FYI | Here’s The Problem With Afrojack’s “Gone” Single

Posted by on September 15, 2016

When I heard his brand new “Gone” single featuring Ty Dolla $ign it grabbed my attention immediately. I appreciated that he was trying to do something different despite the recent trend to meld the dance and hip-hop worlds. Afrojack stepped out of the box this time, and it was so damn close to paying off for him. I want to like this song. Ty Dolla $ign’s toplines are always sneaky good, and this one is no exception. This song had all the makings of a “hit” until you reach the 1:12 mark.

That’s when the song falls off the rails.

I’ll start wit the vocal mix. It’s bad. Really bad. How could Afrojack get the vocal mix so wrong? The production is far too loud, and drowns Ty Dolla $ign’s vocals out, making them nearly unintelligible. The verses are the best part of the song. How could you let those verses go to waste with a vocal mix (on the drop) that’s sub-par.

Even worse? The drop. The drop is a lot like going on a date. The date is going well. You’re on fire. Every thing you’re saying is making her laugh. You invite the date back to your house. You’re on the couch. She’s grinding all over you. Calling you “papi”. Gets you all worked up. All of a sudden, her friend texts her and she says he has to leave. You’re sitting there and you don’t know what the hell just happened.

This is what the drop feels like. A complete train wreck.

While I applaud Afrojack for stepping outside of his box, this one falls short.

Albums | JOYRYDE Is The ‘Maximum King’

Posted by on August 5, 2016

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JOYRYDE continues to create uniquely superb tracks time and time again with his latest release ‘Maximum King’ delivering in full. Starting with a nostalgic voice over, the track is quickly introduced by a powerful, bouncing, but vintage feeling synthesizer. Maintaining the tracks energy and retro feel, JOYRYDE masterfully uses an engine rev to drop the track into a bass heavy groove.

Bass | Kronic unveils the cinematic “Bulimic”

Posted by on August 3, 2016

On the eve of the release of his Sophisticated Ignorance EP, Australian DJ/Producer/Mad Man Kronic unveils the sinister and twisting Bulimic.

Featuring Icelandic rapper/singer Patty Crash, Bulimic is a cinematic ode to not giving a f**k. As menacing bells and orchestral strings rise into a harder than hell drop, Patty’s distinct vocal tone elevates an already frantic atmosphere.

Sophisticated Ignorance is out now on Kronic’s own Sup Girl Records.

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Electronic | Razz has you “Walking On A Dream”

Posted by on July 18, 2016

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Razz’s track “Right Back” still has us buzzin’ so when we found this in our inbox we were thrilled! Collaborating with Zack Martino, Razz drops a remix to “Walking On A Dream” and it is a beauty! “This record really brought back memories of our youth, so we decided to put our own spin on it,” says Razz, “We want you to feel like you’re back in one of your childhood memories after listening to this.” I don’t know about you, but this definitely transported me back in time to the days when things were a lot simpler. A beautiful vocal, combined with a summery drop has Razz & Zack Martino’s remix of “Walking On A Dream” on my list of summer 2016 hits! Check it out now and see for yourself.

Bass, House | Bricks Breaks New Ground With First Release “Get Down”

Posted by on June 21, 2016

LA based Bricks is starting fresh.”Get Down” is his first release, showcasing a unique balance of electronic music elements that are new as well as familiar aesthetics layered. My favorite part of the experience is the light horn melody. Before you know it, the Diplo-style vocal sample takes over and the drop hits.

The style is different, kind of like a chill bass house with trap-like elements, hard to pinpoint exactly, but a unique feeling is delivered.

Rumor has it Bricks has many more tracks under his belt and will be release some soon. Keep your eye out for him as we get deeper in 2016.

Chill, Future Trap | Devault Drops Emotional New Banger, “Right With You”

Posted by on May 27, 2016

Devault has been making a name for himself the past couple of months but his new track “Right With You” may be his best work to date. Already supported by Wedidit’s RL Grime and Mad Decent affiliate 4b and many others, the dreamy vocal sample is eerie and beautiful but as the drop comes into play a hard hitting future trap sound comes into play and the blend if nothing short of perfect! Keep this kid on your radar, he’s churning out the heat.

Electronic | Kap Slap just dropped the song of the summer

Posted by on May 20, 2016

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Everyone needs to go thank Kap Slap right now because the man just dropped the tune you’ll have on repeat all through summer. “Felt This Good” is a ‘feel good’ track featuring M. Bronx on the vocals with a beautifully crafted piano based drop with electronic glitch elements sprinkled in. I’m so thrilled this is finally released because I’ve had this track stuck in my head ever since I first saw Kap drop this live at his show, then in his spring break mix, and finally when he released the preview late last week (so when you’re singing the hook throughout the day don’t say I didn’t warn you). “Felt This Good” is out now via Ultra Records so be sure to grab your copy now and give Kap Slap a <3 on HypeM here!