Hey all! Just a quick update. I do apologize for this brief lack of content as we go into the end of the fall holidays. Aside from working, I have been looking for and picking up a few freelance gigs and just planning the next steps of my career and life, really.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season and is getting to spend some time with those that matter most in your life and also take some time to relax as another year soon comes to a close. I will try to make a big point of posting to this blog more regularly and soon working on a visual overhaul of the site itself.
Since I spoke with ATHRS at this year’s Imagine Music Festival, I have been writing for the local city events blog ATL By Day and fairly recently have just joined a national EDM music blog that I will post about soon once I’ve officially published something with them (keep your eyes peeled here!). I have also re-surfaced my old college portfolio site and will be working on and updating that as well, and also will be posting more reviews (music, EPs, as well as product and video game reviews).
Bare with me on all of these websites, and feel free to comment, positive, negative, anything as I love to hear feedback! If you have recommendations for music or artists to cover or anything else you’d like to see on any of my sites, feel free to contact me at LuminousMediaATL@gmail.com .
BROHUG’s latest track “In My Hands” combines their signature sound with dance, disco house vocals and plenty of energy.
[Dance/Bass-House:] In My Hand – BROHUG
BROHUG does it yet again with their latest track, “In My Hand,” a satisfying blend of Disco house like vocals with their signature bass house sound.
The DJ trio seems to almost come up with unique ways to present their tunes and even drops that sounds the same still come across completely different. Not an easy accomplishment. BROHUG songs always energize, are face-melting or just plain raw in the best possible ways.
Check out their YouTube page and label page for more.
Canadian EDM duo Botnekdelivers with solid house tune “Don’t Need U.” A nice classic cut that straddles the line between deep house and house more influenced by bass music. The nu-disco type vibes coupled with the Disclosure sounding vocal disclaiming, “I don’t need you anymore,” set up a nice groovy rhythm. Then the drop comes. Heavy bass, heavy synths and a heavier sound combine to mix the perfect harmony of chill and rage-worthy.
(Catch “Blue Lakes” and any other song in his Tomorrowland set, which is tracklisted in the info on Youtube. This video starts at Blue Lake 52 minutes in)
Progressive DJ Boris Brejcha put on a hell of a set at Tomorrowland 2018 in Belgium. Several standout songs were in his set, which featured exclusively only Brejcha’s own music. The German DJ had fans locked into his realm of entrancing soundscapes for over an hour and a half and received rave reviews for his performance (as well as many others he has done as of late). Be sure to check it out!
Simply, shed your skin and
howl at the moon, with me…
ATHRS, the EDM punk rocker comes through with a quite deeper and more depth diving meld of deep house music and pop-punk vocals in “Shed Your Skin.”
The beat breaks down and builds up around deep house synths and an atmospheric soundscape prompting powerful emotions of breaking free and letting go (of troubles, the past, etc.). Do yourself a favor and check out this very unique track.
You can check out a feature I did on ATHRS and his response to an interview I did with him after his performance at Imagine 2018 on his experience at the fest.
[Commercial with Cool Music:] My Favorite Things (Urban Noize Edit) – Nora Khalif
Commercials have increasingly turned to EDM to be featured in their adverts. Car companies have probably been sampling the electronic genre’s gems for quite some time, since the rise of dubstep almost a decade ago. Volvo stepped up and featured a remix of a traditional song (along the lines of Toyota’s Bippity Boppity Boo EDM Remix).
In a rare twist however, a full version of the remix was also released and uploaded to Youtube. Often when EDM is used in commercials, the song will be a snippet produced only for the commercial and a full version is never released. Volvo made a smart move featuring Urban Noize’s remix of the song which also has a full version. Enjoy it above!
Louis the Child’s “Better Not” offers up futuristic synths alongside tropical, island beats.
[Downtempo Dance House:] Better Not (feat. Wafia) – Louis the Child.
Just in time for the summer is a cut with plenty of cool, tropical vibes. With a repeating reggae tin drum in the backbeat helping to create the dreamy, calm atmosphere of “Better Not” Wafia‘s vocals fit right in.
Louis the Child creates an interesting flow with this one, which initially resembles a contemporary pop song.
Though that may be true, by the first hook the track intrigues as the synths pick up. Then by the first “drop” you’ll find yourself humming and swaying to the beat and echoing the chorus of “You better not…” This is a great song for the season and not to be missed.