By: Emily Thomson
For this week’s EDM Wednesday, we decided to do a review, instead of an interview. So read below to find out what I thought of Ryan Hemsworth’s album, “Still Awake”.
Title: Still Awake
Release date: May 23 ,2013
Ryan Hemsworth is a DJ and producer originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ryan isn’t your typical EDM DJ, he adds a bit of hip hop feel to his songs. Ryan recently took home a Juno award for best electronic album.
Earlier this year I really took a liking to EDM music. Before I enjoyed a lot of hip hop as well as some other genres. I really think this album would the perfect album to transition from hip hop to EDM. I love both genres and this album captures parts of both.
From listening to this album I can definitely tell there’s a hip hop feel in some songs. The songs start of slightly mellow but as you get into the bass drops it moves into a faster pace EDM feel. Specifically with the song ‘Perfectly’ I can see a crowd starting off head bobbing then starting to rage when the base drops.
I really enjoy this album, my favorite track would have to be ‘Empty Thoughts Over a Shallow Ocean’. I really like that it’s an EDM track with a slight hip hop feel.
After listening to this album I really want to see Ryan Hemsworth live. I think it would be a pretty insane show to be at.