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 is a vibrant mix of melodic electronica. Enjoy below.
1. Jai Wolf – The World Is Ours
Jai Wolf’s debut EP Kindred Spirits is finally out, and with its release we get a couple of beautifully new originals that are a hallmark to how far Jai Wolf has come, and an indication of where he’s headed next. “The World Is Ours” is my favorite new single, and it’s a soaring, melodic example of a more subtle and meaningful type of electronic music than what is typically popularized. It is a confident track that clearly emits positive energy. Give this, and the rest of the EP, a thoughtful listen.
2. Schérazade – L’Amour À Plusieurs (Fhin Flip)
I’ve been tracking Fhin for a while and his flips are always downtempo electronic masterpieces. This latest release is no exception. Incorporating future-bass elements into a very chill vibe, this track will get your your head bobbing as soon as you hit the chorus. I personally appreciate the drawn out synths that appear and fade out with every iteration of the beat. Extremely high quality production.
3. Wallflower – untitled | 7.14.15
The mysterious Wallflower, who has recently been releasing nothing but short clips of potentially amazing songs, is back with another teaser simply titled “untitled | 7.14.16”. It’s a future bass banger, somewhat similar to Whethan’s legendary remix of Missingno’s “XE3”, which has led many (including myself) to speculate that Wallflower is actually Whethan posting samples of unreleased music to see how they float in the real world. This is mostly substantiated by Whethan’s consistent reposting of Wallflower tracks, and a couple of hints from Whethan himself. Well, Wallflower/Whethan, if you’re reading this then please release a full version of this track – it’s fire.
4. up. – lyke i wood
I know next to nothing about up. but I know I like this song. Only 99 followers on Soundcloud but thousands of plays on each of his tracks (well-deserved, they’re all pretty great) spells another mystery, but I’m not going to venture any ideas on this one. Just enjoy the catchy, poppy, house track titled “lyke i wood”.
5. The Magician – Magic Tape 66
I look forward to each and every one of The Magician’s Magic Tapes. Each one is a thoughtful exploration of modern house music. Tape 66 stands out to me, though, seamlessly blending elements of nu-disco, deep house, pop music, and future bass. Fantastic for doing work to, or chilling with friends, this is a mix that has very high replayability.