Personally, I’d like think there’s a little Left Shark in all of us, especially on the weekend. Just be responsible, and designate a driver before you go Left Shark. Remember, friends don’t let friends Left Shark and drive.
Now, time for some Friday Favorites.
Jungle Terror | Rawtek & Kandy – Doom Safari (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Sweet Jesus, Rawtek is just absolutely relentless. The LA duo has been quietly dropping free download after free download for the last few months, leaving absolute destruction in their wake every time with their self-coined “Lionsound” style. Doom Safari dropped a few months ago, and saw Lionsound teaming up with another duo–NY-based Kandi–for a dizzying journey through a Mad Hatter’s jungle. Get your free download.
Garage |Shy FX – Original Nuttah (Rico Tubbs Remix) [Free Download]
Want your nostalgic fix with a modern kick? Rico Tubbs, label boss at the London-based Bass = Win, dropped this flashback of a freebie a few weeks back. Borrowing the vocals from Shy FX’ rave classic, it should have no problem whisking you back to wee morning hours in the early ’00s spent in front of a makeshift stage covered in potted plants. Pick up your copy of this clean rework here.
Techno | Gabe – Amnesia (Original Mix) [Sprout]
I found this dark little number sitting smack dab in the middle of an old Jeremy Olander set. Because the track features Dubfire-esque percussion, driving basslines, and brooding progressive vibes, I originally thought that Amnesia was something from Jeremy’s Dhillon alias, but it’s actually a 2008 song from Argentinian musician Gabe, a man best known for his merciless minimal productions. Despite what its name might suggest, this is one song that you won’t be forgetting about any time soon. Pick it up on Beatport here.
House | Steve Huerta – Bear Witness (Original Mix) [Anjunadeep]
The B-side to his debut release on Anjunadeep, Bear Witness is dark and groovy house at its finest from LA-based producer Steve Huerta. “Lo-fi” is normally a term I strongly dislike in music, as it’s normally shorthand for “not mixed very well,” but that certainly isn’t the case here, with plenty of proper lo-fi goodness in the shape of warm and fuzzy vinyl sounds. Steve’s classy use of vintage effects dances effortlessly alongside some modern, polished synth stabs–this is as well mixed as it gets, so all you budding deep house producers, take note! Grab it now from Beatport.
Indie/Beats | Wyles & Simpson – Stormy Skies [MTA]
English electronic duo Wyles & Simpson first emerged onto the scene at the end of 2014 with their debut single Light & Dark. The duo has now revealed their second track along with a majestic new music video. The track’s sound correlates with its title–filled with dark, brooding melodies that surround an enchanting vocal number, briefly interrupted by breaks of staccato synth. While their debut album is set to be released later this year, Stormy Skies will be available as a single Feb. 23 on MTA Records.
Tech House | Human Movement – Paradise [Free Download]
Human Movement are as fresh as can be–with their first-ever guest mix coming on Skrillex’s NEST HQ and their first single racking over 60,000 plays, it’s clear that they’re on a fast track to the top. The UK bass/tech duo enticed us with an eerily captivating tease video for Paradise on Jan. 22, and then it was finally released on on Feb. 5. Cop your free download here, and definitely keep an eye on Human Movement, coming soon to a sketchy warehouse near you.
Future Bass | Dillistone x Aayushi – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
This is Cyndi Lauper’s pop classic like you’ve never heard it before. Taking on Aayushi’s acoustic cover of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, up-and-coming British producer Dillistone gives the track a hypnotic, synth-driven beat that transforms the song’s once-upbeat melody into a hauntingly gorgeous mix of chords. Hear more from Dillistone on SoundCloud.
Tropical House | Jesusdapnk – Ain’t No Game (Colour Vision Remix) [9G]
San Diego native and LA resident Colour Vision has used his tropical SoCal influence to revamp Jesusdapnk’s Ain’t No Game, and it is a bright interpretation to have you dreaming of the summer evenings ahead. Rooted deeply in the nu disco and indie dance sphere, Colour Vision has since expanded his sound to put his name alongside the current budding crop of tropical house producers. For those who don’t know his sound: think Thomas Jack with a strong bias towards the classic house and disco realms. You can catch him at this year’s SXSW and hear more at his SoundCloud here.
Tropical House | Jay Z – Roc Boys (Matoma Remix) [Free Download]
There doesn’t seem to be any artist or style that Norwegian producer Matoma can’t transform with his sound, and his latest offering, a remix of megastar Jay-Z’s Roc Boys, further demonstrates his ability to take a pop track and flip it straight on its head. While a tropical makeover of a track by HOVA may be a surprising attempt, Matoma’s choice is solid one; the slowed-down tempo, party lyrics, and breezy vibes make for a perfect weekend jam. Grab your free download here.