TGIF! It’s been a long week, but today marks the start of another glorious summer weekend. However, this isn’t just your average weekend for many electronic music festival goers— tonight Insomniac unveils their 2015 production of Electric Daisy Carnival: Las Vegas. Hundreds of thousands of people will be uniting under the electric sky for the next three nights, and Future House Fridays is here to give you four bouncy beats to hype up the weekend and celebrate the occasion!
First up is ‘Believer’ by Jacob Plant. I was recently introduced to Jacob Plant’s music by a friend and he has quickly become one of my favorite DJ’s. ‘Believer’ features an extremely talented female soloist over a chorus of “oooh’s” that create a soulful tone for the track. What I like about Jacob Plant’s music is that his drops are particularly powerful, and when this beat drop it packs a strong, bouncy punch (you can hear some wub wub at points). Even though the drop is on the heavier side, ‘Believe’ is nonetheless a great future house anthem to jive to.
Up second is ‘Rio’ by Mesto. ‘Rio’ has a lot of different levels to it that lend a charismatic depth and musicality to the track. It starts with a beachy, flute-sounding beat and then Mesto overlays some wide-ranging synths until the beat drops into a cheery bounce. The beat then slows down into a starry quietness, and I sort of feel like a bird flying over the beautiful, hilly city of Rio when I’m listening to this track. Sticking with the city theme, Mesto also has songs titled ‘Tokyo’ and ‘New York’ that are worth a listen.
Next we’ve got ‘No Sleep’ By David Silcox & Kash Simic. This track is probably the most electrohouse of the bunch. Catchy, robotic vocals enter and repeatedly chant “no sleep til the break of dawn” after the progressive intro to increase anticipation for the drop. The bouncy beat swoops in smoothly from underneath and knocks you off your feet— the track has a unique sound that’s deep yet high-energy. I kept this song on repeat for a while because I couldn’t get its heady vibes out of my mind.
Lastly, we’ve got ‘Feelings’ by Koos. This track’s intro is filled with elusive, deep vibes and sprinkles of xylophone that give a dream-like quality to the beat. What I really like about this track is the way Koos nearly drops the beat but stalls a few times, creating an ephemeral limbo for the listener right before the bouncy future house sound comes in. The synths are absolutely killer in this song.