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 selection has a nice mix of chill vibes and turn-up tracks. Enjoy below!
1. Big Gigantic – The Little Things (Kasbo Remix)
Kasbo whipped this remix up before playing with Big Gigantic at Red Rocks this year and it’s a great tribute to the jazzy-EDM duo. The unique vocal sample is channeled into a soaring, chill sound that is both relaxing and happy.
2. Banks – Better (Wallflower Flip)
My only complaint about this track is that it’s too short. In the style of an early Whethan, or a current ye., Wallflower takes a vocal sample from Banks’ track “Better”and weaves it into a rolling, future-bass synth.
3. James Hersey – Miss You (HONNE Remix)
HONNE released a slew of fantastically chill originals last winter that helped the indie scene enjoy warm, happy vibes, and now he’s back with a great series of remixes. The latest mix is of James Hersey’s “Miss You”, and HONNE hits the ideal balance of doing justice to the original track but also adding a significantly different sound. The core of the song is a soft piano riff that perfectly complements a rolling snare beat. Great vibes.
4. Nathan Sykes ft. G-Eazy – Give it Up (Kap Slap Remix)
Kap Slap is known for taking on pop hits and giving them an indie-EDM spin, but the side of his sound that he explores with this latest remix is very unique. It’s hard to describe, but it’s energetic, bouncy and fun. If he had cut out G-Eazy’s painfully mediocre verse in the last half of the song this would have been a perfect jam.
5. HARD SUMMER 2016 Live Sets: Dillon Francis
Only Dillon Francis would start his set at Hard Summer with the Pokemon theme song and then drop it into his dubstep remix of “Red Lips” by GTA. Had the opportunity to see Dillon at MDBP New York this summer and his set was pretty much identical to this – meaning that it was freaking amazing. A pretty hard mix of EDM and trap, this is a set to put on if you’re ready to go wild.