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Can The Internet Come Together To Get Martin Garrix’s Animals To 1 Billion Views On His Birthday?

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 3:24pm

Martin Garrix has just turned 21 and he’s already accomplished a lot more in his last few years than some musicians will ever achieve in a lifetime – a compliment that speaks more to the producer’s stunning breakthrough from such a young age. “Animals” was that breakthrough single reaching the top of the Beatport electronic charts and climbing all the way to #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 – despite Martin having only been 17 when it was released.

In the four years since he’s had numerous radio and dance hits including “Scared to Be Lonely,” “In The Name of Love,” “Forbidden Voices,” “Don’t Look Down,” and more. He also topped DJ Mag’s ‘prestigious’ DJ Rankings last year, and headlined festivals all across the planet. What he hasn’t managed to accomplish just yet is the iconic 1 Billion YouTube view club that The Weeknd and Daft Punk managed to conquer earlier today. But, he’s pretty damn close and it looks like with today being his birthday the internet could come together to give him a hand if a few more like-minded fellows like Reddit user /u/vburnin lend a helping hand.

Right now, “Animals” is at 995 million YouTube views so he’s about as close as he can get. It’s about 9:15pm in The Netherlands, where he was born, so if the internet can come together for a few more views Martin just hit might that 1 billion views mark on his birthday – not a bad 21st birthday present from the internet at all!

Stream it below, it’s currently the 60th most viewed YouTube video of all time.

Photo by Rukes.com

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Source: Can The Internet Come Together To Get Martin Garrix’s Animals To 1 Billion Views On His Birthday?

BREAKING: The Weeknd Tops 1 Billion YouTube Views For “Starboy” With Daft Punk

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 3:10pm

This just in: The Weeknd has just joined one of the most exclusive clubs on the planet – the 1 billion YouTube views on a single video mark. The official music video for “Starboy” featuring Daft Punk has crossed the 1,025,000,000 mark adding yet another achievement to what’s starting to become a long list for the single.

It peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 achieving 4x Platinum with over 1.3 million units sold in the US in addition to Platinum and Diamond level certifications in Australia (4x Platinum), Belgium (2x Platinum), Brazil (2x Platinum), Canada (3x Platinum), Denmark (Platinum), France (Diamond), Germany (Platinum), Italy (2x Platinum), New Zealand (2x Platinum), Norway (3x Platinum), Spain (Platinum), Sweden (4x Platinum), and Platinum once again the United Kingdom. Don’t forget the whole host of Billboard Music Awards it also pulled in the other week and you can probably count on both the album and single scoring some GRAMMY nominations later this year as well.

The video is currently #58 on the most watched videos of all time list and it is Daft Punk’s first ever record to hit 1 billion YouTube views.

H/T: WeRaveYou

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Source: BREAKING: The Weeknd Tops 1 Billion YouTube Views For “Starboy” With Daft Punk

‘Save the World’ By Swedish House Mafia Turned Six Yesterday

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 1:26pm

It’s been over four years since Swedish House Mafia officially disbanded following their performance at Ultra 2013 but their legacy certainly lives on. There’s been plenty of discussion about a potential reunion tour, and while that may or may not happen (depending on who you talk to) it’s certainly been a long-running discussion among dance music fans for well over a year now.

Yesterday, one of their most beloved songs ‘Save the World’ with vocalist John Martin officially turned six years old. If you were a fan of progressive house fan back in the early 2010s you’ll definitely have memories of hearing this massive tune at pretty much every festival you went to.

In fact, the song was such a hit that it even made it onto to the Billboard US Pop Songs chart peaking at #35 and topping the Hot Dance Club songs in addition to selling over 463,000 copies in the states. Elsewhere in the U.K. it did even better climbing to #10 on their singles chart and achieving silver certification with upwards of 200,000 units sold. The song was also nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 54th annual GRAMMY Awards.

Stream “Save the World” again below and get ready to relive those progressive house feels.

H/T: WeRaveYou | Featured Image: Rukes

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Source: ‘Save the World’ By Swedish House Mafia Turned Six Yesterday

G-Eazy Shares Photo From Studio Session With Skrillex

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 1:06pm

G-Eazy has been very active working in the dance music space for the last year or so having worked with Borgore, Carnage, and most recently Dillon FrancisLast night, he stepped it up a notch getting in the studio with perhaps the biggest dance name of them all – Skrillex.

G-Eazy documented the experience over social media in a Facebook post that also revealed that an album was on its way. Whether Skrillex’s involvement will be limited to a single collaboration or whether he’s taking on a heavier role like he did with Incubus co-producing their latest album remains to be seen, but hopefully we get some music out of this studio session soon!

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Source: G-Eazy Shares Photo From Studio Session With Skrillex

Ray Volpe Shares Exciting New Take On Melanie Martinez’ “Soap”

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 11:12pm

Sometimes bad news can result in good things. Ray Volpe’s Buygore debut with “Rescue Me” was inexplicably delayed, so he put out this bootleg of “Soap” by Melanie Martinez and WOW!

“Soap” was reminiscent of a lot of tunes on PC Music, so it’s rational to think that it would be ripe for remixing, and Ray did more than a phenomenal job with it. Not only did he completely capture the vibe of the original, he made it his own with a melodic twist and some incredible production to boot. The suspense leading up to the drop put my hair on end, and the drop more than delivered. Chopping up Martinez’ vocals with a silky effect and dancehall rhythm was inspired, and it just continues to get better from there.

Check it out below and grab the free downoad.

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Source: Ray Volpe Shares Exciting New Take On Melanie Martinez’ “Soap”

Sebastien – Gold (Wavesz Remix) [Free Download]

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 11:11pm

We’re glad to inform everyone that California producer and DJ Wavesz has just dropped his latest creation. The last time Wavesz left his mark was after introducing himself with an edit of Andrew Luce’s remix to the LANY track “ILYSB.” To shake things up, the 19-year-old takes the deep house anthem “Gold” by Sebastien and featuring Bright Sparks and flips it into a future bass emotion.

Wavesz does an impeccable job of displaying his R&B influences and technical diligence in his electronic productions. This is evident in his remix of “Gold” where he replaces the acoustic guitars of the original for a soft piano chord all before layers of synths crash graciously against each other in the drops. As hard-hitting as this remix may be, the direction Wavesz took on with this remix alter the lyrical tone as singer Bright Sparks almost sounds more sullen versus the cheery nature of Sebastien’s version. If Wavesz continues to bring this level of originality and passion into remixes, edits, and flips, I can only imagine what kind of power bombs he might be concocting for his first original tracks might sound like.

Check out the new Wavesz remix of “Gold” by Sebastien on Soundcloud.

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Source: Sebastien – Gold (Wavesz Remix) [Free Download]

Pharrell and Kaytranada Chat About Doing an EP Together, and Just Think How Crazy that Would Be

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 9:36pm

Kaytranada has been setting the music industry on fire lately, notably working with Nick Murphy (AKA Chet Faker) and lending a hand for Kendrick Lamar‘s already classic DAMN.

People are definitely taking notice, and it sounds like Pharrell even wants in on the action!

During his Beats 1 Radio show, OTHERtone, Pharrell almost hypothetically threw out the idea that he and the producer should do an EP together, focused on Haitian roots. The exchange is interesting, because it turns less hypothetical and more “dead ass” by the end.

At first, Kaytranada seems taken off guard by the offer Pharrell is putting on the table, and then after briefly mulling it over, he returns cooly with, “sure it would probably work well.”

We can’t even think about how crazy that would sound, but we’re all for it!

 

H/T: Dancing Astronaut | MixMag

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Source: Pharrell and Kaytranada Chat About Doing an EP Together, and Just Think How Crazy that Would Be

Diplo’s Latest Production For This Rapper Is Wildly Outside Of His Norm

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 9:25pm

Diplo just dropped a new track two days ago with Justin Bieber, Rich The Kid and Young Thug and that one did not get a phenomenal reception. For the second pairing of Diplo and Bieber, it was perhaps the addition of autotuned rappers that brought it down; though for his own part, Bieber’s verse was pretty solid.

Today, a new Diplo production for rapper XXXTENTACION just dropped and it’s unlike anything we’ve heard from the producer previously. The track has a light and bouncy rhythm with very delicate synths and percussion, never really hitting hard or harshly. Combined with the vocals, the track isn’t something we’d expect to hear from Diplo ever, but it’s really hitting us in the right places.

Unfortunately, it seems fans of XXXTENTACION aren’t as happy with the track, judging by the Soundcloud comments. But either way, it’s worth 137 seconds of your time.

 

Image via Rukes.com

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Source: Diplo’s Latest Production For This Rapper Is Wildly Outside Of His Norm

auram – Better (ft. Phephi)

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 8:48pm

aurum might be known to his friends as Kevin Diaz, 26 from Mexico City but he’s a complete unknown to me. That being said, I just stumbled on his latest release “Better” with vocalist Phephi and there’s no way I could have even asked for a better introduction to an act.

“Better” perfectly encapsulates my mood on a lazy Friday evening. Mellow, relaxed, and ready for a cigarette. The dark brooding atmosphere from aurum’s slick instrumental pairs perfectly with Phephi’s equally-brooding vocals to create a potent musical mixture best served in the waning hours of the night.

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Source: auram – Better (ft. Phephi)

Pretty Lights Sending New Music & Tour Dates To Select Fans via Mail

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 6:50pm

Pretty Lights is hitting up some select fans with some very special treats! According to Wook Of Wall Street, some fans are getting care packages from the artist containing some unreleased music and flyers for tour dates. The music even comes in a custom-engraved, wooden USB drive. How cool is that??

“Greetings,  you have been chosen for a new Pretty Lights social experiment.  This package contains unreleased “flips” from Euphoria (April 2017), Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (March 2017), and Telluride (August 2016).  As one of our most devoted fans, we are choosing you to not only spread this music organically far and wide, but to also share the message that we will be returning to Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO on August 11-12 for the 9th consecutive year.  See you soon.”

Hopefully someone will upload the music soon for everyone to hear; it doesn’t sound like Derek minds!

 

Image via Rukes.com

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Source: Pretty Lights Sending New Music & Tour Dates To Select Fans via Mail

Google and Trade Bodies Clash Over Google-Commissioned Study on YouTube Payouts

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 6:10pm

YouTube has been the dominant music discovery social platform for about as long as the social media era has been in effect but that doesn’t mean its current positioning within the music business hasn’t come at a cost. Having constantly come to gripes with performance rights organizations, songwriters, and publishers for low royalty payouts and more, YouTube now finds itself at the center of yet another music economy debate following a study commissioned by parent company Google dubbed Value of YouTube to the music industry.

The study, conducted by RBB Economics, has just released its first initial report titled Paper I: Cannibalization which tracked responses from 1,500 people and data from 5,000 songs across Germany, France, Italy, and the U.K. taken over a three-year period. And in it, the report comes to the conclusion that YouTube actually prevents piracy and significantly drives sales. The full study will survey ‘6,000 users across Germany, France, Italy, and the U.K.’ in addition to the exclusive YouTube data that Google will have provided them with.

Per Paper 1, without YouTube “85% of time spent on the site would move to lower value channels and result in a significant increase in piracy.” A 29% increase in piracy to be precise. ‘Lower value channels’ also refers to TV, AM/FM Radio, and internet radio in addition to file-sharing and/or piracy.

The response to the report from trade bodies, namely the IFPI, has been…lukewarm to say the least. Check out their statement below.

“Google’s latest publicity push once again seeks to distract from the fact that YouTube, essentially the world’s largest on-demand music service, is failing to license music on a fair basis and compensate artists and producers properly by claiming it is not liable for the music it is making available. Services like YouTube, that are not licensing music on fair terms, hinder the development of a sustainably healthy digital music market. Rather than Google/YouTube’s ‘my way or the highway’ approach, where they say they can’t behave as other digital music services do, legislative action is required to address the ‘value gap’ that is denying music creators a fair return for their work and investment so that the recent upturn will be sustainable for the long term.”

The CEO of U.K. labels trade body BPI, Geoff Taylor also pointed out that YouTube still owed the industry $535 million in royalties.

The report was only the first of the study which promises to release further papers to better clarify YouTube’s positioning in the digital music world. If you want to dive deeper check out the actual paper here or check out Google’s summary here.

 

H/T: Billboard

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Source: Google and Trade Bodies Clash Over Google-Commissioned Study on YouTube Payouts

Louis Futon Flips Frank Ocean’s “Solo”

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 5:34pm

After Louis Futon’s last flip of Kendrick Lamar’s “Pride.” a couple weeks ago, we thought that he was done for a bit – but nope. A few days ago he also flipped Frank Ocean’s “Solo” and it might be even better still. Of course, when you flip the man that is Frank Ocean, that’s bound to happen…

The track effortlessly maintains its big band appeal with horns, piano and synths, filled with just so much soul and feeling. It definitely has that sort of ’80s Jackson 5 vibe to it, something you would rarely come across in new music these days. But yet, it still has that recognizable modern hip hop flair and swagger, really the perfect combination of the two.

Check out this epic flip below.

See Louis Futon on tour.

Tour tickets: http://www.louisfutonbeats.com/tour/

Tour Dates:

5/19/17 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
5/20/17 – Constellation Room – Orange County, CA
5/26/17 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
6/17/17 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
6/25/17 – Mamby On The Beach – Chicago, IL

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Louis Futon Flips Frank Ocean’s “Solo”

Sources: Spotify To Carry Out Direct Listing On NYSE At $13 Billion Valuation

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 5:15pm

It’s been close to a year since Bloomberg Business first reported that Spotify was aiming to go public in Q3 2017. While it hasn’t happened just yet, Reuters is reporting that the music streaming giant is aiming to go public by early 2018.

Unlike the conventional method of going public with an initial public offering (IPO), it looks like Spotify is potentially opting to go straight to listing directly on the New York Stock Exchange at a 13 billion dollar valuation. Almost all major companies opt for the conventional approach of going public via initial public offering which is what makes Spotify’s decision so interesting. Reuters also reported that they’re currently working with investment banks Mogan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Allen & Co through this process.

By opting for a direct listing, Spotify is essentially choosing to cut out the Wall Street middle-man valuation of its company via investment bankers and brokers, and going straight to the marketplace on its own. Also, instead of diluting existing shares from the current shareholders to raise options for more shareholders, direct listings allow companies to make their existing shares immediately available to the public. This mean’s that current employees and investors can purchase as they please.

Spotify has had several fundraising rounds in the past, last March they raised $1 billion in a convertible note from private equity group TPG Capital Management LP and hedge fund Dragoneer Investment Group. That $1 billion was raised at an $8 billion valuation and came with a provision allowing both firms to convert their debt into equity at a discounted rate of the IPO. With Spotify potentially leaning towards the direct listing approach, there could be some other contingencies put in place for both firms.

Spotify has yet to become profitable surpassing $2 billion in revenue last year at a $194 million loss.

 

H/T: Reuters

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Sources: Spotify To Carry Out Direct Listing On NYSE At $13 Billion Valuation

Blinded Hearts Drops Soothing Feel Good Tune “You & I”

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 5:08pm

Munich-based producer Blinded Hearts has just released his latest single “You & I” featuring an extraordinary emotional duet by Chris Burke and Louise CS.

Starting from zero in 2016, Blinded hearts debut singles “So Good”, “Deeper” and “Favorite” instantly hit the German Dance Charts and were featured on Sam Feldt’s Heartfeldt podcast, Dancing Astronaut and We Rave You.

For his latest release Blinded Hearts has acquired the vocal talent of Chris Burke & Louise CS both of whom perfectly pair with the production of the feel good tune “You & I.” Blinded Hearts is able to mold energetic synths around the absolutely soothing duet of Chris Burke and Louise CS creating for a dynamically vibrant listening experience, see for yourself below.

Stream “You & I” below and make sure to snag the track here.

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Source: Blinded Hearts Drops Soothing Feel Good Tune “You & I”

Tiesto Touches Back Down In NYC For Massive July 4th Party

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 5:07pm

Capitalizing on the momentum of his sold-out Brooklyn Hangar shows earlier this year, world-renowned DJ & producer Tiësto is set to take over Governors Island in New York City this 4th of July.

The famed DJ has curated a lineup that features collaborators and friends, including KSHMR, Cheat Codes and Aazar, for his triumphant return to New York celebrating Independence Day.

The event is curated by NYC’s premier dance music management group RPM Presents. Snag your tickets here before they sell out.Featured image via: Rukes

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Source: Tiesto Touches Back Down In NYC For Massive July 4th Party

Henry Fong Drops Reggae Feel Good Tune “Young Hearts” With Nyla & Stylo G

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 5:07pm

The ever eclectic Henry Fong, with a head full of dreadlocks and a mind busy making bangers, has recently just put out his latest single, “Young Hearts” and we can’t get enough of it.

“Young Hearts” was released on Steve Aoki’s imprint label Dim Mak. Fong’s newest record is a collaboration with Jamaican-born Nyla & Stylo G both of whom lend their vocal talent to the track, adding quintessential Summer vibes via their soothing reggae vocals.

The reggae-infused feel good tune will have everyone moving their feet no matter the mood. The track is only bound to make the listener dream of being placed into the middle of an exocitic tropical oasis somewhere in the middle of the Caribbean. Trust me, turn up the volume and close your eyes!

Stream “Young Hearts” below. Buy here.

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Source: Henry Fong Drops Reggae Feel Good Tune “Young Hearts” With Nyla & Stylo G

Ookay Trolls The Chainsmokers with Ridiculous “Closer” Remix

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 3:57pm

This is The Chainsmokers “Closer” (Remix) you didn’t know you needed…

Leave it to Ookay to make the most utterly ridiculous, yet somehow satisfying mix of the EDM-pop hit song, ever.

In just one hot minute, he samples Soulja Boy – “Crank Dat,” Skrillex ft. Rick Ross – “Purple Lamborghini” and a handful of other mean drops, Disturbed – “Down with the Sickness,” and Flux Pavilion – “I Can’t Stop.”

By the time the short edit ends, you come to terms that The Chainsmokers, and everyone who has listened to the remix, just got Punk’d.

Well played, Ookay!

Photo: Rukes

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Source: Ookay Trolls The Chainsmokers with Ridiculous “Closer” Remix

Ultra Worldwide Continues to Take Over the World as Ultra Europe Boasts Another Massive Lineup

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 2:55pm

Ultra Europe is back and better than ever! After some recent legal trouble involving the brand, fans can now rest assured that the show will go on this year.

Many of biggest acts from the global festival’s signature event Ultra Miami will return for the Croatian event July 14-16, including Armin van Buuren, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, David Guetta, Hardwell, DJ Snake and Tiesto!

Ultra Worldwide has taken over the globe — spanning 17 countries over 5 continents — and there’s no slowing down. And, with Ultra Passport, you can now earn points for attending these events on a regular basis across the world. We’re hoping UMF TV goes global soon because the fomo for this one is real.

For more info, tickets and travel packages to Ultra Europe, go here!

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Ultra Worldwide Continues to Take Over the World as Ultra Europe Boasts Another Massive Lineup

Steve Angello is Bringing Back Mescal Kid for Tomorrowland 2017

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 1:18pm

Tomorrowland 2017 will get to experience 2 different sides of Steve Angello!

The world renowned DJ, best known for his role as 1/3 of Swedish House Mafia, is slated to play both as his self-titled project and as his alternative, underground moniker Mescal Kid. Steve Angello will take on both the STMPD Records stage and the Mainstage weekend 1, and come back fully recharged as Mescal Kid on the Sexy By Nature Stage for weekend 2.

While Steve Angello is reserved for his festival ready electro house music, Mescal Kid allows him to go deeper and get experimental with his sound and bring the unexpected to his sets. The Mescal Kid project was most active in 2008-2009 with his official releases “Magic” and “Do You Want It?” — and we’re happy to see he’s bringing it back!

It will be awesome for fans to experience both sides of one of the most in-demand DJs on the planet, live at Tomorrowland!

Check out the full lineup here!

 

Image via Rukes.com

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Source: Steve Angello is Bringing Back Mescal Kid for Tomorrowland 2017

Monstercat Switches Things Up with First-Ever “Uncaged” Compilation

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 4:52am

After a year of huge surprises, fresh recruits and unbelievable releases, Canadian indie label Monstercat is making some huge changes. Since the release of Reunion in 2012, Monstercat has made the effort to tell a cohesive story in the artwork of their compilations. This came to a screeching halt earlier this year with their 30th compilation Finale, with the Monstercat finally defeating evil. While this era may have ended in back in February, it wasn’t official until the announcement of Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 1.

With this compilation album, everything is getting completely revamped. While the most noticeable change is the label’s rebrand and new artwork style, Monstercat isn’t stopping there. Releases are bigger than ever before (evidenced by the coming of BassnectarDirtyphonicsWolfgang Gartner and more), events are even more grand (a stage at Tomorrowland is a great start) and the compilations themselves even have a longer-running tracklist. Best of all, Uncaged is bringing some seriously dope merch.

While there are a lot of new changes to love, one thing hasn’t changed in the slightest: great music. Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 1 is one of the label’s most ambitious yet, filled with festival bangers and creative pieces alike. It just keeps getting better and better, so don’t jump ship just yet.

Below, we have picked our five favorite tracks from the album. We would encourage you to listen to the whole thing yourself and let us know what your favorites are in the comment section below!

Topi – Swapping Things

Ha, it’s like a metaphor or something. Topi has seemingly exchanged his signature sound in order to pursue a more creative take on house music, and it’s absolutely phenomenal. “Swapping Things” is glitchy and experimental, yet still insanely catchy… A perfect dancefloor smasher.

Rogue, Stonebank, Slips & Slurs – Unity

This three-way collaboration had expectations set high, but RogueStonebank and Slips & Slurs still blew this one out of the park. “Unity” perfectly showcases the signature sounds of all three producers, while remaining a fairly unique work in itself. Monstercat couldn’t have capped off this album in a more perfect way.

Kayzo – This Time

There’s no denying that Kayzo is one of the most talented names in the current hard dance scene, and “This Time” is his magnum opus. Okay, that might be a slight over-exaggeration, but this track is easily one of Kayzo’s hardest-hitting originals yet, and one hell of a label debut.

Unlike Pluto – Sweet feat. Mister Blonde

This song didn’t get as much recognition as “Everything Black,” but arguably packs even more punch. Snide lyrics, lush instrumentation (including a killer guitar line) and – as always – soulful R&B vocals. With “Sweet,” Unlike Pluto asserts himself as Monstercat’s best freshman recruit of 2016.

Glacier – Neos

If Glacier‘s debut was a bit awkward, “Neos” is the complete opposite. Glacier goes into this track with total confidence, and it totally pays off in the end. “Neos” is an insanely groovy hybrid of house and future bass (two genres that very rarely collide), yet Glacier manages to make them work seamlessly together. If one word can describe this aspiring producer & instrumentalist, it’s simply “talent.”

Listen to Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 1 and buy the album below:

Support on all platforms: Monstercat.lnk.to/Uncaged

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Monstercat Switches Things Up with First-Ever “Uncaged” Compilation

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