End of the week playlist – DJ feud edition

Tchami Oliver Heldens Twitter Feud

The one thing you’ll learn in looking more into this tweet is that no one can agree on genre names.

  1. Oliver $ & Jimi Jules – Pushing On (Tchami Remix)
  2. Thomas Newson ft. Angelika Vee – Don’t Hold Us (Bixel Boys Remix)
  3. Oliver Heldens – Gecko (Original Mix)
  4. Anna Lunoe – Breathe (Sleepy Tom Remix)
  5. Golden Features – Tell Me Ft. Nicole Millar (Bixel Boys Remix)
  6. Oliver Heldens – Koala (Original Mix)
  7. Dr Kucho! & Gregor Salto – Can’t Stop Playing (Oliver Heldens & Gregor Salto Remix)



Song of the weekend – LANY – ILYSB (Ferdinand Weber Remix)

LANY - ILYSB (Ferdinand Weber Remix) indie dance house

Aside from the original regrettable lyric “and you need to know / that I’m hella obsessed with your face,” Ferdinand Weber’s remix of LANY’s ILYSB is a perfectly crafted indie-dance song.

End of the week playlist: Grandtheft

grandtheft trap jersey club edm deep house

Portland welcomes Toronto based DJ and producer Grandtheft tonight at downtown’s Whiskey Bar. With him will come a spate of dance music genres that are bound to elicit a couple of “HEY” chants from the crowd  – a sampling of his songs have been added to the Pump U playlist, listen below for trap (Technicolor edit, Keep it 100 ), jersey club (Heavy Hitterz), big room (Close remix) and some top notch top 40 remixes.

End of the week playlist: gonna give it to ya straight


No theme, no frills, no dissatisfaction here. This here is just made for your Friday night.

Starting off with the latest high-energy disco house song from Solidisco (which infectiously makes use of that instantly recognizable yet unidentifiable “woop woop” sample), followed by some top-notch Belarbi remixes and a hard-hitting but overwhelmingly positive remix of Bound 2, this selection will not do you wrong. Might even make you feel like that picture right up there.

This end of the week playlist is Brazen

The visual representation of a trap playlist is a creative and diverse one.

The visual representation of a trap playlist is a creative and diverse one.

Bold and laden with brass. 10 trap and bass songs totaling 36 minutes – probably best used for goin-real-hard-bro at the gym or some sort of late-night-dummy-dance-off. Or for when you’re at your desk job and turnin’ up on some excel spreadsheets.

“If Jesus was two guys, he’d be Bixel Boys ”

Bixel Boys

A quote from the eloquent Yolanda Be Cool, describing the breaks-infused b-side Clutch from their upcoming EP. Why think of a title for a post when there’s a line that beautiful sitting smack in the middle of the page?

After The Bixel Boys track there’s an aggressive disco remix from Yuksek, then smattering of indie dance/deep house newness from Lane 8 and Le Youth. Round it out with Zhu’s remix of Lana Del Rey, which delivers an immaculately stripped down remix with some well-timed, in your face horn stabs.

  1. BIXEL BOYS – Clutch (Original Mix)
  2. MONTMARTRE – Inside of me – YUKSEK remix
  3. Eric Prydz – Liberate (Lane 8 Remix)
  4. Le Youth – Feel Your Love (ft. Javeon)
  5. ZHU x LANA DEL REY – West Coast.

End of week party jams: “if you like Disclosure” edition


This week’s end of week playlist edition is short and sweet. Two artists on display – Lxury and XO. Lxury broke onto the scene last fall with the track J.A.W.S., produced with Disclosure. While his subsequent releases have been few and far between, each has thoroughly impressed by delivering the same mass appeal layered on top of compelling creativity.

XO is an 18-year-old UK producer (of course) whose sound is strikingly similar to that of Disclosure—in the best possible way. The tune What’s Luv‘s use of female vocalist infused with pop and future garage styles is reminiscent of Disclosure’s collaboration with AlunaGeorge or Eliza Doolittle, while Old Skool‘s sample-repetition and deep house vibes begs (very positive) comparisons to When a Fire Starts to Burn or Grab Her!

And since Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ is continuing to rise on the U.S. Hot 100 chart, it’ll be good to have a few extra backups handy.