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Staff Picks: 5 Favorite Songs of the Week Vol. 8

Every week, a staff member of the EDM.com team collects a short list of their favorite tracks that they've been rising as of late. This week, our Staff Picks are curated by Emily Hall, and she found several futuristic and diverse tracks by artists ranging from future house phenomenon Tchami to OWSLA representatives Ghastly and Mija.

Here are Emily's 5 favorite tracks of the last week:

1) Grant X Duval - Coco Remix

Grant X Duval is a crossbreed between the East and West coast. The big room house duo blend trap influences to create a unique style of their own. The duo joined forces at the University of Miami, and has recently broken out of Miami’s club scene as they are about to take the stage at the Life in Color Festival in Miami. 2015 is looking to be a breakout year for these two, as they end 2014 with this uplifting big room Coco remix.

2) Jack Ü - Take Ü There (Tchami Remix)

Future house veteran Tchami delivered a unique take on Jack Ü’s track “Take Ü There.” Although many have remixed the popular track including TJR, Zeds Dead, and Belarbi, Tchami’s rendition offers some of the deepest sounds I’ve ever heard. This future/bass house-influenced remix has the quintessential Tchami touch. Tchami has been known to revamp any song and turn it into a futuristic anthem.

3) Skrillex - Dirty Vibe (Habstrakt remix)

Skrillex’s “Dirty Vibe” also received a fair amount of remixes by varying artists such as Jack Beats, Ricky Remedy, and DJ Snake and Aazar. Unlike the other remixes, Habstrakt’s version completely changes the style and injects an alternate future house sound into the original K-Pop influenced track. Habstrakt is well-versed in the art of heavy bass house, and his innovative sound is perfect for Skrillex’s upbeat “Dirty Vibe.”

4) Azealia Banks – Chasing Time (Emoh Instead & Zebarah Remix)

Emoh Instead and Zebarah remix Azealia Banks’ “Chasing Time” into a vibey house tune. Emoh Instead has developed a key style for unparalleled sounds with a groovy and smooth-sounding signature flair. “Chasing Time” receives a sedative and revamp from ½ of What So Not and up-and-coming Australian group Zebarah.

5) Ghastly X Mija – Crank It Feat. Lil Jon

One of the tracks off OWSLA’s first holiday compilation, Eggnog Vol. 1, from up-and-coming producers Ghastly and Mija’s “Crank It” and features vocals from Lil Jon. “Crank It” by Ghastly and Mija has the iconic OWSLA sound with a futuristic drop and a crazy sound overall. This track particularly highlights a metallic wobble sound that showcases the scene's growing bass-heavy style.

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