Friday Rewind: 11 EDM Essentials For Your Rotation

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By: Sarah Polonsky / October 18, 2013

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

Annie Mac Presents 2013
Astralwerks imports the heralded AMP annual series for our listening pleasure. Annie Mac’s 18-track compilation spans the biggest dance hits of 2013, as well as a brand new track specifically commissioned for the album, “My Love,” by rising UK talent Route 94.

John Christian – “Flight 643”
“Flight 643” has been getting a lot of love all week in Amsterdam. John Christian gave Tiësto’s classic original a fresh new look.

Griz – “Rebel Era”
Griz’s latest offering resonates. Rebel Era is a vibrant and eclectic mixture of sounds and samplings comparable only to the loose and soulful vibes exuded by the jazz bars of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Cop the album for free.

Afrojack – “Rock The Rock”
Nick Van de Wall jacks up his sleeves. He’s gone to work on the festival staple, “Rock The House,” substituting his signature Dutch sound with a more simplified and robotic guitar-led melody a la Daft Punk. Sneak a peek.

Axwell – “Center Of The Universe” (Blinders Remix)
The Polish up-and-comer takes “Center Of The Universe” to a new dimension. Blinders’ remix is fuel-injected with harder kicks, uncompromising electro synths, and bigger build-ups.

The Killers vs. CAZZETTE – “Shot At Night” (Extended Mix)
The ingenious bootleggers are back at it. CAZZETTE’s synth-pop remix dazzles, and is due out next month alongside Calvin Harris’s interpretation of “When You Were Young” on The Killers’ Direct Hits compilation. Sneak a peek.

Kid Massive & Disfunktion – “Amrock”
“Amrock” it out. Kid Massive and Disfunktion conjure up a bass line that is every bit as infectious as the melody.

HeRobust – “Sheknowshebad”
Oh-my-lanta, HeRobust gets naughty in “Sheknowshebad.” A charming chime intro goes full-ratchet trap in the bass-heavy single from SMOG.

Kid Sister – “Hoes In This House”
Bad ass chick Kid Sister lays hip-hop poetics over Valentino Khan’s dancehall-inspired beats. Cop the free download below.

Yellow Claw – “Amsterdam Twerk Music”
Yellow Claw put together this twerk-tastic EP for us via Jeffree’s/Mad Decent. Its four tracks include collabs with DJ Snake, Tropkillaz, The Kemist, and Spanker; our favorites being “DJ Turn It Up” and “Slow Down”.

Don Diablo @ Protocol Recordings Label Night (Melkweg, Amsterdam)
Get a taste of ADE with this DJ’s-eye-view of the down n dirty set by Don Diablo.