A lot of attention is being aimed right now at the growing EDM scene in Texas, For many good reasons–the state is home to such names as Wolfgang Gartner and Tritonal, the explosive trance duo who have been amassing quite an army following their 2011 album Piercing the Quiet. The state is also home to the South by Southwest music festival, which is known for its showcasing of up-and-coming genres and talent.
Dipping in to what’s new from the Lone Star state, Francis Preve once again delivered quite an impression on me by assembling one of the sickest house beats I’ve heard all year. Adding his touch to Josh Gabriel’s Winter Kills project, his version of Hot As Hades instills an even darker mood than the original. Deserving particular attention for its solid bassline, the grim lyrics sang by Meredith Call couldn’t be better complemented.