EP Review: “New World: Part 1” by Krewella

18921687_1470247963034588_4553843728616117241_nJune 8th was a BIG day for the ladies of Krewella! They released their new EP called “New World” which had part 1 right next to it, which means we’ll probably be getting another one either sometime later this year or early 2018. They released an EP last year called “Ammunition” that I had a lot of fun reviewing considering I had no Spotify whatsoever. They put up their songs on their YouTube/Vevo account, which is what they did for the seven songs included in this sucker!

Jahan and Yasmin released one of these songs earlier this year, “Team” and the second single “Be There” went out last month, but I will go in order of the setlist and review them that way! Krewella generally does house, dubstep, techno, & drum and bass! They’re also known to be very personal in their lyrics and if you didn’t know both girls also lend their voices onto the tracks.

We begin with “Calm Down” and it was the first one I found on YouTube when I got online that evening! Jahan and Yasmin are kind of known for being very vocal and go heavy in their beats. They definitely don’t “pussy out” of their music or personalities and I love that and I feel like that this one represents that as a whole! It does have some soft moments but I actually like that, it gives the listener a break from the hard and increasing beat you hear throughout, I’ve already fallen in love with it. Second is “TH2C” which means “too high to care” if anybody wanted to know, and this has an exotic sound to it, sort of has a Japanese flare to it in the introduction. At least, that’s what I heard! It definitely has a pop sound, but it’s a fun one so I like it.

Next is “Fortune” that features Diskord, if you heard their last EP the first track “Beggars” also features Diskord on the track, so I’m liking to see that friendship go on into this EP as well! Sadly, I’ve still not heard of their music so I feel bad! This one is pretty chill, the tempo is slower but towards the end of the choruses and the girl’s voices become distorted the sound just sort of changes, but I think it could be the perfect summer anthem! “Love Outta Me” was a song that was released the week before, I hadn’t even heard it until like the day before this EP came out. This one gives me more of a house vibe, but it’s still pretty upbeat. I like it.

The next two songs were the ones that were released as promos. “Team” came out in December? I’m pretty sure around that time. All I remember that it was really cold outside when I heard it on the radio. It’s pretty catchy and almost sounds more pop-y, but I really the bass drop. I think this was our warning that something else was coming! I just didn’t think they’d release a new EP! After that is “Be There” and they just put out the music video of this track, I hadn’t heard it before I watched the video but I really enjoy it! I also loved seeing Jahan and Yasmin in those home videos and the road trips they’re family seemed to take a lot growing up. I also love that it could be a song for the two of them since they’re sisters! The last is “Parachute” and I will say when I heard this, I didn’t exactly like it as much. I was worried because it was like the second song I heard on YouTube after I realized they had released a selection of songs together. My in initial thought of it remains, it definitely has a pop-y sound to it, but it’s very soft and chill, more like a house track. It’s not bad for the second time around.

One thing I always like when Krewella release these EPs is that they’re always so experimental. Music is about evolution and the ladies stick to that motto and I love that! I think “New World” is a good title for this selection of songs since they all have a different flavor. Some have exotic sounds and pop-y vibes. I like this route and all I want now is more! I want to know what kind of sounds we can hear in part two! We’ll just wait out until they’re ready!

Have you heard of Krewella’s new extended play, “New World: Part 1”? What did you like or dislike about it!

Tune Tuesday: France

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We head into another full week, but take a break and find some new music that maybe you haven’t discovered yet. Like I said in the Denmark post, I don’t mind artists and/or bands don’t speak in English. I would prefer they do but I kind of like the mystery of not knowing what they are saying. This also goes for techno and dance hits that don’t have guest singers on board the track. I like humming the beat instead. I have always have and I always get weird looks from people whenever I say that, but it’s true. While we’re on the subject of dance tracks, I also like when a dance album has a few tracks that are longer than your normal songs. Not all of them that are ten minutes long are going to be my favorites, because songs have a way of telling you there are done I think. I get very weary when I see some pop and dance songs are ten minutes long because there’s a 50/50 chance that it be a good thing or really, really bad.

Two acts that I have centered this post about are very different music wise, but have that certain mystery that I like a lot. Everybody likes a good David Guetta track. I mean, come on! You can try to deny it all you want but he’s got a lot of good shit to listen to. He’s actually the first DJ that I got into when dance became popular here in the states, and not Skrillex. I find David gets played on the radio more than both Skrillex and Calvin Harris combined. David also got me out of the small thing I had for deadmau5 but I’m always up for a new dance track from him though. This other is a band called Eths. Trying to figure what this word actually means in French was not pleasant! Anyways, I found this band when I saw this video of their current female single Rachel Aspe on France’s Got Talent or something like that. She looked like an innocent looking girl until she started to do the harsh metal screaming. It was awesome to see the crowd enjoying it and reading the nice and surprising comments below. I was definitely shocked and ever since then I’ve followed her on Facebook and I have actually listened to two of Eths albums on Spotify. Can’t understand a word they’re saying but I’m perfectly okay with that!

Turn Me On by David Guetta & Nicki Minaj

Sexy Chick by David Guetta & Akon

Harmaguedon by Eths

Crucifère by Eths

What are you listening to right now?
Next week we head into Germany! I have a LOT of different people to talk about in that post!

Tune Tuesday: Denmark

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So we’ve entered the letter “D” and I’ve got to say trying to find good music from Denmark was like a finding a needle in a haystack. Not the easiest thing in the world, but yet a lot better than three other countries I had hoped to include in our travels but unfortunately I couldn’t anything for them. You get a big diverse in between these two genres, techno and a metalcore band. I’ve actually heard of all three that I’ve picked out for this post for a while. Medina was featured in a deadmau5 track and her new album “Arrogant” came out this year. I am perfectly fine if they don’t speak English. The second techno act that I found was Oh Land, and I had to pick them because I cannot play Just Dance 3 without dancing to their track on there. My sister and I can do that all day long — okay, maybe not all day, but still — do you listen to any other techno artists from Denmark that you think I should listen to? Send them to me on a comment down below! The last one is actually half Denmark and Sweden based, as the majority are Danish and the female singer Elize is Swedish. Amaranthe is a REALLY good band. I just love them dearly, ever since I listened to their first record I have seriously been hooked. I am so pumped that they are going to release their third album later this year! I’m so ready! What are you listening to right now?

Forever by Medina

Arrogant by Medina

Son Of A Gun by Oh Land

Mechanical Illusion by Amaranthe

Automatic by Amaranthe