You hear that? That's the weekend calling your name. Get amped for it with a bunch of new music straight from the playlists of the LT3 team with Friday Favorites
Deep House |
Odd Parents - Fame (Catz 'N Dogz & Martin Dawson Sweet Saturday Remix) [Ellum]
I heard Maceo Plex
drop this Catz 'N Dogz
& Martin Dawson remix of Fame
by Odd Parents in Los Angeles once, and I nearly lost my mind; my eyes rolled back into my head, and I forgot who I was for a few minutes. It's my definition of a perfect deep house track with its confident bassline, otherwordly melodies, and a haunting voice that packs quite an attitude. Download from Beatport here.
Orjan Nilsen - XIING (Original Mix) [Armind]
Leave it to Orjan Nilsen
to melt faces every time. His latest, XIING
, Sees Orjan throwing a fresh sound into the trance game as he usually does, with a rumbling percussion line and a drop that has almost an 8-bit influence. Club destructor, this one right here. XIING
is out now
Electro House |
deadmau5 - Suckfest 9001
With disgusting bassline, a little oscillation, and a downright mean demeanor, deadmau5's Suckfest 9001
is one of the many breaths of fresh air we've felt from the ubiquitous producer since leaving Ultra
. It's been awhile since I hung up my pads, but were I still stepping out onto a gridiron on Friday nights, this could definitely find a place among my pre-game playlist.
Progressive House |
Jaymes Young - Dark Star (Kiely Rich Remix)
Enchanting, sophisticated, and entirely infectious, 23-year-old Kiely Rich
is now officially on my radar with the new feel-good track of the summer. Kiely knows exactly when to push and went to pull back, allowing the heart-melting vocals to really shine through his lovely production. At over seven minutes in length, this is an ecstatic ride from start to finish.
Deep House/Nu Disco |
Leftfield - Song Of Life (Betoko Remix)
After 20 years, Leftfield’s classic Song of Life
has been resurrected by one of today's genius producers, Betoko
, whose every new release surpasses the last by just a little more. Brought to the attention of Hope Recordings
by Betoko’s work with the label’s long-term friends, Nick Warren
, this remix is a powerful update that fuses electro-disco drums, dizzy arpeggios, and rousing bass to the original’s unmistakable vocal refrains.
Drum & Bass |
Makoto feat. Christian Urich - Girl I'm Running Back 2 U [Human Elements]
From Makoto's Souled Out Remixed
album, Girl I'm Running Back 2 U
has been given an extra layer of funk by Floridian Random Movement
. RM retools Makoto's original pop mix into a swooning D&B joyride while keeping Christian Urich's soul-quenching lyrics intact. Click here
to pick up the tune and check out the other remixes on this brilliant LP.
Big Room/Electro |
Jacob Plant - Fire (Original Mix) [Fly Eye]
High-octane melodies and aggressive synth work highlight Jacob Plant's
latest incendiary release, Fire
. This bad boy is extremely dangerous and should be handled with care, so listen at your own risk, and prepare to be blown away. Be on the lookout for more tunes from Plant in the near future, including a quirky trap remix
of K Koke's My Time
Happy Gabber |
Ryu☆ - Plan 8
What better way to start your weekend than with some 212 BPM happy gabber? This track comes off the latest version of Beatmania IIDX, a long-time DJing game from Konami. Short, but to the point, Plan 8 is the hyper dance track you've been waiting all week for.
C.Z. - Lovin Your Smile
Summer is here, and though San Francisco is nowhere near as warm as I'd like it to be, tracks like C.Z.'s Lovin Your Smile
are bringing all the warmth I need. Just try to resist the smile the chorus of this track inevitably brings to your face. Super groovy, light, and playful, this track is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. C.Z. currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale, FL--certainly feel the influence that track has brought to the vocals lifted from Addiction
by Ryan Leslie feat. Cassie.
Jordan Suckley - Do Or Die (Original Mix) [Perfecto Fluoro]
Another psytrance-tinged effort from Perfecto Fluoro
is always welcome. This time, it's from one of the rising stars of the scene, Jordan Suckley
. Do Or Die
is euphoric and uplifting, but with some mental, acid-style moments thrown in. It's another fine example of how Oakenfold's
label mixes the old and the new, and if you want to experience it live, Jordan is playing live at some of the biggest event on the calender this summer, from Creamfields
. He's certainly one to keep an eye on.
Sidney Samson - Riverside (Breakage Remix)
Sidney Samson's Riverside
get's absolutely twisted here, thanks to OG badman Breakage
. This is dubstep in its classiest form--extremely heavy low end, a few tough vocal snippets, and those beautifully shuffled drums. Tracks like this remind me why I got into electronic music in the first place.