Friday Favorites 24 is here to spice up your weekend!
Big Room/Progressive | Avicii feat. Linnea Henriksson – Hope There’s Someone (Original Mix) [Island]
There are truly some amazing “song” songs on Avicii’s new True album, but the haunting Antony & The Johnstons cover Hope There’s Someone is by far my favorite. Featuring the haunting vocals of Linnea Henriksson, Hope There’s Someone reminded me of why I became an Avicii fan in the first place: his emotional and uplifting piano house. Pick it up here.
Nu Disco | Busy P – This Song (NITEPPL Remix)
After a more-than-active weekend at Beyond Wonderland Bay Area, I am due for a mellow weekend. Enter NITEPPL and his dangerously sexy remix of Busy P’s This Song to soundtrack my weekend of kicking ass from the comfort of my home and sound system. Vote for it in the Busy P This Song remix contest from Beatport and Ed Banger here.
Deep House | Benoit & Sergio – Shake Shake (Original Mix) [Culprit]
For the ultimate Friday party starter, Shake Shake along to Benoit & Sergio‘s latest playful groove. If this track doesn’t get you shimmying, you may just not be human. Bounce along to the infectious Adjustments EP out on Culprit October 9.
Indie Dance | Big Gigantic feat. Sabina Sciubba – Love Letters (Original Mix)
You’ve never heard Big Gigantic sound quite like this before. Switching things up for the first single on their upcoming album, the Colorado-based duo enlist the help of Brazilian Girls vocalist Sabina Sciubba for Love Letters. The sexy horns are still here, but this time around the boys have substituted heavy bass for some dreamy ’80s synths. It’s half Chromeo, half Disclosure, and 100% groovy. A free download and accompanying music video will be available in the upcoming weeks, but until then make sure to check out dates for their current Sky High Tour around the US.
Pop/Dance | Lady Gaga – Applause (Viceroy Remix) [Interscope]
Lady Gaga’s single Applause has seen some pretty stellar remixes, including one of my favorite producers, Viceroy, who has come out with a remix that slows it down a bit and adds some funky guitar riffs. As Viceroy is known to do, he has added a more summer-friendly feeling to the song. Grab the Applause remix package on iTunes here.
Drum & Bass | Calibre feat. Chimpo – Start Again VIP (Original Mix) [Signature]
Manchester artist Chimpo lays down a fusillade of lyrics on Calibre’s latest D&B banger Start Again VIP on Signature Recordings. This remix gets a dirty work-over by Calibre himself–one of D&B’s most distinguished producers for over a decade. With timeless classics such as Drop It Down and Mr. Majestic (featuring High Contrast), Calibre proves over and over again he knows how to manufacture a groove. Just released a few weeks ago, Start Again VIP is available now via Beatport.
Big Room/Progressive | Steve Aoki & Rune RK feat. Rash – Bring You To Life (Transcend) [Dim Mak]
Aoki’s new single, made in collaboration with Rune RK, is a clear step away from his reputation of hard-hitting go-for-broke cake-throwing electro. And while RAS’ vocal serenades bring an angelic sound to this refreshing production, the fast-paced melody and high-energy build-ups will do well in the nightclub touring circuit. Expect to hear this song at your favorite EDM spot in the coming months.