Happy Lazy Sundays everyone. I want to wish a very warm and relaxing Father's Day to all of the fathers out there. You all rock. This week, I have some surprises up my sleeve.
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up (Original Mix)
I'd like to start this week off with Avicii's highly controversial new folk track. I admit, this wasn't what anyone wanted to hear for the first time at Ultra. But, the track has had a few months to settle into people's thoughts. I think 'Wake Me Up' is a solid track. I also have a soft spot for country/folk music. But those looking to hate on this should take into consideration that fusions into other genres is good for demonstrating how versatile electronic dance music can be, given the proper effort. This was catch on eventually, if not sooner, and build even more awareness for our beloved scene. This would have to viewed as positive awareness, as country/folk music is enjoyed by a vast amount of older people as well.
&ME - Red Flag (Phase Tribal Mix)
I'm pretty sure the cavemen used to wild out to this.
Mightyfools - Footrocker (Original Mix)
The long-awaited ID from Hardwell's Main Stage set at Ultra is finally out. 'Footrocker' is massive, and I expect it to take over electro festival sets all summer.
Alex Dolby and Santos - Raw Road (Carlo Lio Remix)
Another techno gem I came across this week. This track does work.
John O'Callaghan w/ John Askew vs. Dj Shah ft. Andrina Thorpe - Who Will Stress Me? (Michael Graham Mashup)
This mashup is absolute madness. Dropped in Bryan Kearney's EOYC 2012 set, there's not a trance track out there that gets me more hype than this one.
Rave 5 -Sandstorm vs Blow Your Mind vs Zombie Nation vs Blade Techno Opener
This is the 26 minute mix that started it all for me back in 2006. I was just a sophomore at East Carolina University, and I used to pregame and play beer pong to this at least 3 nights a week. It is such a treat to listen to beats like this from time to time. A lot of us want these days back. If you have never heard this before, do yourself a favor if you enjoy techno and trance.
DJ Tiësto - Live at Innercity 1999
YES. This set is clearly the Tiesto that all of us love and want back. This set is just unbelievable. Tiesto produced hardcore even before this, something I just learned last night.
Carl Cox | 30 Years As A DJ | The Godfather Of EDM
Oh yes oh yes! Since it's Father's Day, I'm inclined to include a track or a video that's father related, so why not pay homage to the godfather of EDM himself, Carl Cox? This video is from 2008. It's pretty awesome to come across interviews from five years back or longer.
That's all for this week's edition of Lazy Sundays with Only The Beat. Enjoy the rest of Father's Day. See you again next weekend. Cheers.