Earlier today, I was trying to put together a feature post for my favorite chillstep producer, but as I was trying to decide on my favorites, the list grew longer and longer, and the tracks kept getting older and older. This sparked an idea, which led to a series that became my justification for sharing older music with you :D. So, in a brand new feature segment on Bassmonster, I bring you the Monster Class. In each iteration of this segment, we’ll bring to you a few tracks that encapsulate the different types of raging. Whether it’s the drumstep style of jumping up and down to the trapstep noise that brings the tanktop moshpit back in full force, the well-rounded rager is a highly sought after commodity. Everyone can take their shirt off and jump into their neighbor, very few can move their body in angular contortions to a jungle beat. So, let’s begin.
It’s Monday. You’re hungover. No need for that crazy heavy stuff. Save that for your afternoon food coma. The best hangover cure? Beautiful vocals over some massaging bass. Chillstep.
Class 1: Chillstep 101
Basic Elements: Beautiful vocals (usually female); a sullen, building sub bass; hazy sounds of ominous static – congruent with smoke or fog
The Drop: Usually in the style of a low bowing prayer, arms extended; slow groove; ear nectar
Some of the best releases are (expect these artists to be featured again in the future):
Seven Lions – Days To Come
Adele – Skyfall (Clark Kent x Oscar Daniel Remix)
Birdy – Shelter (Clark Kent Remix)
Lullabies – Yuna (Adventure Club Remix)
Ellie Goulding – Hanging On (Sound Remedy Remix)
The Weeknd – Twenty Eight (Bring the Noise Remix)