Featured Song: LAIRE – Just Ride.
Self-described German “music guy” LAIRE is one of those artists whose style is completely recognizable. Atmospheric, searing, and intense, LAIRE’s bangers are rich experiences that draw from ethereal trap ballads for inspiration. Yet the Cologne-based producer has mastered his craft in his own way, with each new release providing fresh ideas to an evolving soundscape. Part of what makes great trap music just that is its constant innovation, and artists like LAIRE help to keep things new and exciting.
“Just Ride” pulls barely any sounds and structures from his last few releases, two beautiful synth ballads that call to mind wavemob and their all-star roster. Instead, the track blasts off with its first choral section right away. 10 seconds in, LAIRE begins to whirl emotions around on a platter, dishing out feelings of warmth, divinity, ambiguity, lushness, and wonder with every thumping fade. The intense bass hits and dreamy samplings are goosebump-inducing to say the least.
Some songs are difficult to put into words, and simply must be experienced. This is one of those rarities. “Just Ride” exudes craftsmanship and patience, possibly factors as to why each of his releases is a solid few months apart from the one that precedes it. If that gap continues to deliver these kinds of productions, you can bet we’ll be waiting patiently for the next.
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