We’ve put together some of our favorite tunes from Discovery Project alumni for you. We do this regularly, so keep checking in with the Alumni Tracks You Should Know series to see the latest and greatest from our Discovery Project artists.
Manila Killa “All That’s Left” (2ToneDisco Remix)
The 8-bit-loving gamer guys have hit on a fresh and funky new sound with this pop-leaning remix for future bass icon Manila Killa. Upbeat and tinged with notes of ‘90s R&B and garage, the joyous synths swirl and stab around Joni Fatora’s sugary-sweet vocals. If the guys are aiming for a radio-friendly hybrid of future pop and house music, they’ve just hit the sweet spot.
Psymbionic & Of the Trees “2 Wicked” (SugarBeats Remix)
Future funk duo SugarBeats were personally commissioned by electronic violin virtuoso Govinda for his new compilation, Reconnaissance, out now on Gravitas Recordings. While they’ve kept the spirit of the original by preserving the orchestral hits and rolling arpeggios, they’ve brightened up the affair by pitching things up and stepping up the tempo. They’ve also slapped on some of their trademark ad libs and vocal chops, creating a remix that is surprisingly more dancefloor-friendly than the original.
TOKiMONSTA “Go With It” (219 Boys Remix)
One of the most wonderful things about dance music is the inspiration begging to be drawn across genre borders. Bay Area house-aholics 219 Boys have finally unleashed this TOKiMONSTA remix they’ve been holding on to for quite a while now. Holding fast to the soaring vocal and wavy topline of the original, they’ve added their own deep, bass-fueled drive to the tune. This is the perfect one to play for your bass-music-loving friends who refuse to join you at the house stage.
Consouls & Des McMahon ft. MC ID “The Game”
Both Consouls and Des have made appearances with the Discovery Project. Consouls wowed us with their entry in the 2015 DP competition for EDC LV. Des hit us with some liquid D&B on his DP Release “Cowboy Funk.” This collab, however, is all about that heavy beat. The massive drumline is matched with alarming synths and grinding, filthy bass. The straightforward drum break switches up into a more shuffling groove partway through to keep things interesting. Consouls and Des have made big strides in the tightly knit D&B scene and are quickly establishing themselves at the forefront of the future generation.
Kyle Walker & Dirty Doses “VIBE”
Recent DP winner Kyle Walker teams up with bassline technicians Dirty Doses for this walloping banger of a tune. The intro is rather unassuming and makes you think you are in for some standard funky house vibes, so the buildup doesn’t prepare you for the gnarly dose of dirt that hits you in the drop. This tune successfully marries two sounds of house music that might seem at odds with each other, but seamlessly fuses them into one soulful and dirty piece of work.