Hot & New, Week of 01/30/23

Hot & New, Week of 01/30/23
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Look no further, audiophiles! This week’s eclectic releases are not only energetic and entertaining, but also boast sonic engineering expertise; highly respected producers from a handful of different genres claim their slot on Audius’ Hot & New playlist.

Dirtybird, the fiery label founded by legendary producer Claude Vonstroke, presents the EPROM remix of “McDonalds” by Yung Skrrt. EPROM, also a highly-lauded and respected producer, takes the original flow and twists in his inimitable sound; acid laced 303s fuse with trap’s signature bouncy rhythm. EPROM’s “McDonalds” remix elevates the addictive elements of the original track with his irreplaceable production.

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sadbalmain, owner of the brand Numb Promises, returns to Audius with their latest release, “Shame (ft. Malenkiyyarche & Nedaj).” Known for their production fluidity, sadbalmain pivots to jungle for this track. They track a vintage jungle rhythm and modernize it by layering in autotuned singing. Together, these three producers tie “Shame” altogether with sounds signature to sadbalmain and Numb Promises; angelic synths gently sing in the background, adding celestial and melancholic notes.

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Seasoned DJ and iconic producer wuki unveils his latest Wukileak: a lively bouncy house take on Snoop Dogg’s “Gin N Juice.” wuki is well known for his flawless discography spanning a wide spectrum of genres. With his “Gin N Juice” flip, he channels the electricity of his jersey club affinity and weaves it into a house rhythm. Meanwhile, the classic Snoop Dogg funk and unforgettable lyrics are laced all throughout the track. Indeed, wuki pays homage beautifully to one of hip-hop’s most explosive artists and tracks with his Wukileak of “Gin N Juice.”

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Emaflu, Chilean singer and multi-instrumentalist, offers her lush new song, “El Rythm.” Gentle like low-tide ocean ripples, this song creates a sense of calm. A psychedelic band jams underneath her rich vocals. The psychotropic harmony shifts underneath Emaflu’s honeylike voice. “El Rythm” emulates this otherworldly peace of swimming just underneath the surface of water. Sunlight refracts and shines through the waves, and Emaflu sings the soundtrack of the ocean.

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Brazilian psytrace heavyweight Mandragora experiments with his latest demo, “Turn Up Neto MAster test.” On Thursday, January 26, Mandragora exclusively dropped a handful of songs on Audius. In addition to “Turn Up Neto MAster test,” he uploaded “SOUL MUSIC loud,” “MASSAI fixd,” and three others, none of which can be found anywhere else. This body of music features Mandragora’s trademark bouncy psytrance. He even seems to take an almost minimal approach to psytrance in several tracks from this sneaky drop. You must wonder, how much more music is he sitting on?

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All across Audius, a cornucopia of talented producers dropped true fire, strongly representing their genres. Casual fans and audiophiles alike will surely find several new additions to their rotation in this week’s Hot & New playlist!

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