DA Exclusive: Golden Features’ HARD Summer 2015 Mixtape
Anonymity in dance music is nothing new. From Daft Punk to Marshmello, some talents just prefer to let their work do the talking. But generally where the enigma behind the artist’s secret identity tends to fuel the hype, in the case of Golden Features, the hype is all behind the music, not the man behind the mask. The up-and-coming Aussie beat maker is quickly establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with. As he makes his way stateside for HARD Summer 2015, Golden Features becomes the latest artist to contribute to the festival’s mixtape series.
If you aren’t yet familiar with Golden Features, a couple minutes into the mix, the mystery behind the metallic face plate will be trumped by the mixtape’s selection, technique, and originality. Working through syrupy trap beats and into static, bouncing house cuts, Golden Features weaves together a 45-minute session priming fans for his coming HARD Summer appearance with a taste of what to expect from one of the brightest talents emanating from down under right now.
From tribal rhythms to wiry, ambient grooves, the forward-thinker lets the mix do all the talking, without allowing the anonymity of the project to be an overshadowing feature.
With a roster stacked full of dance music’s biggest acts, HARD Summer is gearing up to deliver a weekend for the books. If you’ll be in LA for the festivities, make some time to check out Golden Features; you can thank us later. Backed up by a brand new EP, XXIV, that packs a concentrated dose of Golden Features’ dark, intriguingly inventive sound, expect HARD to be a showcase of what Golden Features has to offer.