By: DJ Lettrón
Get ready to discover a lot of up-and-coming talent in EDM culture. This week you'll listen to several tracks from rising stars that experiment with sounds mimicking everything from bubbles to an angry silverback gorilla. You'll also get to witness the continued rise and evolution of familiar Electro and Progressive House DJs Dannic and Alvaro.
1. "Lion" Dannic, Revealed Recordings
Dannic is a DJ on the rise in 2014, stepping his game up with each successive release. A grooving melody builds up into an insane drop with super-charged synths. Out now.
2. "Soldiers" Mike Hawkins, Doorn Records
This tune has addictive melodies throughout. The buildup teases the main beat's melody, which sounds like a bass-laden score to an epic Greek war movie. Out February 3rd.
3. "Ready for Action" Alvaro & Joey Dale, Spinnin' Records
Alvaro's sound continues to evolve. If "Make the Crowd Go" was a jumper, then this new record is a shuffler. At least that's how the crowd interpreted it when Moguai's opener dropped it at Webster Hall NYC this past weekend. Out now.
4. "Savage" Case & Point, Monstercat
The track's title had me believing this would be a high-energy banger all the way. I was pleasantly surprised to find an uplifting and catchy vocal buildup, whose melody is replicated by the main synths after the drop. Out now.
5. "Rollin'" Ton! Dyson vs. TN10, New Guerrilla Recordings
The energy in this track is red-hot. The deep vocal buildup, sharp kick, elevating melody and violins complete this electro banger. Out February 10th.
6. "Liberation (Proper Coffee Remix)" MB Sak feat. Bonnie Legion, Musical Noize
Proper Coffee pairs Bonnie's original vocals with an uplifting melody, suddenly dropping into high-pitched synths that meld with the percussion to make an addictive beat. Out February 3rd.
7. "Machine" French Groove, Vacation Records
Parisian producer French Groove brings us a track with a unique beat in the chorus. The clicking percussion will make you want to move without overloading you with bass. Out now.
8. "Bubbles" Antrox, Glovel Records
Swedish producer Antrox brings us a refreshing track that stands out among the rest. A bubbly synth progresses through the track, which builds to a satisfying, high-energy peak. Out now.
9. "Silverback" DDei&Estate, Betty Beat Records
German DJs DDei&Estate unleash a solid medium-energy track with unique synths that sound like angry silverback gorillas about to do battle. Out now.
10. "Let the Bass Go" Ron Reeser
I like how the buildup plays with the pitch of the vocal sample that gives the track its name. The main beat screams festival banger and layers a marching drum beat on top as the chorus progresses. Release TBD.