“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.”
Deep house and delicately soulful vocals fuse beautifully on this latest three-piece release from Neon Transmission. Complete with alternative remixes, the track makes certain to leave its mark in a subtle yet addictive manner.
The seven-minute epic and blissful journey that is Belladonna kicks off this ambient collection of finely crafted escapism from ImButcher. This entire playlist soon proves itself to be a worthy choice for any evening of introspection or togetherness alike.
Double Rainbow hits hard and heavy from the offset, raising your heart rate and launching you into the heat of the night in an instant. An easily capable, skillful and creative producer well on his way to the top.
Gas Beatz lets the classic and nostalgic sound of yesteryear’s alternative house and experimental EDM ring loud and clear with this latest dark and dynamic release Gas Chamber.
The whole thing moves from a simple house track to something much more colourful – lightness overtakes darkness, and slowly but surely the whole vibe of the track rises up higher than the title and the intro ever could prepare you for.
Bass is Pumpin is everything the title implies – BlackLight has crafted a professionally finished and creatively vibrant piece of classic dance music that carefully walks the line between retro and contemporary.
Where it’s often possible to listen to a variety of electronic music these days and pick out certain recognisable layers, in this case – CosmiWave offers up an arena of genuinely unorthodox yet perfectly satisfying elements.
Those happy hardcore vibes are partly nostalgic, but the synths and the way these have been intertwined – even the way they fall back to allow the vocal to shine once again – everything has been arranged with a clear understanding of how effective dance music works.
Classic dance music in the depth of the night is the blanket under which this kind of release naturally settles. As always, there are flickers of inspiration from across the globe, not least of all shown through the vocal fragments that are in Zulu – these are actually the names of spices, a quirky nod to the track’s title and underlying concept.
Where the majority of dance releases have taken to the modern pop-fusion approach in recent years, this track offers hope. There’s a classic or tribal house vibe to the composition that’s a joy to have rain down around you.
There’s a hypnotic quality to this extended musical journey that overtakes any need for structure or change. There’s a sense of growth, sure – the layers intensify just slightly, but you start to question whether that’s actually happening or whether it’s simply your mind making it appear that way.