It seems my prayers have been answered today with the brand new collaboration between L.A. native BANKS and the Aussie Chet Faker. The track is a rework of Chet’s previously released song “1998”. This time around BANKS takes the reigns by oozing emotion over the Chet Faker produced beat. Maybe they’ll even release a collaborative original soon…
By Aaron Elijah Rogers
With the recent release of the Y & Y EP, the up and coming London based, Synth-Pop group Years and Years are steadily gaining a following. After meeting over the internet, Michael Goldsworthy and Emre Turkman eventually created Years and Years. Following their meeting, Turkman and Goldsworthy then recruited actor Olly Alexander for lead vocals. In 2013 the group released “Traps” on Kitsunè Music and have been gaining radio plays ever since.
Years and Years are consistently releasing some of the catchiest Synth-Pop singles known to date. Belting about heartbreak and the sagas of dating, Y&Y are a must hear from the genre. Today, they have released two EPs and numerous impressive singles. Coming off of a tour with Sam Smith,Years and Years are clearly gaining traction. Mixing influences of Phantogram, Aluna George and Taylor Swift this eclectic crew is definitely worth your attention!
Written by Ari Kononov
London’s trap and bass DJ duo, Stööki Sound is invading Boulder’s Club 156 on April 9th for a show you don’t want to miss. Stööki Sound has captivated concert venues and clubs across the world with their high-energy performances. Known for their energetic, heavy bass style, Stööki Sound truly creates an experience for everyone and have toured with legends such as Dillon Francis.
Starting off the night will be Hyperion, one of Boulder’s heavy hitting locals that has supported names such as DVBBS, Loudpvck, Rusko, Flux Pavilion, Brillz and others in venues from here to Wisconsin. Hyperion fuses genres of future bass, deep house, and trap music to create an enlightening experience.
Following Hyperion will be Toy Box. Toy Box is a promising young Denver artist who is rapidly capturing the hearts of his fans with his ambient, other-worldly soundscapes. Toy Box has supported names such as K Theory, Sunsquabi and many, many others.
This is sure to be the biggest Club 156 show of the semester so don’t miss it! Doors will open at 7:30pm and music will start promptly at 8:00pm. Grab your tickets HERE.
Written by Bryan Bakke
If you have been paying any attention to news about Electro-Pop music or even spending your weekend catching up on the latest season of Saturday Night Live, you might have noticed that a young 26-year old Danish singer named MØ has been taking over the genre with her soulful melodies, war-like dance beats, and collaborations with the likes of Iggy Azalea, Major Lazer, and DJ Snake. After hitting the music world with her debut studio album, No Mythologies to Follow, which was produced by Diplo and others in spring of 2014, MØ entered herself into the ever growing world of female Electro-Pop fame, with critics comparing her sound to fellow Electro-Pop artists Grimes and Twin Shadows.
This summer, you can catch MØ playing some local and international festivals such as, Sasquatch!, The Governors Ball, and Northside. Luckily for those of us fortunate enough to live in Colorado, MØ is coming to Denver to headline a Red Bull Sound Select Show this spring at Larimer Lounge on April 15th, so get your tickets while you still can!
RSVP here: www.redbullsoundselect.com
Written by: Boneth Ahaneku
Odesza is one of the hottest names in EDM at the moment and they show no signs of slowing down. The production duo consisting of Harrison Mills (aka CatacombKid) and Clayton Knight (aka BeachesBeaches) began recording together after meeting at Western Washington University. A mix of talent and chemistry gave rise to an exciting new group that is shaking up the industry. Their fresh sound has helped them experience rapid traction in only two short years, and it’s no surprise that they’ve sold out the Boulder Theatre on February 21st and 22nd. Good luck finding a ticket now as prices are starting at $124 on StubHub. To all you lucky concertgoers that were keen enough to make the purchase, we applaud you. Check out their latest Album “In Return” below!
Written by Matt MacFarlane
There is a fresh new star to hit the EDM scene and he goes by the name Ricky Remedy from Miami, Florida. Ricky Remedy has been blowing away his small, yet loyal fan base by releasing a plethora of songs that can only be described as an amazing production.
Recently, Remedy released the song Start Up 2, which utilizes his trap music background to formulate a very beautiful, melodic future bass song, which blew me away with its production quality. Remedy is no quiet actor in the EDM scene as he has played festival shows, opened up for and produced songs with many of the top DJ’s and producers.
And it looks like Remedy will only gain more traction if he continues to put out the quality of music he has been lately. Even if you venture deep into his SoundCloud page with songs uploaded over a year or two ago, you can tell that he has always been an exceptionally good producer. Beyond working with big names and playing premiere shows, he is also Grammy nominated, which I find interesting because most of his following is relatively small considering his achievements thus far. I implore you to follow Ricky Remedy and enjoy his latest tune, Start Up 2. Written by Bryan Bakke