Oliver Nelson is a Swedish producer who is known for remixing some of the best pop artists in the music industry: ranging from Tov Lo, Kesha, Whitney Houston, Ella Henderson and more. While he has amassed acclaim for his remixes, it is his original tracks that also scream originality and talent. It’s no wonder that popular EDM producer Kygo has sung many praises for Oliver Nelson’s skill as a producer.
Nottingham producer Lone has carved a rich niche for himself in terms of making interesting and danceable house music. His Ambivert Tools, Volume Two dropped last year and made use of the whole spectrum of synth lead and drumwork to create a record full of vibrant and arresting dance micro-journeys. Amidst the simple enough bars of bass and conventional stomp of the beats, he manages to add enough local colour
Kick-start your 2018 right with the first single off the Perfect Havoc Presents series, “Everything Goes Black,” by LA-based producer/DJ, Mahalo. “Everything Goes Black” is a substantial house track with vocal samplings reminiscent of the UK garage style. You can sense that Mahalo gathers inspiration from various styles and artists allowing him to blur the lines creating cutting edge material that pays homage to the past while still pushing to
Þórður Ingi Jónsson aka Lord Pusswhip doesn’t shy away from the offensive as an up-and-coming rapper and producer from Reykjavik. VICE hits the nail on the head when they characterized his music as a “perfect mix of disorienting horror movie hip-hop guaranteed to shake things up in your office/bedroom/speakers.” He’s released an album in 2015, Lord PussWhip is Wack, followed by the 2017 compilation, Lord PussWhip is Dead. I highly
Best Remix The xx, “On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)” Jamie xx’s grasp of emotive song craft is indisputable, yet he always seems to shine brightest on the dance floor when remixing his own music. The greatest dance music is simple and appeals across genres. Add a dollop of emotion and Jamie has the recipe for something to lose oneself in under the mirror ball time and time again. Honorable