, but these two acts are doing it now and turning EDM into a positive acronym. They not only create a sound in their own right that’s becoming a standard in electronic, but switch it up just enough to keep it fresh every time.

Check out a few from Duke Dumont Hope he starts collaborating as much as Disclosure does, or with Disclosure.

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Toxo · Need Your Love

Turbo funk. Who comes up with this shit? <3

I try to think of my father listening to music like this and I’m sure he wouldn’t really get it. I actually remember showing him some ghetto funk and as much as he tried to get where I’m at, it seemed like it sounded broken to him, it does to me sometimes (ghetto funk specifically).

Even electro funk like this can sound like it’s a little too rich at times, Toxo’s ‘Need Your Love’ especially needs a little tightening up, but garish electro like this is the future of dance music. Although I have a feeling it’ll break off in two with a not so electro style… basically not so lazery.

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