BAYNK – Someone’s EP
I don’t know how I missed this gem before, but WOW. New Zealand electronic producer BAYNK released an EP late last year, and it’s called Someone’s EP. The newest song on the EP is Want 2. Chicago-based artist, Shallou, also had his hand in one of the singles: Come Home. The entire EP blurs the lines between electronic and indie music, adding bright percussive synths elements that double as drums and melody. The EP is funky, sending me vibes not only from the pop-world but also in the tech house space. The entire EP is a mix of genres that create a super modern sound. This is indie electronic music at its core.
Another popular style used in almost all these tracks are vocal chops. The vocal chops in Find You, for example, help with the tracks funky undertones. The percussive elements throughout the EP are super unique. As I mentioned above, the percussion aspects double as the melody. In a percussion arrangement, the kick drum takes care of the low-end. The snare and high hats take care of the high end. In Someone’s EP, the snare elements are sometimes substituted by a pin drop sound and the kick drum is sometimes substituted by a melodic bass sound.
I love this genre of electronic music for it’s experimentation in the arrangement. It’s bright, uplifting, wholesome, alternative, and pop all at the same time. BAYNK is one of the best artists in this genre right now. I’m pumped to hear what he does in 2018.
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