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Erik’s Best of Fall 2015

So I made a list of the best songs to come out so far this Fall.

Kiiara – Feels (Hotel Garuda Remix)

Hotel Garuda has continued their streak of near perfection with their latest remix of Kiiara’s ‘Feels’. This track takes the airy vocals from the original and mixes in a sexy bassline and dreamy synth that makes you wanting more.

Lost Frequencies – Reality (Uberjack’d)

Melbourne Bounce has exploded in popularity. Therefore everyone and their brother has taken a stab at the genre, leading to an influx of mediocrity. Uberjack’d has bucked the shit out of that trend with taking a more subtle approach to MBounce with his remix of Lost Frequencies’ ‘Reality’.

Apashe – Tank Girl

Apashe is no stranger to intensity with his multitude of badass releases off of Kannibalen. His latest EP is no different and the title track ‘Tank Girl’ is not only an homage to the film of the same name but a demonstration that his style has only grown in quality and scope.

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BeauDamian – No Know

The commercial success of Future Bass is undeniable yet, the genre is still in its infant years and experimentation is the name of the game. BeauDamian has mixed a multitude of styles together to create a track that will feel right at home on your ‘Best Of’ playlist.

The Weeknd – The Hills (RL Grime Remix)

The Weeknd is easily the hottest artist in America right now. You cannot make it through 5 songs on the radio without hearing one of his now ultra famous productions. RL Grime has taken his smash hit ‘The Hills’ and gave it the necessary energy to become a midset show stopper.

Dropout – Slowly (Two Friends Remix)

WARNING – THIS SHIT WILL GET STUCK IN YOUR HEAD. Okay now that warning was taken care of; Two Friends have taken on an already massive hit and improved on it ten fold. Sax, vocal chopping and distortion, and a melody that will haunt your dreams all Make Up a remix that will no doubt be getting replayed time and time again.

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Red Sky – Moon Boots

Moon Boots’ latest release off of Anjunadeep is a prime example of why he is lauded as one of the masters of his genre. The hypnotic baselines and sexy progression make ‘Red Sky’ a heavy hitter in the nu-disco, deep house scene.

Basenji – Air

Basenji dropped a six track EP that has received a ton of critical acclaim. ‘Air’ is a track which matches it's name perfectly. This 6 minute poetic journey of sonic mysticism will leave you floating on cloud 9. This song is beautiful, no better way to put it.

Andrew Bayer – Nobody Told Me

Andrew Bayer is looking to turn the world of dance music on it’s head with his three part Anamnesis Series. Part one, named ‘Nobody Told Me’ is an absolute masterpiece in terms of musical theory. This tune starts off a progressive house whirlwind and ends in a way that you need to listen in order to find out. Mr. Bayer knows what he is doing, lets just leave it at that.

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Danny Darko & Jova Radevska – Will Tell (Droplex Remix)

Ahh Minimal Techno, land of intense staccato and bouncing basslines. Over the last two years Droplex has taken this small niche genre by storm, and he is continuing his reign of domination with his remix of ‘Will Tell’. Droplex is the master of switching up drop structure to keep the listener guessing until the end. This track is no different.

Wave Racer – World Record feat. Lido

It is honestly almost like Wave Racer can see into the future. His sound designs and song structures seem to catch like wildfire. This time he has teamed up with Lido for a tune that is as funky as it is clean. Future Classic is dominating this list, and it is not a coincidence.

Omen ft. Sam Smith (Claptone Remix)

The list of popular Disclosure remixes is a daunting one to crack. Claptone has taken their masquerade chilled out house vibe and instilled it perfectly into the smash hit ‘Omen’. Keeping the integrity of the original, Claptone has given a funky vibe to an already impressively well produced track.

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Kenton Slash Demon – Syko

Kenton Slash Demon’s latest EP is without a doubt contender for extended play of the year. Syko is a sonic journey across so many different elements, as the listener you cannot even begin to guess where the next drop might take you. Clean production is an understatement here, this is literally the musical god’s gift to man for the fall.

Marshmello – KeEp IT MeLLo Feat. Omar LinX

Marshmello is the latest masked producer making waves in the industry. His eclectic blend of beats is apparently exactly what the audience has been looking for, as this soft, sweet and secret artist is blowing up. ‘KeEp IT’ pushes a heavy hip hop vibe with lyrics from Omar LinX. Marshmello may be masked but there is no doubt that he is going to be running shit in the scene for the foreseeable future.

Galantis – Runaway (U&I) (Ookay Remix)

This summertime anthem has been given a gritty reboot by Ookay. This one comes more in the tail end of summer than truly fall. But how much air time it has been given at the mid fall festivals makes it worthy of this list. Keeping the original hook but layering in unforgiving bass makes this one a favorite of mine at the moment.

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Ookay & Getter – World

This track is seriously impressive. This is Bass Music at its finest. Mind bending sound design, solid vocals, and a drop structure that keeps you guessing makes ‘World’ a one of a kind tune. The duo offered this bad boy up for a free download no less.

Jack Ü & Snails – Holla Out (VIP)

This collaboration was just brilliant from the start. With easily three of the most influential artists sound wise behind the wheel ‘Holla Out’ was pure badassery. The VIP to this track is even more brutal than the original. Trap, Vomitstep, and hybrid styles make for an absolute face melter.

The Killers – Human (Ferry Corsten Remix)

Ferry has been around for just about forever now. The trance maestro has taken a original spin on The Killers’ classic ‘Human’. Corsten blends in an uplifting trance melody and overlays the vocals to make a dreamy, nostalgic track that will have you smiling and moving in no time.

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Whyel – Middle Finger

Whyel has had an eventful few months to say the very least. Lucky for us it has not impacted his ability to produce showstoppers. His latest effort, ‘Middle Finger’ is a full frontal assault with Big Room and Dubstep elements galore. This one will have the crowd jumping with their bass face on.

Porter Robinson – Divinity (Odesza Remix)

Yeah Yeah Yeah…It wouldn’t be an Erik’s Picks list without an Odesza song. But can you really blame me? These guys are on goddamn fire. The dynamic duo has taken on one of Porter’s lesser known tracks from Worlds. Their signature vocal chopping over a larger than life beat has made for a jaw dropping track.

ZHU x Skrillex x THEY – Working For It

ZHU had every freaking sorority girl and frat bro singing that they were wasted this entire last year. Then he mysteriously disappeared. That being said his entire absence has clearly been filled with hard work. His teamwork with Skrills on this collab is noteworthy because of its approach to the future house. The pair bring back styles from the glory days of house and merge with a wonderfully west coast vibe.

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Tracy Chapman – Give Me One Reason (Manic Focus Remix)

Manic Focus took on one hell of a task remixing a classic like this. Thank god he did for us, because he has added a new layer of soul and complexity to this track. This remix did not distort the original too much, which in my opinion is key to its success. Subtlety is key when remixing a track that has a gigantic following of its own, and Manic Focus demonstrated this beautifully.

Ta-ku – American Girl

COVERS! I LOVE COVERS. This one is a chilled out, sultry, sexy, gender bending take on Kanye’s track with Estelle, ‘American Boy’. It is definitely worth a listen as its melancholy vibe is infectious.

Roland Tings – Hedonist

This track tells a story. A story which takes patience, reflection, and a sense of calm to fully understand. This is closer to a movement of classical music than it is a dance music track. It is clear that this was tirelessly constructed to fit together seamlessly. Hedonist is everything right with techno and tech house right now.

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Dack Janiels & Subtronics – Suspekt

This bomb from up and coming producers Dack Janiels and Subtronics. It is absolutely savage in every way. The resurgence of tear out and riddim through the underground dubstep community is a gift and these two wreckless mofo’s are helping lead the charge.

So there are 25 of the tracks from this Fall that I believe you need to hear. If you where curious I made a playlist out of it so you can listen easier. Check it out below.


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