By: Anand Harsh
This past August was a crazy one on the release front, so we decided to throw together a list of the Top 10 releases of last month in order to make sure nothing fell through the cracks. With so much good music coming out all the time, we realize you just don't have the time to pore over the loads of tracks in your Soundcloud feed for the gems. That's why we're here. The nerdiest of the nerds, carefully examining each and every new dance track, from trance to techno to trap, regardless of genre or popularity. We only care about your sanity. Kick back and check out our list for the best of the best.
10. Late Night Radio - Far Into The Night
The newest star rising out of the Mountain Music scene in Colorado is Late Night Radio. A huge album, a massive release party leading up to the big Pretty Lights Red Rocks shows, and dates announced supporting Michal Menert in Texas made August a watershed month for young Alex Medellin. New-ish to the scene, but already making moves, the powerful act is ready to hit the fall months running.
9. Virtual Riot - There Goes Your Money
Virtual Riot has been pegged as SectionZ's latest superstar in the making. He joins good company, with Norwegian prodigy Savant, and this guy named Joel Zimmerman. What separates Valentin Brunn from the rest of the pack is his ability to cross genres easily, whether it's some raucous chipstep, blazing drum & bass, or thundering electro. The one thing you won't say if you grab his latest album is "There goes my money..."
8. Pegboard Nerds - The Lost Tracks EP
We've been watching Pegboard Nerds for a while, now. The Scandinavian duo has been quietly (but not too quietly) building a rabid fanbase with their huge collabs and larger-than-life sound. They demand attention, and we're going to give it them. As well as Monstercat, who just turned these "lost tracks" over to the fans for the low, low price of free-ninety-nine!
7. Two Fresh & HeRobust - Throw That EP
We were shocked when we heard that SMOG was releasing a brand new EP from HeRobust and Two Fresh. Shocked, but delighted. This little collection of tracks may be short, but it's not short on talent. This terrific threesome throws down the trap gauntlet so hard, it's bound to break some knees. Love their combined sound, we can only pray for more.
6. Dog Blood - Middle Finger Pt II
Hate all you want, it's Skrillex and Boys Noize. Of course it was going to be good. And the cool part is, when they get together, their output sounds nothing like either's signature sound. They throw down and break new ground. That's kinda their thing. Will folks try to cop that new sound? Probably. Check the charts in a couple of months...