by 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].
1. DROP–Baltimore’s monthly drum’n’bass event
If you’ve been jonesing for a high-caliber [or should we say high-Calibre] event dedicated solely to drum’n’bass, you need to drop in on Baltimore’s new monthly event DROP. With some serious bass weight behind it, including DJ Seven, the fast breakbeats are sure to set true drum’n’bass heads’ heart[beats] aflutter. Not to be missed.
2. Jacques Greene–Quicksand
Canadian house music producer Jacques Greene releases the untitled track from his Fader mix. Jacques Greene has been getting a ton of hype recently [his remix of Kelly Rowland’s Motivation definitely helped] and has upcoming tour dates with SBTRKT.
3. HAIM–Don’t Save Me [Cyril Hanh Remix]
4. Giraffage–All That Matters
San Francisco-based producer Giraffage just released his mixtape Needs and it is exactly what he calls it–“sample-based pop.” In other words, woozy, chopped and screwed samples, and miasmic downtempo noodlings–in other words, all kinds of wonderful.
5. Major Lazer–Get Free [Andy C Remix]
Drum’n’bass whiz Andy C gives Major Lazer’s Get Free a next-level-epic makeover. Don’t play this on some bass-unprepared computer speakers.