Electro house stuff had a huge month on my playlist in October, and its increasing play time is a trend that’s sure to continue for at least the next couple weeks. For one, every show I do now for under-25s demands at least 75% electro, which in most cases I’m happy to oblige with (excepting when I have an electro-induced headache): the party-favourite this month was the Katy Perry remix, followed by the Kesha remix. Biggest crowd response was for Knockin Boots at their first-rate opening set for Jack Beats on Halloween – best set I’ve seen them perform yet, and they made it damn hard for Jack Beats to follow them! The other two standout originals are huge tracks that deserve your attention.
I’ve also been listening to a TONNE of house this last month. I simply cannot wait until AN21/Vangeli release their remix of Pendulum’s The Island. I love the album version, but man did these guys ever step it up a notch. No surprise that they have the same knack for epic sounding instant-classics as Angello. The disco and funky stuff hasn’t been getting as much play time for me as of late, despite the surplus of stuff I had for this article – my upcoming mix, to be released in the next week, is straight vocal house so I’ve been on that tip non-stop in my home sessions.
I came across a couple fun dubstep tracks this month, but nothing too crazy or lasting.
Enjoy, and please take the time to let me know what you think in the comments!
Standout Original Tracks of the Month:
[audio:Torro Torro – Knockin Boots (Original Version).mp3,Skrillex – Kill Everybody (Original Mix).mp3,Dada Life – Unleash The Fking Dada (Original Mix).mp3]
Most Anticipated As-Yet-To-Be-Released:
[audio:Pendulum – The Island (Steve Angello and AN21 and Max Vangeli Remix).mp3]
Epic Summer Festival House Mashup:
[audio:Kaskade vs. Alex Guadino – Ill Never Dream Im In Love.mp3]
Must-Haves for Primetime Electro/Top-40/Party Sets This Month:
[audio:Deadmau5 vs Far East Movement – Ghosts on a G6 (Basic Physics Mashup).mp3,Katy Perry – Teenage Dream (DJ MegaMan and Panic City Remix).mp3,Kesha – Take It Off (DJ Kue Remix).mp3,Uffie – Difficult (2006 Parties Remix By SebastiAn).mp3]
Filter Disco, Nu-Funk, and Dreamy Synths:
[audio:Basement Jaxx – Flylife (Dan Castros Back To Eivissa Re-Work).mp3,Dublin Aunts – Found Love (Unreleased Original).mp3,Example – Kickstarts (Myndset Remix).mp3,Gemini Club – Ghost (Hey Champ Remix).mp3,Ghosts Of Venice – Her (Bit Funk Remix).mp3,Gypsy and The Cat – The Pipers Song (Aeroplane Remix).mp3,Human Life – Wherever We Are (Grum Remix).mp3,Vandroid – Master and Slave (Van She Tech Remix).mp3]
Dubby and Deep House:
[audio:Christian Falero and Adrian Villaverde – Think About Me (Digital Lab Remix).mp3,Hey Champ – Cold Dust Girl Remix (Gemini Club Remix).mp3,Kid Massive and Bass Kleph and Chris Arnott – All Right (Bass Kleph Remix).mp3,Tim Berg – Seek Bromance (Porter Robinson Remix).mp3]
Dubstep and Bass:
[audio:Cassius – I Love You So (Popskarr Remix).mp3,Doctor P – Big Boss.mp3,Metric – Collect Call (Imij Remix).mp3,Plan B – The Recluse (Nero remix).mp3,The Hood Internet – How Purple Can You Go (Ludacris vs Joker and Ginz).mp3,Zombie Nation – Squeek (Bart B More Remix).mp3]
Other Great Tracks:
[audio:A-Trak – Ray Ban Vision ft. CyHi Da Prince.mp3,Pendulum – The Island (F.O.O.L Alternative Remix).mp3,The Temptations – Papa Was A Rolling Stone (DJ Ken Walker Summer Nights Re-Drum).mp3]