DA's Sunday Morning Medicine
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
As usual, this week’s SMM features a wide range of genres for all of our music connoisseurs — chillstep, trance, deep house, and even trap. We begin your Sunday morning with Spada’s remix of “Boy,” followed by Germany’s very own Zwette. We then transition our playlist into the realm of chillstep and trap with DNTST’s rework of “Leave the Lights On” and DJ Slink’s take on “Wicked Games.” Finally, we close out with a 2003 classic: Gabriel & Dresden’s remix of “Beautiful Things.”
1. Emma Louise – Boy (Spada Remix)
We originally discovered this gem thanks to Above & Beyond’s latest episode of Group Therapy. Emma Louise’s vocals are sweetly draped around subtle drums, clapping, and piano that embody Spada’s deep house approach.
2. Rudimental feat. Emeli Sandé – Free (Zwette Edit)
Zwette has taken the BPM up a notch with this remix of “Free,” incorporating quick percussion that leads to a more upbeat take on Rudimental’s original.
3. Meiko – Leave the Lights On (DNTST Rework)
This track is for our DA readers who appreciate the art of chillstep. DNTST showcases a beautifully composed intro, dispersed with melodic chords that strike the eardrums. Transitioning into more chillstep-influenced beats, DNTST maintains the remix’s mellow and canorous integrity throughout.
4. The Weeknd – Wicked Games (HugLife a.k.a DJ Slink Remix)
Ominous piano keys open up DJ Slink’s remix of “Wicked Games,” but fast forward to the “drop” at 1:25 and you’ll hear those 808 drums that give the track a more electronic feel.
5. Tiesto feat. Andain – Beautiful Things (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
“Beautiful Things” — a throwback to the days when Tiësto was all about trance. He first released this song on his compilation album Nyana in 2003, and Gabriel & Dresden’s gentle touch helps bring “Beautiful Things” to even greater prominence.