ELECTRO MUSIC - WEEK 37
What a beautiful day for dance music!? The sun is shining and the birds are chirping and the government totally isn’t spying on you. And I hope you’re having the best week ever. You and your girl aren’t fighting over the AUX cord or Bluetooth connection. Your boss is backing the fuck off because you’re done taking vacation days because summer is “officially over” now that it’s Labor Day and your Mom just sent you $100 because she loves you. AWESOME.
AND new tunes for your day. What magical fountain of luck did you fall into? Got some songs for ya! Songs from Tiesto & The Chainsmokers, Eyes Everywhere & Wood Holly and a FOUR TET REMIX OF CHVRCHES. COOL!
TIESTO & THE CHAINSMOKERS - SPLIT (ONLY U)
Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? As the old man on the scene, you can hardly imagine Tiesto starting off a song with a G-House beat, but like any good “bachelor” he refuses to be tied down to anyone’s expectations of him, throwing more ideas at this electro-g beat than I knew he even had in his bag of tricks.
LUMBERJVCK - DEADWOOD
So apparently LUMBERJACK is just as excited as I am for the prospect of more episodes of Deadwood on HBO. Sure it’s about 8 years too late, but that doesn’t stop either of us from wanting it. Just like the show, this song is constantly changing, very futuristic in its approach towards new content, a wee bit strange and not afraid to get down and dirty. I rate this one 5/5 cocksuckers.
EYES EVERYWHERE & WOOD HOLLY - SNOW BIRDS
Two of House & Bass’s best teaming up for a collaboration on Main Course. That slow sneaker of a melody creeping in the background with all the weird bings and bongs drumlins out front. Wood Holly and Eyes Everywhere are two of the most exciting producers out there and it’s cool that they see it in each other as well.
BUJI - THE HUNT
This slow-burner of a bear is destined for great things. Fuji is designing the lost chiptune influenced tangerine dream score but with dog barking. I’m really ready to have these guys write the music to my futuristic Fast and the Furious knockoff… The Rad and the Racing. You think I’m joking… well I am sort of joking, but also I need to hear these guys compose music to movies.
HUGEL FT. JIMMY HENNESY - COMING HOME (OLIVER MOLDAN REMIX)
This song is deeper than the talks you and your uncle have when you smoke weed together at family get together. Deep groovy whistling tune, Oliver Moldan is crafting this into the underground surprise chiller of the year. Watch these melodies worm their way into your brain. Op! Too late! Already done!
CHVRCHES - LEAVE A TRACE (FOUR TET REMIX)
And sometimes you get a Four Tet funky house beat chiller remix of an immediate classic from CHVRCHES, "Leave a Trace" and you think to yourself, “Man, this really IS what life is all about.”
SAM FELDT & THE HIM FT. THE DONNIES THE ARMY - DRIVE YOU HOME
Sorry I’m a sucker for a bomb horn line. This song could have been the most boring uninteresting tune of all time but with that brass melody I would have still shit my pants on the dance floor. But good thing everything about this track is beautiful gravy. Beautiful vocals, groovy hooks. Sam Feldt has been on that something bomb tip for a while right now, continuing on.
OLIVER HELDENS & DA HOOL - MHATLP (HI-LO EDIT)
Oliver Heldens is the king of melody. I can hear the underlying one on this one and it’s so catchy and memorable and goddamn that little whizkid has an amazing brain. But it’s nice to put this one through the Hi-Lo filter. I think Oliver is a lot less afraid to add new sounds and ideas to a track when it’s under the pseudonym. Keep adventuring, dude. The more you do, the better you’re getting.
KASKADE - DISARM YOU FT. ILSEY (GREY REMIX)
What did I just listen to? Is that fascinatingly fresh Kaskade future trap? I don’t know but I love it.
CAZZTEK VS. ROBERT MILES - CHILDREN
Groovy future house with an acid patch. Cazztek is updating the Robert Miles’ classic "Children" melody. It’s great. We need updates of classic songs with modern day production. The original sounds so old it’s a joke. Kids can’t get behind old that old. Gotta update. Thanks Cazztek.
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.