ELECTRO HOUSE - WEEK 16
Woah. Coachella happened. CAN YOU EVEN BELIEB THAT?! More guest stars than a sitcom about to get cancelled. More young kids on drugs than the babysitting lounge at a Physiatrics Convention. More terrible people than your high school. Did you go? Did you have fun? Did you just stay at home and watch the livestream like me? Coachella is always a huge moment in our year as dance music culture aficionados. So treasure it, enjoy the newscycle and pray for April to be over sooner so we can move on to bigger and better things.
Out of the ashes does come some killer tunes from some killer artists. Let’s look-see! New killers from Huoratron, Flume, AC Slater and SEVEN OTHERS! YAY!
MARSHMELLO - KEEP IT MELLO FT. OMAR LINX
HUORATRON - XXVI CRIMES OF LOVE
Huoratron making some dark techno as far back as I can remember. But maybe now in the wake of the French prince of dark techno, Gesaffelstein, it feels like these dudes could really take the throne and do something special with it. This darkly sexual and disturbing music video would even make Gessa proud. Not to harp too hard on the comparison, this track is a stand alone gem and I’m proud to see my boys crushing it.
FLUME - WALL FUCK
Okay Flume, I’m sold. I wasn’t so sure your new record was going to be anything worth writing about. That first single (you know, the one Disclosure remixed) was fucking bullshit. But this is deep, dark tech glitch weirdness meant to alienate the kids just here for "Holdin’ On." My applause is never ending.
AC SLATER - BASS INSIDE
Bringing Bass House to the masses. AC Slater is a saint of dance music. If it weren’t for him or his Night Bass imprint/party then I’m not even sure there’d be music that would be worth dancing to out there. Like your shit fun and funky and bass-driven, but that doesn’t take itself too seriously and isn’t played out? Well than this man is your God.
VIJAY & SOFIA ZLATKO FT. CHU - HOPES HIGH
Beautiful/groovy, tropical-tech house with a sexy-voice singing something inconsequential on top. Watching the Coachella live stream taught me that this is what music is in 2016. You go, girls. Get it!
ROWLAND EVANS X AROCK - DON'T
TRAP BREAKS. BIG BASS SOUNDS FUCKING UP YOUR EAR DRUMS. WONKY TRAP PARTY RAVE. Don’t be fooled by the soulful sample, those trap bleeps are leading you down a BASSINYOURFACE RABBIT HOLE. HAVE FUNNNN! SEE YOU NEVER!
NORA EN PURE - MORNING DEW (RADIO MIX)
This is the jam. This is that patient, soothing, beach lounge deep house tune. Repeating melodies and soothing white noise soundscapes. Once it loops around for the eighth or ninth time and there’s a kicking bass line underneath it, you’ll hopefully be sailing on Mars with me. This (Radio Mix) has got to be for the mass amounts of Sirius XM Chill play this track has gotten.
TRANSFORMA & RAPTUS - PARRALAX
Remember that brief window of time where the drum&bass was basically dubstep and only heavy hardcore dirty gnarly ass bros loved it? Well, you know this is that. But at least this one’s got Back to the Future samples to bring you back down to Earth. This is so filthy, it’s like a pig rubbing in its own shit, doing a Donkey Show down in Mexico.
XO X SALUTE - JEDI
Man I fucking hate diplo. I hate watching him DJ, I hate Major Lazer. I hate Jack U. But this is some moombahtrap bass music that I think he’d play and I’d love it. What a weird criticism. This is a good song, it’s fun, playful, got some Latin America things going on and is a type of trap I can actually stomach! Surprise, surprise!
JOSH PAN - KILLSHOT W/ EXPLORE & MO VIBES
The last time I checked in with Josh Pan he was making music that reached towards the darkest depths of human emotion through the lens of hip hop. Check, still at it. or something a little more vizier, let this one play through to his next track, "20 Gauge."
ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER BEAK. WHAT ARE WE BIRDS!?
About Kurt Kroeber
From deep within the murky depths of the Los Angeles River emerged a creature: 50% raver, 50% comedian, 10% Robotcop. Kurt Kroeber doesn’t own a dog, operates Soundbleed (the world’s only dance party comedy talk show rave), and is down to party with you. Come up some time and say “Hey dude!” But definitely make sure to casually drop the secret Illuminati password.