#FreePlayFriday – 4/11/2014
It’s beginning to feel a lot like spring, so pad your libraries with some fresh tunes for the low price of free. This week’s picks include five tracks spanning from future trap to sunny house, so get your fill from #FreePlayFriday.
Between the smoky vocals and killer grooves Anabel Englund’s tabletop performances with Lee Foss were two of our favorite things from Miami Music Week. Thankfully, Dim Mak’s unearthed “In Time,” the part-time Hot Natured vocalist’s 2012 collaboration with fellow Californian PeaceTreaty, and is offering it as a free download. With its growling low-end and ringing electro pulse, the club-ready track is a perfect fit for Englund’s vocal acrobatics.
AMTRAC continues to prove his mettle with his remix of Depeche Mode’s “Should Be Higher.” The Kentucky-based DJ/producer flips the script with his mix, transforming the menacing synthpop original into a groovy house cut perfect for your nearest pool party. With its addictively melodic topline and catchy vocal repetitions, AMTRAC’s got a breezy anthem on his hands.
Jimmy Edgar pays tribute to the late Frankie Knuckles with an edit of the seminal “Baby Wants a Ride.” Edgar’s edit takes the track to an even darker place, adding equal parts techno and disco to create an entrancing revival of the classic. Keeping the signature dot matrix synths and tying them to punching 808 drums, the remix will keep you dancing while reminding you exactly why the original is still so great.
Originally a Mad Decent Premium exclusive, Aazar’s “Reload” has finally been unleashed upon the masses. Steeped in a blend of trap and bounce, the mysterious producer’s free offering goes hard with ping-pong wubs and massive bass.
There’s no better way to round out this week’s picks than with the Nick Monaco Edit of rapper Theophilis London’s “Rio.” It’s a prime cut of sunset disco, offering some of the most relaxed vibes possible with its tropical drum patterns and starry synths. Blast this one the next time you’re lying on the beach while drinking out of a coconut. Grab the track and the rest of this week’s picks from our Soundcloud below.