Intense layers of synths rain down hard and fast, as manic EDM beats and fragments of soulful vocals intertwine – creating the perfect mood to kick off your weekend with style.
This is the work of an extremely talented composer and producer, with an ear for both electronic and organic musicality, and a general passion for music in all of its forms – this translates beautifully as you let this music work its magic for you. Absolutely worth losing yourself within for a while.
From The Floor is quite probably the duo’s most intense and immersive release yet, seeing the weight and pace of relentless EDM rain down around you from the offset.
“(Tech) has lead to some talented people getting recognized who might otherwise not have been, but it’s also lead to an inundation of “talent”. So instead of seeing a newer DJ who has had to practice, invest money & time into his or her art form, we are left with DJ John & Jane Doe who own a Macbook, downloaded free beat matching software & are essentially running their iTunes playlist in front of a crowd.”
Exazter makes a name for himself within a few short minutes as this single kicks into gear. When Bullseye drops in, the ride sets off in a fast and furious manner.
Kid Loose manages to balance a clear understanding of music with a sheer passion for melody and originality. World music meets with the entrancing rhythms of house to produce something completely immersive and beautifully uplifting.
His songs showcase an enormous attention to detail that is rarely seen in the hip-hop world. More than that, he’s a selfless musician often letting his featured artists take the spotlight on his tracks. Through all of his songs, nowhere is this truer than on Let You Be.
Fusing the thick fuzz of distorted EDM with a somewhat more dreamlike, softly synth-soaked ambient top layer, Overkill progresses through its various stages with absolute power and confidence.
Stealing The Secret kicks off the journey well – starts up the dream, begins the raining down of lights and colors. Darkness and light intertwine, working against and with each other intermittently. The whole thing is well worth experiencing in full. A blissful and provocative collection that takes you somewhere completely new.
The aptly titled Tiger Is My Name takes you captive from the offset, providing the perfect half-hour environment in which your mind can wander freely and calmly to realms outside of the daily rat race.
Paul Wetz’ new release this week is a track that offers an immediately uplifting hit of escapism not unlike the work of The xx – though with a notably fuller, deep-house driven backdrop; and a refreshing concept and melody-line.
“I’m excited to see where EDM goes from here. I still think it’s one of the areas of music where genuine innovation is still happening, and the level of production possible these days, thanks to recent improvements in software, has really reached a stage where anything is possible.”