Frederik Olufsen, AKA The Frederik, is a classically trained Danish producer whose sound is a mixture of growing bass and thundering drums. His style pays homage to electro, dubstep, glitch, house, and several other genres while being entirely original with his unique bass lines, detailed synths, and ever rising arrangements.
His newest EP, 56K, sounds as if Wolfgang Gartner and Feed Me had a child, and that child married Noisia to spawn the heavy yet melodic EP.
Last summer Cyril Hahn released a now legendary remix of the Destiny’s Child classic, “Say My Name.” His version quickly became one of my favorite tracks of the year, which I’ve included as a bonus in this post. Needless to say, I’ve been stalking Cyril’s Soundcloud ever since. The rising star has put his touch on everything from Mariah Carey to HAIM, with a sound comprised of late night house beats and rainy day vocal samples. Cyril’s production reminds me a lot of Star Slinger or Giraffage, but the style is still entirely his own. The Swiss native recently relocated to Vancouver and is about to embark on his debut European tour. Check out his newest release, a Gabrielle Aplin remix.
Another great artist here in Denver is an up-and-comer who goes by Late Night Radio. He’s got a knack for creating some quality tunes that have a timeless characteristic. His true love and overall appreciation for every aspect of music is evident in his tendency to draw elements from so many different styles of it.
He just put out his first official release, the Concrete Collage EP, which is a compilation of seven soulful tracks that flow together beautifully.
Today, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve brought you a track from Boulder’s own James Egbert; it’s an energetic and rather uplifting remix of Eva Simons “Renegade”. James has some amazing production talent and tends to bring a lot to the table with his style of dubstep–which is catching on quickly nationwide.
This producer has kicked out a few track releases (+ free downloads) as of late, boasting that it’s the beginning of a “release schedule” for which he seems super stoked. James describes his new and upcoming tracks as “what I feel like is the most intricate and exciting music I’ve ever made”.