February 2021 – The Hypes

I often get the question what sort of tracks are currently being hyped. What kind of sound works right now, what is popular and what can we expect for the future? So I decided to list ten of the most popular and hyped tracks of that month, every month. By no means is this list complete, but it can give you some insight into where the popular music styles are headed. So let’s kick off – Ghost Producer NL – Hypes of the month February 2021.

1. London Grammar – Lose Your Head (CamelPhat Remix)

You can’t really go wrong with a CamelPhat remix of London Grammar, can you? One of the best bands in the world being remixed by one of the most popular underground dance acts of the moment. This track combines the best of both worlds. An amazing vocal performance combined with the warm melodic house / techno vibes. Winner!

2. Curbi & Tchami – Make Amends (feat. Kyan Palmer)

Both Curbi as well as Tchami are known for their original signature sounds. For that matter this track starts of rather unexpectedly common. But you don’t have to wait for long as they manage to also make this sound their own by adding their distinct unique touches.

3. Jack Wins – Set Me Free

These lists regularly contain tracks by Jack Wins, for the simple reason he manages to catch the current house trends and add his own typical style to the tracks. This one is no different. Sampling some classic 80s disco and making it into a current 2021 house track.

4. D.O.D – Sleepless

It’s no surprise I love a good piano house track. This one by D.O.D is another of those tracks that incorporates all the best classic sounds of yesterday. Recognizable vocals, a great catchy piano hook and the sort of grooves we’ve all come to love over the years.

5. Oliver Heldens – Never Look Back (feat. Syd Silvair)

Oliver Heldens is never afraid to experiment with his tracks. This is another one of those tracks that you didn’t really see coming but works really well. A subtle catchy riff and some memorable vocals that carry the track from beginning to end.

6. Biscits – Talk To Me

This track is a prime example of the current tech-house hypes. Working with a subtle acid bassline, a repeated vocal hook and a bass-house influenced drop start. Pure dancefloor fire, so fingers crossed clubs will be re-opening anytime soon. πŸ˜‰

7. Nathan Evans – Wellerman (220 KID & Billen Ted TikTok Remix)

Combine a sea shanty, a catchy accordion, slap house beats and a TikTok viral hype and you’ll end up with this super catchy track. Already peaking at no.2 in the UK charts and no.1 in the Dance single charts. Just beware: you’ll probably be humming this one all day long once you’ve heard it, driving everyone around you mad!

8. Nathan Dawe X Little Mix – No Time For Tears

Commercial piano house. Need I say more? This stuff is absolutely timeless and the combination with the 2021 sound is perfectly executed. You just can’t go wrong here.

9. Anne-Marie x KSI x Digital Farm Animals – Don’t Play

This is actually a surprising but really cool combination of the oldschool UK Garage / 2-step instead of the typical house beats. Catchy vocals by both Anne-Marie and KSI and a unique but recognizable hook. Perfect radio track.

10. Clean Bandit – Higher (feat. iann dior)Β 

This track bends genres at every turn. Featuring rap vocals by Iann Dior, tropical house beats, orchestral background percussion, rock drums and the recognizable Clean Bandit pluck. This track embodies summer with its catchy hooks. Besides that; the video is a great feat as well!

Tribute: Daft Punk – Epilogue

After 28 years, this legendary dance duo called it quits with this unexpected epilogue video. With their unique sound and style they are responsible for some of the most iconic dance tracks of the last 3 decades. Not just under their own name, but with tracks for Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and the Weeknd too. And while the act may have split up now, their music will live on as seen be the insane increase in streams and plays since the announcement.