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.

 

EDEN – Nocturne (Pierce Fulton Remix)

Pierce Fulton decided to drop a surprise remix on us today and it’s a great way to start off your week. Super upbeat, happy, and filled with guitar, this one is a feel-good track in every way. Masterful production and musical talent all but ensure this will top the HypeM charts. Enjoy below.

Equilibrium

I kind of feel like I’ve gotten into a rhythm here in D.C. I know the city, know my friends, and am pretty content with what has been an awesome summer so far. This playlist is another “general” playlist, but has a kind of stability to it. I tried to not branch out into crazy genres that I question if I even like myself, keeping it close to a core sound that I know I enjoy. The playlist starts out with a lot of indie-pop, demonstrating that you don’t have to have a staff of writers to create a catchy pop anthem. Then we move into the world of “future-pop,” with glitchy vocals and rolling snares. This is my “home” with modern music. Anyone who follows this blog knows its my favorite genre right now. We briefly dip into some alternative rock before popping the tempo back up with some more trap and hip-hop influenced electronica to fill the second half of the setlist. As always, I’ve included a few acoustic songs to close the set and clear your head. Favorite artists on this list include: The Chainsmokers, RATATAT, Hudson Mohawke, and Snøwmass. If you only listen to one song on this playlist, let it be “Roses.” Over and over and over. Enjoy below.