Staff Picks: 5 Favorite Songs Of The Week Vol. 14
Every week, a staff member of the EDM.com team collects a list of their favorite tracks from the last week. This week, Shane O'Neil has selected five listen-worthy tracks, ranging from bass house to future trap to all around sexy vibes. With new releseases from on-the-rise acts such as Ghastly, Louis Futon, um.., and more, last week was quite an awesome week for dance music fans everywhere.
Here are my 5 favorite tracks of the last week:
Ghastly - Bitch U Ghastly (OGMacox2Chainz)
O.G. Maco and 2 Chainz collaboration on "Bitch U Guessed It" served as one of 2014's hottest rap anthems, right beside Bobby Shmurda's "Hot Nigga" and Drake's "0 to 100/The Catch Up." After hearing a slew of edits and remakes of the original piano-laden track, it's safe to say that Ghastly took the gutted beat and flipped it on its head harder than anyone, instilling a sub-wrecking deep house bassline and future house groove that just yells "Bitch U Guessed It." With releases on OWSLA and Dim Mak, along with a new place in the bass house/future house collective Echelon, it's safe to say that there is a bright future for Ghastly.
Odesza - All We Need Feat. Shy Girls (Louis Futon Remix)
Philadelphia-based tastemaker Louis Futon is no stranger to the future sounds of today's growing music scene. His repertoire of chill and seductive originals and remixes have made him a "act-to-know" in the up-and-coming group of American talent, and his newest edit of ODESZA is yet another prime example of how far this young producer is willing to go to develop his sound. This sexy re-intepretation of ODESZA's hit "All We Need" featuring Shy Girls is going straight to the baby-making playlists of EDM fans around the world, and I can't to hear what else he has in store for 2015.
um.. - dotes
Just as their name suggests, um.. is not your average trap duo. With only three releases thus far, they've already cemented their place as a lethal force in the experimental and future trap scene. Their vocal manipulations and off-kilter drum patterns will get even the most stubborn dancers swinging to the beat. Premiered exclusively on EDM.com, "dotes" is a perfect glimpse into the future of trap music, throwing tradition to the wind and unfurling whatever musical insanity each producer needs to separate themselves from the rest.
Excision & Downlink - Robo Kitty
Every dubstep fan should be familiar with the legacies that Excision and Downlink have created in the scene for the last 10 years, and if there was any doubt that they'd lost their touch in that rollercoaster of a decade, it has been dismissed in entirety thanks to their outrageous new collaboration "Robo Kitty." Finding the perfect medium between cat sounds and bass sounds, the duo really blew my mind with this collaboration - its sound design is heavenly and and mood demonic, with old-school dubstep rhythms refurbished with 2015-style bass sounds. Excision's new album Codename X really pushes the producers boundaries, experimenting far beyond the realms of dubstep and drum & bass, and I highly suggest you take a listen to his unregulated new style.
KDrew - Tonight (GRMM Remix)
Finishing off my list of staff picks this week is Hegemon collective member GRMM, and his bedroom-certified future bass remix of KDrew's "Tonight." As if the original's lyrics and direction wasn't sexy enough, GRMM just had to do what he does best, taking things down a notch into true "bump n' grind" territory. I am literally always looking forward to hearing new GRMM, and his latest remix didn't disappoint in the slightest.