For the 100th time, these are the tracks LessThan3 had on repeat this week. Wanna travel through time kinda? Venture back week by week in our musical time machine of music time travel… powered by music. And funny pictures. But if you see any old comments from yourself don’t answer them. You could alter the past.
It’s LessThan3‘s centennial Friday Favorites.
Moombahton | David Heartbreak & J-Trick – House Party (Original Mix) [OWSLA]
To see David Heartbreak and J-Trick pumping out moombahton again warms my lil tropical bass-loving heart. The track may be named House Party, but with all the cavernous sirens contained within, this one may be better suited for a warehouse, or a mansion at the very least. Just make sure to let everyone know that the party isn’t getting raided–it’s just time to turn up moombah-style. Grab the track on the new OWSLA Spring Compilation 2015 here.
G house | The Schmidt feat. Blue Print – Expand Globally (Original Mix) [Free Download]
San Francisco’s imminent success story The Schmidt echoes our sentiments of world domination with swagger on our 100th Friday Favorites with his hip house collab Expand Globally. Veteran indie rapper Blueprint custom-builds a rhyme section to bring a classic hip house feel to The Schmidt’s modern house production for a perfect track with which to contemplate new conquests… and springtime. Pick it up here.
Techno | Michael Gracioppo feat. Wayne Tennant – Creep (Recondite’s Blue Train Ride Remix) [Innervisions]
Recondite delves deep into Canadian Michael Gracioppo’s Innervisions debut with a mesmerizingly melancholic excursion through rich, poignant synths and haunting vocals. Fans of the German producer should instantly recognize his signature ambient techno sound, but for those of you unfamiliar with the his dark and gloomy style, I highly suggest that you take a peak at his 2014 album, Iffy. While you’re at it, you can pick up his Creep remix on Beatport here.
Deep House | Pretty Pink feat. Tears & Marble – What Is Love (Original Mix) [Suara]
A remake of the ’90s dance classic, Pretty Pink’s spin on What Is Love manages to take what was–in hindsight–quite a cheesy pop hit, and give it an air of seriousness that really is quite sublime. Featuring the vocals of Tears & Marble, the track is the B-Side to Gunfire, Pretty Pink’s debut release on Suara. She’s certainly a talent in the studio, so show your support and grab your copy now.
Electronica | James Murphy – We Used To Dance (Original Score)
James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem recently created the score for Noam Baumbach’s indie film While We’re Young, and it showcases the versatility of this always-innovative producer. Don’t expect to hear any disco-house four-on-the-floors in this cut; We Used To Dance is a sprawling, light instrumental that ebbs and flows like something reminiscent of a Steve Reich piece. You can hear the whole James Murphy scored film when While We’re Young sees its release on March 27 in theaters.
Nu Disco | Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand (Le Youth Remix) [Atlantic]
Uber suave beatmaker Le Youth tackled the work of Jess Glynne for his latest remix, and he highlights the British singer’s alluring vocals in all the right ways. Using a melodic beat full of bright chords and energetic bass, the LA-based producer coats Glynne’s track with his signature cool, dancefloor-ready vibe. Grab the remix when it releases March 23 on Atlantic.
Dubstep | Toasty – Angel (Original Mix) [Hotflush]
Originally released back in 2005, Angel is one of many classic tunes from enigmatic UK producer Toasty that stands as a proper example of UK dubstep, combining a swinging rhythm with resonant mid-bass and esoteric vocal samples. Fortunately, Hotflush Recordings re-released Angel last year for those that missed it the first time around. Head over to Beatport and purchase Angel, and check out Toasty’s The Knowledge on Friday Favorites 97 to hear more fire from this veteran bass producer.
Indie/Beats | AObeats & Jai Wolf & Manila Killa feat. Mark Johns – Diamonds For Breakfast (Original Mix) [Moving Castle]
Moving Castle has comfortably eased into the role of top underground collective/t-shirt hucksters/coolest kids in school occupied a generation ago by the likes of Mad Decent, Fool’s Gold, and OWSLA. Their latest (and just-released) volume of soul-stirring and bass-driven tracks includes the four-person collaborative effort that is Diamonds For Breakfast. If 16, 26, or 36 years old, one listen to this track makes you want to fall in puppy love with DJ/producer/vocalist Mark Johns’ proclamation, “my phone was on silent.” The three young men credited as producers on the track have all distinguished themselves of late, that all-important Skrillex cosign meaning that these tracks that sound like Lido but feel like Timbaland will have a zeitgeist-defining role quite soon. Download the whole Moving Castle Vol. 4 comp here.