Giving fans the third and final look into their forthcoming debut EP, LMBO blends darkness and light with their latest single, “Netter Bot.” Existing somewhere in the spaces between haunting dance music and riveting electro-pop, this intoxicating joint surpasses critic expectations. An ebb and flow of static instrumental tenor blends effortlessly with spellbinding, alternative vocals. Digital chords strike against an inventive rhythm that helps solidify their place in dance music as avant-garde visionaries. Conjuring up sounds that have yet to be surveyed in contemporary EDM, LMBO leaves listeners eager for more via “Netter Bot.” Stay tuned for the highly anticipated LMBO EP.
Capshun is the Dallas dwelling producer kicking ass and taking names in recent months. Despite being a new face to the electronic scene, his music remains far from novice. His latest release, “Rising” is an experimental trap gem with hip-hop aromas on the nose. Blurring the lines that exist between contemporary genres, Capshun delivers a wicked sound distinctly his own. This novel offering soars through geometric soundscapes, paying close attention to the technicalities of music production. A network of complex rhythms, layered with deliberate intention, “Rising” solidifies Capshun as one of Texas’ fastest growing stars. Respect the name and watch this space for more.
Alt-electronic duo LMBO strikes gold with “Still Love U,” the freshman single to their forthcoming debut EP. Embellished with thunderous synths and luxurious melodies, the dynamic offering is layered with electronic complexities. Their distinguished sound is an explorative journey through geometric sound design and evolving transitions. Paying close attention to the acute technicalities of electronic production, “Still Love U” is a wicked, experimental triumph and an incredible inside look at the EP.
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.
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.
Ghasper is a name familiar to many in the electronic music space, particularly among fans of intricate instrumental production and forward-thinking sound design. He just released his debut EP Mima which I listened to all the way through twice on my flight to New York last week, and let me tell you—it is excellent. With eight regular tracks and six bonus tracks, it's really more of an LP, and I'm not complaining.
While it’s difficult to pick a stand-out track, “Luvn U” is one that stuck out for a couple reasons. Percussively, Ghasper utilizes unique rhythmic patterns and sounds that surprise and delight. He allows each primary instrument to feature the melody at different points in the song. Sometimes it’s the chopped vocals, other times it’s the massive side-chained synthesizers, and at times it’s what sounds like a malleted percussion instrument. Each instrument tells its own story, and they work together gorgeously. Do yourself a favor and peep the whole Mima project on Spotify and revel in the talent that is Ghasper.
The world of music is ever-expanding, ever-changing. The power of the internet, and steady increase for music PR has brought unsuspecting artists together to create genre-blending sounds, and unforeseen yet powerful collaborations. An unsuspecting collaboration indeed, Miley Cyrus' little sister, Noah teamed up with the controversial, highly-talked-about rapper, XXXTENTACION to drop their track, "Again." This unlikely duo's resonance traversed the world to inspire French producer Khamsin to bless "Again" with a near-experimental, glitch-dance treatment. Electrifying, and left-of-center, Khamsin is not one to fade into fads, destined to leave a lasting legacy in the electronic music community, he continuously expands his dexterity and taste into uncharted territory. This flip has spooky aromas, and witchy vibes capitalizing on Cyrus' melancholic vocals. Dark, brooding, and bold Khamsin is setting new standards for music. Volume up. Bass up. Repeat. Thanks, Khamsin.
Here's a cool record I came across in my perusings of the interwebs. The dreamy intro and casual piano lead to funky vocals and a lazy beat that really struck my fancy when I heard it. I'm not usually into more experimental music, but I thought this one had the right combination of funkiness and groove that starts to take a hold of you by the end. The end also just opens up and heads into a completely different direction from the opening leaving you rather breathless. I don't know much about Bandmaster or Ezeri other than that they are from Latvia and also just came out with an EP last Friday entitled "Stay Awake" that is also pretty tight so check it out!