#FreePlayFriday – 10/25/2013
We’re off to Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit in Asheville this weekend, but we’ve still got your weekly fix of the best free downloads coming your way! Snag tracks from Tiesto, Tittsworth, Major Lazer and more in this week’s #FreePlayFriday.
This week’s biggest free release is “iTrance,” Tiesto’s much-talked-about return to trance with New York duo The Disco Fries. The has all of Tiesto’s trance signatures, including lush soundscapes, dramatic strings, and grandeur synths, making it a fitting return to the genre for him. Major Lazer also dropped a free release this week with the trap and bounce-influenced “One Drop.” The break-neck tempo of the track will bring the rave to any dancehall.
Disclosure’s imprint Method Records brings the first of two deeper cuts this week. The Special Request VIP mix of “The Renegade” by Friend Within is a house jam packed with everything from handclaps to garage-inspired bass lines and will manage to get almost anyone up and dancing. America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Tittsworth debuts a darker, tribal-inspired sound on his remix of the aptly named “African Chant.” The highlight of the track is the tail end, where its deep house roots explode in an unexpected way.
Atlanta’s Popeska has teamed with Dutch duo Vicetone on the progressive house stormer “The New Kings.” Luciana’s soaring vocals dance over the massive synth lines and add an infectious layer of drama. RL Grimes’ “Because of U” shows off a calmer, more nostalgic trap sound not heard too often by the producer.
Listen to and download all of the tracks through our Soundcloud below. If you find any outstanding free tracks, remixes, bootlegs, or mashups, tweet them to @DJTimesMag using #FreePlayFriday. We’ll feature our favorites in future editions!