For this week, I’m going to recommend mostly Future Bass and Dubstep tracks. I’ve really been feeling the need to not only get some good feels from the emotional future bass tracks, but also head-bang little in my apartment a with some dubstep. Here are my recommendations for the second week of May:
1. Seven Lions, Excision & Wooli – Another Me (with Dylan Matthew)
a. Seven Lions loves collaborating with artists outside of his area of expertise and working with dubstep expert Excision was bound to turn into something amazing, and this song is amazing.
2. Modestep, Virtual Riot & Barely Alive – By My Side
a. Aggressive yet melodic, this track is an amazing mixture of melodic bass and riddim.
3. Tom Morello – Can’t Stop The Bleeding (feat. Gary Clark Jr. & Gramatik)
a. This track is a very interesting offering. It starts off as a song that has influences from rock and blues, but halfway through it begins a transition and eventually turns into a track that can only be described in two words: Blues Dubstep.
4. ILLENIUM & Runn – Free Fall
a. If I was going to talk about future bass, I was going to have to pick a couple ILLENIUM tracks, and this is the first one. Full of emotion, this song is just as likely to make you dance as it is to make you cry, and I love it for that reason.
5. SNAILS & Waka Flocka Flame – WFSU (Virtual Riot & SNAILS Remix)
a. Brutal riddim with an aggressive rap from Waka Flocka Flame. The original is good, but this remix with Virtual Riot brings the song up to the next level.
6. SLANDER, Said the Sky, JT Roach - Poitions
a. While this track lacks the raw electronic power that many future bass artists are striving after these days, it more than makes up for it with very interesting harmonies and wonderful vocals.
7. The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) (ILLENIUM Remix)
a. The song that introduced many people to the eventual future bass legend, ILLENIUM reimagines this track as a much more emotional and engaging song that will make you feel good in a down time.
8. Slushii & Marshmello – There x2
a. This track can be described very simply: it is fun and light. It has a light-hearted and happy melody while maintaining the right amount of powerful synths that future bass is known for.
9. Valentino Khan – Pony (Eliminate Remix)
a. While not really a dubstep or future bass track, this offering is an energy filled dance track that will definitely get you pumped and dancing.
10. 12th Planet, Bandlez, Barely Alive, Chibs, Dirtyphonics, Dodge & Fuski, Eliminate, Fox Stevenson, Infekt, Modestep, MVRDA, Myro, Oliverse, PhaseOne, SampliFire, Terravita, Virus Syndicate & Virtual Riot – We Don’t Play
a. With this many artists all working on one collab, you might think it turns out bad, but oh how wrong you would be. Every artist’s style comes through in this dubstep track.
Ryan O’Connor is a fifth-year senior studying physics at CWU. He is an avid gamer and nerd and loves to share and hear opinions about anything related to these things. He is also the DJ on Electropolis known as LYNX.