Bass, House | Lektrique Drops EP With Epic Sam Lamar Collab

Posted by on September 6, 2018

The Belgian producer Lektrique has long been a creative that has pushed bass music forward despite not being a name that everyone may recognize at first mention. The Kannibalen Records mainstay and radio host is taking his career to the next level, not only with epic tracks including the two that make up his Black Magic EP, but he has recently moved to Los Angeles to hold things down on the West coast. Now, the move doesn’t work for everyone, but given his talents and the success he’s already had, he’s set to flourish. Just take this first project since the relocation as an example of what’s to come. Both tracks, including the Sam Lamar collab, are next level and we’re sure to see the bar raise even further soon.

Pop, Trap | TWO LANES Follow Up Odesza Remix With Fresh Original “Away”

Posted by on September 5, 2018

With over a million plays in under a year, TWO LANES have expanded their take on chill trap with moment-capturing singles packed with dance pop and a certain undefinable zest. More recently, their remix of Odesza’s “Line Of Sight” is a fitting snapshot of these attributes, smooth future bass topping off the experience being on of several memorable moments.

Come end of August, TWO LANES dropped an original “Away,” the highlight here being their intense, haunting and mysterious feeling built in, from start to finish. Whatever the production challenge may be, TWO LANES nail combining their signature sound with unique themes to bring their tracks to life.

Hip-Hop | Ollie Drops Brand New “Better With You” Single

Posted by on September 3, 2018

Canadian hip hop artist Ollie is back in action with a brand new single. “Better With You” explores the different feelings one can experience throughout real love, which we’re all familiar with. Written from the different perspectives of both Ollie and the girl he loves, “Better With You” emphasizes the importance of letting go of the past and allowing yourself to both live and love in the present moment. “Better With You” is one of seven tracks off of OLLIE’s forthcoming Maybe This Was Supposed To Happen EP, set for release on October 27. Keep a look out.

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Bass | Rob Gasser And Brig Touch On Release, Career, Styles And More [Interview]

Posted by on September 3, 2018

With the release of their latest collaboration with Ashley Apollodor, Rob Gasser and Brig are used to adding additional notches to their production belt. Both having been active producers for years who have made their rounds on labels, tours, ect. The two shared some updates and details about what’s happening in their life. View the interview in full below:

When did “Rob Gasser” and “The Brig” work together for the first time?

The Brig: I worked with Rob for the first time last year on the track “What The Funk” with Chime

Rob Gasser:
We first worked together last year on our collaboration with Chime titled “What The Funk”

With “Take A Fall”, how did the collaboration with Ashley Apollodor initially develop and solidify into an original?

The Brig: We used Rob’s old demo that Ashley recorded vocals for. After that, we made the arrangement and the final mastering.

Rob Gasser: Ashley had originally written the vocals for a house track that I produced (and then scrapped), but I liked the vocals so much that I started a new project with them. One thing led to another, and I sent out a demo over to The Brig.

How do each of you go about selecting singers you decide to work with?

The Brig: Usually I use vocal cuttings from other tracks. But sometimes my manager finds me a good vocalist.

Rob Gasser: I tend to usually work with artists I’m friends with, I feel that the writing & production process becomes way more fluid and harmonic then.

From your perspectives, how has the scene or industry evolved since first entertaining the space as an artist pursuing a career?

The Brig: There have been many changes; all of them positive. Now it’s much easier to communicate with fans and feel their support.

Rob Gasser: Things have changed, for sure. The way we promote our music, but also the style, variety & the production quality has increased massively overall.

How have your personal production styles developed over time?

The Brig: I constantly try to improve the quality of my tracks. I like to add various voice clippings and unusual sounds to my music. It’s great when my style changes a little to follow the trends.

Rob Gasser: I shifted from producing Complextro and House to Bass music, so there are some differences in production techniques, which I adapted to.

Where do you think the next channels to experience dance music will mostly grow in the near future? (Twitch, ect.)

The Brig: Twitch, Youtube, Spotify, nothing new in the near future.

Rob Gasser: Definitely Spotify.

If you could, would you give your younger self, just starting out, any experience advice you know now?

The Brig: Of course, it would be so much easier to develop my style and create high-quality music from that time.

Rob Gasser: I would tell myself to not listen so much to what other people have to say outside of constructive criticism, and just do my own thing. If it sounds tight, it’s right.

What is upcoming for the rest on 2018?

The Brig: Soon I have my release “Drunken Master EP” on Firepower records, and also a couple of singles.

Rob Gasser: I got a few big announcements coming up very soon, including an EP! 🙂 Very excited for all of them!

Future Trap | Paperwings Team Up With August And Kuur On Sony Release “One Last Time”

Posted by on September 3, 2018

Paperwings have been active in 2018 to say the least, their remix of Miguel’s “Sky Walker” remix leaves you questioning what was better: the original or remix. More recently, the duo have taken their focus in a more unique direction, linking up with August and Kuur for a release that eventually made it’s way into Sony’s hands.

“One Last Time” takes a familiar future bass-influenced sound and funnels it through an emotional, minor chord feel. The experience is as charming as it is meaningful. The single’s juxtaposition of string guitars in some sections of the track and melodic, but heavy hitting drops in others give’s the single it’s edge.

Alternative, Chill | “Saturn Return” Is a Strong Comeback For Wilsonn

Posted by on September 3, 2018

“Saturn Return” is the return of Australian artist Wilsonn and it’s a big one and the recently dropped track highlights the singers keen ear for sick production! Wilsonn has sang on top of big songs by other producers and a handful of other original beats but this single is by far his most exciting. Blending future bass style trap on top of a hip hop like brass section, it’s a huge tune. Listen to “Saturn Return” by Wilsonn above and keep an eye out for new music by him.

Trap | Introducing Nelson & His Epic Sound Design

Posted by on September 1, 2018

“Voyage” is a war song for me. I discovered this abstract trap banger on my way into the gym and had it on repeat the full hour I was there due to the fact that it was so hyped and really helped pump me up! Nelson is a new producer on the come up who has quite a cinemtaic style to his heavy trap sound. The wild synthesizer and leading the way but the real head turner on this song is all the hectic powerful percussion. The drums on “Voyage” are worth listening to alone, listen to it now above. Nelson’s is onto something here.