Hello and welcome back to our second edition of Beats and Pieces! If you missed last week’s edition of 5 dope songs click HERE.
For this weeks edition, I am happy to give you all a glance into what I have been recently listening to. Heres a selection of some more futuristic tracks that have recently hit the internet, I hope you enjoy it!
1. cln – Left Behind
To start it off, I wanted to share cln‘s most recent track Left Behind. Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, cln has hit the SoundCloud stream with all sorts chill beats. With his most recent release, the young Australian took on a very ambient approach with a perfect combination of vocals and chords that envelop you with warm vibes. Cln just announced his first Australian tour so if you can be sure to catch him live! If you like what you hear, you should check out his debut EP Sideways, which you can buy on iTunes here.
2. KRNE x Alexander Lewis – Kids Eat Free
I have been following KRNE for a while already and he is definitely an artist that you should keep an eye out for. Based out of Oakland, his style consists of a mixture of future bass and “synth trap”, a genre that he dubbed himself. His latest track is a collaboration with Alexander Lewis, another producer that is quickly gaining recognition from artists around him. This track hits the spot with plenty of trippy synths and noises and good dose of distorted 808’s for all the bass heads out there.
3. Denzel Curry – Thretz (Ekali & Gravez)
Next up, I wanted to share a remix from a few of my favorite underground bass producers, Ekali and Gravez. The two have both been paving their way working with their respective collectives, Flow-Fi and HW&W. This remix starts off with a calm ambience that drops with a minimal bass line that keeps you wanting more. The beat compliments Denzel Curry’s vocals while still blending the unique styles of both producers. Check out all the other producers from Flow-Fi and HW&W to stay up to date with their up coming talent.
4. Late Night Alumni – Runaway (JayKode Remix)
Coming out of Los Angeles, CA we have JayKode, a producer that has been recently spreading his musical pallet from just trap bangers to all sorts of genres, such as this future bass remix of Late Night alumni’s track Runaway. What really caught my attention was that no matter what style JayKode undertakes, he still makes sure that the track has his signature style wrapped up in it. With a vibrant breakdown and energetic buildup, you would think that this song would have a banging drop but no, it actually turns out to be a very chilled out track. Since we are constantly bombarded with banger after banger, the chill approach to this remix just made me love it that much more.
5. Flume – Some Minds ft. Andrew Wyatt
Finally, I just had to include a release from the future bass guru himself. Flume‘s latest track, featuring vocals from Andrew Wyatt, is a very relaxed and emotional work that draws from his older tracks such Bring You Down or Left Alone. Using real percussion and drum sounds and a minimal number of instruments in general, Flume demonstrates how he has grown recently and after seeing him this past weekend at Lightening in a Bottle, I can say that I am still very excited to see where his career is headed now. Not only did he release an amazing song, but he also has put out a music video with it which is just as beautiful as the song itself. Watch it here you will not regret it.