November 6, 2014 / 5:59 pm

Single Watch

Joe Newman’s smoky vocals are isolated, pitched up and tension is masterfully built up and torn down. This is a serious contender for track of the year, but for Lido, it’s just another track. The Norwegian producer has been the breakout artist of 2014 in electronic music.

Fofofadi boss Cashmere Cat took the sultry vocals of Ryn Weaver and gave it a new taste with the controlled aggression of the lead synths and his trademark drum sounds.

Much like Lido, Jauz is unable to be categorized in a single genre and has a flair for the eclectic. This time we see him flipping the Five Knives track across a whole spectrum of kick drum pattern and BPMs. The result: absolute madness.

Athletixx dropped All-Stars Vol. 1 this week, a tape chalked full of Jersey Club madness from some of the genre’s most promising stars. The most promising, Hoodboi, is seen here taking Drake’s “All Me” and lint rolling it to another sonic dimension.

The rhyme structure of the verses is remarkable; and though the constant Kanye illusions run the risk of coming off as gimmicky, they pay off, especially to Yeezy disciples.

The most important mix in the show’s history. Plain and simple. It’s almost not fair when Skrillex and Diplo team up. The mix is chalked full of Jack U collaborations with AlunaGeorge (1:26:40), 2 Chainz (12:49) and Nicky Da B (0:00).

As so much future bass does, this Juizify tune sounds like your thumbs mashing A and X on a Super Nintendo controller in your favorite (fill in the blank with whatever article of clothing the 80s version of yourself would be wearing).