Varien – Morphine [EDM]

EDM stands for Electronic Dance Music. When a song doesn’t fit into a certain category, it’s called EDM. Varien is has mainly focused on dub step, but he’s made morphine, which was also in Monstercat 011, and it is one of the most interesting songs I’ve heard in a while. Varien loves “layering” his tracks, so there are very subtle additions to the song that make it sound fuller and richer. In the beginning, he uses sound loops of aggressive strings and orchestras to make the song sound more intense. I usually don’t like Varien’s works because he focuses more on heavy metal and dub step, but this one really caught my ear because he slowed it down to 100 bpm but kept the dubstep and metal influences intact; not an easy thing to do.  If you like it, you can get it on iTunes or Monstercat’s own site. If you want to see how he made the song, he’s given a full rundown.

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The 2012 Finals Playlist By The Kollection

The Kollection was nice enough to put together an awesome list of songs for students studying for finals. Each song was picked to make sure it would provide a calming and non-distracting atmosphere. Most of the songs are electro, which is taking the world by storm. The Kollectino pride themselves on having almost every song as a free download. Head on over!

http://thekollection.com/the-finals-playlist-2012/

For The Music Fanatic: The Kollection

If you’re open to all genres of music, then you should definitely check out the Kollection. They update their growing list of amazing songs almost every day and actively support up and coming artists. I discovered Madeon’s hit single ‘Finale’ through the Kollection and it’s become so popular it is now in the Fifa 13 Soundtrack. Click the picture to check them out.

Edit: I forgot to mention that almost every song they post is given away as a free download – courtesy of the music artists.

New Song Genre: Liquid DnB (Drum and Bass)

Many people know the popular music genres such as pop, house, electronic, rap, alternative etc. Well, a new genre known as liquid DnB has become extremely popular over the past few years. This genre uses really fast beats and lots of bass notes to make a song that requires it’s own genre because it can’t fit into any other category. Some of these artists also include vocalists that are becoming very popular such as Holly Drummond, Veela and Andrew Allen. Liquicity (pictured above) is a youtube channel started by one man and all liquid DnB artists post their music on the Liquicity channel. If their song becomes popular among the Liquicity crowd, then it goes into an album that can be bought on iTunes.

Here’s an example of a song from Koncept (NOTE: The song below does not represent all types of liquid DnB and you should see Liquicity’s channel to see a wider variety of songs).

Liquicity’s Channel