This week’s Future House Friday is poptastic themed, meaning that these four tracks pop out from the limits of the future house genre in two different ways— some are futuristic remixes of popular songs while others have drops that pop and scream for your attention.
The first song this week is Marshmello’s remix of ‘I Want You To Know.’ This track has a nice, slow start— Selena Gomez’s melodic vocals are overlaid on a starry beat and the sound of faucet droplets. Marshmello slides up and down the keyboard scale for the drop, which lends a wavy, journey-like quality to the track. Occasional bass lines in the background add intensity to this pop remix.
Up second is Broiler’s remix of ‘It’s You.’ The Norweigan duo’s remixes are often very instrumental sounding relative to other electronic music (for example, the violin in their remix of ’Shots’ by Imagine Dragons). This track is no exception— piano plays distinctly in the background while Syn Cole’s smooth vocals drive you towards the high-energy drop. This track has the tropical vibes that make it the youtube-trailer-for-people-entering-a-music-festival song without being too cliche.
Third is Mike Williams & Dastic’s original track ‘Candy.’ You might recognize Mike Williams from the debut of his song ‘Konnichiwa’ on Heldeep Radio #37. His original song ‘Candy’ has a similar style to ‘Konnichiwa’— very little vocals and a quiet intro— however, Candy has a more bouncy, big room sound. The Martin-Solveig-esque track really pops out at you when it drops, and the offbeat ‘uh’ throughout the track adds some extra dynamic flair.
Last, we’ve got Brazilian DJ Liu’s remix of ‘See You Again.’ This track is the most relaxed of the four. Charlie Puth’s vocals reflect on the story of Paul Walker’s sudden death, and when the mega groovy beat drops the vocals repeat slightly louder than before, setting an emotional tone for the track. Wiz Khalifa’s verse is broken up and interspersed with Charlie Puth’s vocals, creating fluidity for the powerful song.