Friday Rewind: 10 Dance Music Releases To Kickoff This Weekend

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Sarah Polonsky / July 25, 2014

Kickoff the weekend with these recent 10 dance music releases, curated by DJ, producer and vocalist Lea Luna.

1. Gesaffelstein- “Hate Or Glory”
The hard, heavy beats by mastermind Gesaffelstein are being sought out by major artist collaborators such as Kanye West and A$AP Rocky, as well as major stages including Electric Zoo coming up in August. This video is a hardcore version of King Midas’s story blended with the dark and dramatic side of the streets.

2. Les Professionnels- “Pure Love (Endless Love)”
Nervous Record’s sub-imprint Nurvous has a hot new spin on a classic out this week, a floor-filling house re-rub of Crystal Waters’ “100% Pure Love” that is reinterpreted perfectly by Les Professionnels. Way to bring it back!

3. Pryda- “Mija”
Eric Prydz has a new four-track Pryda EP on the way, flush with dark melodic grooves for a true late night journey. A great compliment to his label, this one is worth a listen from beginning to end. Start here with the leading track “Mija” and don’t stop until the lights come on.

4. Pretty Lights- “Lost and Found”
Colorado-bred Pretty Lights has his finger on the pulse when it comes to blending the best genres. His new EP “The Hidden Shades” encompasses a gorgeous range of glitch, bass, trip-hop, and live music, beginning with this low-key ace entitled “Lost and Found.” This limited-edition release is made up of four b-sides from his record “A Color Map of the Sun” plus four remixes of those tracks. Tune in.

5. Steve Angello- “Wasted Love” feat. Dougy from the Temper Trap
Steve Angello teamed up with Dougy from the Temper Trap to create this masterpiece that is not only a gigantic festival anthem, but a love song. This beautiful video will pull at your heartstrings in two ways as you watch the togetherness of a massive festival crowd led by Steve Angello as well as every lyric of the song scrolling by for you to read, sing along, and relate with.

6. Spank Rock- “Gully” (Brodinski Remix)
Time for a Boysnoize techno banger. Brodinski really flipped the script on this rap vocal with nasty basslines and relentless rafter-shaking beats perfect for an old school warehouse soiree.

7. Michael Brun- “Zenith”
21-year-old Michael Brun is making waves with his music this year, earning support at Tomorrowland from the likes of Steve Angello, AN21, Dirty South and more. This week he released “Zenith” on his own label Kid Coconut, which is a powerful progressive hit full of string builds and giant progressive drops for main stage frenzies.

8. Don Diablo- “Anytime”
“House time is Anytime.” This track has amazing dancefloor energy, a fun, vocoded house lyric, and an intense bassy house groove that is taking over the turntables with head honchos like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nicky Romero, Laidback Luke, Fedde Le Grand, and Fatboy Slim.

9. Paul Ursin- “28 Drums”
Paul Ursin was fast asleep when Nic Fanciulli text messaged him from the club to say “28 Drums is bomb!” Out on Pleasurekraft’s Kraftek imprint, this hypnotic groove is a classy twist of tribal rhythms; tech house beat patterns, a powerful reverberating spoken vocal, and bendy baseline that commands the dancefloor to move at once.

10. Tom Piper & Jaguar Skills- “VYBLYF”
Get your old school rave experience with this psychedelic video and party-packed jam from Tom Piper and Jaguar Skills. Be prepared to see the twisted faces and amped up dance moves that make the dance music youth so funny and lovable at the same time. You might need a bottle of water afterwards.