Ready to get weirded out by the top electro and progressive house music jams in EDM culture this week? It's time to bounce through some heavy exotic beats, with a couple softer tracks to help you take the heat.
1. "Flute" (Mightyfools Remix) New World Sound and Thomas Newson, Spinnin' Records
Mightyfools bring us a bouncy re-work of "Flute" without relying too heavily on the original. The buzzing synths will tickle your eardrums. Out February 24th.
2. "Xerxes" Ton! Dyson, New Guerilla Recordings
The sequel to the movie "300" inspired this track, which sounds like the electro version of a movie score. The rapid melody and hardstyle-like beat would definitely serve as a worthy theme song for Xerxes. Out March 10th.
3. "Sushi of God" Nom De Strip vs. Nezzo, Doorn Records
Here's the highest energy track of the week. I imagine trying the Sushi of God would make ravers out of your tastebuds. Available March 10th.
4. "Cannonball (Earthquake)" (Kryder Remix) Showtek & Justin Prime feat. Matthew Koma, Spinnin' Records
What I like about the remix of the tried-and-true Showtek banger is that its melodies are fresh, with only subtle cues to the original's at the beginning of each buildup. The remix really gives Koma's vocals a chance to shine on their own. Out now.
5. "Destroy" JuicyTrax & The Double Drop, I Like That!
Just in time for Sochi, these two Russian producer duos bring us a big room smasher. I look forward to witnessing club destruction when this track gets dropped at the next rave in NYC. Out February 24th.
6. "Androids" R3hab, Dim Mak Records
R3hab continues to operate as a factory of quality tracks. The spacey buildup and hard-edged synths give life to this sci-fi themed adventure. Out February 25th.
7. "Shockwave" Joey Dale, Revealed Recordings
Here's a contender for one of the top songs to be played at Ultra and the EDC's. Joey Dale drops a nuke with piercing synths and a chopped up bass line.
8. "Dirty Funkin Beats" Chuckie, Big Beat Records
Chuckie wields his signature sound to deliver an epic buildup and funky but smooth beat. Expect to hear this at the spring festivals because it's out now.
9. "Cereal Killer" Carlo Calabro, In Charge/Be Yourself Music
As the pun in the title might suggest, this is a darker progressive track, with creepy vocal samples haunting the beat. A good track for keeping the energy steady midway through a set or after-hours. Out March 17th.
10. "Trilogy" Karboncopy & Dimatik, astrx
Australian producers Karboncopy and Dimatik deliver dreamy piano lines that give way to a strong, uplifting melody. I like where the Australian production scene is headed. Out now.