September is kicking off with some crazy new projects out and on the way from some of the EDM industry’s best. With a new LP from Hydraulix and another from Glitch Mob, and more on the way from Pegboard Nerds and others, we’re excited to keep the party going well into the winter. Respect My Region curates the best brand-new EDM music in our Fresh Drops playlist on Spotify, which you can find at the foot of this article.
Last Friday, as well as throughout the past weeks, some old and new names alike have made some crazy bangers. Jungle, Dubstep, Future Bass, Glitch Hop, IDM, and plenty more EDM presently fills our hour-and-thirty-minute Spotify playlist. We constantly update this mix, and it will be completely different in a few weeks, so make sure to save your favorites. For now, here’s some tracks bringing the vibes at RMR.
Five New Bangers on the Respect My Region EDM Fresh Drops Playlist
Hydraulix – Break Em Down
After a long spring and summer of singles and buildup, Hydraulix finally dropped his first full-length album this month. We’ve been featuring previous tracks like Concrete (feat. Jasiah) and Wrench with Doctor P on the EDM Fresh Drops playlist all summer. Imposter Syndrome turned out to be well worth the anticipation, totaling at 20 tracks over the course of an hour and ten minutes.
The whole album is a glorious and exciting mix of Dubstep, Jungle, Trap, and Glitch Hop. “Break Em Down” is one of several baller Dubstep tracks on the album displaying this Australian DJ’s ability to create blood-pumping music that manages to sound badass without getting too cliché. OG Dubstep fans and modern rave mongrels alike will come to find that Hydraulix brings unique and flawless EDM to the soundscape.
The Glitch Mob – Bad Wings x Skullclub (revision)
“Holy shit,” “holy crap,” and “holy shit” were the only things that could come out of my mouth when this project dropped. For the clueless, The Glitch Mob are a legendary Glitch Hop two-piece that took the EDM world by storm in 2010 with their LP Drink the Sea. Since then, they have progressively gravitated towards the mainstream, losing their lo-fi charm ever so slightly with each new release. Fans like myself didn’t truly see this next project coming, though.
Revisions is a remix album of The Glitch Mob’s biggest bangers from over the years. Most tracks on this project consist of two or more songs spliced together. For Glitch Mob fans, this is a chilling reprise of motifs and melodies that haunted us for years. “Bad Wings” and “Skullclub” mixed so well together, they actually did two revisions (this song is the second one). We’ve also placed “Fortune Days x We Can Make The World Stop (revision)” on the EDM Fresh Drops playlist because it slaps like nothing else.
Lorn – YO2_RUSTLIN
Honestly, ignore the genres listed above. If one artist on this list couldn’t fit into conventional labels, it would be Lorn. A middle America roamer and monochrome enthusiast, Lorn exploits a certain spectrum of emotion for his music: loss. Darkness seems to envelope you and air feels heavy when you listen to the songs he creates on albums like Ask The Dust and The Maze to Nowhere.
Despite the dark origins, Lorn manages to sculpt hip-hop and lo-fi influenced sounds that inspire wonder, humility, and other virtuous emotions as well. His music is just as good for studying as it is for driving, exercising, or just thinking. Songs like “YO2_RUSTLIN” remind you of the depth of our perception, the arrogance of bliss, and leave you wanting more.
SirensCeol – Revival
The name on this one is no mistake; SirensCeol hasn’t dropped much streamable music since his 2014 masterpiece The Method to the Madness. Despite the absence, SirensCeol proved to us that his skills producing EDM have expanded, if anything.
“Revival” gives you a lot to listen to for sure. Arpeggiattions and retro melodies dot the trail to the first bass drop. At its turning point, the song gives way to a flickering, liquid oscillation and bright chord punches. The skillset Sirensceol used to flex on tracks like “The Devil’s Swing” clearly hasn’t gone anywhere, and we’re excited to see what else he has in store for us.
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sober rob – DIVE
The hypnotic charm of Future Garage music is the ability to make artificial, electronic voices sing in a beautiful, alien way. Already a fairly established artist, sober rob demonstrates his ear for the abstractly attractive in “DIVE.”
The whole mix in fact appears to breathe and pulsate. Chords, accompaniments, and the melody all sway on a two-stepping 808, eventually breaking way to some kind of breakcore meltdown. The finale of the song is very uncharacteristic of Garage music, suggesting a bigger project potentially in the future.