Tag Archives: EDM

We Are The Lights That Will Not Go Out By Dep Mixes Electronica & New Age Sound

8 Aug

Dep’s album We Are The Lights That Will Not Go Out sets the scene of electronica and new age sound as a craft. Throughout the album, the tracks are carefully layered with specifically laid out tracks encompassing a mixture of fade-outs, wave sounds, and ambient rock. While listeners may not connect that all of these tracks were produced by Danny Peck performing as artist Dep, the unique sound of these tracks standing alone adds to how the producing skills throughout the album are intertwined in each individually unique in both emotion and structure arrangements on the album. The world of electronica and new age music is one that’s hard to stand out with a signature sound. Dep finds his way effortlessly through this album and as an offside leading Ted talks on Anatomy of Electronica Music. Without a doubt, We Are The Lights That Will Not Go Out leaves listeners with a new and expansive look at what electronic music can be in 2018, but also stuns with the musical craftsmanship of Dep.

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Metaspion Revives Scandinavian Tradition With Folk & Electronic Sound

7 Jun

Merging the world of Scandinavian sound with folk and electronic beats make listeners intrigued as they listen to Metaspion’s album Folktronika Schmolkfonika. With violins and a distinct sound within their music, one can hear the worldly and gothic tone that their music carries. When thinking about artists that are similar, musicians within the gothic genre stand out. Spooky Black, Crystal Castles, and a dash of Dresden Dolls all come to mind throughout the album. Alongside these similarities, the characteristics of EDM and lo-fi rock make their cameos as well. Formed by Morten Richter, he created the band out of a yearning to get back into music after a hiatus from the music industry. Previously being a lead performer of a glam rock band, Metaspion carries a different vibe. The name translates to meta- about itself, and spion which means spy. Richter cites that it evolved as a result of therapy sessions and seeking within. With plans to maintain the interest in Norwegian music and sound, Richter will be releasing another album, complete with more unique instruments, distinct sound, and an unwavering passion to spread the word of a music maker.

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Track below is from Metaspion’s album Old Rules Don’t Apply

Rar’s Single Darkness Mystifies Listeners Within The World of EDM

4 Jan

Hailing from the dynamic duo pairing of Raymo & Rich, the two bring their musical talents from Sydney, Australia with full force. The single Darkness not only mystifies listeners, but it also puts them in the eyes of the greats within the EDM sphere. Some good qualities of strong EDM music include riveting hooks, quality vocals, and superb mixing. RaR brings all three of those qualities and more within the track, Darkness. The vocal talents of New-Zealand singer Elizabeth Robinson really sets RaR in the realm of quality EDM, having the ultimate mix of talent within the track. With the right syncing up of Robinson’s vocals with the lyrics of “round and round we go”, it transcends more than just the idea of a song, and more into the expansive universe of RaR.

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Only U Dives Into The Feeling Of Possibility, The World, And Dreams

4 Jan

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, JDR doesn’t disappoint with their international sound. Their track Only U will remind listeners of EDM meets latin pop music. With the musical talents of Derrick Attwood, Joshua Paltoo, and Adam Xycore, its apparent why the band has risen in popularity. Between the upbeat tempos of their single Only U, impeccable mixing, and influences of music around the world, listeners are even more intrigued at their unique sound. With lyrics stating “the night is young, we have so much left to explore”, indicates a dive into youth, travel, and the feeling of possibility. All in all, 2018 is JDR’s year.

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Reckless Gods Sets New Sound For Eagle|Stallion

22 Sep

With the start of the song heavy on synthetic beats, listeners become drawn into another world crafted by Eagle|Stallion in their new EP called Reckless Gods, in particular with the track Poseidon’s Dead. The whole tempo of the song is overall upbeat, with synthetic drop down tones adding musical variety to the song as well. Typical of a traditionally good EDM beat, listeners want to listen to beat variation, and the synth sound that is so unique to EDM tracks. The unique part about Eagle|Stallion’s EP is that it’s centered about the theme of mythology; citing the out there stories with their equally out there sound. Overall, with the tones of the mythological world and the sounds of Eagle| Stallion, the two worlds collide to form a perfect world.

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