Friday Rewind: 8 EDM Essentials For Your Rotation
The hottest electronic dance music to kickoff your weekend starts here:
Sound Remedy – “Chiaroscuro” (released July 15)
Sound Remedy is here to wind you down after a hectic week. The LA native contrasts a light and airy melodic dubstep with a chilled-out trap drop. The result is spiked lemonade over ice. Own it (free).
Drake – “Girls Love Beyonce (SBTRKT g.l.b Edit)” (released July 17)
Withdrawing from the limelight, SBTRKT (pronounced “subtract”) has reemerged with this stripped down, broken mirror edit. Vibe out with this sultry tune, and be sure to catch SBTRKT next week (Thursday, August 1) at Output in Brooklyn, NY. Listen up.
Rone – “Bye Bye Macadam (Gabriel & Dresden Bootleg)”
Take a ride down rainbow road with Gabriel & Dresden’s enchanting bootleg remix for Frenchman Rone’s single, Bye Bye Macadam. This emotionally charged progressive-trance gem is a staple in their live sets and just a taste of what’s to come from G&D’s forthcoming single due out this September. Own it.
Ummet Ozcan – “The Cube” (released July 22)
Ummet Ozcan is really thinking out of the box, err cube. The track is as dark as it is ominous… and suddenly stabbing from all directions is a chaos of aggressive synths, ferocious sub bass, and an invasive climax. Consider yourself warned. Own it.
Chuckie & Promiseland feat. Amanda Wilson – “Breaking Up (Dzeko & Torres Remix)” (released July 22)
Like Playdoh, Dzeko & Torres take last year’s fan-favorite “Breaking Up” and remold it. Nixing the original’s piano melody, the Toronto-duo sculpt a progressive masterpiece just in time for their Tomorrowland appearance tonight in Belgium. Own it.
TJR – “What’s Up Suckaz”
Equipped with that characteristic ‘TJR bounce,’ “What’s Up Suckaz” is the quintessential beat of the summer. Own it.
Static Revenger feat. KAY – “Back Off, Bitch” (released July 23)
Ever want to tell the world to just “F-off”? LA-based Static Revenger teams up with KAY for this feisty, in-your-face banger out now on Dim Mak. Pouty face and ‘tude required. Own it.
Sebastien Drums & Whelan di scala – “Funky Express”
The latest to drop out of Guru Records (the label headed by Gregori Klosman) is Sebastian Drums and Whelan di scala who are riding into the club scene on the “Funky Express.” Well-timed claps and adrenaline-rising buildups make this a sure single to be played in a lot of DJs’ festival and dance sets. Catch a preview before it drops on Guru August 19.