Gym… all new pants… gym..? all new pants..? Might want to do both just to be safe–the holidays are long from over. It’s Friday Favorites 84.
Big Room/Jungle Terror | Moska – Sound Off (Original Mix) [Ones To Watch]
My boy Moska is back with jungle terror in his arsenal–just the way we want him to be. Sound Off is part of his new Bring Back The Dutch EP on Mixmash subsidiary label Ones To Watch. This EP sees Moska returning to his heavy tribal roots, which is clearly where he is most comfortable. Pick it up here.
House | Code3000 – Jack That Body (Original Mix) [InStereo]
DJ Dan’s InStereo Recordings doesn’t mess around with non-heat, an approach reinforced by each successive single form the house music imprint. Code3000 delivers the label’s latest slice of audial gold in Jack That Body, complete with a simple, catchy bassline and classic, fast-paced jackin house vibes. Pick it up here on Beatport.
House | Just Kiddin – Thinking About It (Extended Mix) [Elton Messy]
I recently rediscovered this timelessly groovy single from British duo Just Kiddin while going through tracks for our year-end music charts, and since then, I’ve been Thinking About It all day and night. Effortlessly smooth and scrumptious, the track combines a driving bassline with ridiculously catchy R&B vocals to create a pop-friendly sound with hints of the underground. Grab it on Beatport here.
Trance | Mark Dior – Aphelion (Original Mix) [Digital Society]
First appearing on Digital Society’s DSR100 compilation, Mark Dior’s Aphelion is exactly what the company is all about–solid uplifting trance. With tracks like this, we’ll surely be hearing a lot more from Mark in future. Get it now on Beatport.
Indie/Beats | Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc. (Harmonimix Remix)
The latest remix from James Blake comes from “back in the day.” Created under his Harmonimix moniker, Blake’s remix of Gorillaz‘ 2005 hit Feel Good Inc. surfaced in a FABRICLIVE x Hit & Run Mix by Rich Reason earlier in the week. Blake’s version is haunting, downtempo shadow of the original featuring a daunting mix of Damon Albarn and De La Soul’s vocal arrangements.
Deep House/R&B | Mat.Joe – Heart To Find [OFF]
Heart To Find by Mat.Joe is a perfect jam to start off a set. Its beats are ridiculously catchy, it has a long and steady intro, and its vocal samples from ’90s R&B hit My Love Is The Shhh! by Something For The People are guaranteed to get everyone on the dancefloor clapping along during the breakdown. You can get it here on Beatport.
House | MYNC & Mario Fischetti feat. Deborah Cox – Everywhere (Jam Xpress Remix)
MYNC and Mario Fischetti‘s forthcoming release on Cr2 Records, Everywhere, is set for release on Dec. 1. Deborah Cox‘s world-class vocals haven’t graced a dance track since Swedish House Mafia‘s #1 hit Leave the World Behind, and the release will contain five remixes by emerging Cr2 records starlets. In particular, The Jam Xpress remix accentuates Cox’ vocals to another level; the Australian duo surround the diva’s powerful tone with a subtle downtempo beat and deep house vibe that is engineered for dance floor supremacy.
Indie Dance | Labrinth – Jealous (Tieks Remix)
I first heard the original of this song about a week ago. It’s beautifully heartbreaking and perfect for those days when you just want to be emo remembering old memories. I was completely blown away with Tieks’ remix of this previously depressing track. He adds in an addictive rhythm and bassline to make it into a dance floor anthem. Learn more about this up-and-coming producer at his SoundCloud.