The latest report from Mexican news outlet Aztecas Noticias on the Dash Berlin/Jeffrey Sutorius disappearance is in. According to their latest report, he was apparently not bicycling, but playing a mysterious board game. Suddenly, all these scary bats came out, and then he ran from this big stampede, and then he was all like, being hunted by some guy, but luckily someone rolled a 5 or an 8 and brought him back out of Jumanji.
It’s Friday Favorites 116.
Shout to Vince Cotson for the artwork concept.
Jungle Terror | CFL – Everybody In The Club (Original Mix) [Brooklyn Fire]
Following our premiere of RIOTHOUSE Vol. 1, Tommie Sunshine and his band of merry musicmakers have delivered a second edition, and this one’s free! Take a listen to my personal favorite above, and check out the full package here, which features jungle terror, electro, house–something for everyone.
House/Future R&B | Luca Lush – I Can Tell [Free Download]
Luca Lush lends his own vocals to I Can Tell, a light house groove with his signature luminosity in the style of his last four-to-the-floor original, Promise. He ups the ante this time by not only providing the vocal samples himself, but infusing his latest house-leaning groove with his bread-and-butter “future” R&B and trap along with french electro and a bit of saxophone. Get it. Free download here.
Progressive House | Eric Prydz – Generate (Kydus Remix)
Eric Prydz’ new four-track Pryda 10 Vol. I EP might be grabbing all the headlines, but it’s a remix of his recent hit song Generate by relatively unknown producer Kydus that has my attention this week. The Liverpudlian musician turns Prydz’ sugar-sweet anthem into a deep, driving number that would feel perfectly at home in a late-night Sasha set. No release date yet, but Kydus says it will be “available soon.”
Tech House | Jay Lumen – Street Stuff (DTTH) (Original Mix) [100% Pure]
It’s hot, sweaty, and stormy here in the UK, so what could be more appropriate than some sultry and moody tech house courtesy of Jay Lumen? His Elysium EP contains two tracks, but for me the opener Street Stuff (D.T.T.H) just takes the crown. If you were wondering, D.T.T.H stands for “dance to the house,” a point that will probably become obvious when you have a listen. It’s out now on 100% Pure, so grab your copy here.
House | Whitney Fierce – The Night Air (Justin Faust Remix) [RIS Labs]
Whitney Fierce, best known as one of Hercules And Love Affair’s vocalists, recently branched out on her own solo career. The Night Air, off her Broken Car Window EP, gets the Justin Faust remix treatment, and his interpretation delivers the dream house production straight to the dancefloor. He injects the original with his iconic disco-house flare, but keeps Fierce’s vocal’s as the main focus. To hear the entire Broken Car Window EP, head here.
Hip-Hop/R&B | The Weeknd – I Can’t Feel My Face (Cousin Cole Can I Kick It Blend)
From the festival to the underground, if 2015 in dance music has taught us anything, it’s that hip hop culture and soul music are yet again ubiquitous influences on both producers and partiers worldwide. Thus, when Brooklyn’s Cousin Cole drops the acapella from The Weeknd’s druggy new ballad I Can’t Feel My Face on top of the instrumental of A Tribe Called Quest’s 1991 backpacker rap favorite Can I Kick It, it allows a nearly 25-year-old track to sound both fresh and relevant to not just pop, but EDM, too. Drop this one anywhere this weekend and watch the crowd either vibe out while breaking it down or roar with approval.
Drum & Bass | Smooth – Saturn 3 (Original Mix) [Viper]
Slovenian D&B producer Smooth has been on a tear since signing to Viper Recordings almost five years ago. His last release titled The Black Hole received massive support from the likes of Friction, Calyx & TeeBee, and Crissy Criss, to name a few, and now the prolific producer returns with another equally ill-mannered tune called Saturn 3. Brimming with dancefloor vibes, Saturn 3 is as an unwieldy cacophony of breaks and synthetics, flourishing with its rhythmic lead, buried in syncopation. Saturn 3 comes flanked by b-side tune Cardiac Arrest featuring Rhymestar, both of which can be purchased on Beatport here.