Friday Favorites turned 50 today and asked us if we’d still bang it. “Of course,” we assured. “We bang you in our cars, on the bus, and out bedroom windows really loud so the neighbors can hear. And that’s never going to change, silly. Now, stop worrying.” It’s Friday Favorites 50.
House | Gregor Salto & Chuckie – Toys Are Nuts 2013 (Original Mix) [G-REX]
Gregor Salto and Chuckie originally released Toys Are Nuts back in 2007, but a surge in both DJs’ popularity since then prompted a re-release of the track in 2013, which somehow didn’t end up on my radar until I heard Shift K3y drop it at HARD Miami. This is the perfect track to insert into any current electro set to give the crowd a bit of a breather while still keeping the energy high. Pick up Toys Are Nuts 2013 here.
Indie/Nu Disco | Jerome LOL – Feel It For The First Time [Free Download]
Body High co-founder Jerome LOL lifts my lifeless corpse up and into working order on rough mornings with carefree, flowing grooves made of warm chords and quirky accents. His latest freebie offers all of the above topped off with Miss Palmer’s vocals repurposed from their original party-starting role in No Beef. Pick up a copy here.
Deep House | Isolée – Allowance (DJ Version) [Pampa]
German producer Rajko Müller delivers a stripped-down, eight-minute tour de force that will have your imagination running wild. Deep, nostalgic chords and an alluring atmosphere make for a mesmerizingly minimal production. It isn’t exactly a tune you’ll find playing in a club, but it makes for an incredibly immersive experience. Chill back, relax, and lose yourself to the music.
Trance | Armin van Buuren – Ping Pong (Simon Patterson Remix) [Armind]
Armin’s Ping Pong is still riding high in the charts, and now there’s a remix out, courtesy of trance legend Simon Patterson. If you’re familiar with his work, you’ll know how well it works before you’ve even heard it. If you’re not, that “ping pong” melody comes into its own with Patterson’s amazing recipe of hard, techy, and uplifting trance all rolled into one.
Deep House | Kill The Noise feat. Brillz & Minxx – Saturn (Amtrac Remix) [OWSLA]
I’ve got beef with Amtrac. Not because he did anything wrong, per se, but because his tracks are so damn good that I have to listen to his entire back-catalog every time he drops something new. This past week it was his Depeche Mode remix which led me to a binge-listening session, but this time I ended up fixated on his remix of Kill The Noise’s Saturn from last September. Amtrac’s take on the tune is uplifting, cosmic psychedelia for the deep house set, and it’s endlessly replayable (believe me, I’ve tried to exhaust the pleasure that it exudes–no chance). The track was released as part of an exclusive remix pack through OWSLA’s subscription service The Nest, which can be found here.
Synthpop/Indie Dance |Capital Cities – Safe And Sound [Capitol]
With Coachella music festival just around this corner, I’ve grown very excited for festival season! I’ve decided to make Safe And Sound by Capital Cities my official anthem for this year’s Coachella festival. Its catchy vocals, uplifting melodies, and excellent music video make it quite a sensational tune. It really does fit with Coachella’s positive vibes. I can already picture in my head the enormous crowds at Coachella that will be singing along to this song when Capital Cities performs. Be sure to grab their album In A Tital Wave Of Mystery on iTunes.
Indie & Beats | Cyril Hahn feat. Shy Girls – Perfect Form (Original Mix) [PMR]
Swiss producer Cyril Hahn and Portland artist Shy Girls find complete harmony is this track, blending euphoric synths with dreamy vocals to create an effortlessly soothing melody. Known for his enchanting R&B sound, Cyril Hahn once again proves he’s at the top of his game with this gorgeous effort. Purchase it on iTunes here, and immerse yourself in smooth springtime bliss.
Indie & Beats| Outkast – Roses (Rambo V Remix) [Free Download]
With OutKast’s live reunion approaching fast, everyone, including Rambo V, is excited about the long-awaited return. In anticipation of the legendary hip-hop duo’s second coming, the San Diego-based producer has offered up his latest remix of their Speakerboxxx/Love Below standout Roses. Rambo V takes OutKast’s floral funk anthem and turns it into a bursting mix of electronic energy. With a deep blend of dynamic beats and rapid-fire synth, Rambo V’s sh*t definitely don’t stank on this remix. Download the track for free on Rambo V’s SoundCloud.
Electro | Karluv Klub – Sixxx (IVARR Remix) [Free Download]
Orlando-based producer IVARR has just put out an explosive electro-bass remix of Karluv Klub’s Sixxx and was even nice enough to put it out as a free download. Be warned: this track is extremely heavy, so be sure to strap in and remove all children from the room before pressing play.