Friday Rewind: 10 EDM Essentials For Your Rotation

Pictured: Dog Blood, a.k.a. Boys Noize and Skrillex

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

1. Dog Blood “Middle Finger” (The M Machine Remix)
Dog Blood comes barking back with vengeance in Middle Finger Part 2. The M Machine calms the angry canine with a bouncy electro 4/4 beat. Own it.

2. MitiS “Change Will Come” (Intrumental Mix)
In celebration of his current US tour, MitiS lays down the brushwork for yet another luminous soundscape. Like dandelion fuzz swirling in the breeze, the tune’s mesmerizing melody dances uninhibited.

3. John Dahlbäck feat. Urban Cone & Lucas Nord “We Were Gods”
Flexing his production skills to reveal his rock-solid versatility once again, John Dahlbäck teams up with Swedish indie pop band, Urban Cone and emerging producer, Lucas Nord for “We Were Gods.”Own it and catch Dahlbäck at TomorrowWorld (9/27) and Governors Beach Club in NYC (9/28).

4. Firebeatz feat. Schella “Wicked”
The Dutch duo are blowing steam. Conspiring with Schella, they stir up a “Wicked” beat that is sure to wreak havoc. Own it.

5. Gina Star “1000 Years” (Animale Remix)
Gina Star gifts us with a soulful progressive house single, “1000 Years”. Remain on standby for vocal sample instruction In Animale’s version, as we are hit unexpectedly with a massive synth-laden drop and left in an electro daze. Own it.

6. HIIO “La Fiesta”
It’s full-speed ahead for the South American duo. A snare drum crescendo and big room synth are the driving force behind “La Fiesta”, and it’s all aboard the HIIO party train. Own it.

7. Will Sparks “Crazy”
Gearing up for his big TomorrowWorld performance, Will Sparks trades his usual thumping sound for a spiraling, melodic, electro journey down the rabbit hole.

8. Carl Kennedy Presents: Wasted Youth Radio 001
Representing his Wasted Youth imprint, Brooklyn-based Carl Kennedy kicks off his monthly podcast with a zing. The DJ/producer captures the musical preference of today’s adolescence with an eclectic 60 minute mix that features artists Tiesto, Erick Morillo, Felix Da Housecat, and surprises with Fabolous and Chris Brown. Own it.
Check out Kennedy’s summer edition:

9. 12th Planet & Protohype ‘Transitions’ EP
12th Planet and Protohype fuse creative energy as SMOG Records drops their explosive ‘Transitions’ EP. As the EP’s namesake suggests, the guys’ experiment with different styles, genres, and temps. The result is ground-shaking. Own it.

10. Carnage & Tony Junior “Michael Jordan” (Bare Remix)
While the original delivered a proper testament to this courtside legend, Bare’s handiwork has the crowd roaring. An anxiety-inducing build takes a running leap for a drop that is slam dunk. Own the remixes.

Bonus: 11. Throttle “What’s That Sound”
The highlight of the week goes to Throttle. The Australian producer whips up a cohesive three-minute mashup that spans to cover 30 different tracks, and you can scoop it up for free download. As if that wasn’t impressive in and of itself, Throttle throws in his own piano melodies and performs the entire thing live via Launchpad. Oh yeah, and he’s 16. #NBD Watch the little bugger do werk and own a copy for yourself with the free download below.

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