The 19-year-old Kasbo has been quietly having one of the biggest years in music. The Swedish producer has dazzled with remixes of Jeremih and Vance Joy that made him one of the most buzzed-about artists in dance music, and he solidified his position when he dropped his stand-out debut EP, Umbrella Club, last month.
To close out the year strong, the Swedish talent has unveiled a track for ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective, an imprint that has earned the reputation for hand-picking and fostering up-and-coming electronic artists, that is arguably his best production to date.
“World Away” is instrumental electronica at its best, as a wave of lush soundscapes instantly washes over you from the first beat to the last second. Like a master at work, Kasbo creates a sound that is so purely beautiful at its core that it sends waves of nostalgia running through your body – almost like you’ve heard the shimmering synths and big drum sequences that are woven together – creating a track that is so familiar, yet unexpected.
I have to admit, I have a very soft spot in my heart for Selena Gomez. The Disney Channel actress stole my heart when she starred on Wizards of Waverly Place, and my bias towards her has carried well into my college days, to the point where my roommates often complain about listening to my terrible rendition of “The Heart Wants What It Wants” when I’m in the shower.
The Disney Channel star has had a remarkable career, as she has effortlessly moved between television and music without a hiccup. Lately, Selena has been breaking down the genre boundaries of pop, first with “I Want You To Know” with Zedd, and now with “Good For You” with A$AP Rocky. The international pop princess has tabbed a few of dance music’s emerging stars for the official remix package for “Good For You,” and we’ve got some stand-out re-imaginations.
Of the three remixes, Nebbra‘s take on the track stands out. The French producer infuses the track with a tropical backbone, as soft xylophone melodies take your hand and guide you through a forest of dripping synth sequences, bubbling basslines, and soaring melodies that are dripping wet in vibes.
As a bonus, you can check out Kasbo’s re-imagination of “Good For You” below as well. The Swedish native has firmly cemented his reputation as one of future bass’ brightest young stars, and he infuses “Good For You” with a web of evolving percussion arrangements and sparkling synths that are almost Flume-esque.
Kasbo’s done it again. The Gothenburg-native has proven himself to be a major player in the future bass arena, as he brings a degree of melody and harmony that the typically bass-centric genre has recently lacked. “Again” is his newest release on the forward-thinking, yet commercially appealing, Monstercat record label – the perfect home for the melodic Swede.
This is definitely a little bit out of my musical expertise, but I’ve been on a real future grind lately (hence the TKDJS track I shared this morning), and I really loved “Again” as well, and I had to share it. It’s got a seriously awesome melody driven by sparkling synths and soaring arpeggios that makes you want to hold onto someone you love and just sway along.
Peep “Again” below and keep an eye out for Kasbo, because he’s knocking on the door and he’ll be barging in before you even know it.
A lot of hot tracks coming your way. Love all unique sounds coming out, it really amazes me how far electronic music has come in the past years. The sky is the limit.
Starting off with an incredible remix of “Limelight” by NGHTMRE. Followed up with several more super-charged tracks. Hope y’all enjoy. Cheers