Sunday 5elect – Vol. 035

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 packed with  bangers. Enjoy below.

1. Grandtheft & Delaney Jane – Easy Go (Pham Remix)

Pham’s remix of “Easy Go” is one of the best electronica releases I’ve heard in a while. It takes the upbeat and hopeful original and transforms it into an energetic, yet haunting electronica track.

2. Big Wild – Empty Room (feat. Yuna) [Win and Woo Remix]

Big Wild x Win and Woo was guaranteed to produce a banger. Recently had the opportunity to see BW live and it was one of the most fun experiences of my life. He knows how to turn up and explore the darker side of his style. Win and Woo capture the essence of that more intense, party-ready vibe in a way that remains faithful to the original.

3. Flume – Wall Fuck (Gramatik & Ramzoid Remix)

Flume’s experimental track “Wall Fuck” off of the album Skin has received so many creative remixes because of the unique sounds that it debuted to the electronic world. Gramatik and Ramzoid harness the original’s signature synths to much effect throughout the entire track – mixing it into the intro, drop, and soothing outro.

4. MADEINTYO – Skateboard P (Styles&Complete x Jayceeoh Remix)

Feeling blessed that this track appeared on my feed. An intense trap collab that definitely makes the drop the focus of the song. This is a pure banger.

5. Tchami – Confessions #2

Sometimes in order to understand why music is the way it is today, you have to look to the past. I’ve been exploring a lot of deep house and techno vibes recently and wanted to see where the genres’ roots lie. Tchami’s legendary Confessions #2 mix provides a perfect blend of deep house and hard trap.

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.

 

Sunday 5elect – Vol. 010

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 edition has a great mix of artists at different stages in their careers – from blowing up to just getting some momentum. Enjoy below!

1. Virtual Riot – In My Head (Ft. PRXZM)

I’d heard a bit from Virtual Riot before but nothing that captured my attention so quickly. What begins as a quietly catchy indie EDM tune quickly and seamlessly escalates to a total jam with bouncing synths and crisp vocal chops. One of my favorite tracks this fall.

2. STéLOUSE – Let Go (ft. Andrew Paley)

STéLOUSE (pronounced “stay loose”) has been known to produce some bangers and “Let Go” is a great example of how he’s taking that to the next level. The track starts out sounding very experimental with oscillations that slowly crescendo and fade away. Then, unexpectedly, the track becomes a bit more structured and melodic. This abrupt transition has a happy feel to it and instantly grabs the listener’s attention and energy. A really great song all the way through.

3. Jai Wolf – Like It’s Over feat. MNDR

I’ve been a fan of Jai Wolf for over two years now and have had the opportunity to see him live a couple of times. It’s been awesome to watch his style and sound develop and I’m beyond excited for his debut EP Kindred Spirits coming out on November 18th. “Like It’s Over” is the first track off the EP and it’s chill, uplifting, and intricate. Jai Wolf relies on the soft melodies to tell the tale rather than an attention-grabbing beat or sick drop. Give it a thoughtful listen.

4. Point Point – Au Revoir (Kidswaste Remix)

Kidswaste is the master of chill remixes. This time around he turns fantastic source material from Point Point into a downtempo, borderline ambient, track dotted with trumpet riffs, guitar twangs, and soft synths. Use this song to clear your head.

5. Louis the Child – Diplo and Friends Mix

Louis the Child are blowing up right now with their latest single “Fire” getting millions of plays within a couple of weeks of its release, and a slew of hits under their belts already. This mix could be a rough approximation of my favorite songs from the last few months. Full of jams, and more LTC than you can handle, this is a great mix to have on repeat during a chill session with friends.

 

Sunday 5elect – Vol. 009

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 downtempo vibe that spans across genres. Look out for more from the Economix later this week! Enjoy below.

1. Crywolf – Quantum Immortality

His first single since his hit album Cataclasm, “Quantum Immortality” is an intense reminder of why we love Crywolf so much. Raw emotion seeps through the vocals, and the instrumental is a captivating blend of alt-rock and electronica.

2. Motez & Wax Motif – Like You

The best house jams are catchy and upbeat, and “Like You” by Motez & Wax Motif is a perfect example. The bass is bouncy and perfectly accentuated by mid-level synths for a full, crisp feeling.

3. Rich Chigga – Who That Be (Stööki Sound Remix)

Trip hop is an addictive genre. Witty lyricism pair with hype beats to make for absolute bangers. Stööki sound’s remix of “Who That Be” is no exception.

4. Lane 8 – With Me

Lane 8 is the king of downbeat house music, and his latest release “With Me” is catchy, yet calming. A killer baseline slowly evolves into full-fledged track as the song goes on, showcasing Lane 8’s production and mastering skill.

5. Tycho – Descent (Burning Man Sunrise Set 2016)

Burning Man is one of the most dynamic and unique art events in the world, and Tycho decided to add to that great tradition by playing an indie-EDM set every year as the sun rises over the desert. It’s a beautiful mix that starts out with heavy ambient vibes and slowly gains pace throughout – an ode to that time of the day that is rarely seen.

 

Sunday 5elect – Vol. 008

Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday 5elect, where Economix readers get insight into the top five tracks dominating my headphones right now. Very excited about this one, lots of happy vibes and powerful beats. Enjoy below.

1. Hotel Garuda – Fixed on You (feat. Violet Days)

One part Manila Killa, one part Candle Weather, the duo Hotel Garuda has been churning out high-quality dance hits that range from the very poppy to the very deep. This song hits a balance between the two, keeping it singable but not holding back on the drop.

2. Speaker of the House x REMMI – Awake, Asleep

Speaker of the House is the master of chill tracks with beautiful melodies. This time he teamed up with REMMI to take it in a more upbeat, future bass direction and it’s a great vibe. Oscillating fills accent the space in between each vocal riff, providing a well balanced song with a lot of replayability.

3. Chinese Slippers – Nightlike ft g♡soiid

I know next to nothing about Chinese Slippers, but I know that this song is weirdly catchy. This artist’s M.O. seems to be to take the vocals of a pop song up a couple of octaves, speed them up, and then craft a high-tempo instrumental to go behind it. “Nightlike” is my favorite example.

4. Mazde – Neverland feat. Khary

Mazde and Khary go hard on this one, creating an electronic rap anthem with lyrics as addicting as the beat. This song explores a familiar disillusionment with success and the hard work required to get there, yet succeeds in hyping you up for the journey.

5. Martin Solveig MyHouse September 2016 Mix Show

“Hey everyone welcome to your favorite online Soundcloud show, it’s called ‘My House'” begins Martin Solveig at the start of this month’s mix. This one keeps a mid-range energy level throughout, punctuated with playful commentary from Solveig himself. A good mix to explore what’s going on in house music right now.

Sunday 5elect – Vol. 007

Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday 5elect, where Economix readers get insight into the top five tracks dominating my headphones right now. “High energy” is the vibe that dominates this week, and each song achieves that vibe differently. Enjoy below.

1. ye. – (hlsy flip)

ye. is back with a future bass flip of Halsey’s “New Americana”. Heavily filtered vocals are chopped up to create a driving chorus that is uniquely singable for an indie electronic song. This is a great example of how pop sounds can be harnessed into tracks that drive the genre forward.

2. MUTEMATH – Light Up (yacht club. remix)

yacht club.’s first track in three months is a slightly trippy yet extremely catchy remix of MUTEMATHS’s “Light Up”. The Ohio-based duo focus in on the last word of the hook and transform it into an instrument of its own that defines the drop.

3. Imogen Heap – The Dumbing Down of Love (COFRESi Remix)

COFRESi takes us to the darker side of electronic music with a spacey track that weaves Imogen Heap’s haunting vocals in between synths that ebb and flow in powerful waves. Not a party song, but one that deserves a hard listen.

4. oriJanus – 15

This track has been out for a year now, but I heard it live for the first time last week and it was an unreal experience. Extremely danceable and very happy, this track gets the crowd going in ways that not many songs can.

5. San Holo – birdmix 2

San Holo’s label bitbird is known for fostering unique sounds that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. birdmix 2 is the ultimate showcase of those sounds, a seamless blend of the best alt-electronica out there.

Sunday 5elect – Vol. 005

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 collection is a balanced set ranging from very chill to highly energetic. Enjoy below!

1. Ella Vos – White Noise

“White Noise” is a touching track that relies on Ella’s beautiful voice and simple, clean production to catch your ear and tug your heartstrings. Searching for meaning in a world of ambiguity, Ella’s message is a universal one.

2. Buku – Front to Back

Premiering his latest original on NEST HQ, Buku delivers a future-bass banger with “Front to Back”. Driving, oscillating synths dominate the track – great for a high-speed night drive.

3. Clams Casino – I’m God (San Holo Edit)

San Holo delivers his signature “sparkle” on this masterful edit. Holo’s music tends to defy genres, mixing elements of progressive house with trap beats to create a unique and uplifting experience. This track is no exception.

4. Flume – Lose It (whereisalex flip)

This is pure future music. Remixing Flume is a popular but daunting challenge for artists, who find amazing source material to work with but a small probability that their flip will improve upon the original. Whereisalex solves that problem by taking the original into the realm of straight chill, seamlessly incorporating piano chords, trumpet riffs, and synth fills.

5. Mija – Diplo and Friends Mix

Diplo and Friends is likely the most prestigious way to showcase one’s EDM mixing skills, and Mija doesn’t back down from the challenge. Rocking BBC Radio 1’s studio for about an hour, this set has a lot of future sounds mixed with aggressive trap and a bit of house.