Future Bass

Artist: 
Seven Lions & Kill the Noise
Label: 
Monstercat

For those who do not know, Seven Lions and Kill the Noise are big names in the electronic music scene. Seven Lions is known for mixing dubstep with trance, and Kill the Noise is known for his dirty dubstep mixes. Fans of both of these artists may still enjoy this collaboration; however, listeners who are not fimiliar with these two may be less than satisfied. Right out of the gate, "Cold Hearted" seems unable to make up its mind on what kind of song it wants to be.

Sounds Like: 
Skrillex
Sounds Like: 
Zomboy
Sounds Like: 
Ahee
Name: 
Nick Ramos
Date Reviewed: 
10/26/2017
Artist: 
Ahee
Label: 
Impossible Records

Taking a glance at the title of the EP, and the Rick and Morty inspired cover art, one could guess that they would be stumbling upon a variety of wacky, creative tracks; and that's exactly what happens on Ahee's latest release. This four-track EP showcases the unique ways that bass can be used to help create a desired atmosphere. The opening track, "4U" establishes the alien sound, blending modified vocals with dark beats, and squelching synths with grimy dubstep bass; and maybe it could be thought of as the alien party-anthem.

Sounds Like: 
Knife Party
Sounds Like: 
Kasbo
Name: 
Nick Ramos
Date Reviewed: 
10/03/2017
Artist: 
Jai Wolf
Label: 
Mom+Pop

Jai Wolf released three remixes of his song “Like It’s Over feat. MNDR. (Which if you haven’t already checked out give it a listen)

The first of the three remixes was made by Ramziod. It is not an aggressive remix. It seems to be a great song to lie down and relax alone with. The drop has elements of future bass but is not overwhelming. Overall I think Ramziod did a beautiful job on an already beautiful song.

Sounds Like: 
Hippie Sabotage
Sounds Like: 
Porter Robinson
Name: 
Nicholas Sergeant
Date Reviewed: 
04/04/2017
Artist: 
Big Wild
Label: 
Foreign Family Collective

I've been obsessed with the song "Invincible," for weeks, so I was very excited when I found out that this EP had come out. Big Wild is on Odesza's label Foreign Family, so their music already kind of comes with its own seal of approval. You can expect catchy, melodic buildups that turn into anthemic EDM songs. I was very surprised when I found out that this is Big Wild's first non-single release, even if it is just an EP.

Sounds Like: 
Jai Wolf
Sounds Like: 
Odesza
Name: 
Will Fotter
Date Reviewed: 
03/08/2017
Artist: 
Pusher
Label: 
Black Butter Records

Pusher is a DJ producer who has recently made some waves in the clubs of Toronto with some stellar productions and remixes. In his new work, New Laces EP, Pusher puts forth an amazing set of great tunes. His sound is familiar, yet unique. It's pretty, but hits hard. Let me explain. In the world of EDM, future bass is absolutely taking over and many DJs and Producers are diving into this genre, and following the same general mold. There's something about Pusher's take on Future Bass in this EP that is so refreshing.

Sounds Like: 
Jai Wolf
Sounds Like: 
Wave Racer
Sounds Like: 
Mura Masa
Sounds Like: 
Giraffage
Name: 
Zack Estes
Date Reviewed: 
10/26/2016
Artist: 
San Holo
Label: 
bitbird

San Holo is an electronic music producer and DJ known for his remixes and originals that hit you with hard bass and a pretty high end for an all around amazing listening experience. If you know San Holo's music, you could probably recognize one of his new songs because of the signature synths, plucks, and overall style. However, his newly released edit of the Clams Casino song, "I'm God", is unlike his usual stuff. It's much more light and pretty.

Sounds Like: 
Kasbo
Sounds Like: 
Slander (their Heaven Trap remixes)
Name: 
Zack Estes
Date Reviewed: 
10/19/2016
Artist: 
Machinedrum
Label: 
Ninja Tune

Machinedrum is an American Glitch-hop artist who has been on the "underground" music scene for a while. I listened to a few of his old tracks, and it seems like he used to do mostly relaxed chill glitch that you can just sort of jam to. This album stands out from his last works as it's got a bunch of tracks that you could see playing in a DJ set that people could go hard to. His sound is hard to explain. It definetly has that main glitch influence, but this album incorporates some trap aspects, more house aspects, and over is just much more danceable.

Sounds Like: 
Diplo
Name: 
Zack Esets
Date Reviewed: 
09/28/2016
Artist: 
GTA + What So Not
Label: 
Warner Bros. Records

GTA and What So Not are both known for their groundbreaking sounds that mix trap and festival house, so naturally you'd expect something along those lines as they come together to collaborate on a single. However, in what I think is a refreshing suprise, these two powerhouses come together on this single "Feel It" with vocals from Tunji Ige, and put together a beautiful future bass track.

Sounds Like: 
Flume
Name: 
Zack Estes
Date Reviewed: 
09/14/2016
Artist: 
Veorra
Label: 
JASBA Records

To sum it up in one sentence: "Emerald" is a great album that you should listen to if you like EDM!

This album features a mixture of future bass, progressive, and dubstep. These genres combine to create a great mixture of beats with great vocals that form catchy tracks. These tracks are the perfect length for either radio play or listening to on your own. If you like EDM, definitely give this album a listen!

Sounds Like: 
Adventure Club
Name: 
Eric Newberry
Date Reviewed: 
03/27/2016
Artist: 
Flume
Label: 
Mom + Pop Music

Flume’s two new singles, although different in nature, share the same quality: they are both 100% worth listening to.  “Never Be Like You” shows the heart-felt side of Flume that we all love, adding beautiful vocals and irresitably relatable lyrics. The blend of chill and melodic trap was the perfect platform for the singer, Kai. His second single, “Smoke & Retribution,” explores a different area of the charts, providing hip-hop lovers their share of Flume.

Sounds Like: 
ODESZA, Rüfüs Du Sol, What So Not
Name: 
Kyah Cohen
Date Reviewed: 
03/02/2016
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