Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday 5elect, where Economix readers get insight into the top five tracks dominating my headphones right now. Very excited about this one, lots of happy vibes and powerful beats. Enjoy below.
1. Hotel Garuda – Fixed on You (feat. Violet Days)
One part Manila Killa, one part Candle Weather, the duo Hotel Garuda has been churning out high-quality dance hits that range from the very poppy to the very deep. This song hits a balance between the two, keeping it singable but not holding back on the drop.
2. Speaker of the House x REMMI – Awake, Asleep
Speaker of the House is the master of chill tracks with beautiful melodies. This time he teamed up with REMMI to take it in a more upbeat, future bass direction and it’s a great vibe. Oscillating fills accent the space in between each vocal riff, providing a well balanced song with a lot of replayability.
3. Chinese Slippers – Nightlike ft g♡soiid
I know next to nothing about Chinese Slippers, but I know that this song is weirdly catchy. This artist’s M.O. seems to be to take the vocals of a pop song up a couple of octaves, speed them up, and then craft a high-tempo instrumental to go behind it. “Nightlike” is my favorite example.
4. Mazde – Neverland feat. Khary
Mazde and Khary go hard on this one, creating an electronic rap anthem with lyrics as addicting as the beat. This song explores a familiar disillusionment with success and the hard work required to get there, yet succeeds in hyping you up for the journey.
5. Martin Solveig MyHouse September 2016 Mix Show
“Hey everyone welcome to your favorite online Soundcloud show, it’s called ‘My House'” begins Martin Solveig at the start of this month’s mix. This one keeps a mid-range energy level throughout, punctuated with playful commentary from Solveig himself. A good mix to explore what’s going on in house music right now.