Archive for the ‘Electro’ Category

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Darling (Ft. Missio) – Said The Sky

July 22, 2016

Said The Sky

From the very start this track wants to lift you up and put you in a good mood. With a whisper of wind and birdsong, the song fades in and a keyboard begins gently before the driving drum line enters. Said The Sky made this beautiful, bright-eyed, chirping song and it’s one of my favorites. The amount of cheerful wide-eyed whimsy in this song never fails to make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Gorgeous earnest male vocals contrast nicely with the pitched vocal samples as they sing the tale of the glory of new love through the eyes of a pair of ingenues. Trap drum rolls stutter like a too fast heartbeat or a caught breath; the sample of a laugh captures a frozen moment of surprised delight. This is a love song that makes you feel. Savor it.

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Beautiful Light – Uppermost

July 20, 2016

Uppermost

It’s Wednesday. For me that means it’s time for some chill music that will get me going and in a relaxed mood. Uppermost provides. The song starts off with a vocal sample and soon gains a casual drum line that always reminds me of a loping run. Added samples weave in and out of each other, making the song jazzy with the aid of reverb and a lovely relaxed backing tune. The vocal samples give the song a couple different hooks, starting with one, breaking into a second about halfway through. And then at one point the sample is allowed to break out of the loop, revealing that the source is Michael Jackson’s vocals from “Say Say Say.” I couldn’t say with any certainty whether the sampled hooks are all from the same song, chopped and screwed as they are. All in all it’s a lovely song, relaxing and beautiful with a hint of nostalgia. I hope this helps smooth out your hump day!

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Once In A While (feat. Sonya Kitchell) – Break Science

July 18, 2016

 

Break Science

I’m not going to make it to Big Dub this year, which is sad, but I’ve had several lovely vacations this summer already and that makes it less of a loss. But Big Dub is still very much on my mind. After my first Big Dub, in 2014, I had one track on replay – this one. Break Science threw down an amazing set, melding a live band with samples, synths, and electronic sensibilities. “Once In A While” was the perfect song to recover from an overstimulating weekend of dancing, meeting people, and not doing much in the way of sleeping. As such, it’s a good Monday song. A shuffling drumbeat pushes the song forward steadily, allowing the vocals to drift in and out of focus with the aid of copious amounts of reverb. The treble synths complement the airy vocals, trilling and echoing, while the bass synths keep the drums company, pushing forward steadily. Every part of this track is a little bit fuzzy, a little out of focus, and it is beautiful. Enjoy it, and if you’re going to Big Dub, enjoy that for me too.

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Safe Till Tomorrow (feat. Angelika Vee) [Lash Remix] – Morgan Page

July 15, 2016

Lash

Lash took Morgan Page’s rather beautiful, but fairly subdued, song “Safe Till Tomorrow,” and turned it into an energetic track, with a strong house beat peppered with syncopation from the future house tenor synth and led by a soulful chopped-and-screwed vocal sample. It starts out quiet, with leashed power growling beneath a sweet exterior, but drops into frenetic energy with the hook. While the song is beautiful, it holds a large amount of tension. This song nails the frantic energy of dancing away your cares, but knowing in the back of your head that tomorrow, they’ll still need to be dealt with. Enjoy the song and enjoy the weekend!

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Freeze Time (Kenway & WildVibes Remix) – Manse Feat. Alice Berg

June 16, 2016

Kenway

I’ve been incredibly busy in the last few weeks and I will continue to be for the next few weeks. But I hope to have gotten back to my normal posting schedule by the second week of July. In the meantime, here’s a gorgeous house anthem that Kenway and WildVibes made together in this remix. Alice Berg’s sweet vocals ride the instrumental like a wave, bringing vulnerability and hope and wonder with it. The instrumental hook is a tweaked version of the original that gets rid of some of the syncopation by adding notes, turning a bouncing, implied tune into a decisive, declarative tune, with the rhythm of a trotting horse. It’s a significant change to the tune but it’s done with surgical precision, leaving the bones of the song in place, still clearly recognizable. Enjoy it!

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Never Be Alone – TheFatRat

May 28, 2016

TheFatRat - Never Be Alone

I realize it’s been a week since I’ve last posted, but I’ve been kept rather busy lately and probably will be for the next week or so. So here’s a song to tide you over for a bit. This is not the newest song from TheFatRat, but it’s an excellent track and well worth your attention. Starting out with a sweet chiming, this song introduces its tune quietly, almost shyly, before bursting into euphoric house chords to back it up. All shyness is abandoned as the beat drops and various “Woo!”s and “Hey!”s punctuate pauses. The shyness returns when the vocals arrive, sweet, honest, and a little unsteady, a child’s voice. They declare that “No. You’ll never be alone!” It’s a song brimming over with sweetness and earnestness. Enjoy it.

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Close ft. Molly Ann – IZECOLD

May 20, 2016

IZECOLD

Starting out energetic but quiet, IZECOLD quickly gets this song bumping with the signature tenor synths of future house. This reassures the listener that this is a dance tune before the vocals are introduced and the beat drops briefly. Unlike many future house tunes, the instrumental hook of “Close” is in the treble section, while the future house synths are more of an accompaniment. It’s a good sound and a fun track.

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