Wondering what tunes we’ve been force-feeding our neighbors over the past week? Have a listen to latest installation of Friday Favorites, where we post the songs we can’t get enough of. Enjoi.
Armin van Buuren feat. Laura Jansen – Sound Of The Drums (Album Version) [Armada]
There are several tracks that I can’t get enough of on Armin van Buuren’s new Intense album, but Armin’s new collaboration with Use Somebody vocalist Laura Jansen, Sound Of The Drums, is one of the most beautiful vocal trance tracks I’ve heard in recent memory. A heartwrenching piano and vocal combination leads up to pure trance euphoria about halfway through the track, no doubt sending chills down the spine of every clubgoer fortunate enough to hear this track played live.
Sweater Beats – Make a Move (Branchez Remix) [HW&W]
Branchez is at it again, this time reworking Sweater Beats’ track, “Make A Move.” Branchez has added a lot of flavor and enchantment, completely revamping the original into a whole new melody. It has easily become my new favorite jam of the week. Don’t be surprised when you catch yourself playing this remix over and over again.
Flume feat. Jezzabell Doran – Sleepless (Original Mix) [Future Classic]
Aussie native Harley Streten, better known as Flume was making the most of his ‘cereal box production setup’ until his 2012 self titled album Flume received critical acclaim, comfortably landing the #1 spot on the Australian music charts. Sleepless is a mellow, electronic-punk melody with hypnotizing chords that you just can’t help but bounce to.
Zombie Disco Squad – Werkk (Original Mix) [Suara]
Nat Self is the only man left in London’s own Zombie Disco Squad, but that doesn’t stop him from bringing the dance floor to the ground whenever he’s on deck. His last EP, Kicks, Cats, and Hi Hats, included three sub-filled tracks that bring the underground sound right to your speakers. Werkk has a very unique feel to it, a muffled bass melody layered with dreamy, flat chords, but still full of the housey drive that makes it so hard to remove this track from your mind’s internal playlist.
STRFKR – Golden Light (MATRiXXMAN Remix)
Producer MATRiXXMAN sums up his remix in ways I never could: “Virtual 3D spa music 4 them light skinned bitches”. Picture Sonny Crockett driving 100mph down the freeway at night and you should get the idea. This is smooth and sexy “quasi” nu-disco for some late night loving. Download it for free here
O.N.R.A. – Love (Original Mix)
French producer O.N.R.A. created one of the funkiest, groove inducing tracks I have ever heard. When I’m trying to get in the zone, whether it be doing work, cooking, or just trying to feel like the most important in my house this track usually comes on.
Meiko – Leave The Lights On (Morgan Page Remix) [Fantasy]
Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax or roll into the weekend full steam ahead, Morgan Page’s rework of Meiko’s Leave The Lights On has you covered. Offering a perfect counterpunch to Meiko’s heartfelt vocals and incandescent guitar strumming, Page turns up the heat with a heavy dose of gritty low-end and enough energy to power you through the weekend. Don’t worry, the play button isn’t going anywhere.
Daft Punk – Power Up (Dr.GoFast ‘Popping & Locking B-Boy’ SNL Memory)
The hype around Get Lucky may have already peaked, but it’s amazing what you can find floating around to re-ignite it. This remix was made purely based on the SNL teaser, before the track was even released. With more of an old-skool Daft Punk sound, evoking memories of the Discovery era, this is one funky remix that needs to be heard.
DFRNT – The Way You Look At Me (Original Mix)[FINA]
If you’re looking for a good cry, look no further than The Way You Look At Me, a new cut off of DFRNT’s impending EP Nobody Stop Me. You’ll drift away on this one, led by dreamy reverb-tinged piano, floating cymbals and a vocal sample that feels like a warm embrace on a sunny day.
Jon Hopkins – Vessel (Four Tet Remix)
Saw them play earlier this week and the show was incredible. No idea if either of them played this, but it seemed appropriate. Good track.
DJ Hazard – Death March (Original Mix) [Playaz]
Back in December 2010, DJ Hazard unleashed Death March on the Playaz imprint out of nowhere. The bass-driven tune hit the scene like a ton of bricks, popping up in mixes by drum and bass heavy hitters like DJ Hype and Crissy Criss well before its release. One dose of Death March will result in a serious case of delirium tremens.