Phoenix native Amber Giles, aka Mija recently dropped a new DnB-esk single; ‘Secrets'. Mija is fairly new on the EDM scene, her breakout performance being a sunrise set in 2014 at Bonnaroo with her mentor, Skrillex. Since then, she has released many flips and remixes on labels such as OWSLA and Fools Gold. Prior to ‘Secrets' she has only released one other solo track; ‘Better‘ back in 2016 with Vindata, a future bass classic.
It's intersting to hear a song of this genre from a typical bassy / future artist like Mija. Our favorite thing about this artist is her lack of genre identity, which she is famous for. She recently took this movement on tour throughout the US aptly named Fk A Genre with artists such as Anna Lunoe, Justin Martin and Tokimonsta. The tour represented acts and music from genres ranging from techno to house to dubstep which mirrors her own style as a producer and a mixer. Though Mija is not known for drum'n'bass, were happy she is dipping into this genre and adding it to her discography.
The track starts out in a typical DnB fashion. It's very upbeat and fast with heavy 808's and deep synths. The song sounds almost like a traditional future bass track, until the second drop. After the second drop, you're completely submersed in heavy DnB rarely heard in today's mainstreams. Mija mixes it up with bpm's similar to dubstep but also DnB throughout the track, signature to her non-conforming genre style.
Mija sampled the vocals in this song from female duo; Tegan and Sara‘s track Boyfriend, if you're wondering why it sounds so familiar. Mija completely revolutionizes and masters their harmonious vocals through her track, making the lyrics “I don't want to be your secret anymore” our new mantra. All in all, we love the track and hope its popularity encourages Mija to premier more and more of her own production.
Check out this playlist for her other tracks.