I’ve redone this blog post no less than five times in the past three days because I keep finding tracks I want to add. Talk about infuriating in the best possible way! Here are 15 tracks that are keeping me company in the middle of this frigid, snowy winter. Enjoy!
1. Kanye West – Good Life (Party Ghost Remix)
Though the rest of the tracks on this playlist are in no particular order of favoritism, this one is No. 1 for a reason. I’ve never been a big Kanye fan (sorry Sara Hall & Anthony Catezone), but this remix of one of his more tolerable songs is exceptionally well done by Party Ghost. I’ve just recently discovered his music thanks to some of the RageTracks family, and I can’t stop listening to his tracks, especially this one.
2. Reeves Raymond ft. Alex Staltari & Diana – Brighter Lights (Culture Code Remix)
Though I think most people know Culture Code for his remix of Adventure Club’s “Wait,” he should definitely be recognized for his other work, including this track. It just came out this past weekend, and the dubstep beat and vocals work perfectly together. I love it.
3. Showtek & Justin Prime (ft. Matthew Koma) – Cannonball (Earthquake) (Matrix & Futurebound Remix)
Two things I love? Drum n’ bass and Matthew Koma’s voice. Oh, and this track. Holy moly.
4. Case & Point – Savage
This track has absolutely exploded in the four days it’s been out on Monstercat. With more than 86,000 plays already, these guys are going to have a huge year. I’m thrilled they’re with Monstercat, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings!
5. James Labrie (Dream Theater) – Over The Edge (Mutrix Remix)
When an artist can successfully blend rock and EDM elements, they instantly have my attention and respect. Hence this track.
6. Project 46 vs Linkin Park (Shadow of the Day Mix)
I was extremely apprehensive when I stumbled across this track that came out six months ago, but I had faith in Project 46′s ability to honor the incredible work of Linkin Park. After one listen of this remix of “Shadow of the Day,” all my fears were laid to rest. Project 46 took an amazing LP track and managed to transform it into a whole different feeling without taking away from its original beauty. Major props from this lifelong Linkin Park fan (:
7. DVBBS & Borgeous ft. Tinie Tempah – Tsunami (Jump) (Friction Remix)
I’m not going to lie, I was over “Tsunami” about three times after I heard it. I understand its appeal, but it’s been remixed about a million times since it came out. But when I saw the tag “drum n’ bass” next to it, I was intrigued. Rightly so, because this Friction remix is completely awesome. Dear Friction: thank you. I have found a way to love this song.
8. Savoy – Bizzy
Where do I start with my love for Savoy… Well, it’s been going strong for a few years now and was only reinforced when the new 15-track album came out the other day. This is definitely a standout track for me for a few reasons. The first song I ever loved by Savoy was “Senator” for its driving beat and the sheer intensity of it. This track contains that same intensity I first fell in love with. Though the boys’ style is still there, much of the new album is a bit more chill. This track takes me back to the Supertrail EP, and I love it. Plus, I get to see these guys and their crazy lasers in just 10 days! I can’t wait!
9. Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For? (Lets Be Friends Remix)
Do people still listen to Gwen Stefani? Looks like they do, and I’m one of them now. This Lets Be Friends remix of “What You Waiting For?” absolutely blew my mind when I first heard it after its release last week.
10. Astronaut – Rain (MitiS Remix)
I was introduced to Rossy of Astronaut by Kalani from Splitbreed to cover the release of Astronaut’s new EP last week on RageTracks and absolutely fell in love with all three tracks. These guys are going to have a big year too, and I’m looking forward! I put this track on my playlist to show some love to MitiS as well, because he always does incredible work.
11. Yanivi Ft Bella Potchy – Rock This Joint
All credit for this song to Mr. Spencer Liongson and his swingstep obsession. There’s something so appealing about a roaring ’20s-vibe track combined with some funky dubstep. It’s definitely not for everybody, but it definitely makes me want to dance. Instantly. Like, right now, please.
12. Jaymes Young – Moondust (Sound Remedy Remix)
I have to credit this one to the RageTracks family as well, because everyone was buzzing about it yesterday. I’m pretty much positive it’s flawless.
13. Splitbreed – Bassdrop Lovefall
After we did an artist spotlight on the Splitbreed trio and loving the guest mix they did for us, I looked into more of their previous work. I was definitely not disappointed. This one caught my ear and I love it. The rapping is on point and the beats are filthy.
14. Fractal – Spection
I can absolutely guarantee you that this dude is going to have a huge year. This track, “Spection,” off the two-song EP that came out yesterday, is hauntingly beautiful. Fractal’s tracks are always deep and completely mesmerizing. This EP is no exception.
15. Teminite – Slipping Away Feat. Sophie Barker
I’ve come to the realization that I’m a huge sucker for drum n’ bass combined with beautiful female vocals. Well, here’s a prime example from UK native Teminite. I found him after he did an epic remix on one of Psognar’s tracks, and he always delivers.