The song of the summer is a title many tracks compete for and only one is given the title. It is something people debate constantly for years after the fact as everyone’s summer memories become attached to different songs. This summer had many different candidates across different genres. So instead of trying to figure that out on our own, we had some of the world’s best DJs like Cassy, Sante, Mark Fanculli and Emanuel Satie pick their song’s of the summer for you. This comes ahead of their gig this weekend at The Social Festival in Maidstone, UK.
Tickets for The Social Festival, which is celebrating its 5th year anniversary, can still be found on their website. In addition to the DJs below, Carl Cox, The Martinez Brothers, Butch, Sasha & John Digweed and many others will perform on the 29th and 30th.
Donna Summer - I Feel Love (12" Masters At Work Mix)
"This year has been the 40 year anniversary of Donna Summer 'I Feel Love,' so I decided to bring this particular edit back out to play. It’s a real tear jerker, when she starts singing after the intro I have been known to to cry. It has created a lot of stand out moments for me this summer."
Pollyn - Sometimes You Just Know (Moodymann Remix)
"Not sure it would be seen as a festival track as it’s pretty deep, but I've been finishing a lot of sets with it this summer. Super sexy and funky vibe. Moodymann at his best in my opinion."
Jaden Thompson - Vortex (Mathias Kaden Rmx)
"Perfect festival tune! massive energy!"
David Herrero - It's Time for Change (Original Mix)
"David Herrero is an artist who makes amazing music and this is one of my favorite tracks from him. 'It’s Time For Change' has a lot of elements that I like such as the rolling, tribal groove, the rumbling bass and the intense drops. It works every time I play it, both festivals and club shows."
William Djoko (picked two!)
Esa William - Blast [Dekmantel]
"A very slow yet big surprise of a burner with a slicing saw synth taking over all your frequencies and above all a track I really need to work up to in my sets but when you do it really pays off. The first time I heard it I was just blown away by it's originality and have been working to get the blast out ever since!"
Pastaboys ft Osunlade - Deep Musique (Rampa remix)
"What a great arrangement taking you on a trip of quirky sounds and tribal rhythms! the dancefloor can not help but to react; deep is what it's all about the music makes you feel empowered."
Radio Slave - Another Club
"This track is an exercise of simplicity, a catchy vocal, uplifting stabs and a slamming beat, that’s it. One of those tracks that work perfectly on any dancefloor, big or small, and are still remembered the next day because of their vocal. 'Another club, 'nother club, 'nother club.'"