Posted by Scott Willats
Another weekend come and gone to much success. Winter is here: for many that means hibernation, while for others it’s time to get into winter party mode. Personally, I’m always up for a good party with good music, but I mostly find myself spending time with small circles of friends until about March. And that’s great, because it means I really get to try new stuff in terms of playing music and seeing what resonates. Constructive criticism from friends is always better than the feedback from a crowd of strangers, so I really search through different sounds and genres to see what type of love they get. Here are some that passed with flying colours — with luck, they’ll make your set or playlist too.
A tune like this isn’t the ideal winter track, but I don’t plan on waiting until March to break it out. The Long Beach City Kids are back with a disco/rap/funky/drumstep track that immediately makes you feel cooler than you are. Try to not dance to this!
Brand new synthetic funk from Louis La Roche, and it hits all the pressure points nicely. You never quite know what you’re going to get from him, but it always seems to be stylish. He really doesn’t try to do too much to the track — just embraces the simplicity of it.
Never been a huge fan of Cobra Starship. In fact I’ll be honest: I don’t really like their music that much. They actually seem to be pretty cool people, but their sound has just never connected with me. However, I am a fan of Bingo Players, and with this release they give Cobra Starship a whole new light to shine in. The song is dope, and maybe I won’t skip past them anymore when I see a new release. Btw, this was ripped from Hardwell‘s mix — and no, Mac Miller isn’t on it. (At least, I didn’t hear him.)
Just a couple more to keep you warm.
First is the brand new video from the baddest-coolest-flyest-rudebwoi in the game: Dillon Francis. This video is hilarious, and you can see what an easygoing, funny guy Dillon really is. He’s also the elite of the elite. No one has put out hits like he has these past 12 months — and as we come to the end of 2011, he has to be a serious contender for EDM artist of the year. This video is for a track I posted a good month ago: proof that this site needs to be bookmarked, my friend! Enjoy the visuals!
Finally, one of those year-end mash-ups that always seem to pop up in December. You know the story: all of the big pop tracks of the year, blended together so your kid sister and your mom really feel like they understand the art of mixing. As corny as these tracks can be, sometimes they’re good to keep in your catalogue for a wedding or bar mitzvah, when you’ve got to pop out something that’ll satisfy all ages. And besides, they’re good to have around so that in 10, 20, 30 years from now you can listen to a year of pop culture in five minutes. The video for this one puts it a cut above the norm, too. Enjoy!
Kaskade review tomorrow!