All posts by Lissa Slate

Wasted Love: A Vocally-Aligned Single by TroyBoi and Sam Sure

In music, one of the attributes that makes artists to rock with their fans is consistency. TroyBoi is one of the artists who have lived his promises and statements as far as sound and dedication to his craft is concerned. Wasted Love is a track that you unconsciously repeat over and over again because it is sentimental and infectious. TroyBoi featured Sam Sure in this song which is more or less a journey combining the classic TroyBoi sound and beautiful vocals.

Sam is the one who takes care of the vocals while TroyBoi does a low-energy trap beat that undoubtedly showcases the purity in his talent and his wide range of abilities. The quality and quantity of TroyBoi’s outputs make him one of the top producers, a fact that his fans and anyone who hears his music find it hard to resist. This summer, TroyBoi has lots of scheduled appearances in Reading, Leeds, and at EDC LV.


Considered one of the closely guarded secrets of South East London, TroyBoi has emerged from the shadows and he is poised to take the music industry to another level. He is a multi-talented musician signed to Jim Beanz, US super producer and Timbaland’s right-hand man. TroyBoi is a versatile musician and produces a variety of genres with a specific focus in trap beats. Judging from his composition and vast influences, TroyBoi is no doubt one of the top upcoming producers in the industry.

Paired with Icekream, one of his best friends, TroyBoi forms one half of SoundSnobs, the producer/DJ duo. The duo is known for their most daring and creative audio paintings their audiences have heard of. Other top artists TroyBoi has attracted and collaborated with include Nina Sky and Diplo. The two have helped him a great deal to reach even a much wider audience.

Sam Sure

Sam Sure was signed to Black Butter records in 2014 and quickly rose to become a tastemaker favorite, a reputation that earned him lots of BBC spins from top artists such as Annie Mac and Zane Lowe. When he was a member of Hip-Hop-meets-electronic duo, Sam enjoyed tremendous success after he was picked to do a performance at Reading and Leeds festivals.

Earlier in the year, Sam earned himself a support slot on the BBC Sound of 2015 Years and Years UK Tour. He has also worked with artists such as TCTS which is a tremendous achievement for an artist who has only released two tracks.

U Are – An Exclusive Premier by Paul Oakenfold and BRKLYN & Amba Shepherd

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His two last albums have been centered on great singers and wonderful tracks, all of which have cutting edge rhythm. Over the years, there has been notable change and electronic music has now become mainstream. His latest album is not very much different from what he has previously done but the perception is likely to categorize it more as a pop record.

Paul Oakenfold is gearing up to the release of his full length album known as PopKiller which will be out later in the year. From that album is the track U Are which is a collaboration with the singer/songwriter Amba Shepherd and the producer/multi-instrumentalists BRKLYN.

In the words of Oakenfold, the track is the setup record for his first single in the album. The core of U Are is a light vocal from Amba Shepherd whom according to Oakenfold has a great vocal tone.

BRKLYN hinted that it is Oakenfold who originally asked them to do an acoustic version construct of the U Are track. Cameron Trowbridge, one of the BRKLYN duo points at hard work as pivotal to success. He also emphasizes that great songs don’t have to be forced because they ought to come naturally. He knows that some songs take a week, others days, but U Are took only a couple of hours and it was off the production studio. After BRKLYN added the instrumental details, the song U Are started having a unique appeal and Oakenfold loved it.

Paul Oakenfold’s Music Career

In podcasted interview, Paul Oakenfold gives a description of his early life as a bedroom DJ. He grew up fancying the Beatles and at the age of 21 years, he moved to 254 West 54th Street with Ian Paul. His music career formally began in the late 1970s when he played soul music in a Covent Garden wine bar. From there, he began to grow in experience and his moving to West Harlem in New York City was more of a breakthrough. During this time, the most popular sound in the area was hip hop. As Oakenfold was working as an A&R man for Champion Records, his career was ushered into the mainstream.

His first official studio album, Bunkka, was released in 2002 when Oakenfold signed to Maverick. It also happens to his bestselling album of all time with total sales exceeding one million copies worldwide. Since May 2015, Oakenfold has been at the forefront in world talent search and the development of mentorship programs. He is heading the department of DJs, EDM vocalists and producers.

It’s Getter with an Insane Remix of Kill the Noise’s MINE

Getter (whose real name is Tanner Petulla) is a famous American electronic music producer and a DJ hailing from San Jose California. In 2012, Getter was signed to Firepower Records of Datsik adding to his existing labels including OWSLA and Rottun Recordings. Over time, Getter has managed to collaborate with some of the big names in the electronic dance music including Skrillex, Datsik, The Frim, and Borgore.

In 2016, the artist has been on a massive tear with no signs whatsoever of slowing down. Kill the Noise remix is his latest offering to the music enthusiasts. The remix contains slapping percussion and aggressive synths which makes it a unique flavored hit with a different taste from the original. Getter has become adept at identifying unused musical real estate and using it to rebuild entirely new and futuristic hits thanks to his current musical ideologies.

At the beginning of his career, Getter positioned himself as one of the most significant and consistent talents to emerge from the bass scene. In 2013, Getter released Thriller EP and I Want More, two Beatport-chart-topping hits. His tunes have been rinsed by Borgore, Datsik, Flux Pavilion, and Skrillex.

His abilities and production prowess were seen more in 2015 when his works were released under OWSLA, the inimitable Dance Music Label. Recently, Getter has allowed his musical evolution to take place. The eccentric social media dispatches and signature neon hair will be seen more in his forthcoming projects which seek to bridge the next phase of bass music production and the past waters of musical conformity.

The ability of the artist to dip into alternative states of creative thinking has been the source of inspiration and creative force. He has clearly understood his limits and is constantly finding ways to push through them. By far, Getter remains one of the unsung heroes of underground bass culture because he has executed precisely what the underground values the most. To a larger extent, Getter has ignored trends and curved his own path wide enough so that his fans can walk along with him as he moves on to the next stage.

Previous releases by Getter include Rip and Dip, Forget It, In The Cuts, 666!, Back, Blood in 2016; and Head Splitter, Mega Gun in 2015. He has also had numerous releases in 2012, 2013 and 2014. His fans are upbeat that more is to come from this ingenious artist and his love for electronic dance music.

Alone – Marshmello’s Debut with Monstercat

The intriguing productions and mysterious persona of Marshmello is continuing to attract lots of funs making his career to snowball. Considered a newcomer, Marshmello reached yet another crucial milestone in his career following his signing to Monstercat, the prolific Vancouver-based label. His first release, Alone, is perfectly aligned with the vision of Monstercat. Listening to the song, you can’t help but enjoy the jubilant chord progressions bouncing along the crisp bass layers.

Through the song Alone, Marshmello fosters an atmosphere of unity and hopefulness. The masked artistic has managed to serve a celebratory dance anthem to his audience. The song begins with an upbeat melody and thereafter descends into a fun drop. Throughout the entire song, you find a futuristic sound melody, bouncey synths with chopped up lyrics, a hammering bassline, and trap snares. The lyrics to the song sound a little bleak as if sang by someone who is trying to find their way home.

According to fans and critics, Alone is by all standards one of the best works from Marshmello where he carefully combines all the attributes to make it a great 4-minute hit.

Unmasking Marshmello

Marshmello is an anonymous new age producer who has been churning out superb trap music. It seems his main goal is for his fans to enjoy the music and stop worrying about his identity. Based on the scanty bits gathered about him online, he seems to be an artist who has been enjoying a great deal of profile support. Following the release of his track, a number of well recognized artists quickly shared it and this led to a mass coverage of his fresh production style on a number of major music publications.
Many people have had reasons to believe that Marshmello is a side project of an artist who is already established.

Other Hits by Marshmello

Earlier, Marshmello had released a number of hits which include:

Keep It Mello – This video which features Omar LinX is more of a fun video where Mello and LinX cruise around Los Angeles. The reason why this is a big hit is because almost every producer is featured on the house party including Mija, Kayzo, Yultron, K Theory, Dillon Francis, Swage, Ookay, Getter, and Ghastly.

Want You 2 – Produced around valentine, this video is a soothing future bass anthem that brings together lots of good vibes from the beginning to the end. In producing the video, Marshmello teamed up with Slushii, the LA artist.

Summer – This video starts calmly with a rather laid back beat. Compared to the other releases by Marshmello, the Summer track progresses more naturally and somewhat slower. It doesn’t have the energetic and frantic pace. It can actually lull you into a wistful daze leaving you daydreaming with bonfires, beaches, and long awaited summer weathers.
Know Me – This track has a heavy bass line that will keep you going and dancing. It is actually one of the strongest tracks done by Marshmello and you will certainly find it captivating and an irresistible addition to your play list.

Marshmello is definitely one of the interconnected wizards of networking and production that we shall see more of as he releases more new tracks.