It just makes the weekend that much better, right? I mean, unless you get called “in.” It’s Friday Favorites 92.
Drum & Bass | Brookes Brothers feat. Camille – Anthem (Original Mix) [Viper]
Brookes Brothers are the kings of uplifting, soulful drum & bass (especially since DJ Fresh decided to go chase butterflies or whatever it is he’s been doing), and they’ve proven that once again with their newest track Anthem. I really hope I start hearing tracks like this on American radio–I think it’s high time the public got a piece of that pop & bass. Pick up Anthem here.
Glitch/Funk | Mr. Bill & Slynk – Girl You Got Me Insane (Original Mix)
I like what I’ve been hearing from the glitch and funk world over the past year, and two of the game’s usual suspects team up for Girl You Got Me Insane off the Melbourne-based Mr. Bill’s Settling For Mediocrity. He and fellow ozzie Slynk fortify one another’s funk abilities for a freakishly smooth beat that features a heavy dose of Bill’s calling card vocal dicing. Slynk is on a tear of his own as well. Get more here.
Progressive House | Len Faki – Kraft Und Licht (Wellenrausch’s Dark Matter Bootleg)
I’ll never forget the moment when I first heard Len Faki’s spiritually transcendent original–it opened my mind (and ears) to a world of electronic music that I was previously blind to. This bootleg from Berlin-based duo Wellenrausch is just as powerful and poignant, but with a slightly more upbeat energy and some ghostly guitar plucks thrown in for good measure. No release date on the horizon, but I’ve reached out the duo in hopes of finding out more information.
House | Shermanology – I Want You (Original Mix) [Work]
I’ve no idea what the technical term is for the funny bloopy detuned sound that leads Shermanology’s latest track I Want You, but it’s a house classic that seems to appear on every synth I’ve ever used. It certainly works brilliantly here, with the Dutch collective kicking out a funky house anthem–complete with a track title vocal hook–that has all the potential to be a massive summer hit. I Want You is out now on Spinnin’ imprint Work as a Beatport Exclusive.
Indie/Beats | Aphex Twin – Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed [snr2mix]
The last few months have been heaven for Aphex Twin fans. After finally releasing his first new album in a decade, Richard D. James announced the release of a 13-track EP entitled Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt. 2. In typical Aphex Twin fashion, the producer has given fans a taste of the EP with a free download of the delightfully twisted opening number Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed [snr2mix]. You can download the track for free on Aphex Twin’s SoundCloud here and purchase the EP in full here.
Indie/Beats | Luca Lush – Promise (Original Mix) [Free Download]
It’s hard to know how to even begin describing the latest from Luca Lush. Featuring sultry basslines, bouncy synths, funky sound bites, and vocal samples from R&B princess Ciara, Promise is an intense fusion of beats that the New York-based producer somehow manages to blend in perfect harmony. Grab this one for free here.
Indie/Beats | Chilly Gonzales & P. Morris – Late Visitor (Original Mix)
Pop music entertainer and master pianist Chilly Gonzales has teamed up with P. Morris for a track that is simply being classed as “piano bass.” It is a stunning track, but there are really few works that Gonzales cannot make beautiful with his piano prowess. I have followed his career from a very early stage, from his collaborations with Feist and Daft Punk, all the way up to his Octave Minds project alongside Boys Noize. You can bet that I will be patiently awaiting his forthcoming album Chambers which is set for a suspenseful release sometime this year.
Deep House | Camelphat feat. A*M*E – Paradigm (Original Mix) [Axtone]
Following a premiere on BBC Radio 1, UK house duo CamelPhat and Grammy-nominated vocalist A*M*E are proud to release Paradigm, out now on Beatport via Axtone Records. The sleek and seductive collaboration is something different from the label’s usual style, emphasizing their commitment to signing quality music regardless of genre. Grab your copy on Beatport and get ready to enjoy the smoothest track i’ve heard all week.