Ever have a song pop into your head by complete random and it gets stuck in your head all day I was recently having a discussion with someone about how electronic music doesn’t have words, so nothing can really get stuck in your head. Well, Figure’s ‘The Brink’ proves that wrong… kind of.
While I was in Israel I hadn’t listened to ‘The Brink’ in days, but on the very last day that catchy, grindy melody got stuck up in that head of mine, all damn day (along with the lyrics). Point is, ya can just as easily get a melody stuck in my head as ya can the lyrics… though, the lyrics sound a bit better when repeating it back to a friend ;)
Who would’ve thought such soulful music could’ve come out of Australia (other than the Aussies) I guess that’s what I love so much about SoundCloud and the internet as a whole, it breaks down the barriers of where specific styles of music are known for thriving.
This Aussie, who goes by Josh Jakq, sounds like Justin Timerblake taking on The Weeknd, as Zach of FMI points out. I don’t know if he’s got the lyrical forte quite down yet, more so referring to his other track, but he sure has his sound locked down.
I don’t usually post these tag infested tracks, but I guess Madeon is the exception, especially when I caught my first glimpse of ‘Finale’ on YouTube. The first YouTube teaser seemed to be a more glitch infused, experimental track than the final product turned out to be, but as disaspointed as I may be in that (just a lil’), we all know it’s still gonna be a top marked track on the EDM scene… once we get ahold of the final cut, that is.
+ ‘Finale’ may be a hint at his shifting in style & this is the banger to close it out… at least I’m hopin’.
There’s nothing quite better than stumbling across a gem like this, especially when it’s yet to be pounced on by every other blogger in the atmosphere.
‘Magic In Your Eyes’ borrows vocals from the soulful Frank H Carter III, who carries a tune quite similar to Sam Sparro‘s. But unlike Sparro, Carter is something to be discovered. I don’t know if it’s Red Sky Lullaby’s abrasive neo soul tune, but this shit is hitting righter than anything I’ve listened to in a while (it’s been a long while).
Ellie Goulding covering my favorite neo soul singer… this sounds too good to be true. And to top it all off we get Xaphoon of Chiddy Bang on production… yep, these names are building it up to something not even they can live up to. And as much as I love the concept, it’s going to take some time for me to fall for the actual product (if I ever do).
I like the overall production, but I think a dubstep mood like Downpour’s remix of ‘High for This’ might’ve suited Ellie better. As for her roll, she’s as ethereal as ever, but sure doesn’t spark the emotion that The Weeknd’s original does for me… not even close. But who knows, maybe a few weeks of warming up to it will change my mind… usually the first taste is a good indicator, though.
Adventure Club is known for taking gorgeous vocals and wrapping ‘em around their own style of dubstep, and just when I was growing a wee bit tired of it, they take on Yeah Yeah Yeahs ‘Maps’ with a varied charm. It may not have the affect of some of their first tracks I was introduced to, but it clearly shows a progression in their vocal cuts and the consistency in not needing the filthiest drops, yet still being as bass worthy as the rest.
We still gotta get these guys pairing up with original vocals more to carry ‘em to the Next Level.
Love when these mashers take on quality MC’s and mash ‘em up with much hotter electro tunes. Mochipet is known for producing some next level bass music, but he’s also one to occasionally throw in some mashup freebies. And these freebies come in the tune of Too Short & Wiz Khalifa, which’ll sure as shit get yo heartbeat bouncin. But which one bounces best I gotta go with Too Short.
Voodoo’s full sound bass may blow Hayley’s vocals UP, but Ms. Gene is the clear highlight in Voodoo Farm’s ‘DRVGS’ remix. She’s a got an Ellie Goulding charm to her that floats above well with this bass-wizard. If these two don’t pair up for at least one official single, it’ll be at a loss to our ears and these two extremely talented individuals.
Just when I think I’ve got the exclusive on these gals, those damn thoroughbred pigeons over at P&P got the swoop before me. But shiit, second best is fine with me when it comes to these scandalous Starlight Gals… & two other dude members.
The first thing that popped into my mind when I heard those tantalizing vocals is that pouty, cool Zooey Deschanel. And as sick as I’m sure they are of hearing that, or will be, they’re clearly going for something similar… although, they do appear to be going deeper down the rabbit hole than even Zoey D. would travel in this dark-pop persona. And what a better example of this than their ‘Flutterby’ music video, which appears to have a hint of Tim Burton love thrown in.
Fuck me, this is not a duo I ever saw collaborating, but now that they did, makes total fuckin’ sense. With Chris Glover’s pop lovin’ vocals & RAC’s way of mixing disco, pop & electro together, this motherfuckin’ music’s gonna go FAR. Do I smell a legit album collab comin’ It better at least be on the back burner for now!
… sorry for all the swearing, I just too damn excited! :D