Clozee’s Unique Style of EDM takes the West Coast by Storm

CloZee Harmony

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Clozee – Bringing in the Future of Bass Music

Clozee’s music is a dynamic fusion of influences. Categorized into the genre of World-Bass Music, CloZee brings a fresh take on EDM, combining eastern instrumentation with western bass music and creating a fusion that is uniquely identifiable as her own style of music.

Dafuq is CloZee?

CloZee is the musical alias of Chloe Herry, a 25?y/o native French speaker from Toulouse, in southern France, which is really cool, I would love to speak some French with her (cause southern speakers are much easier to understand than native Parisians, which is where I learned).

CloZee didn’t release a single track until she was 19 and her popularity grew from humble beginnings. Chloe is a classical guitarist and she uses her instrumentation to create the soaring melodies you can hear in all of her tracks. She specifically uses FL studio and gives massive praise to the stock effects, which are normally highly undervalued, especially by beginner producers.

Eastern Instruments in CloZee productions

A BIG part of CloZee’s sound is her use of eastern and unique instrumentation. In her latest album, Harmony, CloZee utilizes a Guzheng, or Chinese Zither or harp which has been used for over 2,500 years. She also uses a Harmonium as her lead Synth, a Morin Khurr (Mongolian Horsehead Fiddle) for increased texture and to add sensation to the overall feel of the track, and finally an Erhu to compliment the other instruments in the higher frequencies. She also uses saxophones, unique drum samples, and funky percussive arrangements to create some of the best dance music I’ve ever experienced. I know she is also using other instruments, but these are the ones that I was able to pick up on. She also loves to use different kinds of flutes and her guitar melodies are always on point.

Harmony is a fantastic name for the main track of the album, and honestly it’s hard for me to understand why it isn’t her most popular track. Probably because Inner Peace and Koto are also powerful compositions, each a journey in their own respect. Expect big things from CloZee’s music as Chloe continues to evolve, she keeps getting better and better!

A Pioneer of World Music and Bass Fusion

CloZee’s music is uniquely cinematic. The combination of sounds that she uses nearly always leads itself to different experiences while listening to her tracks. Each track is very unique and seems to evolve as my taste in music grows. Here are my favorite tracks from her discography.

CloZee’s Top 5 Tracks:

  • 1 Inner Peace

  • 2 Aspara Calling

  • 3 Harmony

  • 4 Koto

  • 5 Red Forest

The Modern State of Music and the Future of Bass Music

CloZee will undoubtedly have a big influence on the future of Bass music (see this article on the top artists), she is pioneering into unexplored territory with her current products, so get ready for some mind-blowing work.

She has partnered with Psymbionic for her last US tour, which was great because I feel like both of their music is extremely different and powerful. Looking forward to seeing her live!

You can buy CloZee’s latest album HARMONY here: GRAVITAS RECORDINGS

AND make sure you follow Chloe’s Soundcloud, she will probably release new music soon! Also check her out on Spotify, Youtube, and the other streaming networks. I won’t be surprised if her music is in a movie soon!

Sources

  1. FEEDBANDS
  2. CLOZEE MUSIC SITE
  3. IMAGE LINE BIO
  4. GLITCH HOP COMMUNITY INTERVIEW
  5. BASS FEEDS THE SOUL
  6. CLOZEE’S HARMONY ON SALE @ GRAVITAS

 

Proko drops First Contact and the sound is otherworldly

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Proko drops First Contact

Proko drops First Contact to unsuspecting humans everywhere. Troy Prokopowich is most certainly an upcoming artist to pay attention to, moreso than anyone (imho) except for his buddies G Jones, Yheti, Nasty Nasty and Bleep Bloop of whom equal attention ought to be paid. Proko released First Contact 3 days ago to a tremendous amount of support from the underground community on soundcloud. He’s been touring with G Jones for a while now and BassNectar is playing his tracks at live shows due to the incredible amount of bass and the ultra heavy riddims are ultra stupid dope yo.

I actually saw Proko live last year before Nasty Nasty and Proko’s show was great, though a bit unmemorable at the time. Honestly, I don’t remember him playing, I just remember really liking all the music right before dancing my ass off to Nasty Nasty. The event was in Colfax with this sweet, very new production company called Modern Illusion. Those kids throw a party, can’t wait to watch them evolve their events. Check ’em out in Colfax. The crowd was most certainly waiting for the headliner (NastyNasty), so I’m not super surprise I didn’t notice him as much. I don’t think his music was as evolved as this latest EP First Contact back then. But you know, maybe I was just not really paying attention.

Fast-forward a year and Proko’s dropping some of the best bass tunes out there, including his Abduction Mixtape. I like some of the songs even more than G Jones tracks, the basses are just so fresh and interlaced with spicy melodies and groovy drum beats. Check out PROKO’s EP on the soon-to-die platform(just kiiiiiidddddding) Soundcloud.

The First Contact EP

  1. TFF – An intro to the sound of the album, this track is as grimey as it is heavy. A great introduction to the sound design of the album, this track will get you movin.
  2. First Contact – The primary track of the album doesn’t disappoint in any way. The complexity of the sound design is nothing short of sensational. The alien vibes are all too apparent in the track’s sound design. A lot of the sound design reminds me of G Jones, but with a unique spin. This is my favorite track of the album, so much so that I might have to remix it…
  3. Block Streets – Block Streets was release a few weeks earlier than the album and sets the standard for the entire EP. Heavy reverb punctuates nearly every sound and a definite feel of alien voices speaking to you.
  4. Flip it – Flip it is a trippy psychedelic track that continues Proko’s style of alien leads and grimey reese basslines, this track is yyyyuge!! Check out that future trap!
  5. Loud (ft. Nasty Nasty) – Loud is a track to listen to over and over; Nasty Nasty brings his sound to compliment Proko’s. Together they’ve created an illustrious bass-scape that leaves you wondering where the fuck your mind just went.

 

You can see how Proko ranks on my list of up and coming artists here. Support this dude!

Tour:

Catch him in Atlanta on July 29th

Free Download:

Download of the ‘First Contact’ EP FREE here

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Eprom’s Pineapple EP kills genres and pushes EDM quality higher

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Eprom Rises

Eprom is probably one of the most under-rated modern EDM artists. This dude is more innovative than Skrillex and pushes to the edge of EDM with his new EP, Pineapple. Complete with a killer remix from G Jones (one of the most innovative up and coming edm artists, see my list here), these tracks have indubitably shredded dance floors during the tour and honestly, it sets the bar a whole lot higher for rising bass artists. The level of intricacy of composition and explosive mixing, combined with extremely unique synthesis, piercing leads, and analogue powered bass lines make this album a repeatable adventure through experimental sound. Buy it on Beatport today!

Pineapple EP Tracks

You can also listen FO’ FREE on Soundcloud below:

  1. Pineapple – Definitely the star of the album, its obvious that this track can be listened to a few hundred times before its gets old. The lead and melody are raging and the more subs you put behind it, the more you will feel it due to the superb mix quality.
  2. B.F.G. – enjoy this strong Eprom style track that can be added to probably any DJ set.
  3. Zweihander – Eprom’s unique production skills culminate expressively with this track, probably the most unique of the album’s tracks (mah fav), this track will blow your mind time and time again. Killer basses, as always from Eprom. The outro is killer, my favorite part of the entire Pineapple EP.
  4. Koummaya – fantastic intro, the melody is nothing short of magical. Elements of Future Bass and Trap lace the entire track interwoven within Eprom’ s signature SawBasses. The way he breaks up the composition with reverb and pauses before smashing the 808’s is nothing short of genius. Big sounds in this one.
  5. Pineapple (G Jones remix) – G Jones takes his own spin to Pineapple that is equally interesting. I will say that I don’t think the basses hit as hard, G Jones’ style is more compositional anyways. I like some of the compositional techniques that G Jones uses a bit more. Both have great styles of creation though. Comparisons between the two are kind of unjust. Excellent transitions and powerful uses of FX make this track a powerful part of any DJ set. It might be a bit dancier than the original too, let me know what you think!

The Future of Experimental EDM

Eprom has several other tracks that you should check out, one of my favorites is Center of the Sun, which was actually one of the first tracks that I ever remixed. He creates a lot of his sounds with modular synthesis and I imagine he uses Ableton for his DAW, I’m not sure if that is the case. Eprom is mostly a future trap artist if you were to put him in the box of a genre and his music has some of the most powerfully moving soundscapes that I have ever heard. He rages on the dance floor. Expect big things from this artist in the future, also been on the lookout for some dope Pineapple remixes that bass artists are surely working on right now.

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EPROM TOUR DATES:

  • July 9th – Bass Coast – Merritt, BC
  • 7/14 – Infrasound – Highbridge, WI
  • 7/15 – Camp Bisco – Scranton, PA
  • July 21st – The Pirate Party -Haugan, MT
  • 8/12 – Project Z – San Bernadino, CA
  • August 18th- 515 ALIVE FESTIVAL- Des Moines, IA
  • 8/19- Fonda Theatre- Los Angeles, CA
  • 8/21- Oregon Eclipse- Antelope, OR
  • August 26th – Raising the Bar 4 – St Louis, MO

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