One of the most exciting things about electronic music for me is all of the new genres that are being born. The new and often unusual sounds that come from all of the hard work musicians put into experimenting and expanding their craft are inspiring and push what we can hear and feel further into new territories. This is a great time to be listening to and enjoying electronic music, especially because so many people are creating so many unique and compelling songs. You have to be a household name in order to be liked in electronic music. With social media specifically tailored towards music like SoundCloud, anyone can release work whether they are signed to a major label or not. And it is great.
Finding artists who are new and clearly have a gift for musical creation and production is my favourite thing about electronic music today. For example, I was puttering around, looking for some new moombahton to rock out to and stumbled upon NoiseTwins. Joss and Guss, two brothers from NYC, are a very recently assembled tour de force of moombahton production. Their most recently released track, “I feel like dancing,” is a banger you won’t want to pass up in preparation for your Friday night. If you didn’t feel like dancing before digging this track, you’ll be on your feet by the end.
“I feel like dancing” begins with percussion that sets a moderate tempo which then expands into layers of heys, more synthesized sounds, and, of course, sirens. The progression and build up towards the drop evokes the sound of a xylophone. One minute in, the beat drops and the listener is treated to a pulse of synthesizers and the interwoven sounds of percussion, synth, and vocal samples creates a soundscape meant for getting the hell down. The build begins again with percussion coupled with heys to slow the beat down, with more layers of percussion building on top of the basic sound until three minutes in until NoiseTwins drops the beat again, bringing in clean daggers of synth, sharp enough to cut the air. The sounds which bring the track to completion begin like the intro in many ways, especially the crisp percussion, but concludes with a fade out of sound. A complex track with a really great beat? You won’t want to miss it.