The Respect My Region Fresh Drops playlist is our curated electronic dance music playlist. We scrounge for new EDM every week, from gabber to garage. On a platform like Spotify, where algorithmic playlists tend to fall short on representation,
Fresh Drops serves as a great resource for finding new artists to listen to. Here’s a couple artists that dropped new music last week.
Lab Group. Charles the First, Potions – Banshee
Holy mother of Bass.
Lab Group, a collective of the artists CharlestheFirst, Potions and Supertask, have bestowed a bastion of sound with their new track Banshee. The drops in this song are filled with wet, smooth tones and pulsating bass with laid back drums. Might as well call it Marinestep for sounding like it was recorded underwater.
Banshee is marked Future Garage for unusual song form shifts that present a composition with two thick drops in the start and a mellow, avant garde portion in the end. This sound is no accident, as the Lab Group artists CharlestheFirst and Potions are both established psychedelic dub experimenters.
This is Lab Group’s first track on Spotify, so if you like what you’re hearing definitely give CharlestheFirst and Potions a visit for more nebulous dubstep like this.
Orchid – Doe Eyes
It was really hard to put genre names to Orchid’s sound. Just another example of how you can’t truly slap labels on all of the world’s music, especially EDM. Doe Eyes has the tempo of house, 808 bass, and pop/rap vocals. No features here, either, Orchid appears to be manufacturing her own vibe.
Doe Eyes is Orchid’s self-proclaimed “fuckgirl anthem.” Her third track on Spotify, she’s already making some noteworthy waves in the British electronic scene.
RXLVND, Soudiere – AS THE DAYS GO BY
There’s a few perspectives you can take on why Downtempo/Lo-Fi beats haven’t developed branches of subgenres since the early 90’s. Some might say it’s because it all sounds the same, but in reality this means that the formula never required changing. Tracks like AS THE DAYS GO BY are meant to wash over and cool you off, and that’s why we put it on the Fresh Drops playlist.
RXLVND has been creating trap, abstract, alternative fusions for about half a decade now and has been making big moves. Featuring on Worldstarhiphop and Thrasher to note, his mastery of a faded, bassy atmosphere are staking his name in the game for him. Definitely check this dude out if you haven’t already.
Yaano, Fre4knc – Black Hole
[Atmospheric Jungle/Drum n Bass]
It is advised you take the name of this song seriously. Black Hole appears to be Fre4knc and Yaano’s interpretation of the threshold past an event horizon. A bottomless, droning bass synth with an echoing vocal sample are key points of this song that make it sound astronautical.
Yaano is particularly new to this game, so be sure to give him some love. Fre4knc is certainly more of a DnB veteran at this point, with a massive discography for you to plunder if you enjoy Black Hole.
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Abana – Sativa Jazz
Abana is a newer Indian American DJ from Los Angeles. Sharing a love for both hip hop and world music, he is sculpting his sound with unique tracks like Sativa Jazz.
This song is a 60:40 house-to-jazz mixup. You’ve still got the electronic vibes of a DJ, featuring classic jazz music sample work as well. This ingenuity landed it on the Fresh Drops playlist. Abana clearly has some killer concepts on the way, so be on the lookout.
Our playlist is updated constantly. We don’t use that word lightly, either. Make sure you hit the link below to check it out for yourself, and give it a follow to stay in the loop. Plenty more on the way, folks, so be sure to check back next week.