Notable Dance Podcast #072 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud
Junior Sanchez vs Bad Suns – Salt (Original Mix)
Block & Crown vs Troj – Come To See Me
Second City ft Ali Love – What Can I Do
Cleavage – Need Someone
Mike Mago ft Dragonette – Outlines (Original Mix)
Gabriel & Dresden – New Ground (Original Mix)
Olav Basoski – Stress Test (Vocal Mix)
Anna Lunoe – Bass Drum Dealer
BT ft Christian Burns – Paralyzed (Original Mix)
David Anthony ft Rozalla – Can You Feel The Love (Extended Mix)
Aerreo ft Jonny Rose – Meteorite (Extended Mix)
Manufactured Superstars ft Jarvis Church – Stay (Extended)
Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere – Falling Back (Extended Mix)
Picture of BT taken at WMC 2014.
If you haven’t heard yet about David Heartbreak, you soon will. Mixing dubstep and reggae, the producer has constructed a unique sound that is fresh yet familiar. On his new track “Rebel,” you can hear the influence of Skrillex and Diplo as well as a profoundly strong ragga influence. Leftside’s vocals are chopped and spliced with such pristine severity that it feels like he is channeling BT doing nano/stutter edits circa “Somnambulist.” The track is being labelled as “future dub,” so it’s only a matter of time until there is a MOS compilation called “Best of Future Dub” as well a track popping out featuring Lil’ Jon or Pitbull.
Image courtesy of OWSLA.
Here’s an electronic record that you can’t really dance to. There’s been a lot of buzz over “Sea of Buzz,” the first track from Porter Robinson’s forthcoming ‘Worlds’ album, because it is completely unexpected. Just as Avicii incorporated country music into his recent album, Porter has moved away from the electrohouse he is known for (“Spitfire,” “Vandalism,” “Language”) and created a beautiful soundscape for listening while chilling out. There are no banging beats, massive drops, or shouting “throw your hands in the air.” The beautiful soundscape washes over you with strings and effected backing vocals until the lead comes in with a simple melody. Whether the rest of his album will continue in this more BT/m83 direction is unknown, but it definitely does bring a few things to mind. The banging big room electro/festival EDM sound seems to be starting to slow down with the rise of slower-tempoed nu-house in the UK and deep house across from Europe. This kind of chilled-out soundscape might be part of that natural evolution. Since electronic music has been so embraced by the current generation, it only makes sense that they will want to listen to it outside of the club, and let’s face it, the majority of banging EDM tracks just don’t make sense outside of the normal environment. Chilled-out house and mellower tracks fit that bill much more readily. “Sea of Voices” is not what you would expect from Porter Robinson, but it’s a sign that during his time off touring to produce his album that he explored some new ideas and might be on the cusp of a major transition in the electronic music world.
Image courtesy of Astralwerks.
Porter Robinson – Sea of Voices