Summer is upon us, and with it comes an abundance of time for extended music-listening sessions. Be it laying down on the beach, commuting to an exotic weekend locale, relaxing, or partying, add these 4 mixes, each unique and spectacular in their own regard, to your summer rotation.
The first two come from to personal friends of mine. The second two come from remarkable up-and-coming European producers.
1)Not To Be Mistaken for Vodka-EEKO
EEKO, DJ and Dancing Astronaut extraordinaire, absolutely brings it with this mix. Put this on at your pregame or party and have every single demographic pleased. He opens with the tongue-in-cheek pop banger, and proceeds to demolish it with a plethora of dutch, progressive, and electro-house masterpieces. Perhaps the most impressive part, besides the inclusion of some of his own bootlegs, are the incredibly seamless transitions that keep the mix flowing smoother than a Vodka Tonic with lime. Follow EEKO on Twitter and hit him up on his Facebook to give him props.
2) May 2011 Promo Mix-Jay Costa
After hearing this mix I had to pause and ask myself if Jay Costa is half-Swedish. Heritage notwithstanding, Costa brings it with a slew of massive tracks that would sound right at home within the set of an Ultra Main-Stage Headliner. This mix should be called Big Tunes 101. Cue this up at the peak hour of your party and watch people go HAM. I shit you not I’ve listened to if 4 times already and every time I like it more and more. Hit Jay up on his Twitter or his Facebook and show love for blessing your ears with this bad-boy.
3) Tony Senghore DJ Mix 16-Tony Senghore
Is Hard Electro more of your thing? You’re going to love this one then. Tony Senghore, who happens to hail from, funny enough, Sweden, Attacks the mix with reckless abandon, and dark sounds aplenty. This is for that blackout, sweaty, party when things start getting really weird and you need a mix that thoroughly represents how schwasted everyone is.
4) TrailerTrash 7th Birthday Mix-Gesaffelstein (Mediafire Link)
Gesaffelstein’s sound makes Tony Senghore’s sound seem as dark as an albino. An eerily beautiful 36 minute symphony of Techno, Acid-House, and Electro awaits you upon playing this mix. Listen at your own risk.
First up, a delectable banger that my homie Anze over at 310Electro played for me the other day.
1)Civilization (Neon Stereo Private Bootleg)-Justice **Dumb Hot**
While Justice will forever be lauded for their contribution to the genre of Electro-House, I can’t help but feel that they’ve grown content with their more vocal/indie-rock electro motive also. Neon Stereo injects this single with the ample serving of dirtiness that it needed.
The first single off the new album dropped today.
1) Awooga (Original Mix)-Calvin Harris ***FUEGO***
Interesting to see Calvin take his sound in a rather Dutch direction. I guess that’s all the rage these days though. His trademark dreamy 8-bit synths which seem to resonate subversively with one’s most innocuous childlike memories of happiness are still there in full force though.
Oh how I continue to give you good press even though you won’t even give me free press passes.
In all seriousness, however, Diplo played an amazing set. He let his caprice flow in the form of Electro-House, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Hip-Hop, and even some Beastie Boys “Sabotage” to finish off his set. Here are some highlights.
THIS KILLED IT. JUST WAIT TIL THE LAST :20 OF THE VIDEO. CRAZY.
You can’t go wrong dropping Congorock’s remix of “One”. International Dancefloor Smasher.
Diplo Dropping what I think was the Kanye edit he teased on Twitter.
Spot the Blogger!
(hint: it’s the douchebag in the bright flannel shirt completely ignoring the show to get good crowd footage)
Dropping on Beatport March 21st
1)Empire Ants (Miami Horror Remix)-Gorillaz **Dumb Hot**
Do you like Classixx? Then you’ll love this. Miami Horror is killing it on the Miami Vice tip. Baby-Making Music.
If you’ve been reading this blog long enough you know that I’m obsessed with Boys Noize. Probably because every time I post something related to Boys Noize I preface it with “If you’ve been reading this blog long enough you know that I’m obsessed with Boys Noize.” Well, BN is known for working with two producers rather frequently. One of them is Erol Alkan. The other? Well, award yourself 5 points if you guessed Boris Dlugosch.
Dlugosch posted a new February Mix to his Facebook two days ago, and it is really swell. It may be the perfect “Opening Set”, if that makes sense. Starts from nothing, and slowly intensifies. It’s an aural journey of sorts. First, grab my fav BD/BN collaboration.
1) Sweet Light (Boris Dlugosch Remix)-Boys Noize
Everyone reading this who is going to Ultra, if you don’t see Boys Noize play there, you’re a goddamn fool. Best live set there is. First time I heard this track live, I almost melted like one of the bad guys in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Heavy ish.
Download Dlugosch’s set from his Soundcloud.