GPS’ Top 5 Tunes Of January 2014
I’m kicking off the first Top 5 installment of 2014 with some phat bass, a throwback that’ll make you feel like your in 2007, and, as always, fun jams. Enjoy!
5. Rob De Large – N.Y.H. (Craig Williams Remix)
Craig williams takes Rob De Large’s “N.Y.H.” and remixes it to a beating monster. Simplistic in form and complex in execution, Craig Williams uses a broken drum beat with a vintage, live sound and constantly changes it up throughout the song. The beat is definitely the core of this tune, and it’s sick.
4. Duck Sauce – Mondo
What’s not to like about Duck Sauce? Sampling La Favlour’s “Mandolay,” Armand and A-Trak give this tune a modern refix, primed for dance floors across the globe. Finally a tune your parents can dance to with you!
3. Irish Steph – Power Part 2 (VNNR Remix)
When electro was king, tunes like this would be standard. VNNR’s remix of Irish Steph’s already hard “Power Part 2″. This is that kind of electro that sounds like a revving engine from hell, with a clean piano to start off. The middle of the song is topped off with some always-welcome cowbell.
2. DeadWalkman – Phoenix
PHAT, PHAT, PHAT. That’s basically the only word I need to describe this amazing fucking song. But hell, I’ll try some more. Starting odd with a steady beat, the song gradually builds for a long time – actually, it seems more like one build leading into another. The first chorus has a chopped vocal sample, but that all changes when the phat, acidic bass kicks in!
1. Adam F & Cory Enemy – When It Comes To You (feat. Margot)
I first heard this as the opening tune of Tchami’s Do Androids Dance mix, and what a great way to start a mix. It’s honestly hard to find something to not like about this song. Margot’s vocals and Adam F & Cory Enemy’s melody are as equally infectious and complimentary to the other. A match made in musical heaven? Definitely.