Three (May) EDM Album Releases You Have to Hear for Yourself

Steve Aoki Neon Future IISteve Aoki-

Neon Future II (released May 4th)- His third studio album and the second half of his last album, Neon Future I, Steve Aoki has created a legend around his name in the electronic dance music industry amongst producers, DJs and fans. The Japanese-American Producer/DJ described this album in an interview with Fuse TV to be less “poppier” than its predecessor and to incorporate “darker elements” that were not present in Neon Future I. The double album concept is a cool one that allows for the two albums to create contrast, while also withstanding the harmony that is in place from the two albums being recorded at the same time. Neon Future I reached #32 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the US Dance chart, while Neon Future II debuts on the Billboard Top 200 at #66 and should continue to climb as it spends more weeks on the chart.

 

Zedd True ColorsZedd-

True Colors (released May 18th)- The sophomore album of the German-Russian Producer/DJ has received mixed reviews since its debut a few days ago. While some tend to think the album shows no originality or growth from his usual sound, others think that he’s continued to show the same mastery that created hits like “Break Free” with Ariana Grande and “Stay the Night” feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore. He’s even been likened to Cyndi Lauper a couple of times! The consensus seems to show, however, that whether you wanted to hear something brand new on this second album, or more of the same strong, synth-heavy instrumentals he’s been belting out, you’re in for some tracks that won’t have you questioning Zedd’s knack to make his own mark and sound.

 

Alesso FutureAlesso-

Future (set to release May 22nd)- The 23-year-old, Swedish DJ/Producer has quite the resume prior to the release of his freshmen album, Future, that is set to drop in just one more day. He has worked with EDM hard hitters  like Hardwell and Ingrosso, and on this current album he has collaborated with Calvin Harris and Hurts on the released single, “Under Control.” Across genres he has also worked with Usher and the band One Republic, who is also on this upcoming album. With the hype surrounding the release of singles such as “Heroes (We Could Be It)” feat. Tove Lo and “Cool” feat. Roy English, it’ll be no surprise that this Def Jam artist is sure to make some serious noise with his debut album.