On October 21st, Bermudian producer Noise Cans released his new single, “Everyday.” Featuring rapper Macca Wiles, “Everyday” touches on “a more playful side of EDM.” Noise Cans’ production centers around trap drums and pulsing chords, and Macca Wiles’ vocal style is reminiscent of both pop-punk and hip-hop. It specifically calls to mind Blink-182, Machine Gun Kelly, and 24kGoldn. With these two seemingly clashing styles coming together under Noise Cans’ Caribbean roots, the end result is fairly unique.
It shares some of the pitfalls of modern electronic production – namely, a vocal sample pitch-shifted and used as part of the drop – but most of it is awesome. When Macca Wiles is using his “rockstar rap flow” in the verses and his pop-punk singing with the catchy pre-chorus melody, Noise Cans’ production is subdued to let Wiles’ voice shine through. When the drop happens, most of Noise Cans’ production decisions are reminiscent of some of the better electronic artists of this era, and he mostly makes up for that pitch-shifted vocal sample by making everything that surrounds it outstanding.
Noise Cans himself has an interesting stage presence as well. “Noise Cans appears in modern interpretations of Gombey masks, an iconic symbol of Bermuda born of [sic] resistance to authority. Flanked by vibrant dancers in intricate masquerade costumes, the result is an electrifying display of culture, passion and music, continuing the tradition of rebellion wherever he goes.” This shines through in his production style, and this knowledge gives me even more of a reason to try to see his live performance.
Check out “Everyday” below, and let us know what you think! Noise Cans has made a catchy and memorable hybrid of EDM, pop-punk, and hip-hop, so be sure to give it a few listens to try and pick out things I might have missed!