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.
A smattering of upbeat-yet-not-quite-bangers today. Particularly excited about the latest remix from Bixel Boys, who continuously put out dance-floor friendly tracks without necessarily adhering to a specific genre or trend, something that’s pretty refreshing in the Soundcloud universe. Also want to call out The Rooftop Boys proving themselves once again with a remix of David Guetta (their only other sound was the out-of-nowhere take on Kanye West’s Bound 2, which you can hear a little further down the playlist).
BIXEL BOYS: Golden Features – Tell Me Ft. Nicole Millar (Bixel Boys Remix)
Oliver Heldens: Can’t Stop Playing (Oliver Heldens & Gregor Salto Remix) [Preview]
David Guetta & Showtek – Bad (The Rooftop Boys Remix)
Long & Harris – Perception [EDM.com Exclusive]
Bondax: All I See (TCTS Remix)[Annie Mac, BBC Radio 1 rip]
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.