Over the past few months, you may have noticed that producer Sebastian Carter has been keeping a low profile, but it’s for good reason. The 22-year-old Swiss native has been diligently working on his debut EP, City Lights, that is a display of his authentic artistry and exploratory musical direction, which picks up influences from Bonobo, Four Tet, Odesza, Maribou State, and bits of Lapalux along the way. Sebastian’s new lead single, “Shallow Waters,” is a perfect example of this with its blissful vibe driven by varied drum patterns, spacey atmospheres, layered synths, and more, striking a precise balance of energy and emotion fit for any listening environment. Enjoy the song below and follow Sebastian as he continues to roll out his debut EP until its full release on September 23rd.
“After a walk in the woods near my home in Switzerland followed by a night out in Zurich, the contrast between nature and city inspired me to create ‘Shallow Waters’. The organic, rhythmic and calm flow of the first part of the track resembles nature, while the energetic 80s influenced electronic part resembles the city. Just like my walk in the woods I started with the soothing airy lead melody and rhythmic beat and continued with the contrastive electronic part, musically telling the story of this experience. The choice of synthesizers in the electronic part is heavily inspired by 80s synth-pop, conveying a feel of nostalgia. The title ‘Shallow Waters’ comes from the tracks relaxing and river-like flowing nature, which gives it a calm and safe feel, just like wading in shallow water.”– Sebastian Carter
I really admire the way that Amtrac continues to genre bend. It seems like every release he puts out gets a bit more spacey and ambient, yet stays very full of low end sound. Some aspects of this production strike me as trance, some house, some tech house — there’s pretty much something for everyone. I’m also really digging the vocal samples on “Running After,” which is the winner on this EP. If you’re in LA, come see Amtrac live this Friday at Outspoken.
All around dance music bad ass Junior Sanchez bestow’s his blessing on the latest and greatest from Australian producer Paces and we’ve got the scoop! Synths soaked in Summertime dance delicately with vocals from Guy Sebastian as the song keeps an anti-progressive vibe, perfect for the current carefree season. Look for the full tune and remix package featuring 4 more Junior Sanchez edits out on August 5th via Etc Etc Records. In the meantime, get your fix with the below stream and keep the Summer vibes on high as we charge into the second half of the season!
Despite their own successful individual careers, DJ Snake and Bipolar Sunshine first broke into the scene as a collaborators with a song called “Middle,” which went on to become a platinum hit, in addition to reaching top 20 charts in France and the United States, top 10 in the UK, and top 5 in Australia. With such a warm reception for “Middle,” it made sense for them to join forces again, and thus, “Future Pt. 2″ was born. Have a listen to the cut from DJ Snake’s debut album above, and enjoy the funky vocal house vibes.
I’ve heard this track played out live a few times, and it’s an absolute hammer. Jax Jones and MNEK really hit the nail on the head with this one. Big fat bass line, tough vocal samples, prickly overlying percussion — really no weak part of this track. For the official video, they decided to release a quasi-live performance version. It’s pretty cool to see the environment in which this track was allegedly conceived. Check it out!
With a year that has included performances from Coachella to Cream in Ibiza, showcases for their CUFF label, and a grip of fresh releases, the French duo, Amine Edge & Dance, have been thriving, and they’re primed to continue on their ascent for the second half of 2016. They recently announced a North American tour, including appearances at HARD Summer this weekend, New York’s Flash Factory, Canada’s Shambhala Music Festival, and more in the coming weeks (full list dates after the jump).
Additionally, Amine Edge & Dance have also unveiled plans for their forthcoming album, Past Before Future, that is a collection of 10 unreleased singles and remixes of some of their favorite artists, including Drake and Kreayshawn (full tracklist after the jump). They’ve started rolling out the album, and today, they dropped the second song, “Get Dat.” Enjoy their newest offering below, along with a handful of other Amine Edge & Dance jams for your listening pleasure.
Jerry Folk has been showing us a different side of his production chops with his past few releases, this one being my favorite of the bunch. “Stanley” has really endearing chord progressions coupled with airy & elegant vocal stabs — making for a really nice tune. It’s future bass without being so in your face about it, if that makes sense. Sometimes soulful sometimes deep, this one changes as it breathes. Take a listen for yourself and grab a free download to play on your iPod .
With about two weeks left till the unveiling of a much anticipated compilation release from LA/Paris based house label, Homerun House, up to bat is Gerry Gonza and Ania Iwinska with “Let Me Dip.” This original mix encompasses popular 909 snare rolls with a sweet driving bass that is sure to steer the evening into a night we’ll make poor decisions to. It’s the second track out on the brand new label that is home to some of house’s heavy hitters including Loud Luxury and Slowbødy who we spoke of last June. Start counting down the days and cop this FREE DOWNLOAD below!
Fresh off the success of his recent smash, “Dirty Work”, Chicago funkster Sam Padrul continues his ride on a big Summer wave with his latest offering, “Hold On Me”. “Hold On Me” features Australian artist Mammals & the song is another fine example by Sam Padrul of how electronic pop music should be properly executed. And, of course, it’s his funk that brings it all together. It’s the type of sexy, pop driven funk that many electronic artists are either not daring enough to try or not funky enough to deliver. With Mammals being no stranger to top team ups (previously teaming up on Goldroom’s classic “Till Sunrise”), this pairing is a perfect Summertime collaboration. Time to set sail on the sea of Summertime funk…
“Hold On Me” is out soon on iTunes & other digital outlets.
Well, its time to fire up the BBQ and spend your days outside. Bit Funk is back with the soundtrack to go alongside that scene. Cue “Destination Sunrise”, a summer jam featuring vocalist Nefe on top of production boasting sprinkles of tropical dance elements, while remaining pop at its core. This track follows up on his late 2015 release of Off The Ground, which has garnered over 3 million streams on Spotify and trickled into mainstream radio across North America.