Laxcity has to be one of my favorite up and comers from the UK currently. His chill style of music allows for easy listening. He dropped off his new “Purity” EP last week and I can’t get the single “Focus” out of my head! It’s groovy UK garage feel coupled with Kudu Blue’s vocals make this one you definitely need to hear. Check it out!
Kyle Braun is a 21-year-old producer hailing from New York who began releasing music in 2016 under the name Poorchoice. The project's first success on a large scale came when he released a remix of “Chateau” by R&B artist Blackbear in June of 2017. The remix currently has over 600,000 streams on his Soundcloud and has even garnered support from Blackbear himself. Drawing inspiration from acts such as Porter Robinson, Grey, The Chainsmokers, and Illenium, Poorchoice continues to shape his sound around catchy vocal melodies, classic house drums, all while trying to create emotion driven moments in his music. In 2019, Poorchoice has already released a plethora of music including collaborations with Veronica Bravo, Big Z and KVMO. He has many more collaborations, solo productions, as well as remixes lined up for the remainder of 2019 in what is shaping up to be the biggest year of his career so far.
Mel Ody returns with another genre-bending hit: “Horizon.” The Athens, Greece-based artist has played with a variety of genres in his previous singles and with this release, he dives into an uptempo drum & bass tune featuring powerful, but not overbearing vocals. Mel Ody explains that “Horizon” “was created for everyone who wants to dance alongside the sunset and have a good time during the summer,” and that’s definitely what “Horizon” accomplishes.
With five singles already under his belt from 2019 alone, you’re going to want to follow along with Mel Ody as he continues to hone in on his vibrant sound.
Following the exciting release of “Scars” featuring Luna Grey, producer and drummer COFRESI delivers a thunderous music video to parallel the wicked cut. Exploring a monochromatic pallet of white and grey, the music video follows the portrayed insanities of Luna Grey in a straight jacket. As she hurls herself about, falling in and out of reality, chopped vocals and electro-rock cadences oscillate her chaos. A sinister visual to a in impressive single, “Scars” has come full circle in terms of creative direction. Listen and watch today.
Making steadfast gains in his early career, anonymous producer juuku returns with remix of Graves’ “I’m Fine” ft. EZI. Giving the original cut a charming treatment, juuku layers the track with dazzling sound design and emotive chord progressions. The remix ascends a fascinating crescendo that quickly drops into staggered digital bits. Prompting an immersive listening experience, juuku continues to solidify himself as exciting act to watch this year.
A distinguished outline of quick-witted sound design, Habstrakt just delivered his latest single, “De La Street.” Born from the spaces that exist between house and trap, this original joint has already solidified its place as a festival-ready relic. Dance-floor-equipped and wicked to boot, Habstrakt proves that his mathematic and technical attention to detail breeds a resonance similar to that of a lightning strike. Listen today.
Spreading his Australian influence across the globe, Laurel Laxxes enlists vocalist Gavin Beach to unveil “Somewhere New.” This mellow single tracks gated drum kicks with sultry lyricism to set a new standard for alternative-electronic music. Esteemed for its subtly tropical aromas, “Somewhere New” is a hybrid dance cut that ultimately establishes Laurel Laxxes as one of the most innovate emerging producers in the land down under. Void of chaotic turns and transitions, “Somewhere New” is an atmospheric triumph that minimizes thunderous EDM cadences while remaining true to its influence.
Following the well-received unveiling of his widow [OBLIVION pt. 1] album, LA-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Crywolf is casting colleagues and new-found producers alike for his release of The OBLIVION [Reimagined]. The debut curtain call for the forthcoming remix catalog goes to Chicago-based producer Mielo. With three years of success under his belt, the versatile producer gives an 80s inspired treatment to “DRIP.” While the original joint was cut with geometric soundscapes and syncopated melodies, Mielo rinses out the track with a bit of buoyancy. A slow, narcotic intro complements Crywolf’s haunting signature sound, later blossoming into a futuristic network of punchy drum kicks and electrifying synths. A gritty film cascades atop echoing vocals, projecting colorful shadows throughout this dynamic remix. An immersive listening experience, Mielo’s clever sound design stands as the archetypal introduction to Crywolf’s The OBLIVION [Reimagined]. Watch this space.
Slow it down with GoodSex’s lead single “Glow” from their forthcoming EP, coming soon. GoodSex is comprised of members Joes Domingo and Colin Tyler. For this track, the duo tapped both Genevieve and Trance Thompson for an effortlessly cool 80’s retro-fused sound; Genevieve’s vocals the true cherry on top to the groovy beat. “Glow” is something that all groups worked on collaboratively together, making this something super special for all parties. They want to remind “each of us to ‘Glow.’”