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.

 

Sunday 5elect – Vol. 014

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 is a vibrant mix of melodic electronica. Enjoy below.

1. Jai Wolf – The World Is Ours

Jai Wolf’s debut EP Kindred Spirits is finally out, and with its release we get a couple of beautifully new originals that are a hallmark to how far Jai Wolf has come, and an indication of where he’s headed next. “The World Is Ours” is my favorite new single, and it’s a soaring, melodic example of a more subtle and meaningful type of electronic music than what is typically popularized. It is a confident track that clearly emits positive energy. Give this, and the rest of the EP, a thoughtful listen.

2. Schérazade – L’Amour À Plusieurs (Fhin Flip)

I’ve been tracking Fhin for a while and his flips are always downtempo electronic masterpieces. This latest release is no exception. Incorporating future-bass elements into a very chill vibe, this track will get your your head bobbing as soon as you hit the chorus. I personally appreciate the drawn out synths that appear and fade out with every iteration of the beat. Extremely high quality production.

3. Wallflower – untitled | 7.14.15

The mysterious Wallflower, who has recently been releasing nothing but short clips of potentially amazing songs, is back with another teaser simply titled “untitled | 7.14.16”. It’s a future bass banger, somewhat similar to Whethan’s legendary remix of Missingno’s “XE3”, which has led many (including myself) to speculate that Wallflower is actually Whethan posting samples of unreleased music to see how they float in the real world. This is mostly substantiated by Whethan’s consistent reposting of Wallflower tracks, and a couple of hints from Whethan himself. Well, Wallflower/Whethan, if you’re reading this then please release a full version of this track – it’s fire.

4. up. – lyke i wood

I know next to nothing about up. but I know I like this song. Only 99 followers on Soundcloud but thousands of plays on each of his tracks (well-deserved, they’re all pretty great) spells another mystery, but I’m not going to venture any ideas on this one. Just enjoy the catchy, poppy, house track titled “lyke i wood”.

5. The Magician – Magic Tape 66

I look forward to each and every one of The Magician’s Magic Tapes. Each one is a thoughtful exploration of modern house music. Tape 66 stands out to me, though, seamlessly blending elements of nu-disco, deep house, pop music, and future bass. Fantastic for doing work to, or chilling with friends, this is a mix that has very high replayability.