Survival Sunday is a weekly roundup of the biggest tracks from all over the internet in any given week, usually with tracks from the biggest names in EDM and/or our favorites. We know everyone’s busy during the week and it’s hard to keep up with the music blog scene so SS is here so you can spend your decompression day catching up on anything you may have missed so you don’t end up looking like a noob.
Well, this was a particularly slow week for new music but I don’t mean to say it was a disappointing one. In fact, one of my favorite producers, Xaphoon Jones, who is better known for his production work for the duo Chiddy Bang, decided to step out of his usual element to team up with Party Like Us records founder AC Slater and put out what is sure to be one of the biggest dubstep tracks in the coming months. Tiesto also dropped a new gem and Steve Aoki and Afrojack’s collaboration “No Beef”, which you are sure to recognize as it has been in sets and leaked all over the internet over the past year or so, finally gets an “unofficial release”. At least you get a quality version for your collection now.
This first track is the AC Slater and Xaphoon Jones collaboration that I just mentioned and it is an amazing track. Really makes me wonder what Xaphoon Jones could bring to the table if he stepped out of hip-hop production to give a crack at EDM full-time. At least this track brings hope that we will see more like this from my man.
Next, Tiesto dropped some heat this week in the form of his latest “Work Hard, Play Hard.” That certainly seems to be the mantra for this madman lately: the fact that he would have time to drop a track like this amidst all the touring, podcasting, producing and whatever else he is always doing (while also responding to a LOT of fans tweets, which still amazes me) is nothing short of incredible. Lots of respect for this guy… and this track!
I’m not sure if this really constitutes as news as we have already posted a leaked version of this song but it is a great collaboration between the bleep king and the asian rockstar that has been smashing dance floors for a long time and now you have the opportunity to have this banger in full quality.
I don’t want to leave you with just these three tracks so I’ll throw up another one that has tickled my fancy this past week. Dutch house star R3hab put together this hard-hitting remix which just has that raw energy that can’t be faked. This is the kind of house I could mosh to. Listen to hear what I mean.
Bonus: I really hate posting music if it’s been on just about every blog but, on the off chance that you’ve been out of touch with what’s been going on, you’re gonna have to make a point to pick this track up. Not sure whether whether I like this one or the Karetus remix better but they both improve tenfold on the original.