Each week I sit around cursing this intro and its requirements of timeliness and wit until the light bulb comes on… but it looks like we didn’t pay the electricity bill. It’s Friday Favorites 97.
House | Eyes Everywhere – Bang Em Up (Original Mix) [Anabatic]
Kyle Tatum and Brian Doyle of Buffalo-based Eyes Everywhere dished out the two-track We Lost A Lot Of Good Ones EP in January on San Francisco’s Anabatic, led by fellow booty houser Worthy. The lead-off delivers a bit of everything I love about the duo–dense, bassy grooves, extensive vocal editing, and ample attitude. Pick it up here along with the markedly hyphier B-side Chav Cannon.
Chill Out | Lake People – Distance (Original Mix) [Permanent Vacation]
Distance, much like the rest of Leipzig-based producer Lake People’s debut album, Purposely Uncertain Field, is an atmospheric, introspective, and undeniably ambitious piece of sonic wizardry. The closing track on the album, it takes the listener on a resplendent ambient journey through glitches, bleeps, and heavenly synth melodies. Pick up the track along with the rest of the album on Beatport here.
House | Hoxton Whores & Kid Massive – Stand Up Miami (Original Mix) [Whore House]
It’s that time of year where everyone in dance music is talking about Miami, so what better way to celebrate than with a track dedicated to the city, courtesy of The Hoxton Whores and Kid Massive. An old-school influenced, down-and-dirty house record, Stand Up Miami is designed with one purpose: to rock a dancefloor. It should certainly succeed in the coming weeks, so get your copy now.
Techno | Tom Demac – Smoke Stained Ivories
UK producer Tom Demac has a way of giving simple compositions a massive and complex sound. Smoke Stained Ivories, the title track to Demac’s forthcoming EP, is an intricately layered techno number crafted from basic analogue drum machines and synths. Demac also noted that the title of his latest track is in no way a reference to his smoke-stained teeth, but rather the hours spent “hammering away on my synth keys.” You can get the full Smoke Stained Ivories EP March 16 on Aus Music.
Indie/Beats | Garden City Movement – My Only Love [BLDG5]
I came across this gem as I listened to French producer Zimmer’s February mix tape, and I had to stop everything I was doing and immediately find out who it belonged to. After a little bit of digging and a lot of listening, Garden City Movement may have just become my newest favorite band. Hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel, the electronic trio possesses a very unique, richly spiritual sound that is quickly gaining steam in all parts of the world. My Only Love is the first single from their upcoming Modern West EP, set for an April 6 vinyl and digital release via The Vinyl Factory.
Disco | Lindstrøm And Grace Hall – Home Tonight (Extended Version)
Much like his contemporary Todd Terje, who also hails from Oslo, Norway, Lindstrøm has a knack for crafting extended chord progressions and disco edits. Home Tonight is chock-full of beautiful synth work and comes to resolution after subtly layering together each element. He calls upon Los Angeles singer Grace Hall for vocals, and she is best known as one-half of the R&B duo Skin Town. The track sees it’s official release on April 6 via Feedelity.
House | Jessie Ware – Champagne Kisses (TCTS Remix)
The soul-soothing vocals of British songstress Jessie Ware are always prime remix material, and TCTS certainly does them justice with his remix of Champagne Kisses. Taking Ware’s emotive ballad into overdrive, the UK producer adds an energetic beat full of bright keyboard notes and flashy synths to make this track dance-worthy. No release info for the track yet, but you can hear more from TCTS on SoundCloud.
Dubstep | Toasty – The Knowledge (Original Mix) [Hotflush]
Going back a decade for today’s Friday Favorite with Toasty’s The Knowledge. Toasty’s story is a bit of an enigma inside EDM, having released tracks under several aliases including Toastyboy, Damo, and even his own name, Damien Russell. The UK producer dropped a string of acclaimed dubstep bangers around the turn of the century, but mysteriously disappeared shortly after. He resurfaced a few times over the last few years, but has largely stayed off the radar. Most of his notable work was released on one of the earliest influential dubstep labels, Hotflush, but Toasty also graced other imprints like Play and Storming. Pick up The Knowledge over at Beatport.
Pop/Dance | Jack U feat. Justin Bieber – Where Are U Now (Original Mix) [Atlantic]
I really hate that I love this song, but I can’t deny it–I’m smitten. It’s been on repeat it since I purchased it last night in the middle of #24HOURSOFJACKU. You should give it a chance. I’m pretty sure you’re going to be hearing a lot of this one. Pick up the whole Jack U LP on iTunes.
Melbourne Bounce | Timmy Trumpet & Chardy – Hipsta (Original Mix) [Hussle]
Australians Timmy Trumpet and Chardy have joined forces yet again for a big room, bouncy track titled Hipsta. Pulsing with energy and gaining early support from the likes Martin Garrix, TJR, and The Chainsmokers, Hipsta has festival season written all over it with mega events such as Ultra Music Festival and Coachella on the horizon. Pick up the track on Beatport here.