As I type this, West Coast Massive has two tracks on SoundCloud. One is a Jack Ü remix and the other is this recently released original, "Space."
Newcomers on the scene and they already seem to be playing the game.
"Space" is a future leaning, pop heavy, vocal #EDM track. Does it sound well produced? Of course it does. The stabs in the chorus hit the right way, the piano chords that carry throughout are warm and inviting, and the detuned leads ramp up the energy. If I never heard someone chasing the Chainsmokers formula before, now I have a good idea as to what it sounds like.
Hell, there's even a guitar lick in the verses between the drops.
All this said, the track does have merit. When I say parts of the song are warm, I mean it. They're actually quite cathartic and do a fabulous job highlighting the poppy vocal work from Carly Paige. They build an atmosphere that could really benefit from a festival setting: being surrounded by throngs of excited strangers, maybe even at sunset, with the fleeting sensation of the moment soaking into your soul.
I guess what I'm saying here is the track sounds good, the energy is nice, the composition is precise, and it's a job well done.
However, I should take this moment to say that this particular sound is growing more exhausting by the day and young producers looking to make an impact should start by making their own sound - not what they think will sky rocket them to the top of Hype Machine.