Posted by Scott Willats
A Monday morning after a relatively quiet weekend always brings the ambition to find new tunes. If your weekend was like mine, it was a good chance to catch up with old friends and really dig into what they have been listening to over the summer now that we are approaching the always new-album-infested fall. Whether it’s the third-quarter push or the back-to-school plunge, for some reason this time of the year always has heavy names dropping some decent tracks. This is a collection of what I found over the weekend.
DEVolution feat. Amy Pearson – Good Love (Alesso Remix)
I have no idea what these Swedes do in their studios or in their spare time to make them all stadium big room DJs, but I believe more study should be put into this. Swedish House Mafia, Eric Prydz, Avicii, Dahlbeck and so on and on. Right now, and for at least the past year (if not two or three) the Swedes have been running the big room game. Dubstep, electro, trance — all great genres in their own right, but none has the selling capacity of the big room house music. It’s a monopoly the Swedes possess, so it’s no surprise that the newest big room DJ comes from the land of Ikea. Alesso is that man. After completing the absolute summer smash “Calling” with Sebastian Ingrosso, he’s back at it with a remix of DEVolution‘s “Good Love” featuring Amy Pearson. This has all the elements of a classic big room banger. The vocals create great emotion, and Alesso plays with that to produce a tune fit for stadiums.
LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It (Mord Fustang Remix)
We also have a brand spanking new track from Mord Fustang, my pick for 2011′s rookie of the year. The Estonian mastermind behind “Lick the Rainbow” and “The Electric Dream,” he continues to perfect his remix game — this time taking on bpm:tv favourite LMFAO‘s “Sexy and I Know It.” Great synths on this track, with the chorus vocals almost massaging the beat. This isn’t exactly going to blow the roof off, but it will definitely get your head nodding and feet moving in unison.
Aeroplane – Big Boys Don’t Cry [Tribute to DJ Mehdi]
There is something very elegant about Aeroplane. Ever since the “break-up” I feel a new page has been turned for the DJ. His tracks have become very melodic, very catchy and extremely funky. I have had his recent remix of the club classic “Cassius – The Sound of Violence” on repeat for the last month; he has continued to stay true to that simple yet excellent format, and is really evolving into a hit for hit producer. This one is all him: no remix, no samples, just fire. It also happens to be a DJ Mehdi tribute. Classy.
So those are my three bangers for The Monday Mash– and here are three that just missed the cut but are too good to leave unheard. Some Toronto dubstep, Some moombahton and some house. Wolfgang Gartner‘s album drops tomorrow!!!!!! I feel like it’s Christmas Eve. PS. Check the Keys N Krates Web Exclusive: those guys are next level.
Jesse Fex – The Gentlemen – Nightmare
Lucid – I Can’t Help Myself (Tim Mason Remix)
ETC!ETC! – Indian Flute 2011 (Moombahton)
Let the Riddim Ryde……xx