5 tracks to start your summer EDM playlist
Now that the weather is getting warmer, it seems like everyone is putting out new tracks to get us ready for summer! Especially after Ultra Music Festival this past March, there's been an overload of mixes, previews, and new EP's being thrown at us EDM fans. So, as you're sifting through HypeMachine, Soundcloud, Beatport, and Spotify, it might seem like an overload of amazing synth sounds. Here are a couple of new releases in the EDM world that will dominate the dancefloor at clubs and festivals all summer. Knife Party – Power Glove
If you know Knife Party, you're addicted to their infectious energy and crazy, dirty bass lines. Look no further than Power Glove to get your fix for this summer. Power Glove is one of 4 tracks on Knife Party's upcoming “Haunted House” EP, which will drop this month.
Showtek and Noisecontrollers – Get Loose
Both artists on this track are known mainly for their hard tracks, dabbling in genres such as dutch house, hardstyle, and hardcore. Get Loose is a gamechanger, and samples from multiple genres including trance, house, and even moombahton. This song retains the fast-moving tempo and energy from hard genres, but is fun and melodic enough for any party.
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
If you've been on the internet at all in the past month, you've probably heard some iteration of Get Lucky. These notoriously secretive producers have been feeding us bits of this song all spring. First we got a ~15 second instrumental on SNL, then a slightly longer preview online, a vocal premier at Coachella, another (longer and vocal) preview on SNL. FINALLY this track will officially be released on Friday, April 19th in its full, studio form. Daft Punk is known for their smooth, funky beats and this track is no exception. Kick back and listen to the whole album, Random Access Memories, at the end of May!
Major Lazer - Sweat (feat. Laidback Luke & Ms. Dynamite)
Major Lazer, lead by superstar producer Diplo, released a new album this week, Free The Universe, and it's exactly what we'd hoped. Major Lazer has never been shy about their music, mixing borderline-hilarious lyrics, samples, and beats inspired by trap and moombahton. This song features Laidback Luke and Ms. Dynamite, and the rest of the album follows the collaborative trend, featuring artists such as Flux Pavilion and Bruno Mars. Sidenote: if you have a chance to see Major Lazer live this summer, DO IT! Diplo and his crew crowd surfing in hamster balls? Nuff said.
Bro Safari and Sazon Booya – Danger
Rising up through the ranks of dubstep, trap, and moombahton producers, Bro Safari is getting bigger every day. This song is a great mix of moombahton beat, with dirty dubstep synths – perfect for a club, the beach or even a register at Bucknell. Turn it up and dance!
Link to soundcloud set with all track