Posts Tagged ‘trap & bass’

May 22, 2018
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I’m always excited when a new Machinedrum track surfaces, much less one that’s a remix of one of the tracks off Robotaki’s excellent EP, Science, which just dropped last month. The EP closer, which features City Fidelia, is a rousing blend of hip hop and electronica. Travis Stewart of Machinedrum turns Satisfied on its head by infusing it with loads of neon glistering, synth surging glitch hop energy on his slick shuddering, glossy quivering edit. If you’ve yet to take in Robotaki’s Science EP, stream the release in full, here.

May 22, 2018
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Just the title Time, Real & Imaginary sends me spiraling into an episode of deep reflection and profound meditation. Listening to Time, Real & Imaginary, however, is even more intensive of an enlightening ordeal. What’s even more mind blowing is the fact that this introspective future bass opus comes from a 16 year old producer named Jaron. Imagine k?d’s already expansive and scopic electro house/future bass but multiply those aspects ten-fold and tone down the high-voltage jolts. Jaron’s exquisite orchestral trap composition brings us halcyon moments as well as near spiritual moments of heightened awareness and comprehension. Time, Real & Imaginary is crafted out of deep wisdom despite the producer’s young age. It’s incredibly evocative and beautiful, and a sweet moment of respite from the noise all around us. Jaron brings what really matters into focus. Time, Real & Imaginary is a free download, here.

May 22, 2018
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Justice’s We Are Your Friends is a French house classic that’s more than survived the test of time since it first dropped in 2002. It takes some guts to take on such a song for a remix, but production brothers TWO LANES more than prove their mettle once again as they give us an exhilarating update by turning the track into a rambunctious whirring, bass romping spectacular. Seismic thrusts, percolating jabs, and vigorous surges leave us gasping for air on the blowout trap and future bass edit. Download TWO LANES’ remix, here.

May 22, 2018
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I’m still a little crestfallen that PRXZM has re-located to Los Angeles. It’s a story much too familiar and rampant, since everyone seems to like to make their way out to either Brooklyn or Los Angeles once the world picks up on their talent, but I still love to boast when an up-and-coming artist or band resides right here in my beloved Bay. Let’s take a moment to dissolve into the electronic duo’s second single from their forthcoming Come Alive EP, a slow burning, trap & bass infused electronica/electro-R&B track named Tell Me Something New, richly adorned with dark prowling beats and sultry vocals. PRXZM captures the restless feeling of being obsessed with a new paramour on the track, letting that immensely overwhelming experience materialize with tactile magnificence. Stream/download the voluptuous single, burning guitars and all, here.

May 11, 2018
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The opening bars of Call To Arms are so retro nostalgic and synthwave epic that it nearly feels like we’re stepping into a slow building scene from Blade Runner or Tron, but before we know it, we’re dazed and reeling from a gritty crescendo of rave-y synths and deep rumbling bass. Then a brain melting drop hits, and we find ourselves barreling through uncharted territory as UK dubstep/electro house legend Flux Pavilion and Vegas electronic alchemist Meaux Green serve up a wicked space-time defying anthem. Call To Arms is action-packed, to say the very least. Its vehement trap and metallurgic dubstep detonate explosively, creating earth shaking tremors on a tectonic level. The heroic adventure of a track can be streamed/downloaded, here.

May 11, 2018
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Who doesn’t love Rihanna and Mikky Ekko’s heart pummeling ballad Stay? The song has been covered far and wide since it stole everyone’s hearts. Some of the best renditions were huge genre-crossing surprises too, including Low’s superb cover, a personal favorite of mine. But there haven’t been very many electronic edits of the smash hit, at least not an abundance that merited much praising and adoration. New Orleans producer CRWNS, however, has offered up a fresh new edit of Stay, which he’s named S-T-A-Y, and the wildly rousing and breathtakingly lifting track warrants some much deserved attention. His anthemic remix pitch shifts Rihanna’s voice giving it a more sprightly and ethereal aura to go with S-T-A-Y’s expansive and spacious, voluminous and explosive atmosphere. CRWNS has crafted a cinematic trap and monumental bass masterpiece out of Stay. And he’s giving it away as a free download, here.

May 11, 2018
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I don’t know who it is that ye. and Far & Few want, but they want this person so bad that they’ve strung all the words together and added an extra “u” to the title of their beast of a collaboration. New York production phenom ye. and new duo on our radar Far & Few team up to give us a glorious trap and bass extravaganza named “iwantuu” rife with thunderous drums, pounding beats, and an intriguing Eastern aura to its frisky whimsical strings. It’s a bold, brassy, brazen track that amuses and tickles, excites and thrills. The super-charged arrangement, a concerted masterpiece, is a free download, here.

May 2, 2018
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It’s no secret that Sweater Beats loves his alt rock and emo rock. In fact, we love him even more because of it, since we share much of that same nostalgic ardor after having spent our early to mid-2000′s addicted to a steady diet of MCR, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, and so much more. I’d imagine Antonio was quite happy to be tapped for an official Fall Out Boy remix. The truth is, Fall Out Boy is lucky to have him on board their new official remix EP. The Los Angeles based producer, who’s ridiculously versatile, as you well know from our countless features over the years (including most recently, his new song with Icona Pop, Faded Away), has given FOB’s Hold Me Tight a melodic and cinematic trap work-over profusely packed with slick whizzing, brisk zestful energy. If you’re secretly hoping that Fall Out Boy and Louis The Child would work together to make a hybrid alt rock/dance song, Sweater Beats’ remix will be more than satisfy your craving. You can also stream the track on Spotify, here.

April 20, 2018

We’ve been watching the Asian hip hop landscape change and grow lately, and one of our favorite hip hop and trap groups to come out of this movement is Higher Brothers. The collective of rappers have even been supported by 88Rising and gone on tour internationally with the likes of Rich Brian and Joji. No doubt one of the group’s most catchy songs is Made In China, and that punchy track has now gotten the DJ Snake treatment on an incendiary bass-turnt remix. Go on and get those trap hands up as we lose it to the hard hitting trap and bass banger. 

April 13, 2018
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Los Angeles based producer, singer, and multi-media talent Xie continues to her trajectory as a female trailblazer in the scene with DRIP, her most pop/R&B leaning release to date. It’s a steamy inferno embroiled in turbulent trap pop and brimming with incendiary drops, as well as Xie’s own scorching hot, sultry burning vocals. And it arrives just as the rising star is preparing to make her Coachella debut this weekend, too. I won’t be there, but fellow IHM writer Nick will be, and I’m insanely jealous that he might get to catch DRIP live. Trap has never been more sexy and fierce.