A‐Trak’s feel good, Phantogram‐featuring summer jam “Parallel Lines” is already a must‐have on any party playlist. But why stop there? The Fool’s Gold founder has enlisted six of dance music’s wildest talents for a “Parallel Lines” remix package programmed like a festival stage in its own right. MSTRKRFT’s triumphant electro revival, Bart B More’s Dutch house, Chris Lorenzo’s new‐school bump, Holl & Rush’s big‐room muscle, Doobius’ synthy club and BLU J’s futuristic bass… each new spin on “Parallel Lines” deserves to be played as loudly as possible.
Producer-singer-songwriter-DJ-everything else rhêtorík bares his soul on ‘Behind Closed Doors.’ The EP is a sum of his whimsy and his triumphs, a showcase of his insecurities, but also a promise to himself and to his fans that there will be light in their lives. Across five songs and in 20 minutes, rhêtorík makes quick work of what hurts him and how he’s learned to heal himself.
“I took a year from 24 to 25, where I went completely stone-cold sober, really got into the vlogging, and just took a year of internal reflection,” he told DJBooth. His reflections led him to question himself and his motives, and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is the immediate product of his weighty introspection. The indie-meets-EDM influences on the project undoubtedly move music forward, but it’s rhêtorík’s hopeful message that makes him a truly enduring artist.
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The new album by 6lack, East Atlanta Love Letter, enters the Sum'n to Say discussion colosseum. We dig into the heart of his sophomore offering, praise the inventive drive-in movie listening party, and consider what the East Atlanta Love Letter can possibly do next.
Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis
Intro music by Slimm Leary