By Jacqui Swney
Mar 09, 2018

Let's Get Synthetic

Pass the Aux

This week’s playlist is dedicated to music made with computers, and the dudes who manage to make computers sound good. I love a good indie band and a harmonica/banjo collar as much as the next white gal, but sometimes, I get this craving that only some bass and completely cliché lyrical composition can satisfy. Like most music, a good electronic song can command you to feel a certain way; be it up or down. Listed below are a few songs that make you feel like more than just frothing in the mosh at Backbar.

1. ‘Superhuman (Feat. Eric Leva)’ by Slander: Slander and Eric Lava come together to create a beautiful mix of lyricism and music. The slow build doesn’t necessarily make for a dance-worthy track, but it make you feel it in your stomach somehow. It sounds a little bit like how it might feel to be able to fly, and I think that might be the point because the title and lyrics insinuate being superhuman around someone who makes you feel that way. It’s got a romantic aspect to it and I appreciate it.

2. ‘Fire’ by Louis the Child: ‘Fire’ helps Louis the Child make his second appearance on Pass the Aux. The distinctly upbeat sound makes this song so identifiable as Louis the Child. The serotonin levels in my brain instantly spike every time I hear one of his songs and they literally never fail to give me a pick-me-up and/or make me physically NEED to dance.

3. ‘Light’ by San Holo: San Holo, possibly one of the more clever names out there. He’s created one of my favourite songs at the moment. While it does lack in lyrical creativity, everything else about this song is heckin’ fantastic. The lyrics themselves repeat but nothing else about this song is repetitive. Each verse has been mixed so the lyrics are different each time (despite being the same). Again, every beat hits me right in the heartstrings; boosting my serotonin back to where it should be.

4. ‘Here with You’ by Lost Frequencies & Netsky): Belgian DJs Lost Frequencies and Netsky collaborated on this song to create one of the more lyric-heavy songs on this playlist. The start of this song doesn’t sound promising. It’s simple and a little boring with only the singer and a quiet guitar in the background. But approximately 43 seconds to a minute in, they spice things up with some delicious bass and a snazzy guitar riff. The main drop is a little unexpected but welcomed with open arms.

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