When I first started this blog, I spent a lot of time clicking through artists’ pages on Soundcloud and Hype Machine looking for the freshest tracks every day. But after a while, I realized that sometimes random chance really is the best tool.
I stumbled across this new Disciples track as I let my Soundcloud homepage play through while sitting as my desk. If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve heard Calvin Harris’ massive track “How Deep is Your Love,” a collaborative effort with Disciples.
Before you shake your head at me for mentioning such a pop crossover song, hear me out! Disciples’ new track, “Flawless” sounds nothing at all like the catchy Harris-associated radio hit — though, unfortunately, I can pretty much guarantee Gigi Hadid won’t be starring in a music video for this track, if one is ever released.
“Flawless” is all about the dope bassline and it keeps the house grooves flowing throughout. It’s production is, as the title suggests, flawless. It’s chill enough to bump in the background while you’re working, but would work equally well on a dance floor somewhere after 2 a.m.
The London Trio’s new three-track EP “The Following” arrives Oct. 24!
If you like “Flawless,” check out their track “Mastermind” which was released last month:
Eric Prydz at Echostage in DC
Last Friday night my friends and I went on a musical journey. After weeks of anticipation, we finally got to bask in the glory of a three-hour Eric Prydz set at Echostage in DC. I’m in no way exaggerating when I say that I listened to his ENTIRE Soundcloud musical catalogue, including live sets, leading up to the show. And Prydz did not disappoint. Time seemed to just evaporate as we danced to his perfectly paced set. As my friends continuously pointed out that night, I was “all smiles” throughout the show.
You can’t listen to just one Eric Prydz track to appreciate him as an artist. His sets are where he truly shines. Not that many people can keep you interested and dancing for three hours, but this is a guy who has truly mastered his genre. That being said, here are my two favorite Prydz mixes for your enjoyment:
After spending all day Saturday recovering from Prydz’s amazing set, I geared up to head to the 9:30 club to see Klingande with the same crew as the previous evening. I didn’t think Klingande’s show could rival Prydz’s, but in many ways it was better. Klingande’s tropical vibe and incorporation of live instruments differs immensely from the progressive house Prydz has mastered. Prydz has years and years of experience under his belt, he knows how to control the crowd and can make three notes sound interesting. Klingande isn’t there yet, but his set was pure, joyful fun.
Klingande at the 9:30 Club in DC
You can hear the various musical influences that have helped Klingande achieve his unique sound in each of his songs and remixes. The best way that I can describe his vibe is ‘summer beach vacation’ — and who doesn’t like that?
Anyway! Enough of the older material. Let’s get to this week’s tunes. There are plenty more upbeat summer vibes to discover in this week’s playlist. Listen here:
Happy rest of the week!