Between Knife Party releasing their massive EP Rage Valley last week and Zedd dropping his highly anticipated new track yesterday, it’s been a good two weeks for the electro house scene.
Although Zedd just released “Spectrum,” the first single off of his upcoming LP (to be released this Fall), it is already blowing up and has reached the number-one spot on Soundcloud within hours.
Keeping up with his past tracks, Zedd has layered a complex array of synths, drums, and vocals that meld together to create one of his best tracks yet. While I love Zedd’s hard-hitting Electro House sound, I’m really glad to see him branching out a bit more than usual on this one.
Unlike just about every other electro house song, “Spectrum” carries some distinctive elements of trance: a mild build and then a stadium-sized chorus. We still get that Electro House glitch sound, but in a far smoother way.
In the mid twentieth century, when stereo first came out, the industry had a field day with panning (shifting between the left and right speakers) to the point where it became obnoxiously annoying. While this technique has become rather passé, Zedd brings it back with vengeance. Synths comes at you from every angle.
The drop on this track is just plain filthy. It still has that hard electro house sound, but it also brings a progressive feel into the mix. “Spectrum” is really the perfect title for this song; it pulls from so many different genres. For all those who doubt the talent of EDM producers, this track must sway your mind—at least a little.
“Spectrum” is now available on every online music store. Download the extended mix on Beatport today.