Icon Collective has solidified its reputation as the premier educational facility for electronic music production on the West Coast. The North Hollywood arts school has become a breeding ground for the next generation of talent, as evidenced by its formidable track record, which includes the likes of Jauz, MAKJ, Slander, SNBRN and more.
To spotlight some of the amazing talent coming out of the school, we’ve teamed up with Icon for a new series highlighting tracks from the past month from both current students and Icon graduates.
This month’s Icon Spotlight serves to highlight the sheer diversity of the talent coming out of Icon’s halls. First up is Soul Bandit, who provides a haunting ode to ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” that is pure nostalgic bliss. Next up, vin damato teams up with fellow Icon grad Just Because for “Mirage,” a beautifully soporific number with a chilled out bass music backbone. Manuk channels a similar energy, blending downtempo beatwork with Eastern-tinged strings and soulful chords on “No Glory.”
Meanwhile, HVPPY HOUR goes head to head with OSOJACK for a fresh, guitar-laden future bass collaboration titled “Solo.” Lastly, Bricks makes expert use of 808s for a clever booty house-meets-breaks original titled “Move Your Body.”
Check out all five tracks below for this month’s Icon Spotlight: