Well, would you look at that. You were having such an awesome week waiting for Beyond Wonderland or TomorrowWorld that you forgot it was time for Friday Favorites! Back for round 23, it’s everything the LT3 team has on repeat. Enjoy.
Hardstyle | TNT aka Technoboy ‘N’ Tuneboy – Nakonga (Extended Version) [Kytezo]
With the impending Q-dance invasion of America, I thought it was high time I started finding a bit more hardstyle that I enjoyed listening to. I stumbled across Nakonga in the Defqon.1 2013 Endshow and was immediately drawn to its many distinct sections. The middle, slower portion will likely remind you of Wakanda, and the areas surrounding it will probably leave you writhing on the ground gasping for air. All hail the Hard Dance Nation. Pick up Nakonga on Beatport.
Drum & Bass | Camo & Krooked feat. Lemaitre – Dreamcatcher (Clip)
Huge chords and guitar work (guitar-emulating synth?) hoist this most happy of tunes to dizzying heights. Austrian duo Camo & Krooked are no strangers to the drum & bass sound, but the infusion of luminous French electro from Lemaitre makes this one pretty damn undeniable.
Deep House | Darius Syrossian – Days Without You (Original Mix) [Definition]
Sit back, relax, and let the “fully subscribed slave to house music”, Darius Syrossian provide the soundtrack to your weekend. Darius has stayed true to that real house form, and his latest 123-BPM masterpiece Days Without You shines bright with that proper house flair. Pick up the Days Without You EP here, and indulge in the goodness of Sidney Charles and Def:Play remixes.
House | Sound Stream – Love Jam (Maceo Plex Unofficial Remix)
Fresh off his win for Producer of the Year at the DJ Awards in Ibiza, the incomparable Maceo Plex has decided to give back to his fans with a free download of his unofficial remix of Sound Stream’s Love Jam. It’s deep, it’s groovy, and it features a classic Maceo Plex bassline–what more do you need? If it was up to me, I’d be in Ibiza jamming to it right now. Grab it for free here.
Indie & Beats | Darkside – Paper Trails (Original Mix) [Matador]
If Tom Waits and The xx had a baby, it might sound something like Paper Trails–airy with a dark blues touch and a hint of electronics. The track comes off the new Darkside (Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington) full length called Psychic, slated for release Oct. 8 on Matador and Jaar’s subscription label, Other People. The duo, whose last foray was a lo-fi Daft Punk remix album, are playing a handful European dates this October.
Garage | Ellie Goulding – Tessellate (Kastle Remix)
Ahh, yes… I can recall dancing to this mad-sexy tune at Lightning In A Bottle last July. I always love Ellie Goulding’s vocals, and Kastle’s been really killing it with his remixes lately. You can download this for free off his SoundCloud.
House | The Magician feat. Newtimers – When the Night Is Over (Claptone Remix) [Parlophone]
The Magician recently released a new single titled When the Night Is Over, and Claptone has come out with a stellar remix that stays true to the title of the track. The song is perfect for those late-night listening sessions when the sun is coming up and you’re not quite ready to stop partying. Grab a free download of the track here.
Deep House | Blond:ish – No Place Like Gnome (Original Mix) [Kompakt]
The first time I heard this track was in the great Adam Freeland’s Kazantip 118 BPM at 5 a.m. (EG Podcast #405) mix, the name of which perfectly describes the time of day and location I transport my mind to when I hear this track play. Parts of this song remind me of one of my favs, Gui Boratto, and other parts bring back the feel of some of the older style electronic music I was into as a kid. Can’t get enough!
Trance | Binary Finary – 1998 (James Dymond Remix) [ARVAS]
It’s been 15 years since Binary Finary released 1998, and it’s one of those tracks that could easily be nominated for a “too many remixes” award. But music speaks louder than words, and James Dymond has proved beyond any doubt, that this is a track which still has massive potential. There’s something about that chord sequence that will always work, and this remix somehow manages to get new energy out of it. This is the track that got me into trance all those years ago, and it’s amazing that James has made sure it’s still a massive anthem.