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This past weekend I had a chance to get back in the beat lab. Because I’m currently feeling a bit burnt out on festivals I decided not to attend San Francisco’s largest musical event that took place Friday-Sunday at Golden Gate Park: Outside Lands. For those who don’t know, Outside Lands offers a very diverse musical lineup each year, while also offering attendees some delicious food, local drinks, and even a comedy tent. While the festival takes place in the middle of the Summer, the weather is often temperate and lacks the heat that those who attend Coachella or Lollapalooza might be used to. I completely respect the artists who play Outside Lands and the people who attend, but after checking it out the past couple years I’ve decided it’s not among my favorite festivals.
So during a self-proclaimed “me day”on Saturday, I curated a playlist of my current favorite tracks and organized them in a fashion that flows nicely and keeps asses shaking. Compared to some of my previous mixes, Volume 16 spans almost two hours and remains heavy in the world of Funk and Nu Disco. BPMs span from 120 to 125 and you’ll find 4×4 beats throughout the duration of the mix.
Many of the songs featured have been released in the past year, but don’t be surprised if you hear some slightly older gems or new takes on classics. Notables, for me, include Jax Jones’ “House Work”, a House rework of “Black Magic Woman”, and perhaps my favorite track of the Summer – “Touch Me” by Poupon.
The full track list is below and please feel free to let me know your thoughts. Really happy with how this came out and I think you will be too!
1.BMW Feat. Jeremy Goddard by Natema, Enzo Gomez, Jeremy Goddard
2.WTF (Where They From) (Jax Jones remix) by Missy Elliott
3.Alive (Original Mix) by Proxy Brown
4.Feel It In Our Bones (Original Mix) by Mark Lower, Ash Reynolds
5.Shiiiit! (Original Mix) by Kraak & Smaak
6.Lord (Extended Mix) by Ferreck Dawn & Rene Amesz
7.Need Some (Vocal Mix) by DJ Butcher
8.Love Sweet Sound (Kolsch Remix) by Groove Armada
9.Me & U (MSCLS Remix) by Tommy Trash, Anna Lunoe
10.Club Crusher (Original Mix) by Frey, Waxy
11.Boo Boo by Volac & Bruno Furlan
12.Down Like This (Original Mix) by Motez
13.Higher Level (Bicep Remix) by Isaac Tichauer
14.I’m In Control (Throttle Remix) by Alunageorge
15.We Work It (Original Mix) by Gene Farris, Sonny Fodera
16.Black Betty (Robosonic Remix) by David Keno, Dalson
17.Work Me (Justin Jay Remix) byB illy Kenny
18.Power by Nytron, Sugar Hill
19.2 People (Carnao Beats Remix) by Jean Jaques Smoothie, Tara Busch
20.Touch Me (Extended) by Poupon
21.I Bought It All (Original Mix) by Catz ‘n Dogz
22.Like This (Original Mix) by Adrian Hour
23.Who’s Afraid of Detroit (10 Year Anniversary mix) by Claude VonStroke
24.Money Maker (Club Mix) by Throttle
25.House Work (feat. MNEK & Mike Dunn) by Jax Jones
26.Freak (Joe Stone Remix) by R3hab & Quintino
27.Girl (Like That) (Original Mix) by DJ Sub Zero
28.How To See by Jade Blue