Posts Tagged ‘XVII’

August 31, 2015

Melanie Martinez’s dark electronic pop is an entrapping blend of the twisted macabre and the sugary sweet, a concoction that targets my very heart. There’s hardly a Melanie song I haven’t been able to resist so far, including Pity Party, which even samples Leslie Gore classic It’s My Party. Canada’s XVII takes that shadowy glamour and transforms the electronic pop song into a whopping future bass and trap track brimming with grandeur and majestic stateliness. It’s intensely theatrical, a remix worthy of a contemporary trap version of Phantom Of The Opera, fitting of mysterious masks, lavish costumes, and mystical sets.

June 9, 2015

I’ve been happy to see that Canadian producer XVII has been picking up even more much deserved buzz lately, and that buzz and appreciation has only grown exponentially since the release of this mind blowing remix, XVII’s rendition of beloved new Flume single Some Minds, featuring Andrew Wyatt of Mike Snow. Since that dramatic, tense song’s release, the electronic world has been offering up a multitude of remixes. XVII’s slamming trap remix might in fact be my favorite one to date. As on previous tracks we’ve enjoyed from XVII, it’s a ferocious and tempestuous edit, a dark and powerful piece of regal, majestic trap magnificence. 

May 13, 2015

I was just keyed into an emerging Canadian producer going by the name XVII this morning, and he immediately had me enthralled with several of his tracks, including his recent killer remix of Australian producer Alison Wonderland’s U Don’t Know. His version of U Don’t Know is a high energy, slamming trap remix that carries the same haunting, dark power of Hudson Mohawke or Lunice. It’s a strong, vehement makeover. Today, XVII followed the remix up with an original named Anax, which you can find below. Again, it’s an intense and fierce number, with that HudMo flavor, which tends to, at times, remind me of Inception’s soundtrack, if you know what I mean. In other words, Anax is magnificently theatrical.