Staff Picks: 5 Favorite Songs Of The Week Vol. 11
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 Carissa Gerzeny, and she found a number of selections highlighting the spectrum of subgenres within the EDM umbrella, including tunes from Prok & Fitch, Durante, and Oscar L.
Here are Carissa's 5 favorite recent tracks:
Prok & Fitch - Raw Cut
Resonating on the A-side for an invigorating new EP Release, Prok & Fitch put forth their fresh and alluring groove in “Raw Cut.” As the epitome of pure, frisky tech-house, the track dignifies a hypnotic rhythm and mesmerizing vocals. The Toolroom Records release proves the duo’s ability to produce massive dance floor tunes. Each element is overlapped by a magnetic loop and catchy bassline, escalating to an explosive drum beat.
Durante - Full Moon
Inspired by traditional house and italo-disco, OWSLA’s creative director Durante delivers a new dynamic track, “Full Moon.” Designing a melodic sound, the multi-talented producer explores a deviating chord progression. Then, the track drifts to a unique and prevalent set of vocals, before culminating to a rhythmic groove. The new release, available as a free download, demonstrates Durante’s versatile technique.
Fake Forward - Brush It Off (Club Mix)
Fake Forward brings future house fanatics a special gem in “Brush It off.” Illustrating a carefree ambiance and dream-like essence, the track is simply tranquilizing. Soothing vocals are driven by a deep bassline and blissful melody. After the Melbourne-based duo’s enormous success with previous releases on Armada Deep, it is to no surprise this new tune is already receiving support by world-class producers like Oliver Heldens and Jody Wisternoff.
Oscar L - The Afterhour
Manifesting a dark disposition, Oscar L’s “The Afterhour” digs into thumping and exhilarating techno, accented by psychedelic vocals. In addition to hosting his personal DMix Radioshow, the Spanish producer is progressively leaving a solid impression on the international techno scene, with popular guest mixes including UMEK’s 1605 podcast, Chus & Ceballos Stereo Productions podcast and more.
LO'99 & Marshal F - Take Me Back (Sinden Remix)
Composed with low-end bass, piano riffs and soothing vocals, Los Angeles-based producer Sinden reworked LO’99 & Marshal F’ striking collaborative piece, “Take Me Back.” Sophisticated frequencies are fused with synths in disarray, creating an exotic auditory sensation.
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