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The Soundtrack To Your Weekend

1st August 2013 | Posted in Music

Following up from last weeks epic weekend playlist, which was all about getting you in a Summer mood for heading out, we're about to do exactly the same with some new tracks to keep your weekend on the right track.

Last week was all about big beats from some huge names- so this week is about keeping things low key, with some new faces. Forget the likes of David Guetta and Avicii, they're boring, and there's absolutely no space for them on this list.

On this play list you'll find some laid back Summer songs, perfect for whether you're out on the town, having a gathering at yours, or just relaxing at home. We've even been nice enough to carry on with some new songs to help you chill out on Sunday-whatever state you're in...

So press play, turn it up, and enjoy...

Saturday

One Direction-Best Song Ever HAHAHAHA. Joking. Seriously though, how terrible is that song? Incredibly, is the answer. Anyway... back to the good stuff... M83-Midnight City (Alcala Remix) Ok, so we all remember this modern indie hero tune. Made famous (and completely killed by toffs) through it's over use on Made In Chelsea, Midnight City is one of M83's biggest triumphs. Remixes of tracks like this are always going to be tricky, because really there's nothing much you could do to make it any better. It's just an absolute belter. Step in Alcala, who got their magic mitts on what is actually one of our favourite ever songs, and somehow managed to give it an uber dancey feel, without making it sound like it's on a cd player with a dodgey speed setting. This is a great night starter- it'll get you in the mood to head out in a few seconds. Foals-My Number (Hot Chip Remix) Having Hot Chip want to remix one of your songs is basically like having the Queen knock on your door and say she loves your song so much, that she's going to remix it (if the queen had mixing skills. Does she? It'd be undeniably cool if she did), so yes-Hot Chip are basically music royalty (and they definitely do have mixing skills). So well done Foals for getting some well deserved recognition for what is, in its own right, a fantastic record. But there's nothing wrong with putting a pumping bass line over an indie smash, is there? Decide for yourself... Frank Ocean-Thinking About You (Ryan Hemsworth Remix) Are you starting to notice a pattern with the whole remix thing? Because we are. Oh well. It's all good. Here's Mr Ocean, doing what he does best. And here's Mr Hemsworth, doing what he does best too. It's a pretty dreamy mix, and the result would leave anyone with their eyes closed thinking they're on a beach somewhere hot, drink in hand, thinking about the night ahead. If only. Klangkarussell-Sonnentanz feat. Will Heard In reality, this is an incredibly stereotypical Summer dance song. But we don't care because it's awesome, and not many people have caught on to it yet. So enjoy it, before it becomes more overplayed than that flipping Avicii and Aloe Blacc song. You'll get extra points if you can pronounce this guys name too. Just don't try after a few beverages...it's hard enough as it is. James Delay-I Am Error Whilst we're on the whole big bass line feel, try this on for size. London based DJ James Delay has popped up all over the place in recent years- spinning his magic at parties all over the capital, including some for one of our favourite brands, Blood Brother. Give this a listen for a taster of his Electro/House mix. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but there's no doubting that this boy can chuck a song together. We've had it on repeat most of the week, and we LOVE it. Mike Mago-The Show Mike Mago (or Mr Michiel Thomassen if you want to be formally acquainted), is basically a European music god. Owning his own label, and producing his own music, he's pretty much a genius born and bred by Amsterdam. So he's slightly crazy, too. With a huge repetitive bass line, this has a wicked feel to it that you can help but move along too. Top notch. Childish Gambino-Centipede CHILDISH WHO WHAT NOW?! We hear you cry. If you haven't had the pleasure of listening to Childish Gambino's work- know that he is an incredibly talented writer, actor, and rapper. A bit of a genius in our humble opinion. So, what to expect before you press play? A seriously progressive beat, ridiculously slick lyrics, amazing delivery, and ermmm. A bloody good song? Take a listen, judge for yourself. Just make sure you give it a chance to get past that intro-it's more than worth it.

Sunday

Daughter-Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover) Three words: WHAT. THE. HELL. This by all accounts shouldn't work- someone slowing down a Daft Punk record until it's so stripped back it's almost unrecognisable? It should be a crime, shouldn't it. Well, yes, it should, if it wasn't done half as well as Brit indie folk band Daughter have managed during one of Radio 1's life sessions. Give this a listen, you will not believe your ears. Elli Ingram-Sober You're forgiven for not having a clue who she is. Coming out of Brighton, she's got a fantastically distinctive voice and has got her hands on some great lyrics. It's a winning combination, and we love this track for chilling out on a Sunday afternoon. Clean Bandit- Dust Clears Let's get past the agreeably odd video, and concentrate on the music. If you're struggling to let go of Saturday night, this track by Clean Bandit offers up just enough energy without a dropping a head banging bass line (that might conjure up a few forgotten antics of last night), to help you crawl through Sunday.

Ryan J Gray

 

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