Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday 5elect, where Economix readers get insight into the top five tracks dominating my headphones right now. This week’s tracks span from poppy to deep, with a fire set from The Magician to cap it off. Enjoy below.
1. The Chainsmokers – Closer (Aash Mehta Flip)
It would be hard to avoid The Chainsmokers’ latest smash hit – “Closer”. Aash Mehta took this ode to hooking up with an ex and gave it a bit more color by adding in tasteful fills for the drop but leaving the verses largely untouched. A classy remix that’ll get the party singing along.
2. Kid Froopy – bb (four missed texts)
Kid Froopy is a recent addition to Moving Castle, a fantastic label that has showcased works by Jai Wolf, Manila Killa, Bearson, k?d, and robokid – among many more. Froopy himself describes his song best: “When I was making the track I was thinking about miscommunication and the things that go unsaid in relationships. A bad situation that hurts too good to turn away from. Some things don’t change… it’s strange.”
3. Vanic X F.Stokes – Shaka Zulu
Vanic has teamed up with F. Stokes to concoct this rager titled “Shaka Zulu”. The song is catchy, singable and intense. What impressed me most was how Vanic stepped away from his signature melodic house vibe for the first drop, and still killed it with a trap sound. Don’t worry, the Vanic you know and love shows up in the second drop.
4. Jax Jones – House Work
This song has popped up in almost every house mix that I’ve listed to this summer. It’s the ideal combination of simple, clean, catchy and energetic. Not to mention, it’s deep. If you have some work to do (house or otherwise) put this on. Perfect for a workout, study session, or dancefloor.
5. The Magician – Magic Tape 63 (Summer Edition)
I had the opportunity to see The Magician live this summer at EDC, and damn does he know how to craft a set. The Magic Tape series is an opportunity for him to share his deep house sets with his Soundcloud followers, and he put together a special bonus set for the end of summer. This one is full of energy and gets pretty funky at times. Enjoy below, it’s a treat.