Dark tidal waves of liquid metal? YES. Berlin's Lakker bring a pulsating storm of mid-tempo, "burned-out from the inside"-tech to remind you that electronic music isn't always about lifting a crowd but rather reminding us all that you always have to come down at some point, and it's not so pleasant. As muddy and dark as this track is there's something pretty and almost calming beneath the surface.
The tension and excitement created by these rapid firing kicks is like 90% of the track's hook. Think about that when you put your music together. Your beat blueprint is so incredibly important that it should be able to live by itself and move a room. The "Speak & Spell" layer here is gold too. It almost sounds accidental at times but this is so great who really cares. Go mine the New Kanada site, it's worth it.
Here's an unreleased cut from Grimes "lost album". It's much better than she thinks as the artist spoke on Twitter how it wouldn;t have made the full-length, if that had even happened. Regardless, Grimes is such a natural with vocal melodies and vocal layering, listen/watch below. The chorus has such an undeniable early-Madonna feel.