TomorrowWorld leaves 10 tracks to remember it by
With over 300 artists and 38 hours of overlapping music this weekend, the number of tracks heard at TomorrowWorld is somewhere in the thousands. While not even almighty Internet can spit out a list of every tune that received play time in the Chattahoochee Hills, a few tracks were heard again and again, earning anthem status and a firm spot in the memory of the Main Stage attendees. While some older tracks like “In My Mind,” “Wakanda” and “Reload” still frequently made their way into sets, we’ve compiled the ten tunes that defined the most recent chapter in the Book Of Wisdom.
10. Showtek feat. We Are Loud! & Sonny Wilson – Booyah
“Booyah” was certainly not the only Showtek tune we heard this weekend, but it was the most consistent. First debuted by the duo this summer, the track combines the addictive hard edge we’ve come to expect from the former pogoers with a reggae vocal that blurs towards soca music. With a melody that will bwap its way into your head and require a firm shaking to get loose, the track was heard all three days on the Main Stage.
Notable plays: Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Calvin Harris
9. Quintino & MoTI – Dynamite
Though we didn’t officially hear this on the Main Stage until Sunday, this tune’s infectious MIA-like vocal caught our ear on several occasions as we strolled between stages. A new this month release on, the sparse lyrics call immediately for a sing a long while the percussive roll got more than one attendee to shimmy.
Notable plays: A-Trak, David Solano, Quintino
8. MAKJ & M35 – Revolution
Released just in time for TomorrowWorld revelers to blast on their way to the fest, MAKJ & M35’s “Revolution” kept up the momentum it gained during Electric Zoo. Calling for lasers and stringing up electro elements within the progressive framework, the tune’s countdown vocal and draw out build/hard break combo made for the perfect mid-set amp up track.
Notable plays: Axwell, Sander van Doorn, MAKJ
7. Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo – Boneless
You can’t sit at the Beatport No. 1 spot and not get some festival play, especially when your beat is as memorable as “Boneless’.” Perhaps best served up by Super You & Me’s Superman, Spiderman and Batman (who all gave the melody their own version of a hand flick), the sexy sound found its way into Tiesto’s performance as well, giving Main Stage attendees a taste of a tune that had already received serious support on the side stages.
Notable plays: Superman, Spiderman & Batman, Tiesto, Steve Aoki
6. Riva Starr & Fatboy Slim – Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat
The song that either spawned or was spawned by a thousand t-shirts, “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat” was not only heard but lived over the weekend. Both the acappella and Calvin Harris remix blasted over the sound system, with attendees gleefully screaming out the robotic lyrics. There may not have been a lot of sleeping going on over the weekend, but everyone was raging if not raving and without a doubt repeating.
Notable plays: Afrojack, David Guetta, Calvin Harris
5. Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up
While it was less than six months ago that Avicii set the EDM world reeling when he brought his bluegrassy band performance to Ultra, now one of those eyebrow-raising tunes is de rigeur at festivals. “Wake Me Up” felt especially at home in Chattahoochee Hills where we not only heard it on the Main Stage but the radio, and where despite Avicii’s absence a few fest first timers said they would choose it as the TomorrowWorld anthem.
Notable plays: Hardwell, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Nicky Romero
4. Jacob Plant – Fire
This bold Flye Eye record is so nice Zane Lowe played it twice – so too did the Main Stage speakers. Dominated by a bassline but carrying a subtle progressive style, the tune satisfies the big room fan’s desire to get down while keeping it clean enough to spring back up with hands high. Lots of stomping and looks of sheer bliss with this one.
Notable plays: David Guetta, W&W, Chuckie
3. Kenneth G – Rage-Aholics
Out earlier this month, Kenneth G’s Revealed release seems designed with the festival in mind. Laced with a dark bounce and call to “rock,” you could practically hear the drawn out “ohh!” as the tune’s massive build reached climax. The four on the floor beat made the tune utterly danceable – and mixable: Calvin Harris combined it with Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” while Yves V threw it with Chardy & Kronic’s “S.W.A.T Team”
Notable plays: Benny Benassi, Calvin Harris, Yves V
2. Alesso & Calvin Harris feat. Theo Hutchcraft – Under Control
This song has everything you could want in an anthem – except a release date. With a catchy vocal, pumped up beat and soaring synths, the collab is the perfect marriage of Calvin’s mass appeal and Alesso’s eye for detail. Played out enough times to have us knowing the lyrics by the end of the weekend, we’re betting this is in rotation for several festival seasons to come.
Notable plays: R3hab, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso
1. Nicky Romero, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano ft. Fast Eddie – S.O.T.U.
The “Sound Of The Underground” has officially reached Main Stage gold status on both sides of the coast. Heard on multiple stages on multiple days, the tune cut across genre lines and united the crowd in jacking together in complete frenzy. Finally released to the public today, we give it less than a week to rocket up the charts.
Notable plays: Sebastian Ingrosso, Fedde le Grand, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike