Friday Rewind: 11 EDM Releases To Jump Start The Weekend


/ March 21, 2014

The hottest electronic dance music to kick off your weekend starts here.

1. Baggi Begovic & Team Bastian – “I Know U”
A gorgeous piano and synth melody winds its way through the eruptive festival anthem, “I Know U”. Forthcoming via Musical Freedom (April 4), this is one tune you’re about to hear over and over again. Sneak a peek.

2. Duke Dumont – Kiesza “Hideaway” vs. Route 94 “My Love” Mashup
Duke Dumont presents a stunning cover mashup of Kiesza’s “Hideaway” and Route 94’s “My Love”. Recorded live for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, this is a must hear.

3. David Guetta & Showtek feat. Vassy – “Bad”
“Bad” is one club-worthy tune. Building with textbook rhythms and lush synths, it erupts into life amidst a flurry of infectious vocal samples and a charging lead bassline. Listen up.

4. Buraka Som Sistema “BOTA” (Proper Villains Remix)
Proper Villains takes the festive single “BOTA” and turns it into a dirty ruthless trap remix that will have those not ready for it crying for a red card. Turn up the bass.

5. Uberjak’d feat. Sarah Bodle – “The Moment”
As one of the leading figures in the burgeoning global Melbourne Bounce scene, Australian producer Uberjak’d is gearing up to release his “Uberjak’d & Friends“ EP in May on Dim Mak Records. To give us a sneak peak of what’s in store, Uberjak’d sneaks a preview of the single “The Moment”, a colorful array of angelic vocals, heart-pounding synths, and pumping basslines.

6. Porter Robinson – “Sea Of Voices” (RAC Remix)
RAC gives “Sea Of Voices” a poppier, synth-inflicted flare. The remix features playful synthesizers, precise electronics and the vocal hook placed front and center. Cop it.

7. Shermanology & GRX – “Can’t You See”
“Can’t You See” is one enormous collab between Shermanology and GRX. Everything about this track is epic; from the chilling choir vocals, to the anthematic melody, its laser synths, and the overall production. Listen up.

8. Gareth Emery feat. Krewella – “Lights & Thunder”
In anticipation of the April 1st release of Gareth Emery’s album, Drive, Garuda drops the second single off the album complete with a full remix package. “Lights & Thunder” shows off a slightly more energetic side to the album with its big and anthemic vocals by Krewella combined with heaving synths and pounding drums. The track retains a melodic quality throughout, but ultimately takes its place as a full on club banger. Cop it.

9. 3LAU feat. Bright Lights – “How You Love Me”
3LAU teams up with brilliant singer/songwriter Bright Lights for the soaring and uplifting single, “How You Love Me’.

10. Astronaut – Destination: Quantum Remix Package
Astronaut and Monstercat drop a heavy duty remix package after receiving much accolades for their ‘Destination: Quantum’ EP. Rising stars: Virtual Riot, Hellburg, Spag Heddy, Dilemn, and Cutline round out the 5-track reworking in which fellow Monstercat family member, Hellberg provides a classic progressive house hands-in-the-air style rendition.

11. Darin Epsilon – Winter Music Conference (WMC) Sampler
Darin Epsilon drops a hot WMC sampler compilation on his Perspectives Digital imprint. The sampler features five new productions by Sasha’s remix contest winner Kastis Torrau from Lithuania, Chris Gavin from France, JimiJ from Australia, Hugo Ibarra & Uvo from Mexico, and the label boss himself. Each track brings something fresh and exciting to the table. Listen up.