Straight off of Smashed Beatz comes a collaboration from the likes of Natty Freq, a duo out of Orange County, and Direct Feed, a solo artist from Long Beach. Titled Digital Meltdown, this tune doesn’t necessarily hit hard because of the griminess of the bass or the rafter-rattling kicks, but moreso the incredibly well thought-out rhythmic technicalities found after the drop. Digital Meltdown breaks it down with a very danceable, Prodigy-inspired buildup, lush with old school synths, until the deceivingly massive drop hits you in the face with a whole lot of modern EDM.
Keep an eye out for more tunes from these young names as well, as the rest of the Smashed Beatz crew. Led by We Bang, who made his presence known last year with his bitchin’ breakout tune, Smash the Floor, this California-centered label seems to have a stronghold on not just what’s hot, but what’s heating up as well.