Since the beginning of this magazine that we have been receiving great electronic tracks. For some reason, we didn’t post about those submissions because we felt they should be integrated into a specific mood. We are now building that mood with a monthly post focusing on the best of indietronica. This is electromental – part 29.

Bastian Benjamin – Faux Pas

“Faux Pas” by Bastian Benjamin is the latest captivating track that showcases a natural capacity for melding electronica and breakbeat into a seamless sonic journey. Rooted in Bastian’s upbringing in Deventer, the track pulsates with an electrifying energy, drawing listeners into its intricately woven tapestry of sound. With influences ranging from Clark to Forest Swords, Bastian masterfully blends contrasting elements, infusing the composition with gritty percussion, evocative basslines, and ethereal textures. As the centrepiece of his upcoming LP “Elixir“, “Faux Pas” promises to immerse audiences in an exhilarating exploration of sonic innovation.

Danube – Lisboa

Emerging from Europe, Danube’s electronica project mirrors the river’s fluidity, blending influences from Berlin to Reykjavik. With a fusion of organic instruments and electronic beats, his music, reminiscent of artists like Kiasmos and Pantha du Prince, transcends borders, painting landscapes ranging from ambient tranquility to pulsating electronica, reflecting the continent’s vastness.
In “Lisboa“, Danube channels their love for the city, a destination they’ve visited several times, drawn by its magnetic allure. The track begins with a guitar sample that immediately captivates, evoking the soulful essence of Manouche jazz and conjuring images of Lisbon’s bustling streets. Inspired by the city’s topography, “Lisboa” takes listeners on a journey through its seven hills, weaving a narrative of musical exploration and cultural immersion.

Malixe – Losing Control

“Losing Control” by Malixe emerges as a gem in the electronic musical landscape, boasting undeniable quality and a breath of really fresh air. This UK Garage track offers an addictive rhythm that sweeps the listener into an irresistible musical whirlwind. The impeccable production showcases Malixe’s talent in creating an enchanting atmosphere, skillfully blending different sonic elements. The strength of “Losing Control” also seems to lie in its exceptional instrumental. The lack of lyrics is scarcely felt, as the musical composition is rich and captivating, transporting the listener into an immersive experience that underscores Malixe’s artistic genius. Deserves an immediate spot on your playlist for its sound quality and its ability to foster a genuine connection, pulling you out of the moment.

MarMar – Call On You

“Call On You” by MarMar shares the personal journey of American-French producer Mario Pedron as he navigates through challenges and self-discovery. Created during a period of deep reflection, the song blends emotional beats with a catchy melody, giving listeners a peek into the artist’s inner world. MarMar describes the track as a reflection of a time when he was seeking support, making it a significant piece of his life’s puzzle. Following the success of his recent release “Coexistence” on BitBird Records, this latest single offers a unique blend of garage-house and indie-dance music that resonates globally. Since starting the MarMar project in 2020, Mario has consistently delivered impressive singles, collaborating with renowned artists and labels. With his knack for crafting infectious melodies and delivering powerful messages, MarMar’s music continues to make waves in the electronic music scene.

MarMar – Heart

Continuing in the dynamic landscape of MarMar we also feature his latest creation, “Heart“. This is a track pulsating with raw emotion and sonic innovation that once again weaves together a tapestry of garage-house and indie-dance, resonating with echoes of Duskus, BAYNK, and Wes Mills. In “Heart” MarMar invites listeners on a journey of introspection and catharsis, as the poignant lyrics, crafted in collaboration with John (aka Easy Morning), unravel a narrative of rekindled connections and the vulnerability of expressing pent-up emotions. Originally conceived as a piano-centric piece, “Heart” transcends into a sonic testament to the complexities of human experience, where past encounters converge with present truths in a kaleidoscope of sound and sentiment.

MedsE – Change Away

“Change Away” by MedsE emerges as a dynamic fusion of HipHop, Tech House, and Electro House, showcasing influences from iconic artists like Daft Punk, The Prodigy, and Deadmau5. Drawing inspiration from the global music scene, including South Africa, the USA, and Jamaica, MedsE infuses the track with a vibrant mix of rap and hard synths. With a background in DJing and a passion for dance music, MedsE crafts a compelling composition aimed at igniting the dance floor with its infectious energy and innovative soundscapes.

Tim Sun – Passerby

In “Passerby”, Australian producer Tim Sun (formerly known as Litche) introduces a captivating fusion of electronica, breaks, and bass with his debut single. Drawing inspiration from his adventures in nature and energizing runs with his faithful sausage dog, Harley, Tim Sun’s music embodies the exhilarating essence of these experiences. As he embarks on this fresh musical journey, Tim Sun invites listeners to join him on a sonic exploration that transcends boundaries, signalling a promising evolution in his artistic expression.

Most of these tracks (and previous tracks featured in Electromental) are also in our Spotify Playlist: