Electro | Apollo – Can You Feel It

Posted by on August 8, 2013

apollo can you feel it

I, like my blog brother Joe Salzer, specialize in posting hiphop, but do have the capability to notice a good EDM song when it slaps me across the face. And, boy, did “Can You Feel It” give me a solid backhand to the jaw bone. I’m a sucker for vocal cuts and when I heard virtually the entire song filled with some entrancing female pipes, I was instantly hooked.

The production was synth-filled, poppy, and overall a great time to listen to. “Can You Feel It” will be featured on Apollo’s upcoming five-track EP, and if this is any indicator of what is to come, I am more than excited!

Apologies in advance for butchering any of the EDM terms that I used. I’m trying my best to learn, bear with me.

Albums, Hip-Hop | Captain Midnite — All This Will Fade [EP]

Posted by on October 14, 2012

In an era where producers are rewarded for providing formulaic, derivative instrumentals, creativity can really catch my ear. Thus was the case with Seattle producer/singer Captain Midnite, whose singles featuring Kyle Lucas and OnCue dropped last week (see here). Midnite is a producer adamantly focused on providing dense textures, with stirring synths that empower his own sung choruses, and the rhymes of his featured emcees. Throughout his new EP, All This Will Fade, Midnite highlights his idiosyncrasies and versatility as a producer, clearly influenced by a wide variety of sounds and yet committed to robust drums and staples of hip-hop production that keep his beats grounded. This six-track EP is heavy on originality, and features strong vocal performances by Midnite himself, OnCue, Kyle Lucas, and Slow Dance. Check him out on Facebook and Twitter.

DOWNLOAD: All This Will Fade (EP)

Hip-Hop | Captain Midnite — Apollo (feat. Kyle Lucas)

Posted by on October 4, 2012

Earlier this week we posted a phenomenal collaboration, “Ashes Rising,” between two of my favorite young emcees (Kyle Lucas & OnCue) and a producer (Captain Midnite) who was unbeknownst to me at the time. From the minute I started the track, his fervid, enthralling instrumental gripped me, and I spent the day seeking out the rest of his catalogue. In addition to an impressive collaboration project with Kyle Lucas (of Vonnegutt fame), the two also recently released another leak off of Captain Midnite’s upcoming solo EP, All This Will Fade. “Apollo” features a set of instantly-powerful, rugged drums, and a remarkably rich set of sounds that perfectly complement Lucas’ smooth and mellifluous raps. Captain Midnite is impeccably talented for a young hip-hop producer, and I can guarantee you that All This Will Fade will be something special.

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