Jan 24, 2014
Friday Favorites 40
Eximinds - Phoenix (Original Mix) [A State Of Trance]
Kill The Noise - Jump Ya Body (Proper Villains Big Apple Bounce Remix)
Elizabeth Rose - The Good Life (option4 Remix)
Photographer - Night Lights (Original Mix) [WAO138]
Que - O.G. Bobby Johnson (Ryan Hemsworth's Game Boy Advance Version)
St. Lucia - We Got It Wrong (Lenno Remix) [Sony]
Common - I Want You (Kaytranada Edit)
Max Elto - Daniel (Original Mix) [Big Beat]

Our favorite thing about Friday is over the hill. Quick, tell it that it still has a great ass before it buys a convertible or new tits. It’s Friday Favorites 40.

Josh Bennett
Trance | Eximinds – Phoenix (Original Mix) [A State Of Trance]
One of the most talented up-and-coming duos in trance today, Eximinds, have just dropped a new EP, and I am absolutely loving the A-side, Phoenix. With huge, rapidly shifting chords and a powerful drop, this just might be my favorite Eximinds track. It’s no surprise that Armin picked up this EP as the first Eximinds release under his Armada label umbrella. Pick up the full EP here, out now on A State Of Trance.

Nathan Codd
Booty Bass | Kill The Noise – Jump Ya Body (Proper Villains Big Apple Bounce Remix) [Free Download]
How about a little dubstep done bmore style for your Friday? Kill The Noise’s reggae-flavored smasher Jump Ya Body gets a stomping staccato rework from NYC’s Proper Villains in the Big Apple Bounce Remix. Pick it up for free here.

Jesse Champagne
House/Deep House | Elizabeth Rose – The Good Life (option4 Remix)
Deep, delicate, and highly sensual, Colorado-based producer option4 delivers a stunning remix of Elizabeth Rose’s The Good Life. Encompassing elements of both classic house and deep, it somehow feels laid-back and emotional at the same time. By stripping down the track and adding a sultry bassline and some angelic piano play, he has delivered the perfect complement to Rose’s silky smooth vocals–I can’t get enough of it. Free download here.

Mike Davies
Trance | Photographer – Night Lights (Original Mix) [WAO138]
Another fantastic piece of uplifting trance from Armin’s Who’s Afraid Of 138 label, this time from Ukrainian producer Photographer. Night Lights is the perfect mix of light, dreamy synths and frantic energy–at times, the bass and drums verge on hard trance, an effect that works surprisingly well with the delicate main melody and should make it pop off in a club. Grab it now on Beatport.

Sam Benanti
Trap/Hip Hop | Que – O.G. Bobby Johnson (Ryan Hemsworth’s Game Boy Advance Version)
Every track from Ryan Hemsworth’s recent ☺RYANPACKv.1☺ (no longer available to download) is pure gold, but the one that I keep returning to is his strangely melancholy remix of O.G. Bobby Johnson. Tossing Que’s tough-guy boasting on top of a tearjerking, sadboy trap beat shouldn’t work, but the stark contrast is exactly what makes it so much fun.

Jon April
Nu Disco/Indie Dance | St. Lucia – We Got It Wrong (Lenno Remix) [Sony]
No matter what may be going on, I always seem to come back to this track. There’s something about the vocals and Lenno’s uplifting sound that are always able to put me in a terrific mood. While it might be a tad old, the track’s bassline is sure to get you moving and brighten up even the darkest of days.

Megan Murphy
Deep House/Indie | Common – I Want You (Kaytranada Edit) [Free Download]
Nothing says cool like an old Common jam, but add in some Kaytranada, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate meeting of R&B and electro goodness. Choppy synths and a percussion-heavy beat ramp up the grooviness factor of the Canadian producer’s remix, bringing this classic tune to its full dance potential. Grab the track for free on Kaytranada’s SoundCloud page, here.

Michelle Gardner
Pop/Dance | Max Elto – Daniel (Original Mix) [Big Beat]
Something you should know about me: I’m a sucker for male vocals. Luckily, the new EP from Swedish duo Max Elto (formerly Taped Rai) is full of them. Although the first track of theirs I encountered was Shadow Of The Sun, my favorite off the EP is Daniel. The smooth natural vocals blend with just the right amount of pitched vocals creating a 3D-like effect that floats atop a groove that won’t let you sit still. Grab the EP on iTunes, and put it on repeat.