Top 5 Tracks of the Week | 4/6-4/12

I don’t have much of an introduction for this week’s playlist, but I can tell you it’s a good one! Despite having just dropped a 15-track album, SirensCeol released an INCREDIBLE new song with Reaktion and The Eden Project. It heads up this playlist as my No. 1 pick of the week.

Enjoy this week’s playlist & follow me on SoundCloud!

Track 1

Let me list all the reasons why I love this track. Oh, wait. There’s too many. It’s contains beautiful melodies, borderline rock riffs and perfectly filtered vocals, all while building progressively. The drop is perfect and the drumstep elements keep the song moving along at a brilliant rate. It’s quiet and calm in all the right places and transports the listener to another world. Well done, guys. I’m in love.

Track 2

I wasn’t really expecting a new track from Savoy, and definitely not one like this. It took me a few listens to really get into it, because it’s a lot more relaxed than high-powered songs like “Senator” and “Bizzy.” I’ve grown to really appreciate it, though. I never thought a collab with LoBounce and Bright Lights would end up like this, but I’m pretty happy it did.

Track 3

When I saw The Prototypes made a bootleg of an older Adele song, I initially thought “wait, what?” “Set Fire To The Rain” has been covered, remixed and edited a million and a half times, so I was skeptical. But this? This is way more than OK. (Plus, it’s like they know I’m a HUGE sucker for drum & bass).

Track 4

I’ve been searching for a remix of this song that I really enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I love the original. I adore the vocals and lyrics, but I keep wanting a well-done progressive house remix of it. It’s simple and a little predictable, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Track 5

I’ve been following Jarvis‘ music for a while now, I was pleasantly surprised when he dropped this one the other day. Catchy vocals and a sick beat make for an epic 4 minutes and 41 seconds.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week | 3/30-4/5

I came across a ton of great new music this week, but a lot of it was more than a week old, so I didn’t include it. This playlist has five of what I think are the best new releases of the past week! They vary SO much but are all awesome in their own way.

Also, I said last week I was writing up a review on the new SirensCeol album. It was posted to RageTracks last week and went over quite well! Check it out here.

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Track 1

It was a pretty great week for Monstercat, if you ask me. (Could be why this week’s list features two new releases from my fav label). This progressive house banger from Soulero is all about good vibes. It’s both chill and exciting and does nothing but exude happiness. Love it.

Track 2

To keep the good vibes going, I’ve included this release from the “tropical house” king, Australian native Thomas Jack. Everything he releases makes me want to be on the beach without a care in the world, and this song is no exception. His music is great easy-listening for people of all music backgrounds. Lean your chair back a bit and take it all in.

Track 3

I absolutely love when Fractal and Au5 work together, remix each other or do any sort of collaborating. They are both absolutely incredible, and this Au5 remix of Fractal’s “Urchin” is no exception. They are masters of chillstep and music that takes the listener on an out-of-body, galactic-feeling journey in each track.

Track 4

Shouts to RT’s Helena for finding and reposting this one! Back in my high school days, “raging” to me meant listening to a bunch of heavy rock and metal, and 16-year-old Robyn would’ve loved the fact that this features a great Slipknot track. The chopped vocals are awesome and still maintain the haunting darkness of the original song. It still goes just as hard as the original, but in a completely different way. Rock fans, rejoice!

Track 5

I’m not going to lie, it took me a few listens of this track to fully appreciate it. This isn’t the type of music I typically seek out, but since Monstercat posted it (and they’ve never ever steered me wrong), I went for it. After one listen, the vocals were stuck in my head. After two listens, I was obsessed with the borderline-deep house beat. After three listens, I loved it all. Excellent track by Mr FijiWiji.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week | 3/23-3/29

Though this past week has been insanely busy, and we’re at the tail end of Sunday, I put this together anyway. Some absolutely incredible music came out this past week, along with an album I’ve had on repeat since its release: SirensCeol‘s “The Method To Madness,” which I will write about in a separate post because it deserves it. Anyway, here’s this week’s top five!

 

Track 1

I’m not really sure how this ended up on my SoundCloud feed, but I’m so glad it did! I have nothing but respect for artists who can put a new twist on a Linkin Park song (not easily done) and give it a new meaning and/or feel. This Psyprus Sun vocal edit of MitiS‘ “Castle of Glass” remix is both chill and brilliant. Love it.

Track 2

Anyone who knows my taste in music knows the respect I have for DotEXE and his many different styles he’s able to successfully embrace. “Inside Out” is pretty different from a lot of his older stuff, but it has loads of energy and is catchy as hell. It’s been stuck in my head since it came out on Monstercat a few days ago. Also, the music video is… interesting. Haha, check it out here.

Track 3

I posted a “Wonder” remix a few weeks back, and, while I still love X5ight’s remix, I love this one as well. Maybe it’ll make people forget about that damn “Selfie” song for five minutes and listen to something quality.

Track 4

Looks like I’m showing a lot of MitiS love on this playlist. He released this original mix four days ago, and, with its melodic drumstep elements, has quickly been gaining plays on SoundCloud. It’s chill and fun at the same time. MitiS always puts out incredible tunes.

Track 5

This track barely made the cut for this week, since it was released six days ago. Any fans of progressive house with dark, hauntingly beautiful lyrics will probably love everything Vicetone and Chloe Angelides have done with “White Lies.”

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week | 3/16-3/22

It was extremely difficult picking my top five out of this week’s incredible new releases. A bunch of my favorites artists absolutely killed it with brilliant remixes and mind-blowing originals. This week’s playlist includes four originals and one remix. Check it!

 

Track 1

I knew I would love this new Au5 track within the first 30 seconds I heard. The vocals and lyrics are incredible, and the simple electro beat is unexpected but perfect. This song is nothing but good vibes to me, and I was/still am thrilled it came out on Monstercat. This is definitely my No. 1 pick for this past week! (The rest of these aren’t in any order, though).

Track 2

I’ve been following SirensCeol for a little while now and have been nothing but impressed with everything he puts out. This track grabs your attention right away and holds it with an intense electro beat. At only 20 years old, Stephen definitely doesn’t mess around. Here’s hoping everyone loves this track as much as I do!

Track 3

I’m pretty much fascinated by everything The Robot Dentist puts out. His style is so unique because he blends so many types of music in a seemingly effortless fashion. This latest track is no exception. When I put it up on RageTracks, I struggled to classify it under our genre tags because it’s so many different things! We’re super excited to have him on our Spotlight Series in April, so keep an eye out for it.

Track 4

Galantis has been cranking out some incredible progressive house tunes lately. This is the third release in the past month, in preparation for the upcoming six-song EP release on April 1. Everything they do is catchy and perfect. I’m a huge fan.

Track 5

And last, but definitely not least, I gotta throw out some love to X5ight. They did an absolutely incredible remix of Adventure Club‘s “Wonder,” and although there are countless remixes of this track out there, this is definitely one of my favorites. Keep up the great work, guys!

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week | 3/9-3/15

It’s true: I’ve been shirking this blog. However, the new plan is to post a “Top 5 Tracks” every Sunday, recapping the previous week’s best releases. These tracks vary A LOT. Here goes Week One: March 9-15, 2014.

Track 1

Nanobii makes some of the most interesting music I’ve ever heard. I first heard him when he released “Rainbow Road” on Monstercat. This newest track just came out yesterday, and it’s 100 percent different from “Rainbow Road.” It’s a little reminiscent of some electro-y Owl City songs, and I mean that in the best way possible.

Track 2

Project 46 can do no wrong. This acoustic version of “Waiting” is completely flawless. Kory’s vocals are incredible, and this track is absolutely full of emotion and passion. I can’t wait to see them at the end of the month!

Track 3

To switch gears completely, Noisestorm takes off with this awesome mix of his own track, “Surge.” I, being a sucker for drum & bass, fell in love nearly instantly. (The original’s also good, if you’re interested).

Track 4

Fractal is incredible in everything he does, and this unexpected remix of an Enrique Iglesias song is no exception. Only thing I’d change: TAKE OUT PITBULL. (Skip over 1:19 through 1:45 if you really hate him).

Track 5

Another acoustic makes its way onto the list this week. I absolutely LOVE this original of this Kat Krazy track. I think the vocals are haunting and beautiful, and this acoustic version only makes it even more so.

 

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