Editors’ Selections: Week of March 4th, 2013Editors Selections 2

Editors’ Selections: Week of March 4th, 2013

Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors. 


Bondax – Gold (Trill-Scott Heron Future Screw)

Trill-Scott Heron’s future screw remix turns the already sultry “Gold” into some serious baby making music. The chopped and screwed vocals inject the track with just the right amount of oomph.


Peer Kusiv – Let Her Go

German producer Peer Kusiv is a self-proclaimed “pop deep house” producer. “Let Her Go,” which samples Passenger’s tune of the same name, will both tug at your heartstrings and make you move your feet.


Adam Beyer – Take Me Away

Sometimes you just need to lose yourself in a rhythm, and Adam Beyer’s “Take Me Away” provides an opportunity to do just that. Best heard in a dark room with strobe lights, the 8 minute tech house tune takes a minimal approach with maximal results. If being unable to stop bobbing your head and tapping your toes appeals to you, try the track on for size and let Beyer prove why he’s still on top of the tech game.


Wankelmut & Emma Louise – My Head is a Jungle (Gui Boratto Dub)

As featured on Pete Tong’s famed Essential Selection, Brazilian Gui Boratto takes on Wankelmut and Emma Louise’s “My Head Is A Jungle,” and remakes it into a slice of progressive techno heaven. Boratto uses the delicate vocals of Emma Louise and offers a soft percussive topline to give off a mellow groove. The stutter effect over the vocal makes for a timeless vibe and a song that’s easily enjoyed in a live setting or on a nice set of headphones.


Grant Smillie – Carry Me Home (Tommy Trash Remix)

Picking a favorite Tommy Trash remix, let alone production, would be a daunting task for many. Between “Wicked Woman” and “Antidote,” or “Ladi Dadi” and “The Veldt”, the list seems to never end. For me, it’s a no brainer. After hearing Tiësto drop Tommy’s remix of Grant Smillie’s “Carry Me Home” two years ago, the track instantly stuck — and still sticks to this day.


Kastle – Red Light ft. Ayah Marar

I first became enamored with Kastle after listening to his cosmic, multi-genre “Coffee Shop At the End of the Universe” mixtape series. He’s set to release an LP in a few weeks, and “Red Light” is the first single from the album. Straying away from his charming dubstep work for a future garage-oriented production, Red Light combines Ayah Marah’s vocals with a sexy house beat.


Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Although this song is from last summer, I saw Todd Terje live a few weeks ago and fell in love all over again. The track landed the number one spot on Mixmag‘s tracks of 2012 because of its unique funk-infused rhythm and buoyant beat. It lights up whatever room it’s played in and can be enjoyed by nearly everyone.

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