Summer Camp TOTD: Protohype – “Lights On” ft. Malcolm Anthony
As the days become longer and temperatures rise steadily, the excitement for summer travels can hardly be contained as we inch closer to our favorite festivals of the season. Whether you’re day dreaming about an event you’ve never attended before or reminiscing upon last year’s throwdown, one thing is for sure – you want to be in that moment right now. Memorial Weekend is always a booming time in the music biz, and unless you’ve discovered how to clone yourself, you’ll have to pick and choose which event you’ll be boogieing at all weekend long. Summer Camp Music Festival is approaching rapidly, and just a few weeks stand between us and the 3-day music event held at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL, May 27th-29th. Preparing to undergo it’s 16th iteration, Scamp has us sold with one of the most diversified and wholesome lineups out there. From headliners such as moe. and Umphrey’s McGee to Big GRiZmatik (Big Gigantic, GRiZ and Gramatik), Summer Camp has selected a wide array of talent sure to satiate any and all music cravings. Peep the full lineup here.
LA-based producer Max Hype, better known by his stage name Protohype, has become a well-known veteran within the EDM scene over the last few years. A member of one of the most hard-hitting labels in the game, Firepower Records, Protohype has gained loads of recognition and support due to his integration of hip-hop and heavy bass music, thus originating his staple sound. Widely attributed for earth-rattling drops and blaring synths, Hype has worked alongside some of the best in the industry, such as Skrillex, 12th Planet and Datsik. Our Summer Camp track of the day is from none other than the Cali legend himself, but unlike most of the tracks found throughout Protohype’s discography, this song showcases a slightly softer side to his typically chaotic style.
“Lights On” ft. Malcolm Anthony is a refreshingly melodic track that is beautifully layered with piano instrumentals, vocals, and fluid elements to balance the vibe of the track. Don’t let that description fool you though, because Protohype didn’t go completely soft on us. “Lights On” exemplifies pop influences but retains a steady heaviness and trap-like beat, with a clean drum kick that adds a certain crispness to the track. Check out Protohype’s SoundCloud to hear more.