The anticipation for Kill the Noise’s sophomore album, which is due sometime this summer, continues to grow at an exponential rate. As a way of increasing the already enormous amount of hype behind this album, being that it’s his first extended release in almost 3 years, he released one of the songs early. The song features KTN’s fellow electro house superstar, Tommy Trash and together the duo was able to cook up one of this spring’s most magnificent songs. The track begins with an orchestral sci-fi sounding intro, making the listener feel as if they’re lost in a video game. The chorus of the song has the unique, twisted distortion that Kill the Noise fans have come to expect from him, yet the stomping bass line has a distinct Feed Me feel to it. As this song will certainly be getting played all over during the ever nearing festival season, the excitement for Kill the Noise’s new album will be off the charts.
I had never listened to too much of Delta Heavy’s music before attending Beyond Wonderland SoCal this last March, but after watching their explosive, high paced set I have become a huge fan of the British drum and bass duo. Getting their start in the music world way back in 2009, Delta Heavy are no new kids on the block. Last week however, they released a collision of old with new, in one of the most well done remixes of Zhu’s now ultra-famous hit “Faded”. The remix makes the listener want to get up and dance for the entirety of the song. After the iconic lyrics are sung, the drop shatters in with an intense bass line sounding like a guitar riff from a heavy metal song. Though it was a bit late to the game, I believe that this Delta Heavy remix of “Faded” was the best of them all.
Coming off of the extremely exciting Zed’s Dead, “Somewhere Else Remixes” album, this new Hunter Siegel remix is set up to make quite a splash in the EDM world. This song first surfaced in Zeds Dead’s “Dead of Winter” mix about 3 months ago and I’ve been (not so) patiently waiting for it ever since. “Where Are You Now” was one of my favorites from “Somewhere Else” so it didn’t surprised me how much I liked this track from the first time I heard it. Hunter Siegel was able to maximize on the beautiful vocals of Bright Lights while also bringing his own club friendly feel to it. The songs electrifying bass line is made more graceful and dancey with use of a beautiful piano riff that plays throughout most of the song. You should except to hear this song in any upcoming Hunter Siegel or Zeds Dead sets.
Yet another up and coming artist sprouting out of Australia right now is Slumberjack, and his original track “The Others ft. KLP” has been gaining a lot of attention. An official remix from UZ was released a few weeks ago, but this NGHTMRE remix blows it out of the water. NGHTMRE is in no way new to the scene. His remix of The Griswolds “Live This Nightmare” has been getting a lot of plays since its release back in January. This song starts with the same melody Slumberjack used in the original but with a quicker, more high pitched twist on it. My favorite aspect of this song is the use of vibraphone sound during the drop, causing the listener to feel like they are tip toeing through an electric sound wave. This song first surfaced in Adventure Club’s “Superheroes Anonymous 6: Road to Red Rocks” mix 3 weeks ago but was finally just released on NGHTMRE’s Soundcloud just two days ago.
I’m closing this week’s post off with one of trap’s most sensational new artists, XVII. With a superb rework of Alison Wonderland’s “U Don’t Know” and his original track “Achilles”, XVII is quickly proving himself as a rising star in the trap scene who is here to stay. The fully instrumental track follows the rather common two drop format but is still able to throw its own modification in with a lot of future bass influence. This enormously bass heavy song will be sure to blow you away with its RL Grime-like baseline and Hucci-esque high hats.