EXCITING NEWS. We have a brand new weekly post to announce–Electro House Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will guide you through the best buildups and drops on Soundcloud from the past week, occasionally dipping into electro house’s kid brother, progressive house. I will, however, be avoiding the hollow and generic drops provided to us by big room house–so if that’s your thing, head over to Spinnin Records. This week’s edition–as the first in the series–will cover two weeks instead of one, starting out melodic and pretty with progressive house and descending into the bass-heavy bangers. So, without further ado, here begins Electro House Wednesday:
It’s hard to imagine that something can sound so dreamy and still be considered dance music. SirensCeol’s “Galaxies” featuring Aloma Steele takes through an uplifting journey out of this world.
I AM ROBOT’s remix of “Anywhere But Home” by Skypilot drops into an eclectic mix of sounds–glitchy bass stabs, catchy guitar riffs and dancing hi-hats. Bonus: it’s also available as a free download!
Virtual Riot imagines Porter Robinson’s iconic track, “Lionhearted,” with more bass-heavy drop and a fun and funky bridge that’s impossible not to dance to.
I.Y.F.F.E gives us “Wonderground,” a standardly formatted electro house track that, in my opinion, ironically delivers the pre-drop line, “play underground music.” Whether the line is meant to be ironic or not, the track is no less of a straight up banger–and is also available to download for free!
“Punx” by Invader! has gloriously grinding basslines and a ragetastic Knife Party-esque drop. Massive. And what’s that? Oh yeah, it’s free also.
Black Tiger Sex Machine and Haezer give us a look into what the future will sound like with the slightly creepy yet intriguing vocoded drop of “The Future.” If you like what you hear, they’re making their US debut at Webster Hall this weekend and tickets are still available.
The last song in this set is another energetic tune from Monstercat, “Error Code” by Case & Point. Monstercat has a snowballing fanbase as they continue to explore many subgenres of dance music, so if you like what you hear, be sure to follow Monstercat’s soundcloud for more releases.