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.
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.
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.
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.
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.