Had a busy week but was able to come across some songs that were inspiring, to say the least. Lots of pop stuff came my way, as well as new rising talent that I was glad I got to support, enjoy this week’s Unwind The Mind below.
Two Friends ft. MAX – Pacific Coast Highway
Two Friends gained their following via sun-kissed feel good pop-esque remixes that make you feel happy all the way to the core. Yet, all long-standing artists create a juxtaposition with their music – that’s exactly what “Pacific Coast Highway” does for the duo. The tune focuses on an introverted, deeper, all-around more experimental sound. It’s still a pop sound – but isn’t a super strong “happy” vibe like the others – but it works and fits within the realm of what you’d expect from Two Friends, smart thinking boys.
Maggie Lindemann – Pretty Girl (ye. Remix)
The high-pitch voice thing has certainly been overused by this point, but ye. honestly makes the technique feel like it’s my first time hearing it, the dude just knows how to make good songs. “Pretty Girl (ye. Remix)” is the perfect blend of ye.’s style and a solid indie-pop song. The second drop adds an anthem feel, even though the song length wouldn’t have you guess the experience was the case. ye. always surprises me in a positive way and has once again.
Hey Violet – Guys My Age (Prince Fox Remix)
Prince Fox rode right on the top of the future bass wave as it was happening, as well as the collective wave (via Moving Castle), the man was in the right place at the right time in alot of ways and continues to stay in the spotlight and maintain relevance today. Given his early adopter history, it makes sense his sound would have a more evolved / advanced feel than others in his field. “Guys My Age (Prince Fox Remix)” showcases a mix of different styles of sub-genres within electronic music, having many facets that can be appreciated.
Savoy – Living Color (feat. Fatherdude)
Savoy has been around since electronic music got big (again) in America at the turn of this decade, it’s crazy to think how fast time has flown, but it’s awesome to see these guys haven’t slowed down – specifically with shows and music. “Living Color (feat. Fatherdude)” is one of my favorite tracks on this list. Sustained, trippy, atmospheric background effects, pop vocals, super deep house vibes come together, but it’s an all important, semi-indescribable original feel found throughout that gives this single a “wow” factor. 2017 is looking good for Savoy. The group is also on tour now, go to their website for tickets and more info.
Keys N Krates x KRANE – Right Here
Keys N Krates and KRANE both have hot, strong followings, it’s dope to see the two collab because I’m sure we all agree (now 100%) that these two could make some gems together, their worlds overlap. “Right Here” carries the perfect balance of experimental trap, future bass, and an indie-pop feel. Their specific selection of future elements used here really speaks to a modern electronic music audience, and is all around on point.
Photo credit: Savoy’s Facebook