Dearest Milk Crate die-hards, we apologize for the delay in Milk Crate #80.
To make up for the numerous days of musical dryness, I’ve put together a jumbo-sized Milk Crate filled with so much good music that I’m surprised it all fit!
New ’round these parts? Let me break it down for you. When you listen to spectacular new music on Milk Crater, we donate money to Direct Relief International, among other charities. Easy, right? You get new music and make the world a better place without even having to leave your seat!
Now on to the tunes!
1“Our Holiday” – Astral Cloud Ashes
Upbeat, fun, and Summery, “Our Holiday” by Astral Cloud Ashes sounds like Passion Pit took a vacation to Ibiza and recorded the entire experience in this super catchy track.
2“Ride” – Twenty One Pilots (WeAreTreo Remix)
There is nobody in the music world who is quite like Twenty One Pilots, so I was wary of a remix of their new single “Ride,” but I found myself pleasantly surprised at how much WeAreTreo crushed it. Chill reggae vibes pervade the track and keep the ride smooth.
3“Supernova” – Water District
Despite it being the first foray into a piano-driven song for LA-based Water District, they absolutely nail it. The intro is beautiful and perfectly complements the bittersweet lyrics and hopeful beat of the rest of the track. I would definitely be happy to hear them utilize more in the future.
4“Hands (Diviners Remix)” – Gareth Emery & Alastor feat. London Thor
Avid readers of Milk Crater may realize that I have a slight affinity for Gareth Emery’s music. His new album “100 Reasons to Live” is amazing from front to back, and the recent remixes of it are no exception. And though he doesn’t often dabble in Trop House, the Diviners took care of that for him. This remix is beautifully consistent throughout, and gives the original version of “Hands” a new voice.
5“Floods” – The Foxies
With stunning vocals and instrumentation to match, The Foxies have knocked it out the park with “Floods.” Positive and synth-heavy, this song is catchy from the first few chords and should automatically be added to your playlist of favorite songs. Very excited to hear more from this stellar artist.
6“Epilogue (feat. Diana)” – Love The Chase
This beautiful track by Love The Chase seamlessly combines gorgeous piano with playful synth. As it wavers from dark and melancholic to sensual and haunting, the male and female vocals perfectly play off of one another to illustrate a vivid portrait for the listener.
7“Hollywood Squares” – LondonBridge and Goshfather
My boy Londonbridge is back at it again with the white vans…I mean the dope house music. This time collaborating with Goshfather, “Hollywood Squares” has the classic LB bounce with influences from other genres thrown in for good measure. Another infectious dance track from the curator of Space Yacht.
8“Hold On” – Kid Summerz
“Hold On” by Kid Summerz is an interesting experiment in genre-blending. Though definitely heavy on the alternative, there are definite R&B/Soul vibes that draw you in from the beginning. Add that unique piece with his sincere crooning, and you can’t help but root for him to succeed.
9“Edge of Life” – Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere
You know I had to end with a banger. Cosmic Gate and Eric Lumiere’s newest single “Edge of Life” is a testament to how uplifting EDM can be. Soaring melodies and high-powered drops will bring you to the edge of life and then push you right into the deep end.
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