In #Gimme5 today, turn on some nice speakers and treat your ears to an assortment of electronic music from the likes of Kwon, Novaa, Swan Weasley & keylo, AWAY, Poles, and Morqix.
Kwon – “Forever”
First off in Gimme5, Kwon serenades listeners in his vibrant, bouncing future track “Forever”. It’s an energetic track that pulls from a variety of familiar future elements, with grand synth proclamations and calm moments interspersed with piano chords. For someone whose peers include Stephen, Imad Royal, and Manila Killa, it’s no wonder that Kwon is showcasing his skillful production on “Forever” so easily.
Sweater Beats – “Better” ft. Nicole Millar & Imad Royal
Sweater Beats straddles that fun electronic-pop line with most recent track “Better” featuring the breathy vocals of Nicole Millar and the suave voice of Imad Royal. There’s something about Sweater Beats’ music that almost but not quite fits into the mold of what’s trending, which in his case is totally a good thing. He continues to prove this with “Better”, which contains ~almost~ familiar current electronic elements, but goes a step above and beyond with two incredibly competent vocals and a mature use of guitar and bass to shape the song into a fun pop track.
Swan Weasley & Keylo – “Release”
Something about this track “Release” made it hard not to stop for. On one hand, it’s got these “trap” elements that have oversaturated the SoundCloud community more or less. On the other hand, the cool juxtaposition with calm, meditative guitar bits and rifty synths makes the track totally eclectic. Regardless, Swan Weasley and Keylo’s collaborative track “Release” is a fun one to listen to, if only for the cool alternations.
Borns – “American Money (AWAY remix)”
I mean, not really sure if there will ever be a great remix contender for “American Money” that will truly blow me away, mainly because the original track is so iconic by itself. But AWAY’s remix comes close in the sense that it gives the original, heavily alternative “American Money” a much-needed future bass makeover. The original dark elements of the track are still there, but AWAY amplifies it with his electrifying take, ripe with zippy beats and impending synths.
Poles x Morqix – “Particles”
Wheee this track is one of those cutesy-future bass tracks that sounds super lighthearted. Released on Magic Magic Collective, “Particles” really emphasizes a teasing, playful nature that other future bass songs kind of ignore. Childish teensy vocal chops are speckled throughout this track, with popping percussive noises, video game- inspired synths, and a quick paced BPM to top it off. The feel of “Particles” could best be described as lightly energetic, but nothing more hardcore than that.