Friday Rewind: 12 EDM Essentials For Your Rotation

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By: / August 16, 2013

The hottest electronic dance music to kickoff your weekend starts here:

Ken Loi & Oskar feat. Kat Cobra – “The Wall”
Ken Loi teams up with blossoming Swedish talent, Oskar for the debut single on Loi’s new imprint Starbright Music. An upbeat melody and deep lyrical stylings by Kat Cobra harmonically assemble in “The Wall.” Own it.

Giuseppe Ottaviani – “Cold Flame” (Extended Mix)
Italian trance producer Giuseppe Ottaviani takes notes from the early 2000’s with his latest single, “Cold Flame.” A melodic lead riff is accompanied by a heavy kick drum as it snakes its way toward the hard trance climax. Originally a part of the Magenta album, Black Hole Recordings releases “Cold Flame” as a single. Own it.

Nicole Moudaber – Give Me Body EP
The queen bee has stung again. Techno consort and Mood Records label-head, Nicole Moudaber delights with her three-track Give Me Body EP out now. It’s title track is raw and hard-hitting with stylistic male vocals and an industrial distorted breakdown. The EP personifies groove and attitude with its moving percussion and bass. Own it.

Grouplove – “Ways To Go” (Grandtheft Remix)
Let the summer wash over you like a waterfall with Toronto-based Grandtheft’s “Ways To Go” remix. The glittery piano-driven melody, subtle trap peaks and indie pop lyrics remind us that we still gotta “Ways To Go” in this fun catchy tune. Own it.

Sebastien Benett – “Triumph”
Wobbles and laser synths reign in this vivacious electro house track. Own it.

Qulinez – “Drop It”
Swedish duo Qulinez, responsible for the smash anthem “Troll,” are batting again with the edgy “Drop It.” Taking a swing at it with a heavy tribal breakdown, will they strike home when the Dim Mak ball drops August 27. Sneak a peak.

Devnik – “Emergency Broadcast” (Original Mix)
Bass head Devnik brings fictional survival games like DOOM and Dead Space to life. The low bass frequencies and tinging bells with panicked samples will get your pulse racing. Own it.

Dirtyphonics feat. Foreign Beggars – “No Stopping Us” (Smooth Remix)
Adding fuel to the fire, DJ Smooth boosts the original’s fury with his drum n bass rendition of “No Stopping Us”. Own it.

Psycho White – Push Em (Steve Aoki & Travis Barker Remix)
With such strong personalities (and hard lifestyles), it’s no wonder Steve Aoki and Travis Barker would turn things up past the number 10 dial mark and straight into 11 – something that hasn’t been done since Spinal Tap. Check out their balls to the wall remix of “Push Em,” originally laid down by Barker & Yelawolf. Own it.

Clockwork – Surge (Riggi & Piros Remix)
Another hot item out the Dim Mak kitchen, this time it’s Clockwork’s single “Surge” that gets a make over thanks to the youngblood duo Riggi & Piros. A pair who describe its music as ‘festival shit,’ you can trust that anything can comes out of these kids’ decks is going to be amp ready and bass heavy. Own it.

Mat Zo feat. Chuck D – Pyramid Scheme
Dance music’s flyest white guy Mat Zo gets his street cred taken to the next level with his new single “Pyramid Scheme,” which stars the one and only Chuck D from Public Enemy. Not only the track sport the distinctive vocals from a past PE track, but Chuck D personally rerecorded the ‘rock the funky beat’ sample that nests within the heart of the track. Own it.

Faustix & Imanos – Echoes EP
Sporting both dark and ethereal qualities, Faustix & Imanos’ new EP Echoes debuts on Jeffree to bring new insight and sound into the EDM genre.