Friday Rewind: Top 10 Dance Music Releases Of The Week

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By: Sarah Polonsky / July 18, 2014

Kick off the weekend with these top 10 dance music releases, curated by DJ, producer and vocalist Lea Luna.

1. DJ Fresh feat. Ellie Goulding- “Flashlight”
Here’s a sneak peek at an upcoming drum and bass smash hit on Ministry of Sound Recordings, a fantastic collaboration of two of the top electronic talents out of the UK: DJ Fresh and Ellie Goulding. Ellie’s powerful vocal hook gets stuck in your head, and the rolling beats provided by Fresh get your feet moving. This pairing of prodigies truly shines on “Flashlight.”

2. Viceroy- “The Life” feat. Penguin Prison
It’s summertime all the time with “The Life” on rewind. This one is best paired with sunshine, shades and a huge smile. You can’t get any more feel-good than this.

3. Tony Senghore- “Hey Chica” feat. Freeda (Alyson Calagna remix)
Remixer Alyson Calagna hit the nail on the head with her pumping house remix of “Hey Chica,” one of Moody Recordings’ unforgettable tracks of the summer. The scorching hot original features a playful Latin vocal by Freeda, and comes with several remixes, one for every type of house enthusiast.

4. Netsky- “Running Low” feat. Beth Ditto (Todd Edwards remix)
There’s a hot resurgence of house and UK Bass on the airwaves lately. Todd Edwards has impeccable timing and execution with this remix of “Running Low,” Netsky and Beth Ditto’s newest vocal DnB banger.

5. Guy Gerber & Diddy (11 11)- “Tourist Trap”
This is a real treat for those of you who have been listening to electronic music long before the moniker “EDM” came to be, as well as for those of you who have worn your ears out for the night on main-stage and are ready to lose yourself in the late-night hypnotic twist that this track puts on the scene. You wouldn’t expect a track featuring Diddy’s vocal to be so perfectly underground, but when Gerber touches anything it turns into late night bliss.

6. Darin Epsilon & DeeProgressV- “The Conclusion
Darin Epsilon & DeeProgressV are just about to put out their three-remix release this week for their track “The Conclusion,” which is a melodic and deep progressive sonic journey. Each remix is it’s own experience and worth a listen. Here is the trippiest one by Mike Griego.

7. Lotus- “I Want It All (To Give It Away)” (Marley Carroll Remix)
This vibe doesn’t fall into a distinct genre, but it’s along the lines of dreamy chill-out electronica. Maxed and relaxed beach bunnies should really give this a spin. Consider checking out the entire forthcoming album, Gilded Age, which is even surprisingly available on vinyl in the coming week.

8. Thomas Gold & Borgeous- “Beast”
The heavy-hitters have all been playing “Beast” recently, including Avicii, David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Martin Garrix, Afrojack and Laidback Luke to name a few, and it’s no wonder why. This track is club fire.

9. Sultan & Ned Shepard vs. The Boxer Rebellion- “Keep Moving”
Sultan & Ned Shepard got a golden vocal out of The Boxer Rebellion for yet another uplifting anthem that is full of catchy piano riffs and emotion the whole way through. This one is sure to be memorable beyond the summer.

10. Cactus Twisters- “Temporada”
Minimal tech has two new rising stars, a Belgian duo called Cactus Twisters that create a very tasteful dark atmosphere with crystal clear percussion for the refined techno purist to adore. Here is “Temporada,” on Refused records.