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Sunday 5elect – Vol. 025

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 has a darker vibe. Enjoy below!

1. REZZ X K?D – FOURTH IMPACT

REZZ and K?D is a dream collab for those on the heavier, techier side of the electronic spectrum. Both artists are known for powerful, four-to-the-floor bangers that fill the entire sonic range when they blast out of speakers. “FOURTH IMPACT” is a techno house composition with both of the artist’s styles imprinted on the track. The first half of the song sounds like a pure REZZ tune, while the second drop (my personal favorite) sounds like a dark take on a K?D production. Only listen to this track loud and with bass-infused speakers.

2. tails. – YAYO

tails. channels his signature trap sound into a hip hop-influenced party track titled “YAYO”. Rap samples and trap beats have always gone well together, and tails. focuses the attention of the listener on his high-quality production by keeping the track simple. A bouncing bass, rolling snares and powerful fills are all he needs to whip up a banger.

3. Billie Eilish – Six Feet Under (BLU J Remix)

Wherever there is a smooth female vocal sample to be found, you can bet that a talented deep house producer will find it and work it into a bumping remix. BLU J teased this track in his recent Too Future. mix and the full version exceeds expectations. Rather than just using the vocals to prime us for the drop, BLU J made an effort to edit Billie Eilish’s soothing voice into the beat itself, bring the track closer to the feeling of an original than a remix.

4. whereisalex – we’re going down

I always appreciate this type of downtempo trap production because it needs to be so crisp, clean, and meticulously put together to be good. These tracks feel like minimalist interpretations of music that focus on how individual sounds can interact in a clean space to produce a unique vibe. They also bump hard. It seems like whereisalex only uses each sound once or twice to create a sort of journey as you progress through the song. Give it a thoughtful listen.

5. Dom Dolla – Selected Deep House 850k Mix

It’s been a while since I’ve featured some deep house on here – so here’s an hour of it. Dom Dolla is a pretty chill producer and this mix is a calm, driving exploration of bass and low-key vibes. It’s never over the top, sometimes borderline ambient, and always pleasant. Check it out for lots of nice house instrumentals.

 

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Sunday 5elect – Vol. 016

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 includes an eclectic mix of great sounds. Enjoy below!

1. Justice – We Are Your Friends (k?d Remix)

Legendary French house duo Justice recently released their first album in five years and it has inspired a slew of EDM artists to pay tribute to the influential artists by re-interpreting some older tracks. k?d sets his eyes on “We Are Your Friends” and pumps it up a notch with pounding synths and filtered, passionate vocals. The original’s disco vibe is still buried in there, but with a more modern twist.

2. FØRD – Oblivion (feat. Rya Park)

This track from FØRD is a chill, funky, upbeat future-influenced track that quietly gets you jamming.

3. Vandelux – Bright Lights

This downtempo house track is full of vibes. The bass is low-key but everpresent, while a smooth beat shakes its way along the high end of the spectrum. The end of the track gets a bit trippy, and feels like a natural extension of the song’s great sound.

4. J. Cole – False Prophets

Legendary chill rapper J. Cole’s new album 4 Your Eyez Only comes out December 9 and to hype us all up he’s released the first track off the LP “False Prophets”. Obviously the focus here is on the lyrics, in which J. Cole takes aim at the false prophets of the rap game – namely Kanye West.

5. Vico – Poke Smot

This mix is not for the faint of heart. It traps harder than almost any mix I’ve ever heard, and it does it well. Only put this on if you’re ready to lose your mind.