Last week, Luvstep dropped once more, and after a first, a second, and a second-and-a-half iteration, the signature sound is still strong. Philadelphia DJs Dirty South Joe and Flufftronix have worked hard to bring you a mix of tender wobbles and soulful steps, a must-listen for brostep neophytes and dub veterans alike. If you’re not familiar with the franchise, it’s a series of dubstep mixes that release on Valentines Day. Luvstep has a reputation for toting the best of the softer side of dubstep, a mix that goes flawlessly from the dancefloor to the bedroom. It’s good to know that despite the mainstream-ization of dubstep and EDM in general, luvstep still has that funky soul that made the original so addicting.
The best thing to do right now is to go download the mix and jazz it up right now. If you don’t have time for that at the moment, here are three selections just for you. Vanity by up and coming French act Arkasia is nothing short of a luvstep stunner, combining the harder and softer elements with stylish ease. Skrillex’s Summit, recorded with new beau Ellie Goulding, is a perfect fit to the melodic air of the mix, and KOAN Sound’s remix of Andain’s Promises goes to show how good the vocals get in here. If you aren’t convinced by now, give your ears a good cleaning.