Look at you, all workin’ hard, you hard worker, you. Take a break with Friday Favorites 33. Let’s be real… your boss doesn’t have much by way of expectations for you anyhow.
Trance | Aruna – Reason To Believe (Paris Blohm Remix) [Enhanced]
Recent Interscope signee Paris Blohm has been known more for big room fare in the past, but now we see him flexing his trance muscles on a remix of Aruna’s Believe, and this is the best offering I’ve heard from him yet. Smart, musical, and destructive, this one destroyed the room in a set I played last weekend. Pick it up here.
House | Classixx – Jozi’s Fire (Original Mix) [Innovative Leisure]
Continuing with my theme of warmth, and my first-world bitching about the 50-degree weather in the Bay, my second-favorite groove (Dominoes…) off Classixx’ debut LP Hanging Gardens wraps my overprivileged body up in an LA summer and even works in some mind-over-matter principles by repeating the word “fire” over and over. Mmmmmm…
Indie & Beats | Flume – Bring You Down (Akouo Remix)
I may be suffering from a horrendous case of food poisoning, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to miss Friday Favorites! Tasmanian producer Akouo puts his own spin on Flume’s modern classic, adding a fantastic drop and some spacey sampling to really grab your attention. I also love the break and subsequent build that occurs at the halfway point–this is one remix that will have both the club and bedroom rocking. It’s groovy, it’s sexy, and it’s just what the doctor ordered.
Deep House | Sivesgaar – In The Night (Blond:ish Remix) [Eklektisch]
When Sivesgaard’s In The Night remixes came out this time last year, I couldn’t help but play it on repeat. A year later, and the Blond:ish and Hot Since 82 remixes still hold a special place in my heart. Pick up these three outstanding remixes here.
Trance | Ferry Corsten feat. Jenny Wahlstrom – Many Ways (Original Mix)
Ferry Corsten has always been one to try something different when it comes to musical style. The trend continues with Many Ways, which features the delicately understated yet strangely familiar vocals of Jenny Wahlstrom. There is pretty much no information about who she is online, but the slightly poppy production style, albeit with a lo-fi lead melody, suggests that Wahlstrom could be a star. Many Ways is definitely one of those records that has the potential to cross over into pop hit territory. Help the cause and buy it now.
Jungle/Breaks | Zomby – Overdose (Original Mix)
Zomby’s epic, sprawling With Love will go down as one of the most ambitious electronic albums of the year, and I find something new to love about it every time I give it a spin. As a fairly straightforward jungle throwback, Overdose is an outlier among the album’s mostly trap-leaning beats, which also makes it one of With Love’s many highlights. This frenetic, anxiety-inducing tune is not for the weak of heart–approach with caution.
Tech House | Kidnap Kid – Survive (Original Mix) [Black Butter]
I was listening to a terrific mix put together by BONES and AROD of Gotta Dance Dirty, and about halfway through the mix, Survive by Kidnap Kid came on and completely blew me away. The vocals and deep bass put me in a daze that had me grooving along and aching for more.
Tech House | P Money – Round The Clock (Cause & Affect Remix) [Rinse]
Cause & Affect absolutely nailed the remix they did for P Money’s latest single Round The Clock. By giving the original a complete makeover, the British duo has created a banger that is guaranteed to take over the dance floor. The combination of wobble synths and P Money’s grime vocals make for a killer track. I dare you not to dance when you hear this one. Head on over to Beatport to grab the track now.