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.
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.
Today’s throwback post focuses on Canadian DJ, Kaytranada, whose infectious sound causes listeners to take notice the moment they hear one of his songs. I’d first heard of him around the time I initially began to listen to and research Future House music several years ago. Kaytranada’s music could be called Future Lounge. It’s never really high energy or insane, and it works extremely well. He makes music you’d listen to at the beach, sailing over the ocean blue, or lounging on a tropical island.
Swedish EDM duo Galantis’ newest song “Emoji” is a very welcome affair to the EDM world. Beginning with very soft, yet sultry vocals reminiscent of ones oft used by fellow House DJ, Kaskade, the beat picks up into energetic, fun, light-hearted sound. A nice change of pace from the high energy drops so often the go to’s at modern EDM shows and festivals.
Oooohhhh weeee / Send me an emoji, lemme know how you feel croons the female vocalist. Accentuated by light piano chords and a light rhythm, the song certainly makes a perfect “wind-down” number for house DJs.
The music video, directed by Dano Cerny is a cute visualization of a member of the duo spending time alone at his house with an emoji/heart. The ending is really sweet and the video goes well with a fun little tune like this one.
Learn more about Galantis on their Facebook, and hear more music from them on Spotify.
Fresh from the Confession label’s Alchemy Vol. 3 is a new song from Future House producer Rootkit. Track six on the album, “Take a Shot” combines heavy bass, and a dark atmospheric sound to create a future house track that exudes a full bodied, yet minimalist sound.
As the sampled voice in the background repeatedly commands “Take a Shot,” sounds of echoing synths and tribal sounding wails combine to creating a very industrial feel.