August 29, 2014

#FreePlayFriday – 3/7/2014

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Friday has arrived, and with it comes five free tracks perfect to kick off your weekend. This week’s picks are a raucous set of hard-edged dance bombs that are primed for any raging party or club you may be hitting.

Young hotshot Martin Garrix is thanking fans for the past year of support by giving away “Proxy” through his Soundcloud. The new release sees Garrix showcasing a heavier sound, with a drop fueled by scorching synth horns and a pitch shifting melody that’s sure to tear up the crowd at his debut Ultra Music Performance later this month. Don’t miss our chat with the Dutch producer in our March Digital Edition.

Atlanta-based DJ/producer Treasure Fingers debuts his alter ego—and real name—with the Ashley Scott dub of “DYWT,” his collaboration with The Knocks. Ashley Scott’s dub rips the original’s disco sheen away by transforming it into a dark techno masterpiece. Rolling bass and distorted vocal samples create a dizzying atmosphere channeling the filthiest of underground clubs.

SLDGHMR and Crywolf come together for “We Could Be Heaven,” a storming electro ballad. Simultaneously melodic and industrial, the track’s production is complemented by an emotive female vocal that falls somewhere in the middle of MNDR and AlunaGeorge.

Mr. Oizo habitually straddles the line between art and trolling effortlessly, and his remix of “Chella Ride” by Dog Blood—the collaborative project of Skrillex and Boys Noize—is no exception. There’s no doubt that the “Pump up the Dog Blood” vocal sample will haunt your dreams after hearing it for over three minutes straight, but Oizo’s continually-shifting production will have you on the edge of your seat with its elements of Moombahton, electro, and future house.

New York City’s Designer Drugs are back on March 10 with the release of the aptly named The Drugs Are In Control, and fans can sneak a preview of the album with a free download of the track “Crystal.” With its relentless mix of breakneck bass, laser synths, and electric chainsaws, calling the track a banger would be a massive understatement. Grab it and the rest of this week’s tracks from our Soundcloud below.

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