Our baby is an adult. Would you look at that. Maybe now it can finally get a job and pull some weight around here. Welcome to Friday Favorites
Big Room |
Dart Rayne - Human Weapon (Original Mix) [Garuda]
Ukrainian producer Dart Rayne should be more popular than he is, so go give him some love on Facebook
--you'll want to after you hear his smashing new track on Garuda
, Human Weapon
. What a percolating drop that is. I've started referring to this style of house as "mashleg"
house sometimes, but hey; a lil mashleg never hurt nobody. Pick it up here
Electro House |
Wiley Webb - Humour (Original Mix)
I've been simultaneously blasting and lovingly brushing my ears this week with Humour
, the fun-as-hell free download from the Bay Area's Wiley Webb. If this track were a person, it would be a savvy developer feverishly writing game-changing code without looking while staring you in the face with a goofy smile and bobbing its head to the impossibly high-energy melody and pattern. Hey, kinda like its creator! Pick up the whole EP here
Deep House |
Ella Fitzgerald - Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Remix) [Verve]
When daring to retouch a classic like Ella Fitzgerald
's 1958 hit Blue Skies
, delicate handling and attention to detail must be placed on the already exceptional sound elements. If there's an artist who pays respect and homage when remastering vocal classics, it's Maya Jane Coles
, whose deep house remix of Blue Skies
is subtly sexy, highlighting Ella's voice which is made for the dancefloor. Purchase Ella Fitzgerald Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Remix here
House/Nu Disco |
Jutty Ranx - I See You (Bit Funk Remix) [Warner Bros]
has just come out with a remix for I See You
, a track that was released by the American dance music band Jutty Ranx
back in November of last year. The original is a fun, dancey track and Bit Funk has gone in and added his usual touch of disco synths and drums to give it a little more club appeal.
Seven Lions & Myon & Shane 54 feat. Tove Lo - Strangers [Casablanca]
As my favorite live performer of 2013
, you can imagine how psyched I was to hear Seven Lions'
newest single, a dubstep/trance collaboration with Myon & Shade 54
. Featuring the tearjerking (and anthemic) vocals of Tove Lo
is passionate, revitalizing, and emotionally compelling. It showcases an excellent half-time breakdown and puts Seven Lions' gigantic talents on center stage. It's been blaring on my speakers all day, and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
Toby Hedges - Images (Original Mix) [Silk Royal]
Young Brit Toby Hedges
is gaining more and more momentum in the trance scene as of late and is highly regarded as one of the leading talents when it comes to progressive melodic trance. His latest track, Images
, is another dreamy affair, led by a catchy synth riff and backed up by some deep and gritty bass. Out now
on Silk Royal
has already seen support from the big names and further improves the reputation of one of scene's rising stars.
Progressive House |
Sander van Doorn - Neon (Original Extended Mix) [DOORN]
To say Neon
is one of the most beautiful pieces ever produced by Sander van Doorn
would be an understatement. In fact, the word beautiful does not even do this celestial production justice. Believe it or not, Neon
is my favorite track of the year so far, and I owe it all to... a cello? That's right. This heartwarming string instrument heads Sander's impressive fusion of classical and electronic music, and it reminds me that life isn't always about big drops and heavy bass.
Indie & Beats |
Shigeto - Miss U (Original Mix) [Ghostly]
Pure ambiance and mellow grooves peek through on the new Shigeto
EP, No Better Time Than Now
, released this week
. The release is akin to FlyLo's Until The Quiet Comes
, yet somehow more cohesive and slightly less abstract. Miss U
is a slinky little jam that'll get you in weekend prowl mode.