Yeah, that’s right. It’s Friday Favorites. Whatchu gonna do about it?
Glitch Hop | Pretty Lights – Let’s Get Busy (Original Mix) [8 minutes 20 seconds]
I’m presently obsessed with the ripping guitars and roaring basslines in Let’s Get Busy by Pretty Lights. His latest A Color Map Of The Sun LP is definitely my favorite album of the year so far. Buy one of the deluxe physical editions, or even download it for free, all here on the PL website.
Big Room/Electro | Botnek – Through The Night (Original Mix) [Dim Mak]
Canada natives and newest additions to the Dim Mak roster Botnek have released a spectacular new track called Through The Night. Incorporating elements of diva house, piano house, and electro, Through The Night is just unique enough to stick out as the highlight of a high-energy club set.
Dubstep | Satisfied – I AM ROBOT (Original Mix) [Heavy Artillery]
This tune needs therapy, because I AM ROBOT took extra care when crafting it to make it go absolutely mental. The Huntington Beach bass-head uses everything from aggressive synths to a hauntingly cheerful flute in sewing together a schizophrenic song with bona-fide bipolar disorder. After a long intro, cold robot voices usher in a build that peaks with a contrastingly human retort, and the journey is on through drum & bass and dubstep for a raucous two-and-a-half minutes. Feeling satisfied? Pick up the free download here from Heavy Artillery Recordings.
Prog/Deep House | Foals – Bad Habit (Alex Metric Remix)
Dark, emotional, and exquisite, OWSLA’s Alex Metric does a fantastic job wrapping progressive and deep sounds around Yannis Philippaki’s vocals. Despite an eight-minute runtime, the beat is so hypnotizing and engaging that it’s over and you’re hitting repeat before you even know it (I can’t get over that island/tribal vibe). 4:40 gave me shivers down my spine and is hands-down one of the more memorable builds of the summer.
Deep House | Eats Everything feat. Leah – Need (Original Mix) [Pets]
This is what happens when Eats Everything really brings the pace down. It’s that one Eats Everything track that was released earlier this year, yet didn’t seem to get all the attention it deserves. Here’s another reason to love Pets Recordings, the label responsible for my favorite compilation album so far this year, which is in fact, where this track makes an appearance.
Deep House | Finnebassen feat. Gundelach – Footsteps (Adriatique Remix)
In celebration of Adriatique‘s return to the big apple this weekend for The Cityfox Experience, I have had Naird and Alah’s music on repeat, especially their remix of Finnebassen‘s Footsteps. Finnebassen is a producer at the top of my favorites list, so his craftsmanship combined with Gundelach’s bewitching voice and Adriatique’s pitch-perfect remix work make for an exceptional Friday tune.
Deep House | Cajmere & Sonny Fodera – You’re The One (Pleasurekraft Remix) [Cajual]
Cajmere is without a doubt one of the most badass producers to ever be a part of the electronic music scene. I’ve only had the chance to see him once (coincidentally it was the first show I ever went to with fellow LessThan3 members Ari and Josh B.) and it was one of the better shows I’ve been to in a very long time. The remix by Pleasurekraft of Cajmere and Sonny Fodera’s You’re The One is a perfect party-starter.
Deep House | Eats Everything & Justin Martin – The Gettup (Original Mix) [dirtybird]
I chose this song because it’s Friday, and I’m feelin’ spry. Everyone could use a good pick-me-up, and this earth-shattering rattle from the dirtybird camp is sure to set your weekend off right.
Deep House | Erkka – Excommunication (Original Mix)
Nothing beats a bit of deep house in the summer months, and this has been blasting out of my car windows over the past few weeks. Floating around for the past several months, Excommunication is Erkka‘s first solo release on Anjunadeep, following his success as half of Michael Cassette. It’s a smooth summer tune that oozes style and deserves to be heard by the masses.
Tech House | Destructo – 2112 (Original Mix) [Boysnoize]
As a part of the Higher EP put out by Destructo at the beginning of June, there lies a gem of a track that really packs a punch, and less is really more when it comes to this tune. The bassline rules the airwaves with an incessant groove that builds intensity slowly. This sounds likely to be a serious weapon in a club when dropped in a set. Turn it up.