Read below for this week's top new electronic music and my recommendations for your July 4th rager playlist! Star Wars references abound this week with two tracks named after the space saga, one of which is a huge collab with none other than Moby. Kill the Buzz continues to kill it, Chuckie remixes an experimental track by Crookers and Hardwell changes it up with a light but uplifting remix of Coldplay!
1. "Against The World" (Kill The Buzz Remix) Morgan Page and Michael S, Nettwerk
Kill the Buzz kills at producing, again and again and again. The hyper-charged synths take the pitch, and the beat, to another level. Out now.
2. "Death Star" Moby and Darth & Vader, Dim Mak Records
This is definitely the song you would hear if the Stormtroopers threw a rave on the Death Star. The buildup is complete with suspenseful violins reminiscent of the Star Wars score. Out now!
3. "That Beat" Badd Dimes, Ones To Watch Records
The vocals command you to "bring that beat!" This feels like a cross between straight electro big room and Melbourne bounce. Out now.
4. "Plur Warriors" Tony Junior & Baggi Begovic, Doorn Records
Tribal chants in unspecified languages have become a trend in big room house, but I do like the catchy vocals in this track. I have a feeling this is going to become a festival favorite for many P.L.U.R. warriors out there. Out July 21st.
5. "A Sky Full Of Stars" (Hardwell Remix) Coldplay, Revealed Recordings
Hardwell takes a break from his harder electro sounds to bring us a mesmerizing remix of the Coldplay original, which he premiered at EDC Vegas. Airy synths play out like twinkling stars in a summer night sky. Out July 14th.
6. "Able To Maximize" (Chuckie Remix) Crookers, CIAO Records
The Chuckie remix, like the Crookers original, really stands out as an experimental electro track, which is getting harder to come by these days. Can't deny Chuckie's signature "bleeps" Dirty Dutch imprint on this one. Out now.
7. "Go!" Vanger, Sugar Faktory
Though the Sugar Faktory label is based in Greece, this new release by American producer Vanger shows their effort to represent talent on an international scale. The riveting synths and cymbal crashes show promise for the 19-year old Vanger. Out now.
8. "Alderaan" Tom Tyger, Oxygen Recordings
We're definitely seeing a Star Wars trend this week. The planet blown up by the Death Star itself gets reincarnated by a super late night (if not early morning) clicking beat. Out now.
9. "97" FTampa, Kenneth G, Revealed Recordings
Light but touching melodies introduce this epic collab. FTampa and Kenneth G have been on fire with Revealed releases recently. I like the gritty sound effects on the tail-end of the bassline. Out now.
10. "Rumble" Rave Radio, Ones To Watch Records
Ones To Watch continues to cultivate new talent that bring the big room funk. Vocals amp up the energy and I dig the buzzing synths. Out soon.