Oh… yeah, sorry. We should’ve mentioned… he doesn’t like that…. at all. So shut your mouth, or prepare to have it sliced off. It’s Friday Favorites 34.
Big Room/Electro | Congorock & Nom De Strip – Minerals (Original Mix) [Ultra]
Heard Felix Cartal drop this for the first time at Audio Discotech in San Francisco a few weeks ago and immediately loved the raw energy and later was unsurprised to find out that it was done by two of my favorite electro producers, Congorock and Nom De Strip. Love the rapid double kick at beat five in the drop. Pick up Minerals here.
Glitch Hop | Dodge & Fuski – Turn It Up VIP
I’ve back-burnered this baby each Friday since its debut in July. Well, no longer. A free gift for fans, demolition experts Dodge & Fuski put out this violent VIP of their 2012 track Turn It Up, and at just 2:43, it wastes no time making quick work of your speaker system.
Funk/Nu Disco | Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover (Bearson Edit)
The artist formerly known as “the artist formerly known as Prince” just got a major facelift. No, this isn’t some bawdy tabloid story. I’m talking about a wicked edit of Prince’s first major single, 1979’s I Wanna Be Your Lover, courtesy of 18-year-old Norse producer Jakob Bjorn-Hansen, aka Bearson. Jakob, who was 16 when the original song first released, does a fantastic job adding some extra funk and energy to the classic tune, serving up a groovy edit to get you started this weekend. Grab it for free right here.
Deep House | Bob Moses – Far From The Tree (Original Mix) [Scissor & Thread]
Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie are two Vancouverans who set up shop in NYC and have been shaking things up on the underground circuit these past few months under the alias Bob Moses. Known for their moody aesthetic like that heard on the Far From The Tree EP released on well-known label Scissor & Thread, this duo continues to impress with precision in their productions and humbling vocals done by the guys themselves. Check out their chilling live sets, and pick up Far From The Tree on Beatport.
Deep House | Tube & Berger – Set It Off (Original Mix)
Beatport chart-toppers Tube & Berger have had quite a year, and now they’re rounding it off in style. Collaborating with label co-owner Juliet Sikora, the Kittball sound is given a retro feeling with a cover of 1984 electro funk classic Set It Off. The little groovy guitar riff is still there, but it’s backed up by some enormous bass. Set It Off is out now on Beatport.
Trap/Downtempo | Kaytranada – Hilarity Duff (Original Mix) [HuhWhat&Where]
Nobody has been hitting the spot for me lately quite like Kaytranada. You can always pick out a Kaytranada mix by his juicy, syncopated basslines that make producers and fans alike drool with delight. Don’t let the name Hilarity Duff fool you–there’s nothing funny about this deep, lush beat, and (fortunately) no cameo from its namesake. But it’s an excellent companion to Kay’s recent single At All, and both tracks are out now, digitally and on limited 10″ vinyl, via HW&W.
House | Porno Allen – Beautiful Love & The Lion (Original Mix)
The best way I can describe Porno Allen’s music is a blend of ’80s glam rock with that of house and electro sounds. It’s a refreshing take on electronic music that’s different than a lot of the stuff I hear on a day-to-day basis. I also happen to be a complete sucker for ’80s music. Beautiful Love & The Lion, as well as a few others, are available as free downloads on Porno’s SoundCloud page, so head over to grab a copy.
Progressive House | Linkin Park & Steve Aoki – A Light That Never Comes (Matt Dash Bootleg)
Matt Dash does a beautiful job with this take on Linkin Park and Steve Aoki’s collaboration, A Light That Never Comes. By dissecting the original, Matt sheds some light on the true beauty the track offers once broken down and chilled out. The subtle and carefully crafted progression takes listeners on a journey, not knowing where they’ll end up. Experience it for yourself with the free download here.
Deep House | Florian Kupfer – Feelin’ (Original Mix) [L.I.E.S.]
Holy mother of slept-on 2013 tracks! I’m not quite sure how I missed this one from the L.I.E.S. label this year, but I am sure as hell glad I found it now. Florian creates a particularly lonely, dissociative vibe on this one. Those pitch-shifted vocals and drums that are just a tad grainy are mesmerizing like whoa.
Tech/Electro | Mr. Oizo & Marilyn Manson – You Look Like Shit When You Dance (Hot Mouth Edit)
In the spirit of the holidays, my Friday favorite is a gift recommendation for those of us that have friends that add a special something to the nightclub dance floor. Long-haired Aussie extraordinaire Hot Mouth’s electrified remake on download your own copy for free.
Dubstep | Swindle feat. The Milk – Kick It (Original Mix) [Deep Medi Musik]
Championed by Rinse FM, BBC, and many notable DJs, Swindle always brings delivers a fresh perspective on electronic groove. His summertime LP called Long Live The Jazz is a triumphant piece of art, and Kick It is just one of the many jewels in this crowning achievement. With its fusion of dubstep and jazz, Kick It features London band The Milk and develops a syncopated groove via a pounding bassline and a slapping snare drum. Out via Deep Medi Musik, make sure to pick up Kick It and the rest of Long Live The Jazz right here on Beatport.
Pop/Dance | All Them Boys – LIZ [Mad Decent]
Studying for finals just got a little bit easier. The Mad Decent pop princess is back with another song sure to make you dance no matter where you are, even the library (which I must admit I’m quite guilty of). With a distinctive voice, a repetitive chorus, and obvious R&B influences, LIZ enthralls all who listen. Look out for more from LIZ and Mad Decent in the upcoming year. For now, you can download All Them Boys off the Mad Decent SoundCloud page.