These are never easy. Besides dealing with the inevitable bickering that occurs between the Rager crew members, I get a lot of shit from my sixty year old mother actually. She likes that super grimy shit, you know? The kind of music you get down and ultra dirty to. She’s really into free love these days. Look her up.
However, I’m probably going to get a frying pan upside the head for this next list…maybe the LAXX will save me.
5. LAXX – Step One [Never Say Die]
Going hard in the paint, err…I mean studio.
4. Various Artists – Prophication Remix EP [Mau5trap]
Giant remixes to an even bigger EP from last year.
3. Kill Paris – Foreplay EP [OWSLA]
Thank you for another awkward music boner KP.
2. Seven Lions – Worlds Apart [Casablanca Records]
You kidding me, Seven Lions? You’re not of this Earth.
1. Galantis – Galantis EP [Big Beat Records]
Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow and Linus Eklow aka Style Of Eye = Galantis
Honorable Mention: Barely Alive – Lost In The Internet EP [Disciple]
Just about every producer and their mother have attempted to remix a piece of Barely Alive’s latest masterpiece.
We don’t have a lot of time so let’s keep this short…
What did I tell you?
10. If Death Cab for Cutie made Trance, this would be it.
9. Holy Urchin.
8. “This doesn’t sound at all like Daft Punk…how dare you Dillon?” Said every comment on this track.
7. Downtempo, modded vocals, straight Future kill.
6. One of our new favorite artists. Trap produced well, go figure.
5. What a great remix. Ever heard love oozing through your speakers?
4. Audien, just stop it. You nasty thing, you.
3. We were missing this Australian, Future Bass trailblazing phenom.
2. The ladies will love this one. Better find one…
1. Unfiltered perfection by Mr. Fijiwiji.
When it comes to producing melodic dubstep, living in the shadow of an artist like Seven Lions is certainly no walk in the park. In order for an emerging artist to grab the attention of the electronic dance world, they must offer up a track that is truly a work of art, something rather special. Unfortunately, it is the inherent predisposition we all share as human beings that clouds our judgement when listening to new music. We are more willing to accept or enjoy a production from an artist in which we are already acquainted with (call it a bias if you will). We want their music to be good because we have already invested time in the artist(s) in question.
Fortunately for this next producer, he picked the right platform in which to springboard his euphonic genius onto our collective ears. It’s not even a contest any more, Monstercat = good music. It is as simple as that. Word up to our Canadian brethren pumping out wildly enjoyable EDM tunes day in and day out.
With the help of our feline friends, Stonebank brings us his first discernible release to date. “Eagle Eyes” (featuring vocals by EMEL) will warp the listener on a journey through a dense, dynamically shifting melodic dubstep landscape eloquently crafted by this up and coming producer hailing from, you guessed it, the UK.