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.