Albums | Soulful bass tastemaker Maddy O’Neal unveils shimmering future bass single “Bliss” with producer Shylow and vocalist Britt Lari

Posted by on August 24, 2023

Electro-soul queenMaddy O’Nealhas catapulted herself to the top of the bass music hierarchy. Over the past seven years, the Denver-based producer has played hundreds of shows and performed at world-class music festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Lightning In A Bottle, where she has hypnotized audiences with her hybrid DJ/drum pad live performance style. She’s also toured and collaborated with artists such as Pretty Lights, CloZee, Big Gigantic, and The Floozies, cultivating a passionate fanbase enchanted by her eclectic blend of glistening, melodic electro-soul with funky grooves and pulsating, synth-heavy basslines. 

Now, following the release of O’Neal’s critically acclaimed 2022 sophomore album Ricochet and two volumes of LP remixes, the soulful bass purveyor has been teasing her forthcoming Mind Over Matter EP, set to release Tuesday, September 19. Vibrant, diverse, and brimming with collaborations alongside other inventive artists, the four-track package will retain O’Neal’s signature feel-good bass style as it expands her sonic purview. 

Fans got their first taste of Mind Over Matter with the EP’s lead single “Free Yourself,” a luminescent, future bass fueled cut with South Florida producer/multi-instrumentalist Sofasound (who’s released music on the venerated labels bitbird and Chillhop). Next was “Woofer,” a trunk-rattling, hip-hop infused collaboration with rapper Cleva Thoughts

Today, Maddy O’Neal unveils the EP’s third single, “Bliss,” a collaboration with Canadian future bass producer Shylow (who in 2022 remixed O’Neal’s “Forgive Me” track for Westwood Recordings) and Los Angeles-based vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Britt Lari, who’s worked with high-profile producers such as CloZee

The track pairs future bass stylings and heavy 808 bass tones with sparkling vocals from Britt Lari, a combination that reflects a seamless melding of sonic worlds and a close creative chemistry between the song’s two producers and vocalist. 

Bliss” kicks off with sweeping synths before quickly dropping into soft, ethereal vocals accompanied by a booming, pulsating bassline. The chorus then builds into a hard-hitting, cinematic drop filled to the brim with fluttering chord progressions and clapping hi-hats – a blending of sounds that pay homage to classic future bass aesthetics. 

The song’s intricate sound design is perfectly complemented by vocalist Britt Lari, whose signature pop flair adds an indelible humanist layer to the vivid electronic soundscape. Lari acutely summarizes the track’s blissful tone, with vocals echoing “Sell my heart, save my soul/Come alive, lose Control/Cause’ I belong here, I can feel the heat/Serendipity, taking Over/This is pure bliss,” catapulting the listener into a dreamy, euphoric state of mind. 

Albums | BARRON Taps Into Porter Robinson & Odesza’s Lane on “Feel Love”

Posted by on August 21, 2022

BARRON is shaping up to be one of my favorite up-and-comers on the rise. The Nashville, TN based talent is clearly influenced by the likes of Porter Robinson, Odesza and other producers in that space who create emotionally evoking electronica and he is on to something here with this project, specifically this new track “Feel Love”. It’s well worth diving in to, so do yourself a favor and keep a tab on this dude. Check out “Feel Love” by BARRON above now and read a quote from him on the release below!

‘Feel Love’ is a unique track for me in that it’s more upbeat and dance-able than my previous releases. It could definitely be classified as a house track which is a genre I don’t normally write, but I enjoyed the experience of meshing my more euphoric/melodic sound with a style that you would normally hear at a night out at a bar or club. It definitely opened up a world to me that I plan to revisit again in the future.” – BARRON

Alternative | Sam Louis Releases “No More Running”

Posted by on May 18, 2022

Sam Louis creates a borderline perfect combination of Pop and Rock on his latest offering, “No More Running”. Produced by Andre Mohring (Big Sean, Harry Styles) & Grammy-winning engineer Dale Becker (Lil Nas X, Khalid, Doja Cat, The Kid Laroi), the track has all the ingredients for a modern pop hit with major replay value. This is the first piece of music I’ve heard by Mr. Louis and am very impressed!

“I felt like like I was trying to outrun my future…No More Running is an accidental anthem about facing your past and the fear of moving on”


Electronic | Juuku Drops Vibey New Song “Undo”

Posted by on November 7, 2021

Magical, powerful, glimmering, these are a few simple but potent words I would use to describe “undo”, the latest release by Juuku. Likely being the last release of the year, he’s ending out 2021 as strong as possible. The single has influences of future bass and chi trap, while subtly injecting them with a glitchy sound design and gritty textures for a stunning end result. Tune in above now and read a quote from Juuko on “undo” below!

“this song is about me finding some sort of serenity in the fact that i cannot undo my most painful mistakes, and that i need to find hapiness moving forward alongside it”

Alternative | Hippie Tribe Drop ‘Gulla Punk: mod 1’

Posted by on September 15, 2021

Alternative hip hop two-piece Hippie Tribe consisting of blond.bomber and dp.thuHippie return with a brand new double single release via ‘Gullah Punk: mod 1’. Vibrantly original and untethered to a specific genre, Hippie Tribe’s latest Gullah Punk: mod 1 is out now via the duo’s own indie imprint, OTOLO Records. Tune in above now and read a quote on the release from the group below now:

“Generation after generation come and go and we write the same narratives. The Black community has operated at the mercy of the US government since the shores of West Africa were breached. As an American Black man and descendant of the Gullah Geechee people, I know all too well the longing for a history that’s nearly erased, all while hoping my present dystopian-like experience will somehow evolve into a prominent future. Well, we got really tired of hoping so we decided to make our own future, today.” 

Chill, Electronic | Niko? Blank Flips Coyote Kisses Into Future Bass Gold

Posted by on January 6, 2017

I hadn’t heard any prior releases by the up and coming producer Niko Blank, but this was a really great first impression. Putting a huge future bass take on Coyote Kisses collaborative single “Waiting For You“ featuring Madison Love, this record is unmistakably a hit. Don’t sleep on Mr. Blank!

Chill, Future Trap | Mickey Valen – Meet Me (SEMLR Remix) ft Noé

Posted by on January 5, 2017

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I loved the original of this Mickey Valen song, but SEMLR put a interesting twist on it that really stood out too me. Help this artist out by heading over to his soundcloud and giving him a vote for the remix contest.