Monthly Mix 028 || April 2017

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Oooh baby. April was a fantastic month of music. If you took all of my favorite electronic artists and put their names back to back it would look pretty DAMN. close to this month’s playlist. Per usual, artists start putting out work as soon all of the festival tickets go on sale and I’m not complaining. Recently locked in going to Bonnaroo myself and I’m beyond hyped. Almost every one of these songs is conducive to some sort of party, get-together, or happy time with friends – whether it’s raging at a concert, bouncing at a club, bumping at a house party, or vibing with your close friends.

We start off with the best of the best. A new release from ODESZA, a banging remix from Win & Woo, a stunning take on Wall Fuck by Gramatik and Ramzoid. After a brief venture into indie pop thx to SAKIMA and kiiara we experiment with some chiller indie electronica full of pleasant melodies and warm chords. Enjoy it while it lasts – the more energetic the songs become the closer we are to a massive house, deep house, trap section of the playlist that gets continually more experimental and (sometimes) absurd. This section is the cutting edge of sound experimentation in electronic music, and when it hits you in new ways it’s hitting right.

Once you pass through the gauntlet you’re in for some nice hip-hop courtesy of Frank Ocean, D.R.A.M., Goldlink and AMINÉ that blends seamlessly into a brief bit of funky electronica. The home stretch is a great selection of upbeat and happy future bass and general electronica that gently slows down to a quiet end with acoustic vibes. Enjoy below!

Vibe guide:

  • 1-26: Energetic electronica
  • 27-43: Increasingly aggressive deep house music
  • 44-62: Trap
  • 63-70: Hip-hop
  • 71-95: Energetic future bass
  • 96-99: Chill electronica and acoustic vibes

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.