From a deep house reinvention from the world’s richest DJ, to a dream-pop dream team, to a forgotten hip-hop track’s unlikely renaissance, here are five dance/electronica tracks you need to wrap your ears around this month.
Robin Schulz feat. Francesco Yates – “Sugar”
German DJ Robin Schulz cements his status as the king of the remixers by transforming “Suga Suga,” a forgotten 2003 single from Mexican-American rapper Baby Bash, into a 2015 tropical house anthem that will surely be inescapable for whatever’s left of this summer.
Calvin Harris feat. Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”
Thankfully not a Bee Gees cover, “How Deep Is Your Love” finds Taylor Swift’s current beau rather belatedly jumping aboard the deep house bandwagon on a more subtle than usual floorfilling collaboration with London newcomers Disciples.
Cyril Hahn feat. Say Lou Lou – “Inferno”
A regular of this feature, Swiss producer Cyril Hahn maintains his winning streak by teaming up with Swedish-Australian twin sisters Say Lou Lou for a blissful blend of dream-pop and 80s electronica which once again makes you wish he’d hurry up and release a full-length album.
Example – “Whisky Story”
An ode to the nights of partying he used to enjoy before becoming a father, the nostalgic “Whisky Story” sees Example return to form on a hangover banger which sounds uncannily like Girls Aloud’s under-rated “Sexy No No No.”
Sinead Harnett – “Do It Anyway”
Early Disclosure vocalist Sinead Harnett continues her bid to become the next featured artist-turned-solo star with “Do It Anyway,” an intriguing statement of independence which segues from moody Lorde-esque R&B to soaring drum ‘n’ bass.