Producer/DJ @theMadisonMars returns with summer barnstormer “Back The Funk”

MADISON MARS, “Back The Funk”

Summer’s almost here for those of us in North America, and I can visualize dance clubs jumping all over “Back The Funk”, the latest by rising Estonian producer/DJ Madison Mars.  Its intense production is an immediate draw to dance music lovers, and it contains all of the familiar bells and whistles (almost literally haha) to make you want to hear it many times over.  It’s kind of nonsensical overall but that becomes awfully secondary next to booming future bass and production that is primed for a party atmosphere.  At 2:54 “Back The Funk” is a bit tidy but perhaps some creative remixers with the same party-hardy bent will accentuate the proceedings.  Add “Back The Funk” to your Massive Beats playlist using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on May 19, 2018 at 9:38 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Premiere: Fresh techno-inspired “Lifeline” is by new L.A.-based producer @PrizmMusic

PRIZM, “Lifeline” (free DL)

“Lifeline” is an enjoyable balance of lilting pop and powerhouse techno-inspired future bass by new L.A.-based producer Prizm.  The melody and effects play on the affecting anonymous male vocal and the emotional resolve of the song, stretching it in a variety of appealing ways that will have dance music fans in a state of bliss. “Lifeline” is heavy without being too far out.  The drops and crunch all act as an envelope for a song inside that will make you want to sing.  And one of the best parts of “Lifeline” is that it easily sustains its over 4 minute length.  Prizm is definitely one to watch, with more to come very soon.  In the meantime, grab “Lifeline” for free (under “More”) at the link above while you can.

Published in: on May 10, 2018 at 8:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Sweden’s @weareBrohug throws it down dirty with “Sinner”

BROHUG, “Sinner”

Keeping their trademark brohouse style intact, Swedish bros Brohug are back with the heavy-hitting future bass of “Sinner”.  It’s an aggressive, dirty house track that recalls the style of 80’s progressive acts like Britain’s Cabaret Voltaire while also reveling in more contemporary rhythms similar to  American counterparts such as The Knocks.  With one of its refrains being “back the fuck up”, it’s hard not to visualize “Sinner” going down well with club DJ’s who will use the suggestive antics of the song to crank up their audiences.  Overall Brohug’s “Sinner” is in-your-face fun, and you can add it to your playlist of Dirty House Hits using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on May 5, 2018 at 10:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Dutch producer @djJordanJay deals a wild mix with “Treat You Right”

JORDAN JAY, “Treat You Right”

If a big, busy bounce is your thing, then your new favourite song may be Jordan Jay’s “Treat You Right”.  Led by a pleading, enticing uncredited female vocal, the song whirls and swirls and all but goes upside down with heavy, crunchy future bass synths, and this young Dutchman has obviously been learning a thing or two from Martin Garrix, David Guetta, and other big names who have since latched onto his music.  Alas it’s all done in 2:38 but “Treat You Right” winds you up and hopes to leave you panting and breathless on the dance floor.  Add “Treat You Right” to your More Bounce To The Ounce dance playlist using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on April 27, 2018 at 9:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“The In-Between” brings future bass feels from @iamtheElephante and @Anjulie

ELEPHANTE and ANJULIE, “The In-Between”

He’s been touring the hell out of North America for the last year or so, but L.A.-based producer Elephante still carves out a cool song every now and then until he’s ready to tackle his next project following the I Am The Elephante EP, which set the bar pretty high not long ago.  “The In-Between” is a nice slice of future bass, a bit unexpected given the roll that Elephante was on with more pop-oriented songs like “Closer”.  But I enjoy hearing artists grow and he definitely worked with the right vocalist for this one.  Anjulie appears on many dance music songs but she killed this one, almost sounding Taylor Swift-ish in her precision.  Aside from the vocal, “The In-Between” is all about the smashing production with big drops that will keep the most fervid EDM fan satisfied.  

Published in: on April 15, 2018 at 3:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Sway away to the dreamy melody of “Movements” by @Elementthecity and Sydney Sahr

ELEMENT and SYDNEY SAHR, “Movements” (free DL)

Just when you thought future bass sounds were getting typecast with big house rhythms, and along comes “Movements” by New York producer Element to send things into a different direction.  Featuring an expressive and versatile vocal by fellow NYCer Sydney Sahr, “Movements” gets all caught up in being dreamy and adoring, and I am totally into it.  From the softer piano notes and the quiet pauses, through to the future bass influence which mirrors heartbeats accelerating, “Movements” is a winner that you’ll want to hear over and over again.  And, gotta say I’m surprised, but you can get it for free for now at the link above.

Published in: on April 11, 2018 at 10:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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L.A.’s @djTeffler has a potential floor-filler with future bass of “The Spectre”

TEFFLER, “The Spectre”

“The Spectre” is an easy add into the mix for club DJ’s looking for a daunting future bass instrumental to rev up a set.  It’s brought to you by L.A.’s Teffler, who most recently offered up a piano-driven slice of classic house with pop potential called “Never Let You Go”.  “The Spectre” definitely deserves to be revisited at Hallowe’en for the party circuit at that time.  While you’ll wait for that key drop, it doesn’t get too down and dirty, and has a sly underlying 90’s flavour recalling German Eurodisco of the day.  I think some remixes would be beneficial to add to the mystery of the song.  Add it to your playlist of dark electro-dance instrumentals at the Spotify link above.

Published in: on January 28, 2018 at 3:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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French producer @Khamsinmusic goes huge future bass with “Second Guess” featuring @Anukamusic

KHAMSIN featuring ANUKA, “Second Guess”

At times sometimes sounding a bit contrary to its lyrics, “Second Guess” comes confidently from French producer Khamsin, who, along with Kidswaste and Rusty Hook, is another member of the collective Slow Hours.  With a major bonus, it features vocalist Anuka, who you’ll remember from her persuasive singing in last year’s “Heavy Hearted” by Murky.  When the song is quiet, the arrangement surrounds Anuka’s voice like a velvet envelope.  But when it’s loud, it’s almost a future bass battle cry complete with knights, catapults, and castles all a rage in your head.  “Second Guess” has a big movie soundtrack with a fairy tale love story of uncertainty.  It will make you shiver and then want to cheer.  Khamsin isn’t about to leave any stone unturned in in this majestic production.  He is definitely one to watch with “Second Guess”.  Add it to your big and loud electronic playlist using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on January 15, 2018 at 9:06 pm  Leave a Comment  
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It’s a @Spirixmusic remix for “I Want You” by @Robotaki & @ManilaKilla featuring @MatthewJohnKurz

ROBOTAKI & MANILA KILLA featuring MATTHEW JOHN KURZ, “I Want You” (Spirix remix) (free DL)

Young L.A.-based producer/remixer Spirix has scored with a handful of both originals and remixes while he continues in college, with every one of them offering a somewhat signature sound that will serve him well going forward.  To me, Spirix actually improves on the original of “I Want You” by the awesome duo of Robotaki and Manila Killa (of Hotel Garuda), featuring a killer vocal by Matthew John Kurz, who himself has appeared in these blog pages a number of times.  It’s all about ear-dropping future bass beats and high end synths, so very complimentary to Matthew’s heartfelt vocal.  “I Want You” was a pre-holiday remix gift from Spirix, so get it while you can at the link above.

You’ve never liked “Hollywood” as dark and intense as brought to you by @iamDNMO featuring #Nevve

DNMO featuring NEVVE, “Hollywood”

At only 16, British producer DNMO has already been named by Soundcloud as one to watch for in 2018.  And if there’s a record to help crush that honour in only the best ways it’s his latest called “Hollywood” for Deadbeats Records.  It’s a dark, intense, grinding feat of electronica featuring the always resplendent vocals of Nevve, whose best recent work has been with the likes of Illenium and Elephante among others.  “Hollywood” goes by in such an instant at only 2:18 but it’s crammed with everything hard and loud that a lot of lovers of the genre enjoy.  Maybe some remixers should be enlisted for an extended version or two?  In any event, DNMO’s “Hollywood” is an enticing signpost of what’s fresh and defiantly futuristic.  Check it out at the link above.

Published in: on December 15, 2017 at 9:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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