Finnish electronic artist Axel Thesleff has released the remix EP of his “Two Worlds” EP, released earlier this year. Featuring a remix of each of the original songs, each remixer brings something different to the table. Starting off strong, the EP opens with SickFlip’s remix of “Akasha”. The remix starts with a danceable tribal drum groove, but later transitions into a section with soothing chords and bells.
In contrast to SickFlip’s remix is Take Five’s heavy trap remix of “Salomon”, featuring heavy 808’s and tight drums. CloZee’s “Eco” remix comes next, utilizing organic elements like mallets and flutes to create a soothing vibe. Preceding CloZee’s remix is Alex Banks’. A remix of “Cascade”, Banks masterfully creates a fast baced, dark, cinematic mood. Wrapping up the EP is Tekvision glitchy trap remix of Dunya. It has a clear trap influence, with hip-hop drums and deep 808 bass-lines, however Tekvision retains the melodic nature of the original song.
The original creator of “Two Worlds”, Axel Thesleff, started his musical career in 2010 with the release of his concept album “Waste Land”, which later earned him the coveted “Soundclouder of The Day” award. He continued to release music regularly, dropping hits like “Bad Karma” and “Need You”. Over the years he’s gained an impressive following of over forty-thousand followers on Soundcloud. Most recently, he’s released the remix EP for “Two Worlds”. Each remix on the EP has something unique to offer.
Who would’ve ever thought that frenemies could ever be the next collab? Well, Rachel Dady and Jesse O’Connor sure did. Back in Northern Virginia, the two met each other in High School and didn’t have the best memories with bonding. Today they now live in New York City creating music together. Always crushing it with every release, Dady rolls in with their new single “Rollerblades”.
Sometimes everything you want is directly in front of you, so why run in a different direction? Directly heard from the artist; singer-songwriter Rachel (Dady) explains:
“Rollerblades is a metaphor for that somewhat childish tendency to run away from a good thing. It’s about the realization that the special someone you’ve been searching for has been right in front of you the entire time.” – Rachel Dady
With their alternative spin on pop, Jesse and Rachel definitely came in strong with their fluttery synths and catchy lyrical melodies to tell the story of the song. “You leave me notes of love, I leave you in the dark – You gave your soul to take, I had my rollerblades”. The clever songwriters tell their story of running away from love in ways so unique that it leaves chills down your spine. Songwriter/producer Jesse tops it all and sells the song with unique futuristic sounds & outstanding commercial-ready production.
Release after release, became a hit after hit for Rachel and Jesse. The path of success is engraved in Dady’s career with every step these two talents take. So here you have it, your Rollerblades. Will you be rolling in, or rolling out from the next top Duo? Follow Dady and stay updated with their talent.
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.
Dutch producer Olaf Brand, better known as Fajro, released his first track towards the end of last year, which I discovered and covered here on The Music Elk. He has now released brand new original titled ‘Back Around’, with Denmark native Laurits Bak, on esteemed label spirited., a label on which you may have seen music from the likes of Virtual Riot, Egzod and WRLD.
The track combines subtle, soft melodies, soothing vocals and sultry chords to create a beautiful end product that will put a smile on your face and put you at ease. Check out these two young artists and make sure to watch out for them in the near future, enjoy…
Producer HARBER and singer Lexy Panterra have released their high-profile collaboration “More Than You”. Released March 8th on 450 Music, the track features elements of the EDM, Dancehall, and Latin genres, a signature of HARBER’s production style. “More Than You” is HARBER’s highly-anticipated follow up to “Me And My Friends”, released in 2018 on PRMD.
Both HARBER and Lexy Panterra have already seen massive success in their prior releases. HARBER’s music has landed in highly curated playlists such as Apple Music’s “Breaking Dance/EDM” and Spotify’s “New Music Friday”. Additionally, his releases have been supported on some of the biggest radio stations in the world, including Z100 New York and SiriusXM. In addition to her many successful releases, Lexy Panterra has gained an impressive social media following, with over two-million YouTube subscribers and another two-million Instagram followers.
The two artist’s latest single is “More Than You”, a high energy track that’s sure to be a favourite on dance floors and radios around the world this spring.
Stereotype’s have been on the rise the past year, with their strong portfolio of releases. Having released on Hybrid Trap, Clout Nu and many more, they have returned with a new gem. Tokyo is a luxurious release, which takes you on a journey where only music can take you. Combining vocal chops and ambient chords, Tokyo explodes into happiness and excitement using Japaneses style plucks and synths to create a vision and a feeling like you are sat there in this wonderful city.