SONG OF THE DAY: Umek ft Jay Colin – Burnfire

Do we call this NuGarage? On “Burnfire,” Slovenian DJ/producer Umek blends two step and speed garage for a modern, bouncy take on two urban dance music styles. It sounds both classic and current at the same time. With those gated, stuttered vocal effects, it’s as if they are channelling an Armand Van Helden remix of Artful Dodger from 1997. Jay Colin’s toasting goes in a ragga/dancehall direction which fits perfectly with the track. “Burnfire” is quite a brilliant and fun track, and it stands out for being both really well-produced and sounding different than everything else that is out there right now.

Image Courtesy of Spinnin Music.

Fresh Picks – Friday, May 16th

Some new videos to check out from:
Dave Aude ft Andy Bell – Aftermath
Umek ft Jay Colin – Burnfire
Klangkarussel – Netzwerk (Feel Like Rain)
DJ Antoine – Light It Up
Cosmic Gate – Falling Back
Rupaul – Sissy That Walk
Steve Aoki ft Waka Flocka Flame – Rage the Night Away
Ariana Castelli – Love is Love
Borgore & Sikdope – Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse
Michael Woods – Flash Hands
The Muppets – The Muppet Show Theme (Shy Kidx Remix)
Cleavage & Lars Vegas – Grace
Teen Flirt – Welcome Home

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Ben Simpson – Good Love (Original)
Roger Sanchez – My Roots (Technasia)
Absolut Groovers – Rock the Beat (Original Mix)
Baggi Begovic – Dragon (Original)
Angger Dimas ft Polina – Release Me (Digital Lab)
Bass Kleph & Chris Arnott – I Want More (Disfunktion)
Andrew Rayel & Jwaydan – Until the End (Club)
Kryder – Aphrodite (Original)
Gabriel & Dresden ft Nick Ormandy – Tomorrow Comes (Moska)
ATB with Dash Berlin – Apollo Road (Toby Hedges)
Arty & Audien vs Icona Pop vs Hardwell – Jumper All Night (Reid Stefan Mashup)