By: Jordan Calvano
The mantra of Crack Tracks is simple: “We scour the Internet so you don’t have to.” Every single day we find stunning tracks that we don’t have time to post, and that can get frustrating. There are too many good artists going unnoticed on The Untz, and this series is our attempt to further put a dent in all the electronic music that continues to stream from far reaching corners of the world.
With Crack Tracks, we want to focus on artists and specific styles that aren’t getting as much attention here. This weekly series will highlight some of our favorite songs that we haven’t already covered, targeting artists releasing music more addicting than crack itself. The type of music you can’t get enough of. One hit just won't suffice. Are you ready to get high with us?
Telepopmusik – Just Breathe (Austin’s Fault)
“Just Breathe” from Telepopmusik is an absolute classic, but it’s always a tasty treat when new producers put their own touch on the timeless classic. This time, we have our good friend Austin’s Fault remixing the track, gripping your undivided attention with immersive drum work and ethereal synths that sit underneath those haunting from the original. Austin finished this track almost six months ago, but he’s finally unleashed it upon the world as a free download so you can get sad and chill out.
WET – Move Me (TÂCHES Remix)
This is for all those house heads our their that like their beats groovy, feel-good, and deep. The Barcelona based producer known as TÂCHES achieved all three of these facets, taking a more dance worthy approach to WET’s recent single “Move Me” while still retaining the addicting qualities the original presents. We would probably have to classify this as sexy house music, or maybe just sex house. Either way, it goes without saying that we will be bumping this gem nonstop till summer ends.
Sable feat. Kele – The One
We did not see this one coming. Perth producer Sable has been known to explore a manifold of different styles, but his recent original track might surprise even his most avid fans. On “The One,” we witness the rising producer team up with Kele Okereke of Bloc Party to create an emotional roller coaster of visceral soundscapes that can’t be pigeonholed to any single style of electronic music. All we know is that it’s different from what we’re used to hearing, and we absolutely can’t get enough.
Gorgon City – Unmissable (Metrik Remix)
Gorgon City’s debut album Sirens will be dropping on October 6th, and the anticipation has been killing us. While we patiently wait though, the versatile duo has been unveiling a steady stream of remixes to keep fans like us content. This one comes from fellow UK producer Metrik, taking “Unmissable” in a completely different direction with tantalizing drum ‘n’ bass vibes that will leave you begging for more with each successive second.
OBESØN – Control Me (feat. Sakima)
We’ve got another gorgeous original creation that combines the talents of two artists from across the world. “The One” saw Australia and England together, and now we’ve got Canada and England joining forces on “Control Me.” The dark and sax-heavy tune will leave listeners slowly bobbin their heads to the song’s steady beat, drifting away as Sakima’s brazen lyrics float atop OBESØN’s ominous and at times dub influenced instrumentations. We already mentioned it before, but damn that sax is nice.
Capsun – Bubble Pipe
If you’ve spent a fair amount of time on Soundcloud these past few months digging deep for new electronic music, then we can almost guarantee that Youtellme’s logo has become very familiar to you lately. The London based collected proudly boasts an abstract paint spill that is always changing colors, becoming associated with favorites on the Crack Tracks page like Phazz, Daktyl, Milo Mills, and now Capsun. “Bubble Pipe” is a funky and driving tune that continually takes on new directions, leaving a radiant smile on your face as catchy snares and atmospheric beats join forces.
Alex Wiley – Vibration (Honest Remix)
“Vibration” from the Chicago hip-hop artist Alex Wiley was just begging for a remix. The upbeat tune already possessed anthemic qualities, giving off blissful and dance-worthy vibes that helped Wiley gain even more buzz for his 2014 mixtape Village Party. Tempe based producer Honest retained all these feels, injecting the song with some lush house production that is perfect for keeping a pool party and long car ride to a festival bumping. Hip-hop meets house, and the result is even better than we expected.
Sh?m X Fortune – Deal With It
Alright, we’ve got a third big collaboration involving England, this time pairing the talents of London based producer Sh?M with Fortune from Los Angeles. The two whip up a head-bobbing future beat that bridges soulful instrumentations with rapid drum work, keeping things interesting from start to finish while changing the tempo multiple times throughout. The two Flow-Fi affiliated producers have been on a tear lately, and we suggest taking a closer look at both of their Soundclouds to get a better idea of what they’ve been up
ABSRDST – Even If We Were Birds
ABSRDST (pronounced Absurdist) has been known to bring beats to the table that perfectly fit with his moniker in the best possible way. This includes the song names, album art, and of course the very tracks he creates. This one is titled “Even If We Were Birds,” and gets you thinking about life as a flying creature as he hits you with 8-bit synthesizers and ridiculous lead melodies that sound like nothing else we have heard recently. It honestly sounds like he sampled a duck call at times, and we love it.
Blackbird Blackbird – Memories
Sticking with the theme of birds, we’ve got a brand new jam from Hawaiian producer Blackbird Blackbird that does not disappoint. The track is short, but it’s sweet in every way possible as we imagine Mikey Maramag creating “Memories” on the beaches of Honolulu as the sun goes down. You now how you can hear the ocean in conch shells if you listen close enough? Well, it’s kind of like that except with this nostalgic and bright tune. Kick back, relax, and imagine your feet digging into the sand as you start your week off.
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