Sydney’s World Champion crafts just the kind of sparse pop track with “Dream” that almost cant go wrong. If you start with a hook as good as “I feel in love, it felt like a dream” all you can really do is screw it up by adding to much. World Champ hold back though. Guitar and bass paint a dreamy background for his vocals to dance over. The bell synths that accent the chorus is really just the icing on the cake.
Much like the photo below, the song is a quick transport into a world you can’t quite see. A reality left somewhere between a dream and a wish. You can’t see her face, you can just feel the moment, top down, wind swirling, everything perfect.
Future, it doesn’t matter. I fell in love, it felt like a dream.
Poolside is an up and coming LA production team that seems to have burst onto the scene on the strength of one perfect song. “Do You Believe” found its way onto Future Classic and is set to take the world into the life of a Los Angeles summertime pool party in the same way that Classixx did with “I’ll Get You” a couple summers ago. In a way, this song encapsulates what life in LA is really like better than anything Classixx has done. There’s a laziness to this track. Something so loose and uncalculated. Perhaps its the combination of nonchalant romanticism covered in a cloud of weed smoke that does the trick. Either way, listening to it transports me right to the Standard Rooftop, a mojito in hand and a mischievous thought or two in my head.
Upstart french touch producer Drame comes next with his little gem of a track “Golden Gloves”. An almost too chaotic storm of basslines and intertwining synth patterns gives the song a frenetic feel. Every time I hear the song, I find myself lost in the patterns. By the time the ‘alarm clock’ hits and the song starts getting heavier, its like waking up to a pair of beautiful eyes. The freshest feeling in the world.
We’ll close things out with Madeon’s latest work. His strong record apparently earned him a commission from Yelle, which he subsequently knocked out of the park. I cant overstate how impressed I am with this guy’s sense of melody. His chord progressions are poppy and emotional, but they’re anything but cliche. They’re always unpredictable and creative.
So, sit back and enjoy this one. If it doesn’t make you smile and want to jump around on your bed, there’s something wrong with you.
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Written by Josh (Binary). Follow him on Twitter.