NEW EDM - WEEK 42
If today is the first day of the rest of your life, what was yesterday? Was yesterday just some bullshit trial run? Then won’t today just have been a bullshit trial run for tomorrow? How can we know when to live in the moment and when to fret about our decisions and jobs and relationships?
Oh, sorry. Wrong column. This is the best of dance music. So sorry. Let me start over.
Rave! Dance! Shake! Rattle! Roll! Party! Try singing that to the tune of “Favorite Things” From Sound of Music. Of course you can’t, the cadence was all off. I didn’t even try. But like effort is half the battle. That’s what they taught me in law school anyways. As long as you try you’ll win your case.
I have a case for you guys. A case of the sweet tunes. If you like any of these songs you must acquit.
KILL THE NOISE - LOSE YA LOVE
This song doesn’t give you a goddamn second to even starting being bored. It changes itself up more times than an Animorph caught in a permanent transformation cycle [sick reference]. But honestly, unlimited high fives to KTN for being such a bomb ass producer. He’d be bored if you were bored. After a full listen of the whole Occult Classic LP and this is the standout for sure. Bravo Jake.
FIGURE AND MIDNIGHT TYRANNOSAURUS - TORTURE AND TERROR
It wouldn’t be Halloween without some horror themed dubstep from the figure head of horror themed dubstep, FIGURE! 50’s movie samples and scary sounds galore are par for the course from the dude, and its not like we’d particularly want anything else from him. Dum breaks change up the second drop and make me ponder Midnight Tyrannosaurs' role. Let me look into him right now... So bad at research lol.
ALEX METRIC - ELEV8 (FT. AMTRAC)
Amtrac and Alex Metric are an awesome fucking match and no it’s not because one's name literally contains the other's. Some bouncy tech-house from two modern masters at work. These two are consistently trying to “Elevate” dance music and I really hope you like what I did right there.
AUTOGRAF - METAPHYSICAL
Autograf seriously impress me with every outing. They somehow manage to meld pop and soul with tropical, yet never in a begging for likes on hype machine kind of way. They just kick it out of the ballpark (like any good football kicker) with clean hooks, beautiful vocals and lush production every goddamn time. How these guys aren’t on every festival lineup and not headlining their own tour is beyond me. Guess I’m out of touch... or ahead of the curve. Woah.
VICETONE - I'M ON FIRE
I was really starting to hope that my life / the scene had led me to a point where I'd never have to hear big room EDM like this ever again. Guess I was wrong! This is still the Zeitgeist! 666!
CHROME SPARKS - MOONRAKER
Not to brag, but I’ve been on the Chrome Sparks tip for a minute. I saw him open for GTA and A-Trak in 2013. Lol you didn’t even know he was. So when I say I've been on the Chrome Sparks tip for a minute you BEST believe me, motherfucker. But in all honesty, I kinda forgot he even existed. But THIS. This is worth paying attention to all over again. This is some chill ass intelligent as fuck dance music. Fool is fucking with space and static in whole new ways (I love new ways). You like that static breakdown? I do. Or how about how the track just stops in the middle like THREE times. This some keeper shit.
HOUSEKEEPING - HELICOPTER FEAT. JAMES PYKE
A Grime vocalist over Deepness? That's the newest, freshest idea I’ve heard since Carnage first mixed big room and trap.
FRANKEE - RAPTOR
Frankee is fast becoming one of my favorite drum & bass producers. His sounds are so BIG and so CLEAN. I dont hear anyone else playing shit like that muted pad synth that sounds like a dog barking with his vocal box removed that’s all over this track. Oh yeah and throw in Jurassic Park samples for good measure cause who doesn’t LOVE Jurassic Park? Jesus Christ Frankee.
OPIUO - LIFE FEAT. GIFT OF GAB (LEO REMIX)
Opiuo’s funky glitch-hop original featuring gift of gab is turned into a big heavy bass womb. Leo blurs the line between funk and dubstep maybe better than anything I've ever heard before. Move over Kids, there’s a new Funkstepper in town.
MURA MASA AND YUNG BAE - I BOUGHT MY GIRLFRIEND OMEGA RUBY FOR 3DS AND SHE CALLED ME AN OTAKU
the cutest beat since ryan hemsworth came on the scene. i’m not using any capitalization in this blurb because i feel like they’d want it that way. this is the best anime / video game influenced track since porter robinson worlds (all of it). cept, unlike all the other fools making aime music this is a funky lil soul groover. this is get down music. this is classy hentai music. the tentacles ask permission first. ;)
OKAY. Well… I C U Percolate.
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.