Aether – Silhouette [To Be Argued]

What do Future Bass and Dubstep have in common?

Well, up until a few days ago, we didn’t think they had a whole lot to do with one another considering the Future movement was partly catalyzed by its creators’ collective outright rejection of a now widespread and watered down phenomenon we all, regardless of opinion, refer to as Dubstep. Taking into mind this next artist’s rendition of particular elements from very different realms of the electronic dance music world, and your already biased opinion about either genre, we wonder what you will think of “Silhouette” by Scottish producer Jason Taylor aka Aether.

What makes Aether’s latest release so incredibly filthy you ask?

In order to answer that question let us relate our response to something a little more tangible first. Listening to a song for the first time is a hell of a lot like meeting a person for the first time, or just becoming acquainted with another human being in general. People, just like music, exude authenticity. It isn’t hard to observe; it just take a trained eye. However, it is these people we deem as authentic that become our best friends, our partners and our confidants.

Trustworthiness, Modesty, Authenticity – these are all qualities we as human beings gravitate towards when establishing relationships with others. So, to address a now diluted and digressed point, great music exudes authenticity. “Silhouette” by Aether was one of they very few productions this year to knock us on our asses with its melodic bass, all the while sending chills down our spine with brain-meltingly dulcet vocals indicative of classic Future (no pun intended) artists like Flume and Cashmere Cat.


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Big Gigantic – Touch the Sky [Electro-Funk Jazz Trap]

Big Gigantic and Trap music? Oh, you better believe it.

Much to our collective chagrins, it would seem trap music is here to stay. And it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon. However, in an effort not to add insult to injury, we find it relieving that some of the more talented producers in the game are proving what a skilled musician can do with the genre. Luckily, we have artists like Flume, 123MRK and Cashmere Cat who are constantly pushing the boundaries when it comes to producing Hp-Hop influenced EDM beats. When we found this little ditty by Boulder resident Big Gigantic, we just knew it was going to be HUGE (see what we did there?).

“Touch the Sky” is the result of a skilled infusion of musical flavors. The tediously long genre we have given the track in the title of this post does not even do the song justice when defining what it sounds like. It’s trap, electro-soul, jazz, dubstep and future bass all rolled into a jam that is truly indicative of the talent possessed by Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken of Big G.

(note from Big G)

“We are so thrilled to announce we’ll be releasing our latest album, THE NIGHT IS YOUNG in early Febuary 2014!!! We can’t thank you enough for all of your patience while we have been writing and recording over the past year. Stream our first single called, TOUCH THE SKY and keep an eye out for the download, music video, winter tour dates and more info on the release in the coming weeks.”
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!! #TheNightIsYoung

Hippie Sabotage | “Stay High” (Tove Lo Flip)

Assuredly one of the hottest songs in the world of EDM currently, this jam by So Crates and Sour Beats (as they refer to themselves on SoundCloud) of Hippie Sabotage is out of this world spectacular. Artistically flipping the original jam “Habits” by Tove Lo, this duo of the Future variety has struck gold with their re-work titled “Stay High.” The chilled-out, electronic dance hip-hop beat is indicative of a style of music produced by trailblazing artists like Flume, Disclosure and Cashmere Cat. It is referred to as “Future Garage”, or more simply, “Future.”

By definition, Future Garage generally employs production techniques such as “repitched vocals (very common), soft leads with a round attack, subbass or a square bass with a modulating filter, and finally, a 2-step garage drum beat with off-the-grid high hats” (Thank you Wikipedia). Future music is rather technical to produce despite the seemingly simple sound design, often times focusing on late or humanized high-hats between the kick and snare patterns.

However, technique and genre aside, it doesn’t take a genius to realize the true nature of this next beast of a track.

The heartbreaking but highly relatable lyrics paint a picture of a lost love and the former lover who can’t help but “stay high all the time” to simply “keep you off my mind.” Much like the grief stricken female in the song, at some point in time, everybody wants to escape. Here, Hippie Sabotage grants listeners a chance to step away for a moment with their unbelievably chill, highly passionate anthem.

We cannot stop listening to this. Seriously, I think it’s been played at least fifteen times here today at R.O. Headquarters.

It’s that good. You’ll see…