Posts Tagged ‘snares’

April 27, 2017

Some belated birthday wishes are in order for Dirty Audio, who turned 22 years old earlier this week. The Los Angeles based producer chose to team up with young gifted Jupe so he could give US a present in celebration of his special day. This kind generosity is more than appreciated, particularly when Down Under is such a vigorous trap and bass banger. Down Under’s high octane thrills are gritty jostling. It’s an adrenaline rush on which Miami based Jupe smelts his melodic future bass with Dirty Audio’s more than filthy drops. You can download Down Under for free, here.

April 21, 2017

It took all my strength this week not to break protocol and share features out of sequence when this jaw dropping track arrived earlier this week. Gramatik and Ramzoid’s interpretation of Flume instrumental Wall Fuck is that incredible. Though it may have gotten the least spotlight out of all the amazing songs on Flume’s sophomore album, I actually consider it one of the best tracks off Skin. NYC’ Gramatik and Canada’s Ramzoid have accomplished no easy feat in creating their ethereal and other worldly take on the gritty jolting, visceral jabbing, and dynamic shuffling tune. The trap on these producers’ Wall Fuck feels a little bit more introspective, a tad more reticent, yet still labyrinthian thrilling.

February 7, 2017

Two Dutch production projects new on my radar have combined to give us  sprawling magnificence on their instrumental original, Sorrow. BANGANAGANGBANGERS, besides being a mouthful of a name to say, features four “filthy bass brothers and a producer”, while Hilversum based Reaubeau likes to combine future styled music with hip hop. Their union has resulted in a spectacular future bass journey. Sorrow is as emotive an adventure as can be. It pulls us through breathtaking drops over jaw dropping precipices than flies us over the most stunning and humbling panoramas. The tour de force trap and bass opus is a free download, here.

January 5, 2017

It’s not too often that I share fully instrumental electronic tracks on IHM, but there was only one possible narrative to be drawn after listening to OMA’s Sunrise… the one where I promptly drop the track on for a requisite share. The Los Angeles newcomers present us with a dramatic narrative of their own on Sunrise, a trap extravaganza fit for dawn or dusk. Its fluid flowing drum work and caramel shimmers paint a spectacular aurora in the eye of my mind. Every time I miss the sun these next few weeks of full on rain here in San Francisco, I know who to return to for some respite. Sunrise is a free download, here.

October 4, 2016

It’s unquestionable who reigns supreme in the trap and bass scene right now. There’s one man at the top slaying all the fests and touring internationally to thrill crowds aplenty, and that man is NGHTMRE. His ascension has been swift and unmerciful. NGHTMRE’s latest track, a collaboration with brilliant genre bending Los Angeles duo LOUDPVCK, is just as unmerciful. This filthy banging, menacing slamming trap anthem is full on brain jello material. Even if  that bass doesn’t liquefy your brain matter, those snares will melt your face away. It doesn’t get as hard and heavy as it does on Click Clack. This is an earth quaking, speaker pounding adrenaline rush. Click Clack is out now on OWSLA and available from all major outlets, here.

September 24, 2016

As if BANKS’ electro R&B and pop isn’t dark enough in itself, Austria’s salut has given her song Gemini Feed a royally crepuscular remix. This gloomy jouncing, jagged jabbing edit is fully transfixing, a sinister drawling intensive affair. There’s nothing passive aggressive here, it’s all finely woven, dauntless aggression, and inebriating solution that permeates the world around me with its snarling fervor and carnal energy. 

May 26, 2016

I stumbled upon a production duo form Australia named TWERL earlier this morning, and they shot a bolt of electricity through me with their music. TWERL’s re-work of Aluna George and Flume’s I Remember is face melting, a spectacularly vivacious and percussive clattering future bass and chill trap edit that’s out of this world. TWERL’s remix is most certainly one of my favorites this month. It’s a free download, too, at Stereoload. The duo also dropped a fresh original today named Morph, and you can lose it to the wicked dark track below. If you dig LUNICE, Rustie, HudMo, and the like… don’t miss out on TWERL. Morph is also a free download, here.

February 3, 2016

Flume’s new tracks are without a doubt some of the most lit tunes of 2016 so far. I think it’s safe to say that its remixes are also some of the most wicked electronic tracks of the year. We heard Ekali’s intense remix of Flume’s Smoke and Retribution just a few days ago, now Parisian producer Kultur takes his stab at the Vince Staples and Kučka featuring gem. Kultur goes trappy with his re-imagining of the tune, but it’s a more spaciously slicing, hip hop heavy rendition that urges me to raise my hand to its beat in ecstasy. Kultur’s remix shimmers, bounces, oscillates, and quivers with spine tingling electricity. Grab the remix for free, here.

October 26, 2015

For my second XYLØ related share of the day, I invite you to take an intense and exhilarating future bass journey with me. Los Angeles based production act PLS&TY give us an Afterlife full of entrancing chill trap shimmers, intoxicating melody, and heady bass. It’s a remix that builds on the original’s gloomy melancholy. The full bodied expansion results in a thrilling yet weighty jam. Download the grandiose remix for free, here.

September 25, 2015

Out of all the splendorous remixes I encountered and shared today, this one might be my top favorite. The sweeping synths and dramatic radiance of Steven A. Clark’s R&B pop song Can’t Have receives a gripping remix treatment by Houston’s Ape Drums, who takes Can’t Have into a world of trappy snares and spaciously snappy drums. Steven A. Clark’s shines every brilliantly on the remix, framed by the grandeur and majesty of Ape Drums’ editing. There’s a crisp clarity to the remix that cuts through the air with resolute clout. Stream the remix on Spotify above and Soundcloud below. The original is off Steven A. Clark’s The Lonely Roller album, just released on Secretly Canadian.