Sunday 5elect – Vol. 038

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 a goddamn trap fest. Enjoy.

1. SLANDER & BASSTRICK – DROP IT

Apparently Slander and Basstrick hooked up on the GUD VIBRATIONS tour and had the brilliant idea to create this trapsterpiece. The first drop is deceptive, with top notch sound design going into those slow, hard-hitting synths that are quickly repurposed into a high-bpm bass-house switch up that blew me away.

2. TastyTreat x ESQ – Lemön

Before this track I had TastyTreat pegged for solid future bass releases whenever I saw the name. Now I know they have strong potential to trap out. With the help of the homie ESQ, they’ve cooked up a hard-hitting track that’ll leave you headbanging. Blast it.

3. k?d – glitch boy

Now this is some signature, synth-y k?d. A clean, lighthearted buildup slowly guides you to what you know will be a distortion-filled future bass drop that’s satisfying every time you hear it. Powerful, dreamy, and unique – k?d adds another solid track to the discography with “glitch boy”.

4. graves – Meta feat. bbno$

Our last trap track of this 5elect is a choice song off of graves’ new Hilo EP – a solid collection that recently hit #1 on the iTunes electronic charts. Every track on the EP has a different flavor – this one hits the spot with a blend of trap and rap vibes.

5. Dancing Astronaut Mixes – The Radar 84: Mixed by Rainer + Grimm

Rainer + Grimm caught my ear a while back with their hit “Talk To Me” and they’ve been producing solid house tracks ever since. This mix is a perfect, energetic vibe for people looking to explore some deep house but not get too lost in the sauce. Enjoy below and vibe out.

Julius

We’re definitely in the thick of it now. Somehow, D.C. has been blessed with very low humidity for the last couple of days, creating the perfect conditions for fun in the sun. Fun in the sun needs a playlist to go with it, and I believe I’ve provided that right here. This is a playlist for when you’re hanging with your friends on your local grass patch or open-air patio, preferably drink in hand. We start with a solid remix of one of my favorite Major Lazer songs and continue the electronica vibe. The Autograf remix of Avicii’s “Waiting for Love” sets a deep-house vibe but doesn’t fully delve into the genre. We continue with that chill, thumping bass and trippy audio vibe for a song or two before into the “peak” of the playlist with a couple of hard-hitting electronica tracks courtesy of Matt D’Emic. The peak is followed by a few cooldown songs and the next ten songs are very very chill. These are good passive listening songs and I encourage you to focus on the whole song rather than individual aspects. As we approach the end we have a brief stint of hip-hop beats before regressing back into chill/acoustic to leave you with a clear mind walking away from this set. Enjoy below.