As you enter the “Higher Cognitive Process,” you are immediately hit with a sense of wonder as to what you are about to hear, to feel, to experience. The layered synth melodies combined with the pulsating baselines of “Paracas” grip you firmly and never lets go. “Golden Ratio” begins with a greater emphasis on percussion. As it dives into another series of complimentary primary and secondary melodies, my head is immediately bobbing up and down in line with the powerful driving baseline. The breakdown is as smooth as a newborn’s fanny, and the primary melody is infectious and becomes entangled with a series of secondary synths that come in and out of the aural environment with great fluidity. If you can’t tell this is one of my choice selections off the album. The flawless production aside, the entrancing vibe is what makes this track a highlight for me as a listener and a set staple as a DJ.
Sonic Future is a duo from Brazil consisting of Cesar Funck and VJ Leo and these guys have become a staple in my sets as of late. Always equipped with funky baselines and warm grooves, their tracks have received huge support from the industry from the likes of Maceo Plex, Tube & Berger, Noir, and many more! This new EP on Suara consists of a four sensational tracks. The title track, “L.O.V.E.” absolutely dominates dance floors with an a sexy baseline melody and vocals that seem to chant as the groove penetrates you. The next track is a collaboration with Do Santos called “About The Summer,” and this one has one clear message that can be found in pretty much every aspect of the production: the thick, dark, sensual baseline and synth melodies give the track a real dope vibe and the vocals employ a mellow kind of confidence that takes me poolside behind a pair of shades. “Numb” takes you deeper into a land of ambient noises, strong emotion, and warm pads, but then brings you back with a nice diving rhythm. The last track is called “Bring it On” and features a really soulful piano melody, some haunting vocal sampling, and a very powerful drop into an undeniable baseline that invites us to get close and dance closer.
Epic new EP from one of my favorite Anjunabeats artists, Ilan Bluestone. Fresh off of his latest hit single “Spheres” he drops a huge 3 track EP featuring entrancing melodies and euphoric synths. Huge support across the industry including legends, Above & Beyond. Been playing “Waves of LA” a lot and really dig the vibes. What’s your favorite?
Lancelot is now a part of the Anjunadeep family with his first EP release on the imprint titled “Giving It Up / Make Ends Meet.” The first track is the shining star of the EP and features the soulful voices of Antony & Cleopatra, which will surely shoot this song to the top of the charts in no time. Enjoy the vibes. They sound great on repeat.
Avicii really hit it big with the original of “You Make Me.” It is definitely one of the best tracks on his new album…regardless of what all those haters out there may say about the album as a whole. But this remix…whoa. Throttle is a young producer out of Melbourne who has burst onto the scene over the past few months with his impressive brand of “dirty disco.” Not only does he do wonders with a mashup, but his originals are quite impressive as well. He has some extremely catchy piano/synth melodies and combines them with high-energy disco/electro drops that will have any crowd on its feet in seconds. I like to think of his sound as a cross between Dada Life and Madeon. He has certainly caught my attention and just may have restored by faith in that electro sound.
Eric really is spoiling us this summer. Been waiting for this track for years. In case you missed it, here is his EDC Vegas set this past weekend. Continuing with his ‘Black Dice’ theme, this one is dark to very dark. Not for the casual ‘Everyday’ listener (although he does give them what they want at the end). I’d bet that ‘Personal Jesus’ edit doesn’t suck live either.
Not sure that this is technically a release since two of the four tracks are not available for purchase or free download. Honestly, who gives a shit. My office just allowed Soundcloud past the firewall. Fuck ya. Anyways, Gerard de la Disco is a ghost. A ghost that loves to make sexy disco music. Yes, there is little know about this bro, but his sound is phenomenal and technique is superb. Props bro, we diggin’ the summer vibes. Oh and thanks for the free tunes. Download “The Future” and “Don’t Wake Me Up” below.
He is a man of excellence. He is a man of distinction. He is a man of passion. But most of all, he is a man of disco.