ft. Laetho

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Over the past 5 years of my fanaticism for Electronic music I’ve come across some really good artists, some really great artists, and some really exceptional ones as well.

I’d like to introduce you to one of my all time favourites, Laetho.

As a kid in Bruges, Belgium he started out his music career by playing the drums…playing in bands until being captivated by that noise we call ‘dubstep’ at the very tender age of 15. Wanting to learn how to make music like that, he decided producing was the way to go.

Now 23, Laetho has definitely broken out beyond his set of drums becoming a consistently multifarious producer with a style too hard to confine so I’ll just call it, ‘graceful bass’.  As a disciple of great producers like: Lido, Mr. Carmack, Kaytranada and so many others, Laetho has a passion for making music that is undeniably obvious in every one of his tracks.

Until the fateful day that I receive my Bandsintown notification announcing the Laetho North American tour; there are a dozen tracks that I will continue to pore over. Below are my Laetho likes and loves, and I hope they become yours too.

Thank you for reading, and many special thanks to Laetho as well.

Always Kind,

Love Music.

 

 

 

 

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ft. Hier

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As if I needed another reason to visit Australia… the big island definitely has an affinity for producing a shit load of good musicians.
Top artists like; Flume, WhatSoNot, Tame Impala, Alison Wonderland, & Hermitude (just to name a few) are all exports of The Great down unda’.

Hier (hi-er) is my new favourite import to my music library. When I get bored and go back to my archives for music I always enjoy, he is one of the first artists I go to. Light, airy, bouncy, full of break downs and bass, Hiers‘ music sounds like what I like to imagine living in a desert paradise might be like…


**available for free via the artist union here

**available for free via the artist union here

ft. Bronze Whale

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I like people who I can rely on…

There are those people in our lives who no matter what will always be there for you.
They know exactly what words you need to hear, when that hug is most crucial, or when to just leave you alone.
Take that and apply it to musicians, there are solid artists we love that when their name shows up next to a title you haven’t seen it paired with before, you just know that it’s going to be a goodie. That is how I feel about Bronze Whale.

Listen to their stunning remix of ‘Moondust‘ below:

They have original tracks amongst their incredible remixes, and just released a new jam that is already on heavy repeat with another ol’ reliable of mine, Popeska featuring vocals by Tom Aspaul:

Good music my makes life better, and I hope you enjoy Bronze Whale as much as I do!

Thanks for reading, much love.

 

 

ft: Seven Lions

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It’s not always about finding the wettest behind-the-ear, up-and-coming 16 yr-old artist…sometimes there are producers that came out way back when and just so happen to still be killin’ it. (see; KASKADE, Flume, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, etc…)

One of those DJs for me is Seven Lions.
And with 3.65M followers on Soundcloud alone, he sure isn’t hurting for any more blog coverage. Doesn’t bother me any, because he just released yet another beautiful track showcasing that classic bass-heavy, dreamscapy glitch sound that I can only ever seem to find from a few people that’s done so well.

One of the first artists to get me into genres like dubstep and trance, I will always have a soft spot in my heart and ears for his tunes.

Some artists are just like a fine wine ya’ know? Enjoy his newest single and one of his best remixes below. Thanks for reading.


 

ft. ARDENCY

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‘Ardent’–adjective;
1. having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent:an ardent vow; ardent love. 2. vehement; fierce. 3. burning, fiery, or hot: the ardent core of a star“.

Appropriate, I think.
Yes, it is cheesy to define words and artist names, but words are all we have… wouldn’t you agree?
Words mean a lot to me (or at least I think they do).But sometimes, words fall short. Ever feel something you literally couldn’t describe?
Some people have the incredible capability of conveying their emotions via sound and other electromagnetic waves~

Apply the definition of Ardency to their most recent EP ‘For You, Only‘, and I would gather that these guys feel some type of way about the music they put out.

Personally I have been a fan of Ardency since I first heard their unforgettable 2 track EP: ‘Gradience’. Two plus years later, they are crossing over genres and creating a niche for themselves betwixt edm goers and indie fans alike. Now, with an even more defined sound that spans a multitude of decades, one would find it nearly impossible to try and fit them in any kind of box.

And that’s that shit we do like.
Thanks for reading, enjoy.

ft. Justin Hartinger

Unique.

The definition of unique is: ‘being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else‘.

Enter Justin Hartinger…

In thinking of other artists to liken his sound to, or use as a reference of what to expect when listening to the Seattle-based Producer & DJ, I came up with nothing. My mind went totally blank. This is usually a good sign when discovering new music from an artist.

If you check Justins’ Soundcloud, his creations are self-described as, “emotional dance music”.

I couldn’t agree more.

Whether it’s the (very dark) Darknet EP–collaborated with by one of my absolute favorites, LEViT∆TE.–his bouncy, trap-like twist on the new house classic ‘Don’t Go‘ by the other Justin (Justin Martin) or one of his many other singles that have brought new life to my headphones and speakers…it’s undeniable that Justin Hartinger was put on earth to make good music for you to feel to.

Below all these words are my current top picks of all Justin’s gems  (almost all of which are available for free via TONEDEN here).

Thanks for tuning in guys, I have nothing but love and appreciation for you.

Enjoy.

ft. 2016

Holy shit you guys…it’s almost over.

Typically I don’t really remember ‘years‘ for what happened in them or whatever…I can hardly remember what I ate 48 hours ago (probably something with potatoes though).

2016 was an emotional shit storm for yours truly.
A year filled with a rise in my anxiety on a daily basis, and me questioning everyone and everything coming and going from my social circle to the people I saw on the streets.
I’m usually distracted by the changes and “fresh starts” that a New Year tantalizes us with, but this December I just feel happy to be going into the next 365 days with all my limbs and wits about me…

Something I have always been fairly decent or been consistent with is maintaining a playlist of sorts, and around one year ago today I started keeping a log of the songs I have deemed “Best of 2016” entitled, ‘3016’.

So here it is; a cool playlist for your hopeful NYE get together, or any ready-to-get-lit-fest you may have going on this weekend.
These are all songs that either stood out amongst the rest or have been on heavy repeat, getting me through the life-sized obstacle course that was the past year of my life.

From the bottom of my heart to yours, enjoy.

 

ft. Andrew Luce

If music can’t save us what can?

Okay, maybe that is a little dramatic–but what can I say, I am a Nasty, nasty Woman.
Moving on…

You know what I think we all miss? #TRVP. That’s right. Good Old-Fashioned trap music.

If you don’t quite know what Trap is, it’s basically the electronic version of popular (or throwback) rap songs. Plus it’s so much fun to dance to.

Andrew Luce is probably one of the most underrated and upcoming musicians in Electronic right now. Decide for yourself:

That remix of Kid Cudi is available for free by clicking here.
I’d like to stop there but I won’t. If that tickled your fancy, this track is one of my current faves, ft. the unique sound of Ms. Chelsea Cutler.

ft. San Holo

Leave it to San Holo to be the one that inspires me to keep writing.

I am so thankful (what timing) to have found him as an artist. It’s an incredible feeling to feel like you’re a part of something bigger than yourself.
Music is what moves me…in the most literal/figurative/emotional/dream-like way.

Everybody has a song/s that just cuts to the core of their whole being.
A song that whenever you hear it, it makes you feel like a wave of magic is flowing over you, like the first time you kissed the one that you love…or something like that.

Here’s one of mine:

San Holo has proven to be one of the most consistently original talents of the last 5 years. He’s gone from an unknown, Dutch producer, to rising superstar DJ joining the likes of Madeon and Porter Robinson on their upcoming 12-stop tour of the Western US.

And he just released another stellar single this morning, lucky us..