When you find an artist you like do you take notice to which record label or labels sign them? Its really important that you do because the benefit of knowing who signs your artists can allow you to find artists similar and expand your horizons while still hearing the same kind of music you like. Two record labels I put my trust into 100% are Firepower Records and Disciple Recordings and this past week neither have disappointed me.
Reaching the number twelve spot on the Beatport top 100 releases this past week is PhaseOne’s EP “Touching the Stars” from Firepower Records. Along with the importance of a record label, album artwork can say a lot even though you shouldn’t do the whole “judge a book by its cover” thing, it still happens. The artwork is a beautiful imaginary galactic scene that captures your attention.
The most popular song off the album, “Six Feet Under” is undoubtedly the best. It received some pre-release exposure through yourEDM.com which has helped its fast growing success. Mixing muted synths with a heavy guitar and drum beat this song is a great combination of a mixture of genres. Its hardcore side is heightened through the intense vocals but drops as hard as any dubstep song needs to with a glitchy male voice saying “six feet under.”
Followed directly after is the last song on the album “Burdens” featuring Aloma Steele. Her airy and slow vocals give the album the spatial scene PhaseOne was going for. In similar fashion, the drop is a quickly progressing sequence of varied synths yet unlike “Six Feet Under,” has a soft playful bouncy reverbs.
Starting off with gorgeous chimes and a low modulating bass with strong kicks “We’re Not Alone” would fit in perfectly with PhaseOne’s album.
“So keep your head high, looking at the night sky.
Now we’re not alone”
With uplifting lyrics, “We’re Not Alone” is another perfect release from Disciple Recordings. An unforgettable melody that is smashed and torn apart in the drop is what makes this song so delicious and perfect no matter what version you listen to. Here is the VIP that came out this past week by Virtual Riot, followed by PhaseOne’s speedy version of the song.
Let the beats take you to places beyond