Animadrop’s Aethra is the embodiment of both old era and new wave trance.
[Transcendent Trance:] Aethra – Animadrop
Animadrop brings all the feels with this absolutely uplifting embodiment of trance “Aethra”. Multiple trance synth filled drops, hypnotizing vocals and an overall air of transcending time abound. This 2019 cut feels like it easily could’ve released in the 2010s era of industrial trance music capturing and updating the allure, and power of the genre.
Check out Aethra and more from Animadrop on Soundcloud.
Tchami’s remix of Justin Martin’s “Stay” is the old Tchami many of us fell in love with back in 2013.
Stay (feat. Dalilah) [Tchami Remix] – Justin Martin
It’s hard not to dance to this banger of a tune from Justin Martin, remixed by Tchami. “Stay” with vocal assistance from Dalilah, just as the lyrics explain, knows what we need. This song is everything we need. This is the Tchami that I fell in love with in 2013 after hearing classics like “Go Deep”, “Promesses” and his remix of French Montana’s “Shot Caller”.
The blurred lines between future house, big room and ambient chill-out music bring back memories that I thought were locked away in my mind from almost a decade ago. I feel happy to have them return and can’t help but smile when I listen to this tune.
Bassboy’s “Thru Your Mind” hits all the right notes, jazzy, snazzy and an all-around good time.
Thru Your Mind – Bassboy [New UK Garage:]
Just the pick me up I needed for today. Bassboy delivers with the smooth as butter, snappy upbeat “Thru Your Mind”. A simple vocal hook is spliced and diced to a snazzy bassline and four on the floor beat. The result is calming and effervescent, coming off with a vibe of house chic.
Easily danceable, “Thru Your Mind” hits all the right notes and more. Be sure to check out Bassboy’s recent live set from Meister Drop-Ins and Save the Night below.
Dirtybird’s Scavazza drops the “Shake Your Hearts – EP” with two slick original tracks and a remix from Harry Romero.
Dirtybird has been busy lately. Doing numerous live sets throughout the week, recently Scavazza and Harry Romero played an enjoyable set to help give all of us stuck at home something to bop to. Scavazza opened with his recently released track “Shake Your Hearts” which couldn’t help but immediately catch my ear.
The peaceful repetitive piano/synth lulls you into a deep trance. The vocals chanting “shake your hearts…” possess a very Santigold feel as the track builds before the bass creeps in.
The music video seems to have been simultaneously released, and features a bit of political commentary. Scavazza is watching the news on TV, which is filled with anxiety-producing headlines, mainly coming out of the United States, and the Brazilian DJ has had enough, turning it off to go spend time outside, on the beach, in the company of real people.
Also included in the EP are the tracks “Hey” and Harry Romero’s remix of “Shake Your Hearts”
Robotaki releases Anachronism EP, a dreamy ride through funk infused electronic music.
Toronto based DJ, Robotaki, released his Anachronism EP, Friday. The EP is a thoughtful, deep fusion of house, funk and very unique ambient vibes any fan of “different” EDM should check out. Released through ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective, Robotaki’s sound here is deeply ambient, just like his label heads.
The opening track “Severance” combines melodic humming, downtempo vibes and rhythms and an IDM sound. By the end of the track, it completely flips, going from soft jazzy vocals to a glitchy snares and a hoppier sound adding a quick burst of energy.
The popular producer has remixed tracks from the likes of Daft Punk and Empire of the Sun and for good reason. The cuts “Meant to Be” and “Beaches” channel both those artists in their dreaminess and calming ambiance. This is beach music. Relaxed road trip music. The kind of stuff you’d want serenading the background of a peaceful lucid dream.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of Anachronism.
Dance music legend, ILLENIUM, remixes Halsey’s “Without Me” adding layers of depth and ambiance.
[Remixes:] Without Me (Illenium Remix) – Halsey
Halsey’s “Without Me” is enjoying national and international radio play as well as good positioning on the music charts. Now, dance music giant, Illenium, has remixed her hit single taking the song to new heights and adding great depth to the track. Halsey, once again, has this remix uploaded on her official YouTube account. Something I first noticed when looking up Autograf’s equally entrancing remix of her song “Bad At Love” after hearing it at Shaky Beats. This shows Halsey supports the artists and DJs who remix her music and is happy to promote them.
Illenium’s signature sound, cascading rhythms and layers of sound, heavily ambient waves of synths and sound add great atmosphere to the original version. These are accentuated by vocal samples of Halsey and an acoustic guitar softly plucking in the background.
Both drops, while not super heavy festival or rage out of your mind style drops, instead opt for an endearing eruption of majestic, magnificent soundscapes that sound like they’d be more at home at a symposium or in an orchestra, than a rave.