Friday Rewind: 13 EDM Essentials For Your Rotation
The hottest electronic dance music to kickoff your weekend starts here: deadmau5 “Creep” It’s been a long five years in the making, and its (almost) here. Piano-led melody and percussion intact, the mau5 stylizes the breakdown with a more intricate arrangement. Learn how to spin like deadmau5, here. Sneak a peek. Carl Cox “Global 550 Live From DC10 Ibiza” The legendary Carl Cox goes big in celebration of the incredible milestone of 550 episodes of Global, 100,000 Mixcloud followers, and a mighty 1.6 million streams. Breaking the record as the biggest DJ on Mixcloud, Cox uploads his five hour DC10 set, his only performance at the club all season, for our listening pleasure. Check it.
Pleasurekraft “Sinister Strings” Pleasurekraft reinterpret the ’90s classic house anthem “Nightmare” by Brainbug. The tech-house duo feature ominous strings and chilling synths in “Sinister Strings.” Be sure to catch Pleasurekraft as they make stops in San Fran (Vessel 10/26), the OC (Focus 10/29), and Chicago (Spybar 11/1) during their current tour. Hellberg, Teqq & Taylr Renee “Air” Sweden’s Hellberg teams up with German Teqq for the progressive “Air,” which is framed around the powerful vocals of Taylr Renee. Take a deep breath as its string-led melody and emotion-filled lyrics fill your lungs. Baggi Begovic “Dragon” It’s rainbows, butterflies, unicorns, and… “Dragon(s)” in the playful new tune by Baggi Begovic. Of The Trees ‘Vacationland EP’ It’s about that time that we all need a vacation. Of The Trees transports us to a retreat that is both tranquil and exciting. His four-track ‘Vacationland’ EP is a relaxing blend of genres, and is available for free download compliments of Gravitas Recordings. Vicetone feat. Daniel Gidlund “Chasing Time” Not to discredit Gidlund’s talent, he’s great, but his vocals can’t compete with Vicetone’s stunning melody in “Chasing Time.” That chello instrumental is heaven. MAKJ & Hardwell “Countdown” Five, four, three, two… are you ready? You may recognize the explosive single, “Countdown,” from sets by Showtek, W&W, David Guetta, Nicky Romero, or Hardwell himself. The highly anticipated record finally gets a release on Revealed. Champion Rocka “Riot Sound” It’s rock, it’s tribal, it’s moombah… it’s “Riot Sound” the genre-shattering single from Champion Rocka. It’s everything you didn’t get from Korn and Linkin Park’s EDM dabblings, and it’s on repeat. Borgore feat. Waka Flaka Flame & Paige “Wild Out” “Wild Out” features the signature Borgore bass crunch and trapstyle-influenced production coupled with Waka Flocka Flame’s energetic lyrics and Paige’s seductive vocals. Keep your ears to the ground, as Borgore’s EP by the same namesake is to follow later this fall via Dim Mak. Sneak a peek. Chase & Status “International” (Skrillex Remix) BBC Radio 1 dropped this remix days ahead of Chase and Status’ ‘Brand New Machine’ LP. Skrilly goes to work on “International,” adding a heavy flavor that is a little bit of dance-hall and a little bit of trap. Headhunterz “HARD with STYLE: Episode 26″ Headhunterz does not mess around. Take this as a warning when the bass full-on assaults during his one hour hard-style-icious episode number 26. DJ Scott Andrew “Live Set from Ghost Bar, Niagara Falls” The premiere DJ in Buffalo, NY, scores a residency at Ghost Bar. The self-taught remixer has come a long way and displays a promising future. Though it could be tightened, Scott’s energizing set covers all our favorites with some dope mashups and samples; It’s a Friday night staple. Photo credit: Getty Images