Are you on a never-ending quest for great music? Ever wonder what the LT3 team is listening to? Introducing Friday Favorites. You’ll be like, “ye gods, look at all that great music!”
Roberto Da Costa feat. Daphne Khoo – Excited (Sick Individuals Remix Instrumental)
Sick Individuals have been impressing me since their remix of Icona Pop’s I Love It, and since then, they’ve been remixing the daylights out of any track they can get their hands on. Their latest big room gem, a pounding version of Roberto Da Costa’s Excited, is the perfect blend of dirty electro thud and hair-raising, uplifting synths. Just wait ’til that out-of-nowhere drop in the middle. Oh, if only it could go on for longer.
Lana Del Rey – Young and Beautiful (Myndset Remix)
When Lana Del Rey comes out with a new song, it’s safe to assume there’s going to be a ton of remixes. While that is no different for her latest song Young and Beautiful, Myndset has released a remix that I think stands above all the others. It’s more upbeat than the original and has much more potential to be played out at a show.
Etta James – Good Feeling (Ryan Daniel Remix) [Unreleased]
Ryan Daniel takes a spin on Etta James’ 1962 hit Something’s Got A Hold On Me, sampling her infectious, soulful sound over a sassy bassline and plenty of instrumentals. For the perfect blend of disco-meets-house music that you can’t find anywhere (literally, because it’s unreleased), indulge in a Good Feeling this Friday.
Mano Le Tough – Cannibalize [Permanent Vacation]
If it were up to me, I’d have included Mano’s entire new album, Changing Days, because it’s just that damn good (it’s still my album of the year so far). The album opens with Cannibalize, a haunting, brooding, and evocative piece of modern music that takes the listener on a journey of self-reflection. From the moment a metallic tom hits, this song seizes your attention and refuses to let go, and it’s worth every second.
Felix Cartal – Domo (Pierce Fulton Remix) [Dim Mak]
To say that Pierce Fulton’s music is a breathe of fresh air would be an understatement. The underrated phenom is about as skilled a producer as I have ever heard, and it’s tracks like his remix of Felix Cartal’s Domo that support this notion. The energetic remix is an amalgamation of progressive and tech elements that will have you on the edge of your seat, or up dancing in the middle of your room, in no time.
Falcon – Hayabusa (Original Mix) [Always Alive Recordings]
A decent bit of hard, uplifting trance is always a great way to welcome in the weekend, so why not check outFalcon’s latest release Hayabusa. With support from Armin, this is another massive anthem from a producer with an ever-growing reputation for killer riffs and a floor-destroying production style.
Mount Kimbie feat. King Krule – You Took Your Time (Original Mix) [Warp]
If you haven’t caught on by now, the new Mount Kimbie album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, is shaping up to be an amazing piece of work. Over the last few weeks, we’ve gotten to hear a few different cuts on the album like the beautifully detuned Blood And Foam and the hyper-rhythmic Made To Stray. You Took Your Time is our newest preview of the album; a minimal hip hop joint complimented by the charisma of King Krule, an 18-year-old Brit whose swagger is far beyond his age. CSFLY comes out May 27 on Warp.
Pierre’s Pfantasy Club – Fantasy Girl (Club Mix) [SRO]
David Boomah & Serum – Why They Wanna (Original Mix) [V Recordings]
Legendary Jungle MC and reggae vocalist David Boomah teams up with drum & bass producer Serum for this hype track out on V Recordings back in 2011. Blessed with a hovering bassline, hair-splitting breaks, and Boomah’s galvanizing vocals, this track makes all but the most competent public address systems sweat from exhaustion. Better enable the loop function for this one.
The Knife – Full of Fire (Original Mix) [Mute]
What The Knife offers Sweden near-parallels the musical image Bjork imbued upon Iceland in the ’90s. For seven years, the group’s been tweaking the recipe that led Silent Shout to widespread distribution. Venturing further away from rhythm and danceability, their fourth album Shaking the Habitual forms vivid atmospheres through occasional disharmony, obscure sampling, and all-around broodiness. Got your interest? Well, if you are in the mood for a darker shade of Animal Collective with less angst than Nine Inch Nails this is your beckoning call–available now
The Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme (Extended Vocal Mix) [Nocturnal Groove]
Max Reich and Simon Marlin, commonly known as The Shapeshifters, sampled Johnnie Taylor’s What About My Love in 2004 and created a dance hit that shot straight to #1 in the UK charts titled Lola’s Theme. Still sounding fresh to this day, I am very grateful that this was one of the earliest dance tracks I had the pleasure of hearing.
Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye) (Rell The Soundbender Bootleg Remix)
And to round out the list and defibrillate your Friday afternoon demeanor, Rell the Soundbender delivered an absolutely apeshit bootleg of Major Lazer’s Watch Out For This (Bumaye) this week for free. The Panamanian producer Kills the original with some vicious vocal chopping and nasty synth growls, turning the massive moombah jam into a relentless trap banger. Just don’t punch anyone on your way out of the office in your bass-induced rage. Download for free here, and go forth and conquer, you weekend warrior.