Friday Rewind: 6 EDM Essentials For Your Rotation


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

1. deadmau5 – “Suite 02 & Suite 04b” Released 7/9, 7/10
Currently on a Soundcloud rampage, Joel Zimmerman the more commonly known deadmau5 lulls us with the ethereal Suite 02. Verging on cinematic bliss, the progressive soundscape was followed by a second moody tune less than a day later. Listen up.

Suite 04b also rejects the mechanically expected “drop” and instead succumbs to a weeping ecstasy of emotion.

2. Futuristic Polar Bears – “July 2013 Promo Mix” Released 7/4
With scorching hot days and sexy tunes like these, the Polar Bears have transported us to the glimmering shores of Ibiza. Get sweaty with this free hour mix, which highlights their new track “Fade Away.” Own it.

3. Gramatik – “You Don’t Understand”
Gramatik drops the ardent single “You Don’t Understand” off his forthcoming The Age Of Reason album, and it is sweet music to our ears. Accompanied by a soothing piano intro, jazzy live guitar, and some heavy baselines Gramatik strikes the soul. Light up a Cuban as the man tells us, and hit that repeat button. Standby for free download.

4. Beltek – “Inhale” Out July 12
An intense build is engulfed by hard-style synth work in this festival favorite. Out today on Ferry Corsten’s imprint, Flashover Recordings.

5. Fractal – “Atrium” Released 7/8
Lights out! Baltimore’s Fractal delivers this bouncy electro tune complete with wispy vocals and a seriously addicting beat. Own it.

6. Minnesota – “Stardust Redux (Psymbionic Remix)” Released 7/9
Chillstep with a side of glitch. The Austin Texas DJ/producer Psymbionictook to his website to express his excitement over the release: “I took [Minnesota’s] epic “Stardust Redux” and flipped it on it’s head – adding some bass work and giving it a more ‘glitch hop’ feel.”Own it.