I know I’ve been away for a while and I really do apologise for that. Loads has been going on, I’ve finished uni, gone to Glastonbury and I’m well on my way to becoming a fully fledged adult. I know that’s no excuse and I have loads of backdated posts that I’m still working my through, and now I have more time on my hands I’ll get them published asap, I promise!
I’m going for something a bit different here and not what I would usually post at all, but once I had listened to this track, there was something about it that made me fall in love with it. I was recently asked to write a short bio about producer and DJ Hurley Mower, it was just a practice task and it wasn’t used, so I thought I’d post it here instead.
You really should check this track out, especially if you’re a fan of something a bit slower and a fan of Alicia Keys – she’s a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. Check out what I had to say about Hurley Mower below.
As we swiftly move through 2016, EDM and Trap music are still at the epicentre of dance music. Chicago-based producer, Hurley Mower has taken it upon himself to bring the House capital up to speed with his instrumental trap tracks that he has – quite rightfully and uniquely – described as headbob.
At just twenty-one years old, he has already featured on TheSoundYouNeed – Volume 2 and has even been on remix duties for Game of Thrones star, Raleigh Ritchie. His latest release ‘Gems’ features spoken vocals from Kid Cudi and Frank Zappa which supports a slow, heavy bassline and an upbeat melody you would usually find on a poolside house track.
Mower often playfully slips in samples from songs in his tracks and does it with such elegance and poise, which can be hard to pull off in trap music. His track ‘Retro’ features a sample from Alicia Keys’ ‘Fallin’; its crescendo bassline surrounds the sample with a fresh drop that takes the track to another level.
On top of these releases, he’s also released a mix for ‘The Kollection’, which beautifully encapsulates how his tracks would mix into a set, as well as how his music works with more traditional heavier trap music. His mix not only showcases his talents as a producer, but it proves that he’s a fantastic DJ who completely immerses himself in electronic music.
Did I mention that the track is a free download? You’re welcome.