Beyond the Main Stage: Seven standout tracks heard at TomorrowWorldTomorrowworld Main Stage 1

Beyond the Main Stage: Seven standout tracks heard at TomorrowWorld

Chattahoochee Hills played host to troves of great music this weekend, and to distill all that was seen and heard into one list isn’t a task for the faint of heart. Here, we present the tracks that caught our attention as we roamed the 500 acre fantasy land. Two important caveats: given the size of the grounds, it was impossible to be at all places at once–but we did our best to roam. And second, you won’t find any main stage music here – look here for that.

Roland Clark and The Montanas – Music Talking (Fred Falke Remix)
Heard at: Kitsuné

Fred Falke is a living legend in the French House scene, and it shows: this track from 2008 doesn’t sound dated at all. New friendships were forged and copious amounts of Johnnie Walker Black Label were poured in celebration as this song blared through the Kitsune speakers.

Nas – The Don (Tom Wrecks Remix)
Heard at: Fool’s Gold Clubhouse

AraabMuzik dropped this towards the middle of his set, and the expansive, powerful bass was just what the doctor ordered to keep the energy of the poolside stage going strong.

Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone (Audiofreq Bootleg)
Heard at: Q-Dance

Note: song begins at 24:12

At the Q-Dance stage, it was hard not to be impressed by the fanfare of the music and the cheering crowd. A stage decoration reminiscent of its Tomorrowland counterpart showcased Q-Dance’s unique commitment to its stages first and its lineups second. American partygoers instantly recognized this familiar ‘90s dance cut and loved every moment of the hardstyle kick drums.

Claude VonStroke – The Clapping Track (Original Mix)
Heard at: All Gone Pete Tong

“The Clapping Track” features a quaint organ accompaniment that dominates the track, but don’t worry – it works, and quite well at that. This is a track that just begs to be sped up a few BPMs from time to time, and that’s exactly what some of the DJs who played this at TomorrowWorld did.

Todd Terje – Strandbar (Disko Version)
Heard at: Kitsuné

Strandbar is 70 degrees and sunny: it’s a delight for the ears and overall super-groovy track.

See also: Dancing Astronaut’s Guide to French House

Psyko Punkz ft. Murda – Trippy Hippie
Heard at: Q-Dance

Here is a track that melds together the vocal stylings of Dutch rapper Murda with the frenetic drops of hardstyle. It went over extremely well with both the hardstyle faithful as well as people just breaking into the genre.

See Psyko Punkz at The Shrine Los Angeles with our Sound of Q-Dance ticket giveaway

Dirtyphonics – Hanging On Me Feat. Liela Moss (Slogun and iOh Remix)
Heard at: Dim Mak “Up All Night”

The sole D&B track of this list is a standout in its own right: the song’s two differentiated drops were exhilarating to experience during Dirtyphonics’ set.