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.
Bass house trio BROHUG releases their Swag / Vamos – EP just in time for 2019.
[Bass House/Big Room:] “Swag” and “Vamos” EP on Dim Mak Records
BROHUG has done it once again with some bass-laden tunes released just in time for the new year. Closing out 2018, is the “Swag / Vamos” EP release on Dim Mak Records. Both tunes are filled to the brim with bass and BROHUG’s signature sound.
“Swag” is energetic with a repeating female vocal that echoes after the drop. “Vamos” employs a deep voice repeating the title and filling the floor with heavy bass ambiance. It takes some inspiration from the big-room genre.
Cazztek delivers a bass thumping, yet ethereal big room “feel” take on Tchami’s “World to Me”
Tchami – World to Me (feat. Luke James) [Cazztek Remix]
Tchami’s “World to Me (feat. Luke James)” was one of the songs hot enough off his album to warrant its own EP. I’ve covered the Rootkit Remix & the Dillon Nathaniel Remix but there’s another flip just as epic that deserves not to be overlooked.
Cazztek’s remix of the song takes it in an interesting direction. A fusion of bass house, dance house and Future House this remix blends all these elements for an uplifting, atmospheric remix with plenty of energy.
A catchy beat and vocal sample play over the opening hook, “Baby, you should know/that you mean the world to me” with trance synths into a bass filled future house drop. The drop alone, heavy enough to fill dancefloors, refreshingly devolves back into broken down layers at the second chorus/full hook.
Ending out with warped bass and synths and then the return of the distorted vocal sample results in a song so upbeat, so funky, so different it’ll turn just about any person’s head.
Check it out above as well as more remixes from Tchami’s “Confession” label YouTube page.
[New Releases:] Tchami – World to Me EP (Confession Records)
One of my favorite EDM/Future House DJs, Tchami, whom I saw in concert here in Atlanta about a month or so ago, has finally released the Extended Play of his hit song, “World to Me.”
My favorite remixes so far from the EP are the Rootkit Remix and Dillon Nathaniel’s Remix. Nathaniel’s remix was dropped by Tchami and Malaa at the Atlanta Tabernacle show and features some festival-rocking, club-jumping bass revvs that are simply amazing.
The Rootkit Remix is much more atmospheric and when the chorus/drop hits the following mish mash of sounds resounds and lifts the track, and you, up high into the air. Sounding like, I dunno, for some reason it kinda reminds me of the ethereal-ness I experienced when first hearing Morgan Page’s “Fight For You” and it’s “Derby Fight” mash-up remix.
Be sure to check out the World to Me EP and Tchami’s “Confession” if you haven’t already.
[Dance/House:] Morgan Page – Fight For You (Beltek Remix)
I fight for you, I didn’t wanna have to raise my voice… I’m right for you, You really leave me with no choice…
Morgan Page’s “Fight For You” is already epic enough in it’s original form, with the incredibly festival-ready mash-up take on Page’s own “Fight For You,” combined with Nima Nesta’s “Derby” in “Derby Fight“. or the deep ambient, Sultan & Shepard Remix or the dubstep-heavy Culture Code Remix. The Beltek Remix is another great, mixable remix emphasizing the heavy atmospheric basslines and melodies inherent in the popular song. Having been remixed six ways to Sunday there is a remix in probably at least one genre that any person alive would enjoy. Check some of them out below:
[Dance/Electronic:] Fight For You – Morgan Page
[EDM Festival House:] Derby Fight – Morgan Page Vs. Nima Nesta
[House:] Fight For You (DJ Dan Remix) – Morgan Page
[Dubstep/House:] Fight For You (Culture Code Remix) – Morgan Page
[Deep House:] Fight For You (Sultan & Shepard Remix) – Morgan Page
Today’s EDM Origins highlights songs from none-other-than, the ambassador of American house-music, Kaskade.
[Progressive Trance-House:] Kaskade feat. Becky Jean Williams – Start Again
The EDM Origins post for today focuses on house music, particularly the mish-mash of progressive house, vocal trance and dance music typical of super-producer Kaskade. In “Start Again,” enchanting and uplifting female vocals commence the ride and journey into tech-house beats melded with trance-like melodies. It’s hard to pinpoint any onestand-out track from Dynasty. Most of the album has this signature sound of Kaskade’s. More epic even, are the remixes of EP’s popular tracks and, as is common practice in EDM, the whole album (see Kaskade’s Fire & Ice (Double EP Album), other self-remixers include Diplo and DJ Tiesto to name a few)
[Dance / Club House:] Kaskade & Adam Sun feat. Sunsun – Raining (Dance.Love Edit)
“Raining” is EDM producers, Kaskade and Adam Sun‘s dance-house masterpiece, filled with intoxicating vocals, bass heavy synths and a quite dance-able rhythm. The “dance.love edit” is featured on Kaskade’s remix compilation album, dance.love, alongside a host of other amazing remixes of Kaskade’s songs and other artists such as Alex Gaudino, Samantha James and Adrian Lux (see below:)
Samantha James – Waves of Change (Kaskade Remix)
Kaskade featuring Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode)
Make sure you do not sleep on these two standout tracks from two of the hottest producers in the music game right now. The first “Gorilla,” comes to us from EDM/chillwave/hip-hop producer Clams Casino, who gained much recognition after producing several songs for Lil’ B and A$AP Rocky (Lil B’s “I’m God and A$AP’s “Wassup”) as well as Mac Miller’s “Angel.” Clams is well known in the hip-hop and electronic community and his beats are revered as being very unique, different, often hauntingly good. His self-released instrumental EP, Rainforest, was very well-received. Featuring original beats and instrumental versions of his tracks artists have rapped over, his instrumental tapes became a series (Instrumentals) which is available fore free from his website.
Our second highlighted producer is a god in the indie music community and is celebrated as one of the most prolific and youngest electronic producer to date. “DMT” is one of XXYYXX’s more atmospheric, entrancing and aurally euphoric instrumentals from his popular sophomore album. XXYYXX first gained popularity following the release of his first album Still Sound and his very successful, influential self-titled EP, XXYYXX in 2012. One of the standout singles “About You” (see below) was extremely popular with its calming yet repeating, expounding beat. The song was so popular that a remix featuring rapper 2 Chainz surfaced shortly after the originals’ release.