Electric Feels: Your Weekly Electronic Music Recap
The best of the electronic world in the past week, including Riton & Kah-Lo, Gilligan Moss, Noah Slee and more.
Noah Slee & Delusion - Maybe
Chances are you've already come across Noah Slee before. The Auckland/Berlin musician shared his debut album Otherland last year (which scored him a bunch of acclaim, especially in his home country of New Zealand), and over the years, has collaborated with names including Jordan Rakei, Carmada and a bunch of others. He's pretty in-demand right now, to put it simply, and you should definitely be following his stuff if you aren't across it already. He's now returned with German producer Delusion (who himself is shaping up to have a bit of a big 2018) for a summery new anthem titled Maybe, which is basically so irresistible you won't be able to stop hitting repeat. It's one of those songs that immediately captures your attention from the first burst of sound, with the combination of Noah Slee's soaring, radio-friendly vocal and Delusion's bouncy, funk-infused production creating this really upbeat and accessible sound that I think everyone could get across easy. Be sure to continue to watch both sides of this collaboration as they path the way for a big few years ahead.
Gilligan Moss - Want U So Bad
Continuing on with the funky theme here is Gilligan Moss, an NYC-based duo stomping towards the release of their upcoming What Happened EP (out August 24) with a glorious new anthem titled Want U So Bad. Want U So Bad has that funky, sun-soaked sound that you would expect from Touch Sensitive but with a touch more grittiness, combining this dominating bass guitar with some uplifting vocals and bright synth melodies that add this pop touch to the club-ready onslaught of bass that the driving bassline delivers. It's one of those adaptable singles perfect for any occasion, something the duo are hoping to achieve across the rest of the EP too: "What we’re doing with the project is to look to the capital C – cool club music, – realm but also to what’s happening on the radio, what’s happening in pop," explains Evan, one-half of the pairing. "It’s about finding ways to bring worlds together and make music that can exist in the club, and at home, while still being informed by pop songcraft. Fusing those things together is what our ultimate goal is on this EP."
Matty - Clear
In case you missed the news recently, Matthew Tavares of BADBADNOTGOOD acclaim is currently doing his own thing, using the time between BBNG albums to launch a new solo project simply titled Matty. After How Can He Be and the low-key Embarrassed over the past few months, he's now followed it up with another single Clear, while also announcing that his debut solo album Déjà Vu will arrive on June 15 via his own Matty Unlimited platform. It's a single that highlights Matty's woozy vocals, which twist and turn between different pitches and styles above a percussive, psychedelic-leaning production that is heavy on this washed-out vibe like some of BBNG's past work. "Clear is the first full song I demo'd with Frank Dukes two years ago and it was the last song I finished on the record," says Matty on the single, which was co-produced with Frank Dukes (who is basically one of the biggest hip-hop producers on Earth right now - just check out his credits). "Writing this song helped me realise my patterns in intimate relationships that I still struggle with."
Haiku Hands - Jupiter (El Gusto Remix)
We've been all about Haiku Hands since they appeared basically out of nowhere with their upbeat anthem Not About You last year, which recently, they finally followed up with a long-awaited second single Jupiter. Currently doing a bunch of shows and racking up some love over in the UK, the group have now unveiled a new remix of their second single, with El Gusto of Hermitude fame jumping on board the pop-flavoured anthem for a moody remix that slows down the single a touch and adds this slight bounce underneath. Still highlighting that catchy vocal of the original, El Gusto's remix turns Jupiter into a slow-paced thumper which packs a bit of an extra punch compared to the original, and it's definitely worth checking out.
Riton & Kah-Lo - Ginger
The partnership of Nigerian vocalist Kah-Lo and UK house don Riton has provided us with a whole heap of bangers over the past twelve months or so, with anthems like Rinse & Repeat, Fake ID and Fasta being some of the catchiest dancefloor-ready thumpers to hit our shores this year. Now they're back with another epic called Ginger and it's about as catchy as the last few, with Kah-Lo's vocals as in-control as over as they chant above Riton's thumping house production that is focused on his trademark bassline. It's an absolute epic, and they're heading to our shores a little later this year for Splendour In The Grass and a pair of Melbourne/Sydney sideshows which are bound to be some of this year's funnest, so make sure you check them out - deets and tickets HERE.