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.

 

Pulse

We’re really getting into the heat of summer and that means nice weather, sunshine, and activity. This playlist is specially designed to compliment your next run, swim, drive, boat trip or beach party. I tried to pack as much positive energy into this set as possible, so that you guys can have the perfect soundtrack for your active lifestyles. Starting off with some rock-influenced songs, we quickly ease into progressive house and a couple of heart-pounding remixes of our favorite artists like Martin Garrix and Fun. You might notice that I’ve borrowed a few of the most dynamic songs from previous playlists, and that’s because I think that its great to work out or party to happy songs that you’re familiar with. That being said, there’s no shortage of new songs here. After about sixteen songs we move away from the progressive house style and turn to funkier sounds. While generally quieter, these songs have an energy of their own. Enjoy the playlist, and get out there and explore the world with it!

Lorde – Glory and Gore (Unlike Pluto Remix)

You can always turn to Unlike Pluto for an energetic track to hype you up. Taking on Lorde’s Glory and Gore, he introduces a strong, slow bassline and driving synths to an already solid track. The drop is unique but not so far off the mark that you get lost. Enjoy the low-key pump up track below.