10 tracks that will ensure your July 4 stays lit
10 tracks that will ensure July 4 stays lit
Summer is in full swing, and the time has come once again for Americans to celebrate the birth of their home country. Throughout the day on July 4, many will be starting early with outdoor parties and barbecues as a precursor for the fireworks and celebratory parties that come after the sun set.
To help keep the day’s momentum on a jubilant, upbeat note, Dancing Astronaut has chosen ten distinctive heaters from across the EDM world that are surefire party starters. Artists from Flume, to Gorillaz, to Bicep are covered in this diverse list, which is adaptable to any setting.
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Calvin Harris - Slide, ft. Migos & Frank Ocean
Calvin Harris opens this playlist with a mellow, yet sunny “Slide.” The piece, aided by Frank Ocean & Migos, is perfect for getting in the mood started for daytime festivities.
Gorillaz - Andromeda
Next up are Gorillaz, with their Humanz single, “Andromeda.” The groovy, retro-inspired piece brings images to mind of simpler times and suits the July 4 mood nicely.
Blaze - Lovelee Dae (Bicep Remix)
No day party is complete without Bicep’s infectiously catchy remix of Blaze’s “Lovelee Dae.” Its cheery vibes are perfect for keeping the mood up during the day.
Giorgio Moroder - Good For Me (Rinzen Remix)
Once celebrations are fully kicked off for the holiday, it’s time to delve into some more energized works that will get feet moving. Rinzen’s remix of Giorgio Moroder’s “Good For Me” does just that, with its irresistible synth work and driving, tech-tinged disco rhythms.
Kill Frenzy - No Panties
Kill Frenzy’s “No Panties” is a veritable party anthem. The raunchy tech house piece is a jewel of the Dirtybird repertoire, and has been rinsed many times on dance-floors in America and across the globe.
Clams Casino - Be Somebody ft. A$AP Rocky & Lil B
Famed hip-hop & leftfield bass producer Clams Casino helps turn things up a notch with his A$AP Rocky & Lil B collaboration, “Be Somebody.” This track, when played with the bass on high, serves an a crowd energizer and will appeal to a wide range of revelers.
Flume - Heater
Flume’s future bass “Heater” of a track takes things even further into turn-up mode, combining his usual hard, yet eclectic elements with synths reminiscent of a Ratatat piece.
RL Grime - Reims
RL Grime knows his way around high-charged trap compositions, and “Reims” is one of his most scintillating works to date. It’s the type of song that lights up anywhere it’s played, boosting energy levels with heavy bass and frantic melodies.
Maceo Plex - Love On Time
Moving into darker hours of the holiday, pumping techno is always a way to keep up momentum. Maceo Plex’s “Love On Time,” released as part of his Solar pre-cursor EP, is dark and acidic – a nice note to start evening festivities on.
Pleasurekraft - Tarantula (Pleasurekraft's '7 Year Itch' Rework)
Pleasurekraft provides the closer on this list – their “7 Year Itch” rework of their biggest anthem, “Tarantula.” The new version boasts a pounding techno base and minimal, yet cunning synths that enslave the dance-floor.