Rather than operate as a music news source, Electronic Beats operates more as a music information source. We want to share with you; we want you to know what we’re hearing, what’s reverberating our cochleas and sending broader vibrations throughout our bodies, and by extension our audio-addled souls. Down with that? Welcome to Editor’s Choice.
Michael Aniser (Contributing Editor)
Primitive Art – “Problems”
I listened to this track a lot last week and still can’t quite figure out where to put it. It’s definitely one of the most exciting things to come out on Hundebiss lately.
Lisa Blanning (Online Editor)
Young Thug feat. Gucci Mane – “Jungle” Produced by C4
The new Young Thug mixtape 1017 is a pretty consistently good listen, not least because he’s using some really great producers. This one by relative Atlanta unknown C4 takes us on a post-Mike WiLL trip of arpeggiated synths and big low end.
Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)
Catching Flies – “Stay Forever”
This track by London producer Catching Flies has shades of the excellent Gayngs in its use of negative space to conjure late night dejection. If you could weed out the overdone pitch-shifted vocals it would be unstoppable. I mean, it has a sax solo, c’mon.
Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)
THE-DRUM – “Switch”
While waiting for their acclaimed debut album to drop later this month, here’s the the second delicious appetizer, entitled “Switch”.
Forest Swords – “Thor’s Stone”
Matthew Barnes’ project Forest Swords is back with a Tri Angle release, which is his first release in two years. So if you missed out on the hypnagogic/chillwave lesson, you can try again above.
Daniel Jones (Contributing Editor)
Rell The Soundbender – “Diablo”
Fast, hard-hitting trappy bounce isn’t the kind of thing I can really sit around listening to in my free time, but as a DJ I find it essential. Rell The Soundbender’s productions are generally amongst the hardest when it comes to this sort of thing, raw edits that are jaggedly danceable without being too poppy.
Tropic of Cancer – “The One Left” (Von Haze Remix)
As much flack as trap tends to get from people for being perceived as overly bro-ish, I find minimal techno far more offensive in its bland straightforwardness and its habit of attracting the most casual and vanilla of music fans. It’s a testament Von Haze’s skills (and to how good the original track is as well) that they’ve managed to drop a similar sort of vibe onto “The One Left” and still make it not only engaging, but beautiful.
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