botnek i know

My first exposure to Canadian duo Botnek came when the Mat Zo & Porter Robinson “Easy” remix package saw its release. Botnek’s version took the original melodic singalong track and threw something heavy at it, almost like one of them recorded himself speaking gibberish and throwing it into a series of effects and filters. The Botnek “Easy” remix quickly became the new thing, as the original had been played out but their remix had freshened things up when DJs wanted to throw down hard. I’ll admit I dropped the ball on investigating Botnek further, until yesterday when I saw they had a brand new release on Dim Mak Records. The track, called “I Know”, is something wild. An Electro-House banger with some melodies and pitched-up vocals singing “I know I know that you need me baby” was certainly a great way to go. But it’s that damn unique drop that really got me, almost causing me to say “wait, what?!” Sure, to the average listener it might sound like someone ate too much Taco Bell, but I assure you this is a track I’m going to be playing heavily in my rotation over the coming weeks.

Botnek РI Know (Original Mix) | Purchase at Beatport 

To drive the point home even further on these guys, I present to you their Tomorrowland 2013 set, recorded live. Not only is the mixing better than your average DJ, but their song selection is pretty tasty. Filled with plenty of Botnek originals, remixes, and mashups, this half hour set is high-energy the whole way through and contains a whopping 15 tracks. Play it and crank it! *tracklist after the jump*

“We played at Tomorrowland lol here is the proof

We played these songs…

01. Botnek – Through The Night (Festival Intro Mix)
02. Autoerotique – Asphyxiation (Botnek Remix)
03. Fedde Le Grand and Sultan + Ned Shepard – No Good
04. DallasK – Alienz (Botnek Remix)
05. GTA, Krewella, Porter Robinson, Showtek, Noise Controllers & Knife Party – Lots of popular beatport songs at the same time (Botnek Bashup)
06. Rob Lewis – Smoking Device
07. Felix Cartal – Tonight (Botnek Remix) w/ Zedd ft. Foxes – Clarity (Acapella)
08. Botnek – ID
09. Botnek – ID w/ Bingo Players – Cry (Just a Little) (Acapella)
10. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
11. Autoerotique – Asphyxiation
12. Paris & Simo vs Fatboy Slim – Push the Tundra (Botnek Bashup)
13. Botnek – I Know
14. Mat Zo & Porter Robinson – Easy (Botnek Remix)
15. Mat Zo & Porter Robinson vs M83 – Easy City(Botnek Bashup)

thats a lot of songs in 30 minutes lol”