Staff Picks: 5 Favorite Songs Of The Week Vol. 2
Every week, a staff member of the EDM.com team collects a short list of their favorite tracks that they've been rinsing as of late. This week, our Staff Picks are curated by Emily Hall, and she selected a unique combination of producers and genres that have caught her attention in the last seven days. Vol. 2 features some pretty big names including Seven Lions and Mat Zo dropping some experimental tunes, which hints at an exciting yet unpredictable end of 2014. Here are Emily's 5 favorite tracks of the week:
1) RL Grime – Scylla
In the midst of RL Grime’s first album Void, the trap lord has been dropping hard-hitting, bass-heavy tracks left and right. “Scylla,” the third single off the release, follows RL Grime’s identifiable trap sound with a dirty beat and powerful bassline. RL Grime’s VOID is due to be released November 17th via WeDidIt Records.
You can pre-order the album here.
2) Seven Lions – Lucy
Seven Lions explained the backstory to the track: “It all started one night when I was playing a bottle service club at an undisclosed location. Needless to say it was a fucking nightmare, not a single person in that room knew my music or wanted to hear anything remotely melodic. Me, being somewhat of a snarky asshole, decided to play all that psy trance I've been saving up for Burning Man just to weird them all out. It was a strange night for sure. But I had fun. Anyways. We had a long flight home the next day so I decided to grab some quotes about LSD from old movies and see if I could make a psy/bigroom combo track during the 6hr flight home. Lucy was born.”
“Lucy” will be available on iTunes November 10th, or you could buy the single from Beatport here.
3) Mat Zo – Ruffneck Bad Boy
Diverse EDM producer Mat Zo once again crosses genre boundaries with his latest release on Mad Zoo Records, “Ruffneck Bad Boy.” Mat Zo has produced music from progressive trance to drum and bass, and this track kicks off with epic lyrics and then takes off into trap anthem with a touch of dubstep. His current tour, the Mad Zoo Winter Roadshow 2014, starts tomorrow and continues until the end of December, spanning cities from Miami to Chicago.
You can purchase tickets for Mat Zo’s tour here.
4) Ten Walls – Chains And Shackles
Just in time for Halloween, the Lithuanian producer Mario Basanov or Ten Walls released a 10 minute-long spooky and dark mix called "Chains And Shackles." Released via BOSO Records, the original track displays the underground yet future-disco sounds of the tech house revolutionary perfectly. Ten Walls is also responsible for the massive dancefloor hits “Walking With Elephants” and "Requiem," which both stress the fact that he is not a force to be reckoned with.
Watch this video highlighting Ten Wall’s 2014 Australian tour here.
5) Robin Schulz Feat. Jasmine Thompson – Sun Goes Down (ManiezzL Remix)
Australian producer ManiezzL’s remix of Robin Schulz’s “Sun Goes Down” completely alters the sound of the original mix. While the original follows Schulz’s representative soft and disco-like style, ManiezzL’s remix morphs the original into an entirely new sound. The remix consists of an upbeat melody and introduces a heavier deep house sound as it progresses. Jasmine Thompson’s vocals pair beautifully with the melody of this ingenious remix, and Maniezzl truly takes this edit to the next level.
Cover photo via Juice Online