I’ve had a bit of a stressful week, and there is nothing better than a few Pierce Fulton tracks to wash away the stress. This post is a must read for those of you who like a more tropical and house flavor in your EDM. His style is fresh and vibrant, and quite different than the melancholic, darker, trance vibes of many of the artists that I write about. I think Pierce has assimilated the positive developments from the “popification” of EDM while wisely rejecting the negatives. There are some free downloads in here, so keep an eye out for that.
“In Reality” is his most recent rack and probably my third favorite after “Kuaga” and “Runway”. Lets move to 1:00. I love the vocalists that he chooses, and it leads into the drop at 1:15 perfectly. To call this a drop would be too broad of a characterization. This isn’t just where the bass is introduced, it is the introduction of a delightful and masterfully crafted arrangement. Pierce’s music is usually light and playful, and I think this stretch epitomizes that sound.
“Runaway” is a close second to “Kuaga”. I’ve said a million time that I love female vocals, but I also love sorrow tinged male vocals as well. This track is an excellent example of that. 1:30 is pure bliss. It has taken me far too long to write the past few sentences because I keep restarting the track from 1:30 and letting it wash over me while chair dancing. Chair dancing just isn’t compatible with typing or thinking, really.
Now for the main attraction! “Kuaga” is my all time favorite Fulton track. I guarantee you that 1:30 will impress you. It is beautifully intricate and complex. Enjoy.
I know many people love Cash Cash, so here is a great remix that Pierce Fulton did for them.
“Noon Gun” is a little something for those of you that like your EDM less mainstream. 1:48 is amazing, but just hang in there because 3:00 is even more satisfying. Pierce is a master at producing intricate tracks that any other producer would botch and make irritatingly busy. 4:00 brings it all together.
“As You Were” is rich, full-bodied, and drenched in the warm glow of the evening sun. If the previous songs were midday pool parties, this is wine on a beachside patio.
You know I love me some A&B, so check out this fantastic remix that Pierce did for them. I love how he brings the vocals to the foreground at 1:00 and adds in some strong piano chords. The tension is palpable at 1:50. “Sticky Fingers” has always been great at developing tension, but Pierce augments that. So much so that I knocked my headphones off my head by jamming to the drop at 2:00.
Finally, if you like what you hear and you want to sink your teeth into some more Pierce Fulton music then listen to this. This is his full set from the Anjunabeats Pool Party during Miami Music Week. The funk is strong with that opening track. I love it.
While I am in a house mood, here is a track that I thought I’d hate but ended up loving. Does it pander to current trends? You bet. However, I can’t deny that 0:28 makes me lose my mind. This sound is onto something. It taps into something deep.