Sunday 5elect – Vol. 006

Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday 5elect, where Economix readers get insight into the top five tracks dominating my headphones right now. We have a real range of sounds this week, from pop vocals courtesy of Bieber to ambient vibes via Oshi. Enjoy below.

1. DJ Snake – Let Me Love You ft. Justin Bieber (Slander & B-Sides Remix)

DJ snake’s debut studio album Encore has been a hit by any standard, with multiple tracks on radio repeat. Slander and B-Sides team up to give it a future-bass flip and the result is just as catchy as the original.

2. Opia – YDU (Pluto Remix)

Pluto only has three tracks up on his Soundcloud right now but he’s proven that he has what it takes to stand out in the current music scene. If you aren’t immediately convinced, just wait until this song’s second drop.

3. Dom Dolla – You

Dom Dolla’s latest single “You” is some solid deep house that’s ideal for warming up a dancefloor. The bass is powerful, but not overwhelming.

4. mr carmack – going crazy (oshi redo)

Oshi celebrates his recent acquisition of the Mr. Carmack sample pack with a quick redo of a Carmack classic. The focus here is on quality production and chill vibes.

5. Beluga Presents: ye.

ye. is a future-bass prodigy that has yet to blow up. In this thirty minute set he showcases pure ye. with several energetic IDs and unique interpretations of pop hits.

Sunday 5elect – Vol. 005

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 collection is a balanced set ranging from very chill to highly energetic. Enjoy below!

1. Ella Vos – White Noise

“White Noise” is a touching track that relies on Ella’s beautiful voice and simple, clean production to catch your ear and tug your heartstrings. Searching for meaning in a world of ambiguity, Ella’s message is a universal one.

2. Buku – Front to Back

Premiering his latest original on NEST HQ, Buku delivers a future-bass banger with “Front to Back”. Driving, oscillating synths dominate the track – great for a high-speed night drive.

3. Clams Casino – I’m God (San Holo Edit)

San Holo delivers his signature “sparkle” on this masterful edit. Holo’s music tends to defy genres, mixing elements of progressive house with trap beats to create a unique and uplifting experience. This track is no exception.

4. Flume – Lose It (whereisalex flip)

This is pure future music. Remixing Flume is a popular but daunting challenge for artists, who find amazing source material to work with but a small probability that their flip will improve upon the original. Whereisalex solves that problem by taking the original into the realm of straight chill, seamlessly incorporating piano chords, trumpet riffs, and synth fills.

5. Mija – Diplo and Friends Mix

Diplo and Friends is likely the most prestigious way to showcase one’s EDM mixing skills, and Mija doesn’t back down from the challenge. Rocking BBC Radio 1’s studio for about an hour, this set has a lot of future sounds mixed with aggressive trap and a bit of house.

Sunday 5elect – Vol. 004

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 is filled with future-bass sounds, with a touch of deep house and a calm set to balance it out. Enjoy below!

1. Flume – Say It ft. Tove Lo (Illenium Remix)

This song has gotten over one million plays in the last five days and it deserves every single one. After teasing us with samples over social media, Illenium has finally released his masterful remix of “Say It” by Flume. He transforms the emotional, downtempo hit into a future-bass banger with soaring melodies and driving rhythms. This one will be on repeat for a while.

2. Porter Robinson and Madeon – Shelter (Luca Lush Lift)

This track is so diverse in its sounds that it could be split up into three different, equally great, songs. The first drop is a unique take on the original melody that emphasizes an organic sound. The second drop goes nuts with a heavy progressive house crescendo, and the last drop is future-bass with a glitchy twist. It’s a great sample of the best sounds that EDM has to offer right now.

3. Gryffin and Bipolar Sunshine – Whole Heart

Gryffin and Bipolar Sunshine team up for a feel-good future bass track with very positive vibes. While it is a departure from his usual indie-dance feel, this is another great original from Gryffin.

4. Fractall + Breaking Beattz + Rocksted – Let The Bass Go

What’s a weekend without some deep house? Turn up the bass on this one, it’s a chill track with a simmering feel to it. Ideal for warming up a dance floor, this one is guaranteed to get your head bobbing.

5. MrSuicideSheep – ‘Dawn’ Pt. 3 (An Ambient Mix)

MrSuicideSheep’s talent for identifying great electronic music and sharing it with his fan base extends to this mix of ambient sounds that lasts over an hour and twenty minutes. This is probably the calmest mix you’ve ever heard, with beautiful chord progressions and almost no words. If you need something to clear your head and calm down, this is your jam.

 

Sunday 5elect – Vol. 003

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 has a chill, upbeat vibe to help you enjoy the last couple weeks of summer. Enjoy below.

1. FRND- Friend

FRND has crafted us a catchy little song to with a melancholy message we can all relate to. Not much is known about this LA-based artist – this is the first track he’s ever posted – but if it’s a preview of what’s to come then I’m excited. The production on this song is fantastic, the music is simple and beautiful, and the message may provide a bit of needed catharsis in your life.

2. RL Grime – Core (TRAILS Flip)

TRAILS keeps it short and sweet with this unique take on RL Grime’s EDM anthem “Core”. The original is one of the hardest hitting trap songs out there, and to flip it into such an upbeat track with positive vibes is an impressive feat.

3. EDEN – rock + roll

This is a track you’ll want to give a hard listen to. EDEN’s passionate vocals have a home-recorded vibe that intertwines perfectly with filtered guitar riffs to create an emotional journey. I would love to see this guy live.

4. Win & Woo – Recognize (feat. Ashe)

Win & Woo have come a long way since the days of Phoebe Ryan remixes and tropical house vibes. The Chicago-based duo have released their debut original “Recognize” and it’s a well-polished indie pop track that’s bound to blow up. Catchy horns pair with sultry vocals to create an energetic, intense, and fun vibe.

5. Martin Solveig – MyHouse July August 2016 Mix

European EDM legend Martin Solveig welcomes you into his house with this hard-hitting hourlong mix that is extremely danceable and perfect for getting to work (on the dancefloor or otherwise). Dotted with playful commentary and filled with high quality beats, this is one of the best mixes I’ve ever heard.