BEST EDM TRACKS - WEEK 12 2014
Everybody was at SXSW this week and Kurt was lonely and cried into his whiskey drinks. Now people are back and all they can do is talk about how much fun they had and many barbecues they ate at, and Kurt continues to cry into his whiskey drinks. But it's cool. he gets to see Kraftwerk and Boys Noize this week, so you can all have Texas, cause he's going to fucking Germany.
SOPHIE - BIPP
I heard this track like six months ago and immediately fell in love with Sophie (up until this week I definitely thought he was a she… finkle is einhorne… einhorne is finkle.) I had forgotten all about him as there was so little music to latch onto and onwards and upwards (you know what I mean). In the past two days i've had THREE people (including BitCandy head Glitch) tell me this was the set of SXSW and was pretty goddamn special. Well, fuck yeah. Hear he's got some new unreleased shit that I can't wait to hear.
BOYS NOIZE - STARTER & FRAU
Boys Noize went and got all super popular in the past year or so when he started incorporating hip-hop into all of his shit, but it's this straight up acid old school shit that hooked me on the Alex Riddha train. I have no idea why he's releasing music videos for tracks from 2007 and 2009 in 2014, but it gets me hoping that he's feeling inspired by his old shit and (maybe!) going back to his acid roots. Or maybe it's just him prepping for some old school shit at his 4 day LA takeover. Yes please, play good shit at Lure 4 me.
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT
This video is directed by DANIELS and starring Dan Kwan and Sunitha Mani, who are some good friends of mine. Also DJ Snake is the king of trap and this song was my favorite when it came out, so all the puzzle pieces fit together here to make this grand slam for me. Plus, this video is fun as fuck and I love fun. It takes a pretty silly song and compliments it with its own video silliness so very well. Crashing through the floor 'cause you're getting down so hard to this track. Feel that. This shit is the true meaning of getting hyphy; with a perfect comedic heighten on each level of the apartment complex. Thanks friends!
CALVIN HARRIS - SUMMER
Nope. Gotta try harder, Calvin.
JOHN MARTIN - ANYWHERE FOR YOU (TIESTO VS. DZEKO & TORRES REMIX)
John Martin, singer of the greatest dance music track since Sandstorm, Swedish House Mafia's Save The World, continues to make music past the sad demise of the three Swedish kings. Here he gets remixed by the Dutch King, Tiesto (and Dzeko & Torres, though this sorta sounds like 100% Tiesto). This shit is anthemic in all the right ways and I'm sure it'll be played at far too many sets over the next couple of months and the people that like it now will one day hate it.
FRIEND WITHIN - FUTURE
DAT 303!!! :) :) :)
Full disclosure (latch), I had no idea it was a 303 until I played this song for my friend who knows things and he told me it was a 303. But it doesn't matter, I was digging on that acid baseline like a fucking paleontologist -- now I just learned what kind of dinosaur it was!
RL GRIME X WHAT SO NOT - TELL ME
This song is the fucking hugest festival trap anthem this side of the time-space continuum rift that happens every year upon calendar reset (new years, I'm awful). Carnage can eat a Chiptole dick. He ain't got SHIT on RL Grime and What So Not.
PROXY - MARTIN GARRIX
Martin Garrix released a track called Proxy so Proxy went ahead and released a song called Martin Garrix. quid pro techno.
GREGOR SALTO - SAMBA DO MUNDO FEAT. SAXSYMNOL & TODOROV (FATBOY SLIM PRESENTS)
Fatboy Slim is fucking psyched for the World Cup, and I'm fucking psyched that he's fucking psyched. He's been dubbing himself the unofficial ambassador and will be releasing 'Bem Brasil' his own alternate soundtrack for the games, to be released alongside a 6 day Carnival tour in Brazil. The first track we get to hear from it is Gregor Salto's Samba do Mundo and it's so good. Rolling Drums, Carnival Chants and so much goddamn bounce. I really hope Fatboy turns his Coachella set into a World Cup party. Bring it for the kids, Fatboy.
EXCISION & SPACE LACES - DESTROID 7 BOUNCE VIP
I'm not normally a fan of Excision. His brand of super intense bass is too much for me and reminds me of the huge pussy I am and then I get into a whole existential crisis and don't want to leave the house for the rest of the month. But any Excision shit that contains the word Destroid gets me fucking jazzed. Destroid is the GWAR of EDM. Being a man who likes horror movies and jokes and weird shit -- I fucking love GWAR, and thus by association I love Destroid. Monster costumes, live instrumentation and dubstep. Gimme.
RICHIE HAWTIN VS. DEADMAU5 (AKA TESTPILOT) - LIVE @ SXSW 2013
Oh yeah, you were all at SXSW this year? COOL! But were you there last year? Did you get to see this shit? The premiere of Deadmau5 doing some minimal tech under his new alter-ego, test pilot, b2b with the king of minimal tech, Richie Hawtin. Oh, you were? Shit. I'm so lame.
You think I'm being a baby about SXSW? Just wait. I'm going to be crying so fucking ridiculously hard in two weeks when all of the songs I post are new shit that premiered at Ultra and WMC. Goddamnit I (sort of) hate my life.
About Kurt Kroeber
From deep within the murky depths of the Los Angeles River emerged a creature: 50% raver, 50% comedian, 10% Robotcop. Kurt Kroeber doesn’t own a dog, operates Soundbleed (the world’s only dance party comedy talk show rave), and is down to party with you. Come up some time and say “Hey dude!” But definitely make sure to casually drop the secret Illuminati password.