I finally managed to finish my Kaskade marathon with his newest album, Atmosphere, which has a become a strong contender for my favorite Kaskade album. Vast, serene, and ethereal, the songs found in here perfectly embody the album title. Lead single "Atmosphere" also showcases Kaskade's vocal talents for the first time, and makes everyone wonder why he didn't try singing sooner.
But as amazing as Atmosphere is, this isn't actually my album of the month. This was going to be my pick until I remembered to buy some music from another one of my favorite EDM artists, F-777. Seriously, this guy is amazing. He churns out new albums (of varying length) faster than Activision can publish new Call of Duty games, but the quality of his music rarely falters. On the contrary, he more often than not outdoes himself with every new release. I have no idea how he manages to do this.
Buying several of his albums at once, to put it lightly, complicated my decision for this month. Every album I just bought was mind-blowing. But for innovation points, I have decided to choose Im so Classy as my album of the month for October 2013.
In this particular album, F-777 merges EDM with the swing style of music that dominated America in the early 20th century. The swing influence can be heard throughout the whole album, but it's always done tastefully. F-777 didn't throw in swing elements for the sake of originality, but worked them into his songs in a way that truly enhances his sound.
I wish I could describe his music more in-depth, but since I can't, I'll just direct you to his bandcamp page, so you can stream the album and listen for yourself: http://jessevalentinemusic.bandcamp.com/album/im-so-classy. The album is already cheap if you're interested in buying, but until November 1st, you can use the code "TopSecretCode2" to take an additional 50% off the album's minimum asking price. This code also works on every release he has on bandcamp, and has unlimited use until its expiration date, so take the time to explore his other work as well.
Stay classy, everyone!