Portland-based producer, Manatee Commune continues to establish his legacy with his forthcoming single, “I Can Dream” featuring female vocalist Effee . A classically trained musician inspired by the likes of Sylvan Esso, Big Wild, Flume, and many more, Manatee Commune is a captivating producer and vibrant performer. Having toured with household names like ODESZA, Emancipator, and Blockhead, while commanding stages at Bonnaroo, What The Festival, Capitol Hill Block Party, and the upcoming 2019 Lighting In A Bottle Festival, Manatee Commune delivers an experience to dance music aficionados worldwide.
“This track came together when the first warmth of spring actually started to reveal itself. I had just moved to Portland and the whole city just exploded with cherry blossoms and daffodils, so grabbed my laptop and an acoustic guitar, laid out in the park and crafted what I thought was just a goofy little beat that I’d never use. But when Effee and I started working together, I immediately thought of that day and how wonderful her voice would sound nestled in the bright, peaceful production of this unfinished song. Just a week or so later she sent me back these lyrics that perfectly captured the carefree, sunny mid-morning essence that had originally inspired me.“ – Manatee Commune
His charming production leans toward the emotive side of electronic music while simultaneously stamping his own signature on all of his feats. His cuts are mastered arrangements of field recordings, textures from nature, lush guitar licks, rolling arpeggiated sine waves, and classically influenced viola melodies. “I Can Dream” is a complete tapestry of romantically-charged resonance, breathing a new life into electronic-pop. Continuously improving on his already impressive discography that boasts over 20 million streams on Spotify, this forthcoming single is inked to be another milestone in his pioneering career.
Having released Get Low last month racking in 100k+ streams in 2 weeks, Fabian has returned with a bang. The Danish producer is known for his exceptional productions and crazy sound design, with On Fire he has shown that with the best of his ability. On Fire is a dark and groovy track, complementing different genres into one masterpiece. With merging energetic Drum & Bass breaks accompanied with vocals from Fabian himself, which builds into a bouncy trap drop. This is a track which is going to hit the clubs by storm !
“On Fire was a track I made on a late winter’s night in a basement in Copenhagen. I started making the break synths because I wanted to make a big melodic track and that’s where I ran it through a modulator by accident and all of a sudden I had this cool wobbly idea. The track pretty much builds itself up from there, I recorded the drop and vocals from there in the same night. I really wanted to make a bass driven track so I could see people bobbing their heads and bouncing” – Fabian Mazur
Hailing from the rustic city of Amsterdam LPACA has returned to the scene with their new single Fantasy, they have teamed up with Brenda Eden and all we can say is this is a godly combination. The mysterious producer has gained recognition from remixes for the likes of Childish Gambino, Flume and Esta and now serves up the dreamy ‘Fantasy.’ Fantasy’ brings about expansive melodies, an instantly fresh beat and bags of groove. Hitting a sweet balance between future house and chilled electronic, LPACA will continue to grow his profile with this release.
NUDØ returns to the music scene with Future Bass vibes incorporated in his new track Shot In The Dark alongside the talented Joey Busse. Released on Hinky, the track was already featured on one of Spotify‘s signature playlists. The track itself features cool melody chops, relaxing pads and beautiful harmonies throughout the song.
NUDØ takes us on a musical journey throughout this song, introducing us to the vocals right away supported by chimes, pianos and orchestral drums. He then sweeps into the drop which features a strong lead which alters its pitch and rhythm, vocal shouts and more percussion elements. He then breaks it down after the second drop and introduces the true power of vocalist Joey Busse in the single.
A trifecta of different musical styles and influences have come together on Milwaukee-based producer Crystal Knives’ latest track “STRANDED” featuring Ivish and Nathan Kay. The track tells the story of a person, such as an ex or an old friend who likes to start drama just to keep someone around, and describes what happens when finally, enough is enough.
“I like to put myself in weird, unfamiliar situations when it comes to songwriting. I loved the idea of putting myself, Ivish and Nathan together for a session because we all come from three very different worlds; Dance music, urban music and contemporary jazz. We went into the session with no idea what was going to happen and had the entire song written less than six hours later, the energy in the room was electric and I really think that vibe shines through on the finished record.” – Crystal Knives
Crystal Knives draws on his roots as a jazz musician, while masterfully fusing those abilities with his current love for electronic and urban music. Crystal Knives could not have picked a better trumpet player for this track than Nathan Kay. Currently studying Jazz trumpet at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, Kay delivered infectious grooves from start to finish. He was also recently awarded the Nation Trumpet Association’s top award for jazz performance. Ivish took care of vocal duty, laying down outstanding verses on top of Kay’s horn lines. These three artists on the rise have come together to create an absolute masterpiece. Watch this space for more from Crystal Knives and his counterparts.
AJ Salvatore is here and ready to showcase his second original of the year and this time it’s a bass track that will instantly flip any crowd into a rowdy party ready to rage. From the moment you hit play, you’ll be transported to another world with dark elements and worldly instruments. As things continue and the song gets going Atarii’s vocals take over and introduce a heavy hip-hop sound that will quickly have you moving to the monstrous bass lines. Before you know it the pre-chorus will ramp the single up into a bass house tune like nothing you’ve heard. From the slamming percussion’s to the grimy and metallic synths, this larger than life record will be one that is festival ready for the upcoming season.
“I believe this track really showcases who I am as a producer, as I can have fun writing light-hearted pop tunes and then jump over to the opposite end of the spectrum with heavy bass tracks.” -AJ Salvatore
Hailing from Long Island, New York the now Orlando-based artist AJ Salvatore has had a wild ride of a career. While holding a background in music since his youngest years, the self-taught musician has gone on to play in multiple bands and perform live on the piano, drums, guitar, bass, and everything in between. AJ’s fondness for music led him to attend and graduate from Full Sail University with a bachelor’s degree in recording arts.
He eventually decided to chase a solo career and fell in love with electronic music. The young 22-year-old has had releases with TrackRecord AI under Universal, HERØ Records under Sony, gone on to chart at #19 in the US Viral 50 and #21 in the Global Viral 50, and released official remixes for Paris & Simo, as well as Shaun Frank on Ultra Records. He quickly found himself all over every major EDM publication, being interviewed by Huffington Post and EDM.com while racking up over 27 million collective plays, and featured on radio stations around the US and globe. After performing at EDC Orlando and also opening for superstars such as Borgeous, Carnage, Ghastly, Alvin Risk, Dirty South, Shaun Frank, and SNBRN to name a few, AJ Salvatore is known for his high energy performances that can get any crowd moving.
Floret Loret recently gave listeners a glimpse into his astounding upcoming EP Tangled Roots with the release of ‘Cantuta’. Building further excitement for the project is ‘Juniper,’ which will be released on February 19th. The track is true testament to Floret Loret’s genius. It opens with a melancholy and haunting aura that possesses an underlying beauty. From there it evolves into a beastly experimental sound that’s unlike anything else. ‘Juniper’ will tug at your heart strings while transporting your mind to another dimension. It’s brain-bending bass and heart-wrenching emotions woven together for an unforgettable experience.
“’Juniper’ was a very fun track to write. I like writing melancholic melodies and creating weird textures. I also tried to imitate wooden sounds throughout the track. I found some influence in a juniper bonsai tree when writing this track – how bizarre it can look, how the stems can be all contorted, but the leaves are beautiful. It takes quite a long time to grow and taking care of it can be tedious. I found similarities to how long it takes someone to be good at a certain skill, nurturing and slowly moulding their craft. This song is to represent the everlasting growth of an artist.” – Floret Loret
Floret Loret is a Florida based producer who’s been on fire as of late. With releases on Phuture Collective, Below The Surface and Great Dane’s ADBC Records, he’s become a favourite amongst the SoundCloud community. Most recently his ‘Stay Hollow’ remix has attained support from heavyweights like Ekali & Alison Wonderland. His debut EP Tangled Roots is due out on March 12th.