Seven Lions is doing something that most producers are incapable of. He has the innate ability to seamlessly combine two of the EDM world’s most popular genres, trance and dubstep, and turn it into something fresh while maintaining the integrity of each. This week, he released Days To Come, a beautiful four-track EP on OWSLA.
I’ve heard some people label his releases as “dreamstep”, and while I’m usually hesitant to throw around fad genre terms, I’m inclined to agree with the title. His drops hit as hard than most of dubstep’s heavy-hitters, but what separates Seven Lions from the pack is his ability to create perfect symmetry, balancing earth-shattering drops with a dreamlike ambiance and close attention to detail. Days To Come starts off with the title track, a track which could easily be the emotional, hands-in-the-air finale track for big festival DJs. The Truth takes us deeper into Seven Lion’s dreamworld, bringing in a heavy progressive kick over airy synths before Fractal audibly assaults you in the most beautiful way. She Was brings a little glitch hop into the mix and sounds like way to end a week at Burning Man. She Was is available for free, but we suggest picking up the full EP on Beatport here.