All words: Toni Tileva
In this column, I cover songs for you to nod your head to in the EDM scene [electronic dance music, not extra dancey music, for those not in the know].
And this is the one edm event you need to be present at this Friday–the forecast calls for heavy amounts of bass across the spectrum.
1. Maya Jane Coles–Everything (feat. Karin Park)
Bass workaholic par excellence Maya Jane Coles can seriously do no wrong–not only is she ridiculously prolific, but her releases are consistently brilliant. Her debut album, Comfort, is set to drop in July. Following up on Easier To Hide, Maya Jane Coles delivers (everything) yet again.
2. Major Lazer–Get Free (Vacationer Remix)
With the release of Major Lazer’s sophomore album, Free The Universe, Diplo continues to solidify his place in the “hardest working producer in the biz” ranks.
Vacationer preserves the beach bum-swayin‘ vibes of the original and chillgaze-ifies, with no less sumptuous results.
3. Wu-Tang Clan–Execution In Autumn
Neck protect alert! To celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the release of Enter The Wu (36 Chambers), The Wu release this special track to show appreciation for their fans and it is available on a pay-what-you-want basis until May 30th. In other words, time to diversify your bonds and add this to your portfolio!
4. Noisy Meditation–Record Label Feature
Noisy Meditation is a Baltimore-based, international-roster-boasting record label founded by Baltimore native Kian Asamoah, a.k.a. Godfather Sage, focused on cutting-edge electronic music with deep and atmospheric vibes. In other words, as the name and its logo suggest, it is focused on mind-body-aural alignment through lush soundscapes.
amberscape is a young producer from Sydney, who brings an Arkist-esque future bassy/downtempo-ish sound to howiloathe.
5. Martin $ky–Track 01
A track off the Windy City rapper’s upcoming summer album, Timeless, a serious breath of fresh and a wind of change in the underground rap landscape. Oh, and also check out his flow over this Madlib track. Not to be missed.