Smack dab in the middle of the holidays, and we’re hoping you lot are actually enjoying yourselves. That said, producers and DJs didn’t take holiday, which meant that a grip of great bits slide into our inbox during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day—the majority of this post is from holiday treats we were gifted. We’re not regifting, no… this series has always been about sharing, exposing, and praying you understand. Hopefully you’ve see that “EDM” is much bigger than the bullshit being fed to you in soundbites and misinformed blog posts. We tried.
Beyonce – “7/11 (Skrillex & Diplo’s Jack U Remix)”
Skrillex and Diplo’s remix of “7/11” turns the original on 10. Supercrunk.
“Christmas In Jersey”
Kind of crazy; both Hoodboi and Trippy Turtle spent “Christmas in Jersey.” The question is: did they know the other was there?
Hucci – “Mad About U”
Yung Hucci returns with a sly Sting sample.
Stooki Sound – “Lagoon”
Speaking of Hucci, Stooki Sound returns to show how the UK does it, flipping a cut that is reminiscent of their collab with Hucci, “Ball So Hard.”
Bauuer – “Zales”
LuckyMe’s 2014 Advent Calendar is thick with bangers, including this quick and crunchy number from Baauer.
Frankee – “Instinct”
Those strings are so familiar, and that bassline so deadly.
Falcons – “Loosies”
If you like Hoodboi, you should check the 14-track “Loosies” .zip he gave away for Christmas.
Luft – “Selfishness”
Apparently this teenager from Kansas City is trying to kill the game. Keep this name on your radar.
99 Souls – “The Girl Is Mine”
This cut got the premiere from Pete Tong on Radio 1 recently. It sends up three R&B divas into a bubbly house gem, which is a great note to slide into the sunset with.