Zinc ft Sneaky Sound System – Show Me (Cause And Affect Remix)
Chris Malinchak ft Mikky Ekko – Stranger (Blonde Remix)
Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back
ZHU – Faded
Slam Dunk’d ft Chromeo & Al-P – No Price David Guetta ft Sam Martin – Lovers On The Sun
S-A Vs. AN21 & Sebjak – GODS
Style Of Eye ft SAL – The Game
MOTi & Quintino – Crash
Benny Benassi ft Gary Go – Let This Last Forever (MAKJ Remix) Cosmic Gate & Orjan Nilsen – Fair Game
Moby and Darth Vader – Death Star
After a series of big room club bangers (Shot Me Down, Blast Off), David Guetta gets back into the pop vibe and releases a track aimed directly at commercial radio. Listening to this country & western electronica song through a few times, it sounds more like an Avicii track than a Guetta track. Since Avicii is listed as a co-producer (along with Giorgio Tuinfort & Frederic Riesterer), that really doesn’t come as that big of surprise except that the track really does feels like a mashup of Avicii’s nu-country album tracks and his stadium/progressive-house singles released prior. Basically, if you are a fan of Tim Bergling’s work, as most EDM lovers are, “Lovers on the Sun” will be an instant favorite. Sam Martin contributes a great vocal performance, elevating the track to feel like an epic theme song for a Quentin Tarantino movie. Listening to the campy dance rock of Sam’s band Con Bro Chill, you will really see the diverse range of his talent. Watch for a huge pack of club remixes which are no doubt forthcoming and probably a big commercial placement as well.
It really is all about the journey. The evolution of the DJ/Producer continues as live instrumentation is being brought into EDM. Sultan & Ned Shepard follow up their recent singles “Ordinary People” and “Somebody to Love” with the genre-redefining “All These Roads.” Elements of country, blues and jazz merge together as the song feels like a musical fusion rather than a dj making beats for a singer to write a top line on. Imagine Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” with the uplifting folky feel of The Lumineers “Ho Hey” for a point of reference. This is one of those rare club tracks that will sound as good performed by a live band (with these two incredible vocalists) as it does being played by DJs at a big festival. We may not know where “All These Roads” will lead, but the journey is worth taking if Sultan & Ned are leading the way.