The 2014 FIFA World Cup is upon us, and it has seemingly energized the entire globe. Some of the industry's biggest producers have stopped talking about music on Twitter and reduced their feed to commentary on the World Cup. With the passion shown by producers, it only makes sense that many of them have created music inspired by this year's biggest sporting event.
We've put together a list of five World Cup-inspired tracks to get you even more excited about the event. At the bottom of the page, we've also included a bonus World Cup-inspired mix by Diplo.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo & Fatboy Slim - Eparrei feat. Bonde Do Role & Pin (W&W Remix)
This remix is perfect for hyping up any crowd. The original had a moombahton vibe to it, which aligns with some of the music you would hear in Brazil. W&W took the original, sped it up, and added a massive subkick to it. After the W&W treatment, the song can be played at the World Cup as well as at the main stage of EDM festivals.
ETC!ETC! & Ookay - Brahzil
"Brahzil" is a Samba-infused trap track. It sounds like ETC!ETC! and Ookay might have sampled the apito, a whistle utilized in Samba music, and it sounds right at home in a World Cup song. If you close your eyes, it feels like a match just turned into an all-out party, including a referee blowing his whistle to the beat. This one is available for free download!
André Abujamra - Origem (Claude VonStroke Remix)
Claude VonStroke created this remix of the Brazilian legend André Abujamra for Fatboy Slim's Bem Brazil album, which has been touted as the unofficial soundtrack of this year's World Cup. Unfortunately, only the preview of this remix is available on SoundCloud. Luckily, you still get to hear how the talented VonStroke was able to put his house spin on a Brazilian tune.
Gregor Salto - Samba Do Mundo feat. Saxsymbol and Todorov
"Samba Do Mundo" is featured on Fatboy Slim's Bem Brazil album as well. To complement the track, Gregor Salto and Fatboy Slim put together a music video that aims to depict as many of Brazil's amazing aspects as possible into a three-minute-and-fourteen-second time period.
Santana & Wyclef feat. Avicii & Alexandre Pires - Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way) [The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem]
This one might catch some flak, but we couldn't leave off the 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem—especially since Avicii contributed to the song. Ash Pournouri, Avicii's manager, wrote the lyrics.
Diplo's World Cup Mix
Diplo hardly ever disappoints, and his World Cup Mix is a fantastic compilation of Brazilian tracks, inspiring songs, and energetic dance music. We highly recommend listening to this mix from start to finish.