Welcome back, everyone, to the 22nd chapter of the Bangers of the Week saga here at Dash Berlin World. I don't really have any clever intro or cheeky segues lined up for this one, so let's just dive straight into the music!
One thing in the broader electronic music community I find really interesting is the passing fads in popular artists that are the focal points for the remixing efforts of DJs. Early last year, it was nothing but Adele. Late last year and into 2014, anything that came out of Lana Del Ray's mouth got remixed. The newest artist to take the remixers by storm is, oddly enough, alternative rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. Afrojack's remix may be the most well known, but this trance mix of "Hurricane" by Roger Shah (who will be here in DC this Friday!) actually sounds really cool!
Here's a brand new, really intriguing track that is apparently in the "Chill Trap" genre of music, whatever that really means. With it's ambient synths and harmonies, this Daktyl remix of Halsey's "Ghost" definitely has a very chill vibe. Clearly not trap by the normal standards, the bass and percussion are somewhere inbetween trap and chillstep, but keep this song going just hard enough so that you aren't completely lulled to sleep by the soothing vocals.
I think this track may officially take the cake as the differentest "Something Different" yet. It’s a very compelling mix of pop vocals, dubstep bass & drums, contemporary pianos, and very experimental, off-tempo glitch breaks. Even re-reading what I just wrote, I’m not entirely sure how that all comes together into one coherent song, but Ozonna successfully pulls it off. Not catchy or danceable, it's an unusual song that I'm personally a huge fan of, but really interested in hearing what you guys think.
Well that's all she wrote on this one. Got some great feedback last week, and I hope you all are enjoying what I'm doing here. Your thoughts and song suggestions are always appreciated, so don't hesitate to comment, shoot me a message, or hit me up on twitter! Cheers guys!