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Writer: Dan Roy Carter

I don’t know who Becky is, but based on Bay Area bad boy Foolie’s latest, she was a dirty woman. Anonymous character assessments aside, this latest cut for Psycho Disco bucks the trend for ungroomed house records with a sense of finesse that we have come to expect from Sci-Fi afficionado’s clattering club arsenal.


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Could Artist Noir be one of the West Coasts most important emerging faces? The Kees-produced ‘Black Magic’ certainly suggests so, spotlighting a confident and powerfully poised take on the La native’s sound two months after the drop of ‘Late June.’ Every strike feels more and more powerful from Artist Noir – an artist well deserving of your ears come 2018.

Medasin is getting really fucking good at flipping tracks, both obscure and popular, into his own docile musical remit. Fans of his off-the-wall “Wild Thoughts” remix are to find a similar flare in recent take on Joji’s “Will He,” adding some air and ambiance whilst utilizing those vocal chops like it’s nobody’s business.

There are few finer UK bass contenders than that of Champion. What’s more, the London native has finally made with the “Snapshot” LP, a 12-track instalment of epic two-step and UK bass fundamentals. With the likes of Flava D, Jammz, Four Tet and Dream MC onboard, the LP gives one of the most comprehensive insights into bubbling UK talent and where the stalwart UK producer is making impressive power moves through connecting like minded firestarters.

Houston newcomer WAV debuts this month riding alongside a fun wave of emerging North American rappers. The CashmoneyAp produced ‘Again’ keeps things loose and bass favoring in the key of his self proclaimed “trap pop” sound, showcasing a confident sense of flow and charisma without some of hip-hop’s more tedious mainstream hallmarks.

This is not a drill. Beloved beatmaker, prolific producer and so-so solo artist Timbaland has stepped in to remix one of the hottest young R&B prospects of the past several years. The drums are heavy and the strings are epic, like we’d expect any less from Timbaland. That said, Jacob Bank’s harrowing vocal work still stands tall amongst all that production prowess, but it’s a cosign that shouldn’t be ignored by any means.

Amsterdam’s FATED are a powerful force in indie electronic wizardry. A reliatively fresh face emerging from the fertile Manchester circuit, UK prospect Nekore enters with a bang for the latest single from his European peers. Contemporary R&B songmanship meets glitchy future bass production values for ‘Believe It,’ a valiant debut for the collective that breaths the label’s experimental energy from start to finish.

The bass favoring sects of electronic dance music should take note of 4B and his consistent delivery both on original material and remixes. Back to remix the don himself and his more recent softer pop settlement ‘Would You Ever,’ Skrillex and Poo Bear’s crooner gets some serious breaks and dutiful bassline injections along the way. It’s a remix that oozes with that attitude and swagger we have come to expect from 4B over the years.