BEST EDM - WEEK 35

8/28/15
“LED Screen Wall" by Syntropy

I just had a festival themed wedding. Yeah, me and my wife had four of our best friends DJ a rave, had our first dance to the Chemical Brothers - swoon and we traded Kandi instead of wedding rings. It was a magical time and I really loathe being back in reality. Not only did everyone there love us unconditionally, it was also the most fun you could possibly have (clothes on or off).

Does anybody actually read all these blurbs I write? Have you a glimpse into my reality that only my friends have?

Well whatever, who cares! New tunes for you this week! [Sorry it’s late, but I do have a good excuse]. How 'bout some “holy shit, I can’t believe that’s not butter” from Eprom & Salva, Dr. Fresch and Gorgon City. Luck be a Lady.

 

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS - SOMETIMES I FEEL SO DESERTED

It’s so good that the Chemical Brothers are back and firing as furiously as they are. It would depress me if it shook out any other way. But we don’t have to worry about it, do we? 'Cause they are fucking murdering it every goddamn day. Here, their Mad Max / Kill Bill music video is the perfect complement to this dark rage of a tune.

 

EPROM & SALVA - ALL DAY

Oh you fucking hate it, don’t you? You loathe it when the best artists in the world collaborate and turn fire into a full on fucking maelstrom. Eprom & Salva taking Kanye and turning it on its ear (a thing Salva’s been known to do before). This song has got some vicious take no prisoners bass trap fire. Thanks for dropping this on us, Zane Lowe. Honestly they need to use Zane’s comments in a VIP remix— “That’s just straight up creative abuse… getting stood on and shattered and set it on fire and then they put it back together… ridiculous.”

 

DR. FRESCH - ANOTHER LEVEL

So here I was, living with my head up my ass as usual. I already had my opinion formed on Dr. Fresch. He was a Future House star who only blew up because Oliver Heldens’ sound became the new new.  But here he proves everyone wrong (not just me, EVERYONE) by changing the game about 7 times in a track. So many ideas here, so much quality production. If everyone isn’t playing this song out right now, they're slipping.

 

ALEXANDER LEWIS - FORWARD

The future is here. It’s all over the place. It’s under rocks and in your mom's socks. You can’t even get enough fresh music in your brain nowadays, can you? It’s a full on onslaught of quality everywhere you fucking turn. The weirdest psychedelic hip-hop beats this side of Flying Lotus’s first album and they’re presented for you on a platter everyday on soundcloud. Mad props to Alexander Lewis. Dude’s a keeper.

 

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA - ONE (GARMANI REMIX)

I don’t care if this is over-produced festival trop-trap or whatever, it’s not possible to say no to a melody as good and legendary as Axwell ^ Ingrosso B2B Steve Angello’s CLASSIC, "One." Love it every which way shape form and how.

 

PHON.O - BODYCHECK (FEAT. BORN IN FLAMEZ)

Dark, brooding sexy nightclub techno. This is the kind of shit you dream about hearing in Bargain before you read interviews with the Bouncer on Thump about how to get in or whatever. Let’s just close our eyes and dream of getting sweaty with thousands of other Berlin men to this track, okay?

 

NOISIA & THE UPBEATS - OMNIVORE

Personally I like my Drum & Bass liquid and silky smooth. But taste ain’t everything 'cause this new new new new vicious killer take no prisoners shit from Noisia & The Upbeats is unfuckingstopp able. What a quality week of tunes, eh?

 

LOGAN HUNTER - STFU

If this is the direction festival trap is headed, consider me interested. Logan Hunter is throwing mad ideas on this track. It’s like he saw one Jack U set, learned how to produce from watching Skrillex throw vocal samples on a track but is still stuck in huge sounding trap that makes all that $$$. Whatever, I'll take ideas over the same shit any old day, you know?

 

GORGON CITY - SAVING MY LIFE FT. ROMANS

Yeah duh, new Gorgon City. That’s like 70% as good as new Disclosure. 

 

OWL VISION - MORBID HAZE

We been pimping Owl Vision as the new Gesaffelstein for a minute now. Just waiting for everyone else to catch up to us on this one. He’s got cool sounds, amazing production and haunting horror tunes. GET ON THIS, EVERYONE.

THANK U FOR BEING A TREND.

- KURT

LED Screen Wall" by Syntropy is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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.