A trend seems to be emerging out of our little micro-genre; a trend that we’re all too eager to get behind. This paradigm renders itself through the blend of RnB aesthetics and bass music production. Dead Times, US native’s and all around solid guys, are the perfect example of this recent movement. Although they do utilize tidy vocals, that doesn’t necessarily mean they rely on them to carry their production. Rather, musicality is brought to the forefront along with the ghostly verbal melodies. In the instance of their new gem “Freefall” this certain ethic is exemplified to the T. Raw bass rhythms mixed with breathy harmonics layer themselves across the soundscape like a warm blanket, coating the listeners’ ear with the temperate touch of oozy reverb. For more RnB inspired hymns and a download of the track above, find the boys on Soundcloud.
Stumbled upon this beauty from Dutch artist David Douglas over at Pasta Primavera and Laurent nails it:
The electronics tipping the scales of David Douglas’ Royal Horticultural …Society all sound familiar…the beats have been struck before…the synths have buzzed my ears once or twice in the past…I have heard this so many times in so many forms…so many speakers echoed these sounds…yet why is it so fresh…
…its beautifully crafted electronic dance/chill music that is molded and chipped and massaged so wonderfully that every song on it makes you just want to close your eyes and fall backwards into a sleepwalking dance.
One-man production multi-tasker Darren Harts creates radio-friendly electro pop from his Melbourne bedroom studio, but his energetic, sustained hooks are more than capable enough to stand toe-to-toe with the best from VHS or Beta or Friendly Fires.
Check this electro-tinged tropical summer jam from Matthew Scheiner’s (Mon Khmer, Oberhofer) Tropic of Pisces. Look for the forth coming Marking debut EP and check the other single, the bubbly ”Symmetry”