8 Years Of T.H.E: 8 Songs/Albums That Inspire Rad Cat

best future pop songs by rad cat

Pursuing a unique style within the realms of Futurepop, Christian Ariza, professionally known as “rad cat” is a First Generation Mexican American DJ/Producer, who hails from San Diego, California.

To celebrate 8 Years Of T.H.E, Rad Cat puts together 8 songs/albums that have heavily inspired him.

Featuring artists such as Porter Robinson, Madeon and San Holo, we are sure you would be able to relate to this list, A LOT!

1. gin$eng – she

I listen to gin$eng a lot, and this is one song that I always come back to. I love the way he distorts/programs his drums. I also take inspiration from the distorted subs and pads that he uses.

2. P-Lo – Type Beat

I listen to a lot of west coast hip hop, and p-lo is one of my favorite artists of the genre. My music definitely takes a lot of inspiration from the bounce of west coast hip hop percussions.

3. SG Lewis – Blue

sg lewis has been one of my favorite artists for a while. Slow 4/4 drums paired with pretty chord progressions/sounds is something that has always inspired me. This song is a perfect example of that.

4. San Holo – Lift Me From The Ground

One of the first future bass artists I ever listened to was san holo. Ever since listening to him, I fell in love with the genre. This song is beautiful and it inspires me to continue making beautiful songs within the Future Bass genre.

5. Porter Robinson – Sad Machine

porter robinson… sad machine… Do I really need to explain why this song inspires me?

6. Madeon – All My Friends

I’ve been listening to madeon since 2013. The progression in his music is amazing and all my friends is one of my favorite songs from him. It’s a very funky and upbeat song, something that inspires my own music.

7. Blink-182 – Enema Of The State

Blink-182 is my favorite band of all time. I listened to their music a lot growing up. I think they are the ones that inspired me to get into music. They are the reason I picked up a guitar and started learning how to play it.

8. Neon Indian – Polish Girl

I listen to this song a LOT. Synthpop/Chillwave is one of my favorite genres of music to listen to. The sound design in this song inspires me, and I also just love the synth solo towards the end.

What do you think of this list? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments’ section below.

Check out Rad Cat’s latest single, “How Could I” here.


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