Hello! I’m Mark Campbell, Music Supervisor here at PlayNetwork. For as long as I can remember I’ve been drawn to electronic sounds. From the voice of R2-D2 to assorted audio logos heard in television shows and commercials, these noises have always grabbed my attention. So naturally, this fascination is reflected in a large portion of my musical tastes. Here’s a few new tracks I’ve discovered that feature my favorite musical instrument of all time (the synthesizer) front and center. Enjoy!
Scott Hansen, known professionally as Tycho, recently dropped this track as a prelude to his forthcoming album. Mostly instrumental (with some nebulous background vocals), this track features a successful and compelling blend of electronic and acoustic elements. Moreover, the buttery-smooth synth lead almost makes you forget you’re listening to electronic music altogether.
Fun fact: Preston Anthony Chin, better known by his stage name Robotaki, has a Master’s degree in genetics. And given the precision of this track’s arrangement and production, it’s clear to see the influence of his scientific background. Glitchy and electronic, the song still maintains a sense of warmth and comfort – perhaps the perfect soundtrack for your next visit to the beach.
As is often the case, a remix can lift a song to an entirely different level. Here Louis the Child (the Chicago-based DJ and production duo) take Elohim’s track in a new, provocative direction. Chock full of arpeggiated synth runs and big electro beats, this new remix grabs your attention and refuses to let go.