1) Whip My Hair (Dustindl & Loues Carmelo Remix)-Willow Smith
I was never a fan of the original but I would play this out.
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.
Apparently, as Gregori Klosman drops this bomb on his Soundcloud today. Guess where you’ll be able to download it on June 6th? I got you fam.
1)Swede Dreams (Gregori Klosman Remix)-Avicii
I was joking on the B10 facebook page just now that if these two guys keep it up, very soon my entire DJ sets are going to be nothing but Klosman/Nicky Romero tracks…
As usual, Kopedale always on the scene first. I’ve got mad love for his blogging grind lately; I mean, the homie basically discovered Mord Fustang. Now, everyone’s on Mord’s diddick, and yet Kopedale just sits there with this smug “I told you so.” grin on his face on his face. What a guy. Prutataaa.
1)Prutataaa (Original Mix)-Afrojack feat. DJ R3hab ***FUEGO***
R3hab reminds me of a young Afrojack, which is good, because maybe he’s exactly what ‘Jack needed to get back to being his normal, jovial, beat-dropping self, instead of dropping weird awful tracks like Amanda and Doin’ It Right.
Every now and then you get a massive track like Nicky Romero’s remix of “Flash” that you immediately know every DJ is going to play out. Enter Low Battery, the long delayed release by French producer Gregori Klosman that might very well be the turning point in his career, and mark his ascension into the same echelon of Dutch-House producers as Chuckie, Laidback Luke, and Afrojack.
1)Low Battery (Original Mix)-Gregori Klosman ****MUST DOWNLOAD****
Are we entering the age of the kick drum? It certainly seems so. it was just the other day that I was in Kiss & Fly and they had an actual street drummer come off the street with a kick-drum and play with Jacomino. It was tight. More-so than masterful, tasteful use of the kick-drum, however, Klosman implements effective use of side-chaining and some bizarre, never-heard-before synths to make this the type of record that will be getting burn all summer season in just about every club that you set foot into; and if it isn’t, then you aren’t at the right clubs, my friends.
When I hear “Doin’ It Right” I think of one word, “Disappointing”. I was just not impressed with Afrojack’s most recent release. There was the obvious fanfare because his name has become synonymous with quality Dutch House, but I just wasn’t feeling it.
I began to fear that Jack was entering a downward spiral. Then I heard Selecta, and my fears were immediately quelled as if the 6’8″ Dutch giant had stepped on them with his massive size 13 boot.
1)Selecta (Original Mix)-Afrojack & Quintino **Dumb Hot**
Catchy vocal sampling, infectious bounce, and the trademark heavy-side-chained Afrojack synths make this a keeper.
I’m ok with that though if he keeps putting out releases like this.
1) Something on Your Mind (R3hab Remix)– Mync feat. Abigail Bailey
I prided myself on listening to the Dada Life April Mix yesterday and hearing this track. I immediately knew who the remixer was without even looking. He’s got a sound, and it’s good. It makes you want to jump around and act like a buffoon. I’m down with that. Nobody has been able to harness the Afrojack sound with the control that R3hab does. I suspect that after “Prutaata” drops, he will be a household name.