[PREMIERE] MELANIE?: 16 Candles
Think 80s synths, then dunk them down into triplet trap grooves, that's MELANIE?'s latest, "16 Candles." The Toronto based artist combines the best of vintage instrumentation and locks them in with the adroit rhythms of modern hip-hop. Distorted 808s sit alongside filtered synths and juxtapose each other with a precision that's as contrasting as it is hooky. Really, we keep coming back to this beat. And with MELANIE?'s airy vocal bringing a winding topline to this track, we're sold.