Based in Athens, Greece, DJ and producer Mel Ody brings his take to the future bass genre with his latest “Reign It In.” The track is one that has been in the works for over a year from both Mel Ody and vocalist Rory Hope. Hope’s voice is perfectly complimented by the upbeat and optimistic production as the two create something pretty remarkable! “Reign It In” is part of a handful of singles and remixes from Mel Ody, with more solo releases and collaborations on the way.
Narcsus Prye is a London-based producer and songwriter doing things his own way. His inspired single, “You Can’t Save Us (From Ourselves)” featuring Arch Birds is a delivery of eccentric resonance. Sewn together with whispering vocals and remarkable chord progressions, the single dances between indie and experimental electronic. Echoing chambers of isolated notes tether themselves together to create a single outline. This tantalizing track is on repeat, join us.
Taking hip-hop to uncharted territories, Indonesian producer/DJ duo Sliipow teams up with rapper Langston Hues to drop "Cups Up.” The genre bending track challenges mainstream electronic music by manipulating distorted, experimental production with demanding verses from Hues. Geometric sound design, flooded digital clicks, and industrial cadences cross paths to synthesize a magnetic sound. Inside this outline of daring melodies, futuristic riffs feed off one another creating one whole sound- controlled chaos. A G’d up party anthem that pushes the boundaries of dance music and forges a new path for hip-hop, “Cups Up” is a sophisticated success.
Navigating dance music through the lens of world cultures, Swayló is the Texas mystic who draws inspiration from the full moons to create immersive listening experiences for his fans. An event curator, spreading the gospel of unity through wellness and dancing, his studio recordings follow a similar algorithm. Calculated sound design gives his latest track “Ocean Flame” a distinct structure, but its free-flowing nature is what truly defines its allure. As ancient cadences encounter electro-house rhythms listeners find themselves lost in an unsuspecting symmetry. This spirited gift is a more sensual sound than his previous releases, proving his musical reach is bound only by the world which these sounds were made.
An ode to the intricacies of contemporary dating, Austin-based producer Casual T emerges from his local scene to unveil “Why?” featuring Viben. the lead single to his forthcoming Lovers? EP. Taking future bass to a new level, the rising talent offers something acquainted yet novel. A wickedly accurate parallel to the surreal track art, “Why?” is eclectic and sensually engaging. Retro piano riffs and echoing synths stand strong as the pillars that support the single. Solidifying his imprint on the music industry by exploring modern culture through the lens of dance music, Casual T is an artist you can’t ignore.
Chicago-based hybrid electronic producer COFRESI delivers an evolving triumph in his latest offering, “Early Night” boasting a feature from electro-jazz powerhouse Flamingosis. In his explosive live sets, COFRESI manipulates Ableton, an electronic drum pad, as well as a full drum kit. An expert percussionist and electronic visionary, it’s no secret that “Early Night” is a musically seductive, formidable cut. Punchy drums draw the listener in as fluid transitions transpire to create a experimental soundscapes. “Early Night” is a marriage between COFRESI’s signature sound and Flamingosis’ cheekier resonance. Standing righteously outside of the mainstream, this collaborative feat is not one to miss.
“Treat You Better” by RÜFÜS DU SOL is one of my favorite side 01/track 01 jams ever. I know we really don’t have sides any more, but let’s just pretend we holding vinyl. So good! It’s energy and vibe is everything that’s amazing in the world. Lucky for us, our homie and Australian producer CASSIAN just delivered a delicious remix of said track and were swooning. This one is dance floor fire y’all!
Speaking of the dance floor - we have a show coming up with CASSIAN in San Francisco on May 17. It will be his debut headline live show at The Independent! Get ready for greatness - his life set is bananas good. Tickets are on sale now and you can grab them below. Hopefully I’ll see all you bay area peeps there!
Belgian producer LIHO adds another impressive cut to his already charming catalog with his latest offering, “Never Learn.” The single leans into deviating synths while navigating an optimistic electronic resonance. Glitchy future bass blossoms into a chromatic, stimulating outline filled with tangible samples. This cutting edge triumph is a window into the sounds of the tomorrow. “Never Learn” quenches a futuristic appetite and fills a vivacious prescription for listeners to revel in. This gallant single comes at the heels of a slew of stellar feats from the producer, yet breathes a new life to his discography. LIHO- we’re listening.
Blending smooth R&B with a disco-funk reverb, Sydney-based duo Night Tales is creating a sound all their own. Both energizing and sensual, their latest single “Elevate” is a buttery joint, embellished with dance floor ready house-style synths. The twosome fuses their distinguished styles to create a wholly inspiring and refreshing sound. Serving groovy vibes on a golden platter of electronic resonance, this outline dances to the beat of its own drum while remaining familiar and approachable. Sexy and irresistibly dreamy, “Elevate” is a dangerous feat from Night Tales. Immerse yourself in this mid-tempo masterpiece and stay tuned for more from Night Tales.