Oh weather. It can be your best friend or your worst enemy. For those of us in the United States right now, Mother Nature is doing everything she can to remind us that we are still in the winter season, as record-breaking snowstorms have hit the South, Northeast, and even the Midwest in the last week with no plans of slowing down. For those of us who are struggling with the overwhelming cold, music stands as a saving grace to us all.
Although it won't bring the sun to your doorstep, you can bet that there are some genres in EDM that truly have warming powers. We've selected five tracks from established and up-and-coming hitmakers to bring the summer to your ears, and you can listen to them below:
Blonde - Higher Ground (feat. Charli Taft)
Blonde is a UK-based duo that is renowned for their refreshing yet driven style of house music. Whether they're churning out chart-topping collaborations such as "I Love You" featuring Melissa Steele and "Higher Ground" featuring Charli Taft, or demonstrating their tastemaking skills through the illustrious Youtube channel-turned-label Eton Messy, you can always count on Blonde to bring the sweet sounds of sunshine to your life.
Bondax - Giving It All
Fellow UK-based duo Bondax has also demonstrated their innate ability in creating soulful and joyous gems, most notably through their single "Gold" and remix of "I Got U" by Duke Dumont. Their EP Giving It All is a cocktail of colorful house and garage-influenced songs, and the title track just screams for a beach.
Maribou State - Summerfolds (Feat. Nubiya Brandon)
Maribou State is genreless - their music create pictures and moods through unparalleled textures and unique melodies. The way they're able to capture emotions through soundscapes is almost poetic, and their track "Summerfolds" featuring Nubiya Brandon is the epitome of a "midsummer night's dream."
Fergie - Glamorous (Matt DiMona Remix)
Who doesn't love a good Fergie flip? The tropical house maestro Matt DiMona knows all of the proper ingredients for a sunshine-filled house track, and his remix of the mid-2000s radio hit "Glamorous" takes us back to sunnier days when things were just, well... glamorous.
Sander Van Doorn & Firebeatz - Guitar Track (Sam Feldt Remix)
Sam Feldt has been getting quite a lot of attention as of late for his tropical and beach-born vibes, and if you haven't quite gotten the memo yet than his remix of Sander van Doorn and Firebeatz' "Guitar Track" should serve as a solid introduction. We've got our eyes on this talented up-and-comer, because as soon as the snow melts he will undeniably take us all to the beach with a plethora of new material.