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.
Jace Mek “Laughing Matter”
Jace Mek is a rare artist who honestly has a style that is all his own. It’s Part 808 breakbeat and part booty bass, which is then loaded up with oddball synths and heavy, swinging percussion. The homies at Confession caught on to his unique style and put it on display for the first edition of the enigmatic Malaa’s Illegal Mixtape. Laced up with the haunting sounds of pitched-down cackles and anchored by a funky tribal rhythm, it’s clear why Tchami’s label went after him.
Landis ft. Luciana “Nang Nang”
Landis takes us back to the only time in history whose era of parties rival the modern day: the roaring ‘20s. The swingin’ horn samples give this driving tune a heavy dose of funk, and Luciana’s sultry vocals add a much-needed slice of sexy swag. Clocking in just shy of two minutes, Landis wastes no time in getting straight to the groove, which shows him offering up a hot piece of electro swing in a tightly wrapped package that’s ready to scuff up the dancefloor.
Subconxious “Feu de Joie”
L.A.’s Subconxious brings the flames to an intensely energetic tune whose title translates to “Fire of Joy.” Clearly made for the big room, the minimalist beats allow for its twisted synths and bombastic drums to do all the work. He’s laced up the cut with some powerfully driving hardstyle breaks, which keep the energy fully charged. And it’s peppered with just enough percussive flavor to add a note of ragga firepower.
DirtyAudio “Gorilla Glue”(Castor Troy & Boy Bishop SBFC Remix)
Already heavily road-tested by Castor Troy and Boy Bishop, these two members of the Super Best Friends Club collective have finally unleashed the beast. Dark and dirty beats open things up for what at first appears to be a slamming hybrid of B-more and electro filth. The boys have masterfully turned the tune into the perfect transition track, as it morphs into an equally nasty and high-steppin’ trap beat.
Deformaty ”Destroy All Fucking Mice”
The genre name “complextro” tells of a time back when EDM barely started to hit the masses—a time when the sounds of dubstep, glitch and electro house found themselves in perfect synchronicity. Deformaty has injected this tune with all the funky electricity of the late ‘00s through gorgeous sound design and crispy, clean production. It’s all about the change-ups in this tune, and he doesn’t lay off the throttle. The bassline and synth have an ever-evolving relationship with one other, one that keeps the tune moving forward in a way where things stay bright and interesting from start to finish.