GPS’ Top 5 Tunes of October 2013
Hey dudes and dudettes. This month’s Top 5 should keep you going on this glorious day after Halloween, regardless if you’re uber hungover or hyper-energized off sweets (or both). I got some techno, some smooth jams, and a very cool bonus tune this month!
5. Modeselektor & Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team – Negativity [Beatport|iTunes] Pounding. Fucking. Techno. Listening to this tune on a proper sound system (how all music should be heard anyways) will leave you in awe. The intro is nice and simple, but after when those drums come in…ohhh shit. This tune is a cold journey of straight negativity, with a negative monologue included.
4. Foamo – Release Me ft. Lotti [Beatport|iTunes] Foamo has come quite a long ways. Last time I heard of him was through his awesome remix of Major Lazer’s “Bruk Out,” and that was years ago. Now it seems that he’s caught up on the smooth, deep house that has been making waves these past few months with this beautiful tune featuring Lotti. A steady stream of energy, repetitious, soothing bass and calming vocals. What more could you ask for?
3. Housemeister – White Out [Out Soon on AYCB] Motheruckin’ Housemeister is back with his next release on his label AYCB. White Out starts off immediately with a strong, fat bass line and acidic notes. I’ve always viewed Housi’s drumwork very intriguing, and it is quite notable here. See, even though the bass and melodies are as receptive as possible, the change in drums gradually throughout the song change the feel completely. One moment your nodding your head and the next moment you find yourself gyrating.
Related Reading: Housemeister – AYCB Sessions EP
2. Culprate – McFunk (ft. Torqux) [Beatport|iTunes] Saying this song is interesting would be an understatement. “McFunk” sounds as analog as it gets. I don’t know how it was made, but to me it sounds like a bunch of actual stringed instruments were used. Once you get to the chorus the stringed sounds are accompanied by vocals that don’t really say anything, and that’s totally fine. Add some random samples here and there and you have yourself a song that will be stuck in your head for a while.
1. Tapesh & KANT – Ey Yo (Beatport|iTunes)
To top off the list we have Tapesh and KANT’s “Ey Yo,” and, yo dude, it’s fuckin’ dirty. Slow your swag down from the last few songs people, “Ey Yo” takes the tempo down. It’s most distinctive aspect is the awesome vocals. Never would I have though I could hear a song so smooth be turned into something so much doper with vocals like these.
Well done guys, well done.
S/O to @ThePhillipKim for the find!
Irish Steph – Move Your Rodeo (Oliver vs Junior Senior vs Franz & Shape) [Free Download] A mashup done proper. Irish Steph takes the vocals of Junior Senior’s “Move Your Feet” and lays it on top of the bridge of Oliver’s “MYB” and Franz and Shape’s remix of “Rodeo.” These three songs compliment each other almost too well, and there could not have been a better offspring of such a righteous musical orgy.