Dance music has so much promise in 2014. Seriously; you can just survey the acts that are featured in this week’s look at the best in EDM and see that, no matter what you want to call it, the future is so damn bright. Don’t believe me? Run through these.
Skream’s i-DJ Mix
We know Skream can DJ, but sheesh. If you needed a mix to start your weekend off, this is the one to throw on.
LAKIM – “Need Want”
Another gem from the Soulection camp. And be forewarned: his entire This Is Her album is pristine.
The XX – “Sunset (Jamie XX Edit)”
We need more Jamie XX in our lives. No, seriously: Jamie, drop some more material!
Atlantic Connection – “Love Song”
Some lush drum & bass to get you in the Valentine’s Day mood.
Sinjin Hawke’s i-D Mix
Hawke’s first mix in two years is a seriously epic journey.
Sinden – “Bad Boy (DJ Tuco’s Ruffneck Remix)”
Old school jungle vibes are alive, and this ruffneck remix of a Sinden jam is so necessary.
Phoenix – “SOS In Bel Air (Jackson and His Computerband Remix)”
What a twisted, funky little number.
Howls x ESTA – “003″
Howls is a new project from Ta-Ku and Kit Pop. This is a triumphant one.
TWRK, Volume 3 (the Diplo & Friends Edition)
TWRK runs the twerk/bounce/100BPM scene. If you don’t know, get to know. Multiple forms of ass-shakery go down to this mix.
Folie Douce’s Cold Confessions Compilation
Some of the brighter acts doing things right now aligned themselves with this impressive FREE compilation.
Nasty Habits – “Shadow Boxing (Om Unit Remix)”