I hope all of you have enjoyed a stellar, productive weekend so far. I'm here to help wind down your Sunday with some music from Armin van Buuren, Arty, deadmau5, Kaskade, Laidback Luke, Old School Fire, tech house, and more. I hope you dig the new Lazy Sundays image for the winter. Let me know what you think. Shoot me a tweet or respond below.
Armin van Buuren vs Arty - Nehalennia (Original Mix)
Ughh. 'Nehalennia' is just such a amazing track. It's a real solid choice for a morning wake-up playlist (If you don't have one put together yet, I highly recommend this idea).
Ozgur Uzar - Thay Like It (Original Mix)
"Some people think that house is for weirdos only. It's all about the house music, and it always will be. If you're not in it for the love of the music, would you please f*k off?" "I don't understand people who are satisfied with ordinary pop music. They just listen to whatever radio stations decide they should like. And my god....they like it..." BEST. VOCAL. SAMPLES. IN. A. TRACK. EVER. The fact that it's a tech house track makes this 10000000x better. I was wildin' out when I heard this in a Stefano Noferini podcast a few weeks ago. This analysis of "ordinary pop music" has always been around, but the thoughts have been put into words and dropped in a track finally. I would love to hear these vocal samples in a top-40 bar/club and see how people react.
Cristian Varela - Electrobeach Festival 2013 (Benidorm, Spain)
I thought this was one of the best Electrobeach Festival 2013 sets this past summer. I just had to listen to it the entire set again.
Old School Fire: Kanye West - Flashing Lights (feat. Dwele)
All childish grandstanding aside, Kanye has dropped some hot music. 'Flashing Lights' still goes hard six years later.
Bare & Symbl Ft. Messinian - Bad Habits (Original Mix)
Rounds by the stack in a semi-automatic......I've got a bad habit.......
Ben Klock - Live At Ostgut Ton Residents Party (Berghain, Berlin) [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Hypnotic, deep, and heavy grooves: that's what Ben Klock spins consistently with precision and skill. The German techno DJ/producer has been around the scene since 1998. Klock is a little under the radar, but diehard techno fans consider him one of the best in the world right now. Deep, dark, driving beats with substance that continues building and building with indescribable tension and quiet emotion. I can get lost in sets like this for days on end.
Sato Goldschlag feat. Wynter Gordon - Mr. Mister (Laidback Luke Remix)
BOOM. This Laidback Luke remix is just so epic. That bass though.....
Axwell, Ingrosso, Angello, Laidback Luke, feat. Deborah Cox - Leave The World Behind (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. SHM Dark Forest Edit)
'Leave The World Behind' is one of the most recognizable tracks in the history of electronic dance music. This Dark Forest Edit is really just something else....
Old School Fire: Cajmere - It's Time For The Perculator (Original Mix)
Released in 1992, 'It's Time For The Perculator' used to take our middle school dances to the next level. It's just one of those tracks that you can hear a thousand times in a bar or a club, and it doesn't faze anyone to give it the proper respect it truly deserves.
deadmau5 & Kaskade - I Remember (Vocal Mix)
Does anyone ever really get tired of 'I Remember'? No really, I'm being serious. deadmau5 at his best. Oh, and Kaskade is there too. Easily in my top 3 of all-time. 'I Remember' is the PERFECT winding down track to end the weekend.
I'd like to leave you all with some inspiration for the week ahead. Cheers.