Since there's a planet just like ours, why don't we just go there and see what killed everything? Our money is on the Bush family.
It's Friday Favorites
Pryda - Rebel XX (Original Mix) [Pryda]
Every time this track starts, I get immediate stank face. Talk about a complete monster of a track that works in almost any setting. I heard this sped up around 10 bpm in a Brian Kearney set the other day and about hyperventilated. Here's to 10 more years of Pryda. Pick up this track and three other gems on Pryda 10 Vol. 1 here
Electro House |
aUtOdiDakT - Fucked Up (Original Mix) [Mähtrasher]
Resident Kannibalen Radio
DJ Lektrique has been lacerating ears with this in his sets for months, and Germany's aUtOdiDakT finally set it loose about a week ago on his own Mähtrasher label, plus three remixes. It's a blood-covered weekend buzzsaw with the fiery spits of The Notorious B.I.G.--take it
and go destroy something already.
| Michael Cassette - Pangaea (Envotion Remix) [Anjunabeats]
I don't always go for upbeat and driving progressive house anthems... wait, never mind, I totally do. Although this remix was first released back in 2011, Eric Prydz
gave it another boost of life when he featured it in his recent Beats 1 podcast
. The Dutch trio hit all the right spots when our own Chris Downar reviewed it way back when
, and little has changed--it's still an epic and ebullient anthem worthy of multiple rinses. Pick it up on Beatport here
Edu Imbernon & Coyu - El Baile Aleman (Subb-an Remix) [Suara]
and Edu Imbernon's El Baile Aleman
was the biggest-selling track on Beatport for the year it was originally released--2009--and now it's been given a makeover with two remixes from Patrick Topping and Subb-an
, respectively. The deep, driving, and simplistic techno rhythms of the UK's Subb-an are my personal choice--perfect for club play during the warmer months and another example of why Suara
has an ever-respected place on the techno/tech house scene. Grab your copy here
, and make sure your sub is plugged in.
Flight Facilities - Heart Attack (Julian Hamilton Rework)
It's been a while since we've heard anything from Aussie electro-pop duo The Presets, but the pair's lead singer Julian Hamilton has just shared an unexpected rework of Flight Facilities' Heart Attack
. His rendition is an emotional cut with simple synth and piano chords for accompaniment, which gives the lyrics a slightly darker tinge to go with The Presets' typically more sinister style. You can find the rework and the full remix package here
Sleepy Tom - I Want Your Soul (Original Mix) [Spinnin']
Canadian producer Sleepy Tom
rethinks the '80s with his latest original. Featuring vocal samples from the 1985 hit Do You Want It Right Now
by Siedah Garrett, the track utilizes a deep bassline and funky synths to create a fiery dance anthem. Pick up the track on Beatport
, and head over to SoundCloud
for more weekend tunes from Sleepy Tom.
| D.R.A.M. - Excessive
Soulful and Detroit-born Soulection-affiliated bass-smith Sango
pairs with Grand Rapids, Michigan's The SEVENth for Excessive
, the latest single for buzzing Virginia-based rapper D.R.A.M. of Cha Cha
fame. This one is a swirling boomer featuring a filtered synth and skittering hi-hat weaving throughout. More a head-nodder than toe-tapper, D.R.A.M.'s singsong top-line vocal is more sung than rapped, which aids the production immensely. Perfect for summertime barbecue feels, this one's not available for sale or download yet, but you're going to want to stream this one immediately and often.
| Miguel - The Valley [RCA]
by Miguel has some of the naughtiest lyrics I've ever heard. It's well-produced, with the bass bounces between speakers for a trippy effect. Its name reminds me of my home town in the San Fernando Valley. Not that I was ever involved in the adult film industry, but the area is famously known as the porn capital of America. Miguel's album WILDHEART
is full of mood-setting tracks like The Valley
that are sure to get all the bad girls hot and bothered. Get it on Beatport here>.