Sunday 5elect – Vol. 037

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Sunday 5elect, where Economix readers get insight into the top five tracks dominating my headphones right now. This week is filled with happy, energetic vibes. Enjoy below!

1. Gill Chang – Story (feat. Cimo Fränkel)

Gill Chang took his bouncing synth sound in a different direction with this catchy track. “Story” lures in the listener with a soft horn before Cimo Fränkel comes in with some amazing vocals that certify this song as “radio-ready”. The horns in the chorus are the cherry on top.

2. DR. FRESCH – Sick (Original Mix)

This beat is sick. Dr. Fresch continues pumping out heat with this intense bass house track with a self-descriptive title. Classic vocal samples (including an on-the-nose robot voice) give “Sick” a familiar vibe while contributing some very solid content on the production.

3. Lorde – Green Light (Hotel Garuda Remix)

Hotel Garuda have such a powerful, fun sound that when you put vocals as stunning as Lorde’s on top of one of their tracks then you have a guaranteed indie dance hit. Stylistic touches like a pronounced breakdown before the first drop make this an homage to the original’s pop sound while taking it in a danceable EDM direction.

4. Kill Paris – where r u

The new Kill Paris track “where r u” came with great news – there’s an EP on the way too. The song is all good vibes. There’s no drawn out drop, super pleasant vocal chops and samples, and the rumbling bass during the chorus makes me happy. Can’t ask for much more than that.

5. The Magician – Magic Tape 70

The Magician dropping a new Tape is something I can look forward to every month. As always, the transitions are impeccable, the house music is new, and it’s perfect to do work to. A great resource to have for finals week.

 

Porter Robinson – sea of voices ft. PRXZM (Gill Chang Edit)

Porter Robinson’s album Worlds has provided inspiration to dozens of beautiful remixes, covers, and re-interpretations. I think that’s a testament to the quality of the original album, and how great music has the ability to really impact people. Gill Chang is the latest to offer up his tribute, and it’s beautiful. Slow, powerful, and hopeful, this is a high-quality cover that does justice to the original. Enjoy below.

Gill Chang – If Only

Gill Chang first came on my radar with his crazy good bootleg remix of Flume’s “Never Be Like You”, where he took an already energetic track up another notch with an absurd amount of vocal chops and future-bass sounds. Here, he goes in a different direction. Channeling his inner ODESZA, Gill Chang’s “If Only” alternates between slowly accelerating melodic verses and hard future-style drops. The two extremes are not disjointed, however. He makes them work in a way that isn’t immediately apparent, but comes into full view when the post-drop synth beats blend seamlessly back into the calmer verse. “If Only” is an intricate and impressive track. Check it out below and throw Gill a follow on Soundcloud.

Flume – Never Be Like You Feat. Kai (Gill Chang Edit)

About a month ago Gill Chang released an unofficial remix of Flume’s “Never Be Like You” with the pondering Soundcloud description: “wonder if this will get taken down lol.” Luckily for my ears, it didn’t. The track is fire, check it out below.