October 21, 2014

#FreePlayFriday – 5/23/2014

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Memorial Day weekend is upon us, signaling the kick off of America’s Best DJ at Detroit’s Movement festival. To celebrate the festival, many of this week’s picks sport a distinct techno or house flair that’s sure to satisfy cravings for entrancing grooves and dirty basslines.

London-based DJ/producer Fake Blood is the first up this week with the minimalist “LIBERTIES.” An unreleased track from the recording sessions of his next EP, the track is an ode to Fake Blood’s early raving days. Its prominent bassline is positively electric, and the uplifting key-based melody is instantly infectious.

To thank fans for the support leading up to the pair’s recent management signing, Go Freek is offering “Milkshakes” for free through their Soundcloud. Described by the duo as “gutter tech,” the track is a smattering of smooth synth rises, pitch-bending bass, and masterfully edited vocal cuts from Kelis’ unforgettable “Milkshake.”

Australia continues to show off its up-and-coming talent with “Dat Ain’t Fair,” the latest from wordlife. This one is a filthy techno expedition, with a buzzing electro synth line driving its booty-shaking bassline and vocal commands from Ms. Tony.

Australian duo Cosmo’s Midnight is back with a brand new bootleg of Destiny’s Child seminal hit “Say My Name.” Foregoing the sleek garage house of their brilliant remix of Anna Lunoe’s “Breathe,” the pair drops a bright, breezy trap remix perfect for a day by the pool. Sunny, refreshing, and packed to the brim with handclaps and high hats, this mix is primed for your summer playlist.

Bassheads won’t be left in the dust this week, though. With Electric Daisy Carnival New York and Mysteryland USA also taking place this weekend, everyone can use a big room banger. Luckily, Kronic & Dimatik’s bootleg of David Guetta and Showtek’s “Bad” collaboration more than fills that role. It’s impossible not to move to the mix’s staggering drop that twists the original’s Dutch house synths into a bouncing festival slayer. Grab the track and the rest of this week’s selections from our Soundcloud below.

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