The mystery surrounding the prolific EDM vocalist Nevve has reached critical mass. Fans everywhere have noticed her distinct vocals and appearance on some of the most popular EDM songs of the last few years. When seeking Nevve out over social media, however, they are frequently met with profiles empty of content and vague theories on forums. So, who is Nevve?
Kekai Wachi, better known as Kai Wachi, is a dubstep and trap producer from Boise, Idaho. On May 31st, 2019 he released a new album titled DEMIGOD through the Kannibalen record label, of which he’s been a long time member. DEMIGOD is a showcase of Kai Wachi’s versatility and unique sound design encapsulated in the raucous, more aggressive sounds of EDM.
Every once in a while we need to take a step back and look at how far we’ve come in terms of the steady progression towards equality in all its forms. Since its rise in popularity in the early ’90s, modern electronic music production has been a male-dominated art with females mostly contributing to vocals in a somewhat passive manner. The last decade, however, has seen a massive rise in female producers who are completely shattering all preconceptions of the producer stereotype. Women are not only rising up in the EDM space, but they are completely changing the scene and pushing fresh new sounds through the airwaves with stellar live performances too. Below I’ve listed a handful of the most notable female producers who have quickly risen into the spotlight and are taking full control of their artistic destinies.
In 2018 I challenged myself as a music fan to really think about which albums I thought were the best of the best. Ranked from favorite to most favorite, below is a list of EDM albums that I felt demonstrated true artistry and left me listening to them on repeat. Read more
Winter is in full swing, the holidays are over, and a new year has begun. What better way to enter the cold, dark weeks ahead than to immerse yourself in the hellish heat of SWARM’s newest EP, This Is The End. Brandon Carroll, the mind behind SWARM, has a track record of uber dark mid-tempo productions set in nightmarish sonic environments. This Is The End represents a culmination of his dark vision into a cinematic and thematic body of work. Read more
Marshmello is on a roll this month! Two weeks ago he released a video for ‘Flashback’, a song off his 2018 album Joytime II. Just last week he released a video for another Joytime II track, ‘Stars’. Today he released a video for the popular single featuring singer-songwriter Bastille titled, ‘Happier’.
Currently trending at #8 on YouTube, Marshmello is back with a video for ‘Stars’, the first song to appear on his Sophomore album Joytime II.
By now, many electronic music fans are probably aware of Porter Robinson’s latest project, Virtual Self. After shattering the foundation of EDM with the ‘Worlds’ tour, Porter Robinson is taking us further into his digital imaginings with his Virtual Self ‘Utopia’ tour. Virtual Self is a nostalgia-filled take on early 2000’s rave and Dance Dance Revolution music. He released a self-titled EP for Virtual Self at the end of November 2017. Porter Robinson continues with Japanese-style themes and animation that featured so prominently in ‘Worlds’.
During the dawn of rave music, it was common for producers to sample vocalists from popular songs and integrate them into their own beat in creative ways. The rave scene of the late ’80s to the early ’90s put more focus on the beat, and any vocals were intentionally blended into the background so as not to stand out as much. But the rave scene has since matured and Electronic Dance Music has reached levels of popularity and production unheard of in the earlier days. While glitchy vocal samples and fully instrumental tracks are still common, these days have seen the rise of talented vocalists who specialize in offering their voices over EDM tracks. Some vocalists are extremely prolific and feature on some of the biggest EDM anthems of the decade. Unfortunately, it often seems that these prominent voices don’t always receive the spotlight they deserve. More importantly, since EDM is a male-dominated scene (which is definitely changing) it seems as though females, in particular, have had a harder time receiving recognition for their work. Below is a list of some of the most prevalent female vocalists who have most likely featured on a song you love.