BEST ELECTRO MUSIC - WEEK 48 2014
Thanksgiving, the least ravey of all the holidays. But this doesn’t HAVE to be the case. We can make Thanksgiving a rave. It’s easy. First of all pretend like your family is your rave family. Give them all the compliments you would normally give your friends at a rave. “You are just so beautiful. I am so lucky to count you as a friend.” Tryptophan in the turkey makes you sleepy, but you counteract that with whatever helps you stay awake till 6AM at EDC every year. Make totems. But instead of them saying, “Bass Makes that Bitch Cum,” make it say “Turkey is Delicious.” And then finally, get really really fucking drunk.
Happy Ravesgiving, y’all. Use these songs as your dinner playlist, please. New tracks from Andy C, Benoit & Sergio, Dillon Francis, AC Slater and the Grandfather of Disco… Mr. Giorgio Moroder. Plus some cool ass remixes from some cool ass dudes and other songs from artists I hadn’t heard before but am now head over heels into. Let’s party!
MELVV - GLIDE
This track has more hook than a professional fishing boat. This track is catchier than a cold in an elementary school classroom. This track has more me liking it than most of the people I’ve met in my life.
ANDY C & FIORA - HEARTBEAT LOUD
In LA on Thanksgiving, Andy C is playing a three hour set. This is the perfect Ravesgiving solution for anyone in SoCal. Your family driving you nuts? Come bang it out with some drum & bass for the rest of the evening. This new track from Andy C and Fiora is emotional and beautiful and raw in perfectly sized portions. I hope that for one of the three hours I make it there for.
BENOIT & SERGIO - THAT'S THE PARTY TALKING
And now I feel like the world’s biggest asshole for avoiding Benoit & Sergio for the past couple of years. This song is everything I want. A patient funky little grower, with some cool as chopped vocals and weird ass sounds popped in and out for effect. Well shit, now I gotta go back and listen to all that Benoit & Sergio I had been AVOIDING. LIFE IS HARD.
ASADINHO FT. NATAMIQ - CRYSTAL CLEAR
I LOVE playa house. This super dark, super patient house music that gets all the burners shaking in their premium leather boots and $250 sunglass goggles. I can’t wait to one day go to the playa and be condescended to about having never been to Burning Man, while listening to some DJ that I’ve never heard of play this song. Love playa house. Just have mixed feelings about the playa.
DILLON FRANCIS - DRUNK ALL THE TIME (THE REBIRTH) FEAT. SIMON LORD
Dillon Francis’s Rebirths are always better than the original (okay, not Without You, but who ever said I don’t speak in hyperbole). BUT, this ain’t the rebirth. This the original. I heard this shit at Hard Summer 2013 in what will go down in the record books as Dillon Francis’ greatest set of all time. This version of Drunk All The Time is the real version. The album version is fucking bullshit.
GIORGIO MORODER - 74 IS THE NEW 24
First of all, no it isn’t. But like keep hustling, Giorgio. If you keep pretending like 74 is the new 24 and 83 is the new 33 then the world will be a better place because of it. New Giorgio music isn’t particularly GOOD, but like who cares. No one should tell Larry Bird he isn’t any good at basketball anymore, either.
ANNA LUNOE - BDD (AC SLATER REMIX)
“I’m a Night Bass dealer and I always deliver.” AC Slater dropping some intellectual property, that most people outside of LA won’t quite get by referencing his own club night in this fresh new “wobble-ified” remix of Anna Lunoe’s Bass Drum Banger.
AQUARIAN - SOMA
Okay, this is some real dark shit. A little bit techno, a little bit dark house. A whole lot of big win for me. This track doesn’t listen to anyone or follow any rules. It’s reckless in its structure and because of that it’s NEW. New is so important. Constantly be evolving, music. Allow for dudes like Aquarian to pop through.
KEYS N KRATES - UNDERSTAND WHY (CHRIS LORENZO REMIX)
Who would have ever thought House & Bass maestro Chris Lorenzo would remix live hip/hop electronic jam band Keys N Krates? NOT ME. Who would have then gone on to think it would work so little? Well, I guess… Me.
THE PHARCYDE - RUNNIN (BIT FUNK REMIX)
B2B house remixes of hip-hop tracks and Bit Funk fuckin murders this Pharcyde track. He makes it so happy and cheery and funky. This track should go on any hip-hop house head's eternal playlist. I don't even care for hip-hop so much and here I am pretending like I’m an 80s NY BBOY (Basketball Boy).
Well I hope that this playlist helped your Thanksgiving out significantly. If it didn’t, I’m going to go out on a limb and say you’re hopeless! Love you!
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.