Updated: May 26, 2020
For this week, I am going to be recommending tracks from a variety of genres. I was recently re-introduced to a few artists that I had not heard much about in quite some time, and I went back and listened to a few of my favorites. So here we go with my recommendations for the final week of May:
1. The Glitch Mob - Our Demons (feat. Aja Volkman)
a. The Glitch Mob rarely ever disappoints, and this track is no exception. Strong electro production elements combined with a pounding set of rhythms result in a track with incredible levels of energy.
2. Eliminate - Weeble Wobble VIP
a. The original is a very interesting take on electro house, but this VIP turns the energy up to the max. The heavy drums combined with the excellently produced bass ensures that this is certainly a track that can keep you dancing. It's also a free download so why wouldn't you take advantage?
3. Avicii - Sunset Jesus
a. The legend left us too soon, and as I go through his discography there are so many gems just like this one. Simplistic yet infectious, the hook will have you singing and the drop will have you dancing, exactly as Avicii knew how to do.
4. Martin & MOTi - Virus (How About Now)
a. A classic of electro house, this song never ceases to be fun. The amazing hook, melody line, and powerful drums ensure that this song will continue to keep people dancing for years to come.
5. M4SONIC, Reece Low, & MYLKI - Fire Starter
a. M4SONIC has always been one of my favorite artists, and to see him get another release on a larger label is amazing. This song is sure to blow up any club you play it in, combining elements of electro, psytrance, bass house, and other genres to create a perfect club banger.
6. Merk & Kremont - GANG (feat. Kris Kiss)
a. A funky and fun track, Merk & Kremont waste no time getting to the drop, and the song is all the better for it. The track will have you grooving from start to finish with its catchy hook and funky rhythms.
7. Halsey - Alone (CID Remix) ft. Big Sean & Stefflon Don
a. The original song was emotional, and its edm remixes capitalized on different parts of the song. While the (in my opinion) over-rated Calvin Harris got most of the attention, the CID remix was the best one, and listening to its catchy and groovy drums and synths will most likely convince you that I'm right. Regardless, it's still a good song worthy of a listen.
8. Selena Gomez & Marshmello - Wolves (Said The Sky Remix)
a. The original song was a standard pop offering from Marshmello, and for edm lovers the remixes are what they are going to pay attention to. This remix, produced by Said the Sky, adds extra emotion and power into the mix and make the song worthy of slow dancing to. It also makes wonderful listening material, so give it a listen while you're resting, and it will surely revitalize you.
9. Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter (RetroVision Flip)
a. I normally wouldn't write about flips, but this one is just too good to not mention. Originally just a show tune that RetroVision only played at his live performances, he released it due to the sheer amount of love it received, and all that love is deserved. This re-imagining of the amazing track by Porter Robinson and Madeon is a wonderfully emotional and energy filled track that is as likely to make you cry as it is to get you dancing.
10. Puppet - To Be Alive (feat. Aaron Richards)
a. A wonderful song. The whole song, though electronic in nature, has a certain vibe to it that is reminiscent of pop-punk bands like All Time Low and Mayday Parade. To that end, it also has a certain compositional nature that makes it a perfect song to end a set on, so I will recommend it last. Enjoy!
Ryan O’Connor is a fifth-year senior studying physics at CWU. He is an avid gamer and nerd and loves to share and hear opinions about anything related to these things. He is also the DJ on Electropolis known as LYNX.