Archive for the ‘Instrumental’ Category

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Bone Crusher – Tha Trickaz

May 18, 2016

Tha Trickaz

I post a lot of chill trap. Here’s some trap that is definitely not chill. Tha Trickaz named this track “Bone Crusher” and from that you can rightly expect aggression and loud sound. It’s a trap track that draws more from aggressive and angry hip-hop instrumentals than from the electro tradition, but the electro is there. It sounds like someone made a hip-hop instrumental but wanted more distortion, more edge. The vocals are deep and rough and threaten, or perhaps promise, to crush your bones. If you’ve been looking for some powerful and slightly misanthropic music, this is the track for you.

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Snowbound – Ahrix

May 16, 2016

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Ahrix offers a chill song in several senses. Opening with the whisper of a cold wind, a drum roll ushers in swelling chords and a sweet treble line. Eventually the beat drops and it sounds old school; electro, trance, or techno rhythms and synths. The breakdown introduces strings before returning to the fast paced child-like joy. It’s a sweet and cheerful tune. Savor it.

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Waking Up – MYRNE & AIRWAV

May 6, 2016

MYRNE (Photo by Jared Ryan Rezel of Colossal Photos)

MYRNE and AIRWAV built a beautiful instrumental track, full of beautiful chords, sweetly chopped vocal samples, and varied warm percussion. It’s a sweet song that builds dramatically before bursting forth in a happy swell. Enjoy it and have a lovely weekend.

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You Got Me – IDestiny & RonPon

April 29, 2016

IDestiny (Photo by Cagle Johnson Photography)

It’s Friday again! And that means I want something celebratory and dance-able to put you all in the right mood for the weekend. IDestiny and RonPon provide this for us today. Their collaboration is filled with happy synth lines, sounds evoking water drips and drops, and chopped and screwed vocals used as one of several hooks. This has a lot of the same musical sensibilities you get in the realm of happy hardcore, but its rhythms are laidback trap. It’s catchy, it’s happy, and it’s what’s for breakfast. Enjoy the happy trap!

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Contrast – Alexander Lewis

April 27, 2016

Alexander Lewis

Alexander Lewis put together an incredible ride for us in this song. The track starts off quiet, evoking a ticking clock, adding urgency before even adding volume intensity. But soon he adds foot stomping chords and rhythms that place this song somewhere between trap and glitch, drawing on the crunchy sounds of 8-bit and reverb. In case you weren’t sure the trap rhythms were really there, Lewis throws in an undeniably trap section around 1:50, aggressive and featuring male vocals shouting in vaguely dog-like “ruff”s. This is a triumphant melding of trap and electronic, in an unpredictable and satisfying package. Check it out.

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Hanoi (Radio Edit) – Florian Picasso

April 25, 2016

Florian Picasso

Florian Picasso starts this track off slow but builds up satisfyingly to a triumphant and joyous hook. The opening synths resonate and wouldn’t be out of place in a Deadmau5 track circa “I Remember”. The song shifts as the tune is introduced by more staccato bell tones around the 34 second mark. The synths change again for the drop, using more festival style prog house sounds. It’s a lovely tune and a sweet song, just the right mood to start off the week on.

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See You – Lope & Kantola

April 18, 2016

Lope & Kantola

Let’s enjoy the warmth this week has brought us and start off with a chill track from Lope & Kantola. Starting off with a relaxed guitar riff, this song builds by adding a chopped vocal sample that develops into the beginnings of lyrics as simple synth chords swell around them. While this track grows into some powerful music, it remains relaxed and groovy. Enjoy the song and enjoy the week!

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