STAFF PICK: EMBRZ – Higher
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]resh off the release of the single ‘Heartlines’, Dublin-born producer EMBRZ delivers his second single “Higher,” off his highly anticipated EP Progress out July 7th via Ultra Music. “Higher” paints an incredibly dreamy landscape while effortlessly blending down tempo melodies with progressive dance music stylings. The track provides the perfect soundtrack for any chill settings while also showcasing EMBRZ’s range as an artist.
The self-taught producer continues to make his impact on the dance music spectrum with his unique, genre-defying sound. He found success with two massive official remixes, Ellie Goulding’s “How Long Will I Love You” (currently on over 6.6 million plays) in 2013 and The 1975’s “Settle Down” (currently on 3 million) the following year. Both remixes showed his versatility as a producer, not to mention an instinct for melody. Since then, he’s been uploading a steady stream of melodic club heaters, including well-received cuts like “Home”, “Lights” and then “Breathe” last year. Already garnering a great deal of achievements from several Hype Machine number n0. 1’s, festival performances at Beatyard Festival in Dublin, UpNorth Festival in Michigan, and close to 10 million streams on Spotify, EMBRZ is prepping for a massive summer.