Tep No – The Drop Starts At 00:53
And the most deceivingly beautiful track of the year undoubtedly goes to Tep No’s new single “The Drop Starts At 00:53″. Hell, I almost skipped this track entirely assuming it was just another attempt at an EDM rager, but Tep No pulls a brilliantly unexpected move in this one. As that 00:53 mark approaches, you’ll see how they begin to build it up as if it’s just the start of one of another generic Calvin Harris tune — but it’s a trick, a fake-out if you will. Right at that prototypical “bass drop” moment, they instead shift to a lovely piano melody that ultimately incorporates one of the most perfectly placed vocal samples I’ve heard in a while. I’ve already been pretty enamored with Tep No’s first few singles up to this point, but with this amazing new track they have escalated themselves as one of my top acts of the year. And with a ceiling this high, it’s scary to think where this Toronto based talent can go from here.