Electric Feels: Your Weekly Electronic Music Recap
The best of the electronic world in the past week, including NUSSY, Motez and Darcy Baylis.
NUSSY - Tremble
After spending much of 2017 side-lined due to a vocal fold cyst, Melbourne synth-pop up-and-comer NUSSY is back to make a splash in 2018 with her charming returning single Tremble. The realigned focus and power of NUSSY is centre stage on Tremble, bringing together this bold, synth-drenched production with an equally powerful and commanding vocal which demands your attention - much like many of the other Australian pop front-runners around at the moment. It's vivacious and captivating, suitable for the day and night equally with its light, yet also certainly electronic-focused production that proves why she's one of the best amongst that 'on the verge of breaking out crowd'. It's about "having an instant attraction, a connection with someone," she says. "That moment when your eyes meet across the dance floor, you're covered in sweat, probably a bit intoxicated and you think “I am going home with you tonight"." Catch her at a brief run of shows later this month in Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane, more deets HERE.
Darcy Baylis - D4 feat. UV BOI فوق بنفسجي
After properly getting around Darcy Baylis with his most recent single The Taste Of Cherry a few months back, he's now back with another cut from a forthcoming project with D4. D4 is a single that further explores and teases Baylis' moody, electronic-focused sound, which manages to break away from genre boundaries by incorporating flavours of rock and hip-hop amongst the synthy single backbone. Featuring UV BOI, it's a single that'll leave you wanting more, something which each of his singles continues to do as he diversifies his sound after his impressive debut record, Intimacy & Isolation, arrived last year. "D4 is about falling in the kind of love that you usually only dream about," he says on the single. "Nurturing, uncomplicated, easy, honest, embarrassing, all or nothing. I guess me and UV boi are hopeless romantics. I just wanted to make a song that made me feel the way Blink 182 did 15 years ago. It's the summer of '03 and everything is perfect.'"
Karma Fields - Colorblind feat. Tove Lo (Motez Remix)
If last year's incredible returning single The Future left you desiring more of the clubbier side of Motez that we've been missing for a while now, then you're gonna be overjoyed with this release. He's back, transforming Karma Field's charming Tove Lo collaboration Colorblind into a punching, one-two classic that'll lift you up and get you through that Monday slump with ease. Following on from a remix of Peking Duk's Wasted earlier this year, Motez's remix of Colorblind is like a rollercoaster. He layers Tove Lo's now-renowned vocals over a stripped-back, hazy production that is both light and refreshing, a feeling that eventually subsides as his tears into a series of synth-heavy breakdowns that combine his bouncy house sound with this almost nostalgic funk touch that is perfect for the single's euphoric flavour. Here's hoping there's more to come from Motez - both elegant songwriting Motez and heavy club-house Motez - in 2018.
Justice - Stop (WWW)
Taken from their returning 2016 album Woman, Stop offered a touch of light relief between the anthemic, guitar-infused Fire and the notably heavy Chorus on the record, and to be honest, it's a bit of an over-looked track from the album. Now, it's been officially re-released as the lead single from their upcoming Woman Worldwide album, which will bring live variations of singles from Woman (plus a couple of gems from their stacked previous albums) when it's released through Ed Banger on August 24. If their past live albums, especially Access All Arenas is anything to go by, it's going to be an unmissable release that reminds you why they're one of the best in the electronic game, and probably give you a whole heap of FOMO if you missed their quick run of Australian shows earlier this year. Also, watch them perform at Google I/O late last week HERE.
Vanessa Elisha - Butter
Over the past few years, Australia's own Vanessa Elisha has crafted herself a bit of a name on the overseas market, teaming up with names like XXYYXX, Ekali and Falcons for dynamic singles and features that often unite her confident vocal with fierce electronic productions a touch stronger than those you'll typically find on the Australian pop market. Her latest, Butter, is a bit of a more low-key release in comparison to some of her past, trading in the dominating productions of Ekali for a more sensual, R&B-leaning release which is packed full of these 80s nuances and striking samples that cut through the haziness of the single's production. "I wanted to make something a little less dark, a little more fun, a little more sexy," she says on the single, which as you're about to find out, was heavily inspired by Janet Jackson. "I was listening to a lot of Janet Jackson for the first time as an adult. I never realised how provocative and dirty some of her songs were - in the best kind of way. That probably steered me into making Butter."