Bouncing Beats: chromonicci, Connor Price & More - Hot & New 8/14

Bouncing Beats: chromonicci, Connor Price & More - Hot & New 8/14
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It’s impossible not to move along to a beat that bounces! With clever syncopation, exquisite sound design, and careful composition, our featured artists captured springy and hoppy energy across genres in their newest releases. Without a doubt, this week’s Hot & New playlist update will have all our listeners dancing.

Widely renowned producer chromonicci returns to Audius, sharing his newest EP Stasis III.. Celebrated for his intricate style and production malleability, this latest body of work contains delectable beats - the exact thing that brought chromonicci into the limelight and keeps him there. Stasis III. combines elements of glitching electronica with flavors of jazz and hip-hop. chromonicci masterfully stretches and shortens sounds to create a cornucopia of textures that make these beats peaceful and danceable. Indeed, Stasis III. feels like cruising in the car during golden hours through technicolor mountains and fields. Audius listeners found themselves immediately attracted to “Reset.,” but chromonicci presents a beautiful body of work with the entire EP that walks listeners through reimagined sounds and new influences on his production.

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Connor Price enters the room with a badass aura in his latest release, “New Phone.” Teaming up with fellow rapper Ktlyn, this track implements minimal elements that maximize their impact. Staccato hi-hats and bassline riffs underline the vocalists, accompanied by only the tone of a phone unable to connect to the call. This beat establishes a swagger that Connor Price and Ktlyn match with their lyrics and flows. They both rap about extravagance and popularity, both obtained from grinding away in the studio and making connections. Although they talk about luxury, Connor Price and Ktlyn prove that less is absolutely more in “New Phone,” a track that will absolutely have the club gyrating to its addictive beat.

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Multilingual pop singer and songwriter Angelina Alexon invites others to indulge in her latest sweet single, “Bada Boom.” Synth chords and syncopated bass and electric guitars instantly transport listeners to the beach, delivering an energy that walks the line between laidback and energetic. With her rich honey voice, Angelina Alexon instills an unstoppable spirit in listeners with her lyrics. “Bada Boom” becomes an anthem for the women and femmes, placing a milkshake or frozen margarita in their hands while they laugh together by the ocean. Gentle yet distinctly pop-y, Angelina Alexon reminds us that summer isn’t quite over yet with “Bada Boom.”

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Fusing indie rock with touches of hip-hop, felly unveils their newest single, “Show Me What I’m Missing.” This track opens up with an inquisitive and dreamy instrumental until felly joins in, singing about a rose-tined joy. They tell a story of freshly budding love, matching the tender vibe throughout the song. “Show Me What I’m Missing” captures the anxious excitement and gentle joy of falling in love with someone new.

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Mizter Bonezz returns to Audius with an eclectic new psytrance tune, “Calavera.” Instantly, listeners are hooked into a rushing psychedelic tunnel by a relentless bassline. Mizter Bonezz gives this track an unexpected twist, giving his melodic synth a fantasy rhythm and key. Meanwhile, metallic and alien tones sing and groan all throughout this rapid track. Complex and mystical, Mizter Bonezz envelopes listeners in his imagination, giving “Calavera” the feeling of a grand adventure, rife with trials and tribulations.

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From minimal rap to intricate psytrance, no genre is left unheard this week. Regardless of genre, all of these talented artists influence listeners to bop and dance, energizing this week’s Hot & New playlist update!

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