Posts Tagged ‘progressive’

May 1, 2018

We’ve been fans of Future Classic-signed Australian singer songwriter and producer Hayden James for a very, very long time. In fact, our love for his debut single Permission to Love has never faltered or faded, and it’s still one of our favorites today. So when a new Hayden James song crops up, we prepare ourselves for some true music magic, which is exactly what we get on Just Friends, which features creamy crooner Boy Matthews on guest vocals. Just Friends straddles the line between vivacious dance music and Years & Years like upbeat R&B pop with its pumping bass and incendiary disco beats. Download/stream this glorious Hayden James return, here. Then dance the night away to the friend-zone anthem. 

April 26, 2018

NYC alt electro purveyors 8 Graves has been dazzling us with their creative forte and scintillating, genre-defying music for a couple of years now, but they’ve certainly taken their sound to a whole new level of anthemic sweeping grandeur on new single SOS. 8 Graves fittingly tags the track “future grunge”, having fused stratospheric future bass with gritty pop and explosive rock on the high vaulting epic. SOS arrives on the heels of their last single, Hang, which took off with over a million streams on Spotify and placement on some of their biggest curated playlists. SOS can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

April 13, 2018

Vancouver production enigma 3XIT takes us on a profound journey this afternoon with Switch. We visit our innermost thoughts and contemplate the meaning of life, before we dance and celebrate living at all. The producer transports us to a basement rave before taking us to an enlightening dance ritual on a high peak. Techno, trance, ambient house, and progressive house intertwine on the track. 3XIT’s pristine brushstrokes utilize bass, beats, snares, and synths. With them he’s painted an inspirational and lifting masterpiece, one that enshrouds us in optimism and hope. 

March 2, 2018

We’re still utterly gutted that we had to miss STéLOUSE at Popscene in San Francisco recently. It’s hard to “stay loose” knowing you missed an epic show, and wasted a couple of much coveted tickets for it, too. But everything feels better for the moment as we sway to the euphonious opening bars and grandiose beginnings of the Denver producer’s latest single, Nobody Told Me

STéLOUSE enlists LA artist David Davis on the track, who lays down some truly sonorous sailing, powerfully soaring vocals. Nobody Told Me further emphasizes STéLOUSE‘s multi-facted talent as he goes a more vocal-driven alt pop and progressive pop route on the anthemic lifting ballad. It’s been much vindicating watching some of our favorite producers expand their range lately on their new releases, and we’re excited for what this means for the future of electronica and pop. Grab the heart bursting single, here, and catch

STéLOUSE  on the rest of his tour, here. Just don’t rub it in my face, please. It already sucks too much that we missed him. 

January 28, 2018

Shhh… don’t tell Post Malone, that dude is pretty cool, but I just might love this remix of I Fall Apart even more than the original. BKAYE has given the track a high flying, vast soaring, heart sweeping remix, and it feels me with sanguine wonder and a sudden urge to climb the highest peak in the bay so I can gaze out upon the world in all its glorious beauty. It’s a rather sharp contrast to some of the anguished lyrics found on the original, but it also feels very much like a message of hope. BKAYE promises a bunch of new music coming soon. In the meantime, we’re riding to the heavens on the back of this progressive house and future bass styled re-imagining of I Fall Apart. Download the remix, here.

January 27, 2018

K-pop is rising to great new heights of success here in the U.S. with BTS leading the charge, but let’s not forget how swooning EXO can be, too. Los Angeles based St. Louis progressive soul talent Brandyn Burnette showcases his creamy chops on a demo of EXO’s Been Through, reminding us how much of a heartthrob this hard working, incredibly gifted artist is. Girlfriend and Cosmos & Creature partner Molly Moore lends her co-writing skills and backing vocals to the amazing rendition of Been Through, which is quickly racking up streams since its release earlier today, while Rice N Peas is on impeccable production duty. As it turns out, Brandyn and Molly are responsible for writing Been Through, which EXO picked up and used a translator to modify into his Korean hit. Stream his version via Spotify, here.

January 5, 2018

When the “lights go down”, there’s really only one thing to do. Put this monolith collaboration on blast and get down and dirty to its gritty eruption of filthy bass! Towering production luminaries Zeds Dead and JAUZ have teamed up on glorious Lights Go Down, a bass snarling, beat thundering adventure that melds dubstep with drum & bass into one brain melting, body jolting experience. Lights Go Down can be streamed or purchased via major outlets, here.

December 21, 2017

Last weekend, I ran into an old college friend I hadn’t seen in well over a decade at a show. Turns out, he’s an electronic music fan, and he asked for an introduction to must listen hot producers. The first name that came out of my mouth was k?d. The young prodigy has given us so many tracks to indulge in over the past year, and some of the most brilliant remixes we’ve encountered in ages. And now he’s followed it all up with yet another transcendental remix. This time around, k?d takes on The Chainsmokers’ Young, giving it that widescreen and comprehensive treatment we’ve come to expect from the astute artist. The Chainsmokers has never sounded more vast and cosmic than on this phenomenal rendering, an enriching blend of future bass, electro trap, and progressive house. You want to know why I immediately suggested k?d to my friend? This right here is why… this grand and magnificent remix. Download k?d’s latest for free, here

December 13, 2017

UK DJ and producer Matt Nash takes us soaring through the statosphere with a massive new original named Let You Go, featuring rising LA singer songwriter Georgi Kay on guest vocals. If horns are your thing when it comes to anthemic house, you’re going to love this majestic and regal epic, a bold and robust, panoramic and grand reaching fusion of progressive and deep house. You can grab the mammoth single from Apple, here, or stream via Spotify, here.

December 13, 2017

Production behemoths Axwell / Ingrosso created quite a stir when they premiered a luminous lifting track named Dreamer at ADE in 2016, then the track seemed to drop off the face of the earth despite the consternation of fans. The pair have finally released Dreamer as a single, and we can now “get high on” its euphoric progressive house and mellifluous pop. With its nimble strings and rhythmic beat, Dreamer is almost like a widescreen Coldplay collaboration. Watch the lyric video for the track above, or stream the inspiring song via Spotify, here.