The weekend has inevitably rolled around once again and we’re borrowing a line from Vic Mensa as our motto this weekend, “fuck that, get down”. If you’re feeling down on your luck, then the best mixes of the week are sure to get you “down” wherever you may be. Couch-side, club-headed or dance floor-situated, we’ve got all moods covered this week.
AO Beats- The Ripe Guest Mix: Songs to beat lock-out
AO Beats is an American producer to keep a firm eye on. He founded the future bass collective, Moving Castle, whose Soundcloud is filled with skittering, RnB-flavoured gold and AO Beats is responsible for much of that. This mix is made for those that stick around late enough in the night to get your second wind. It’s 3am, drink-service has stopped (if you’re in Sydney :'( ) and the only thing left to do is hit the dance-floor. In it, he throws down his own remixes of Foster The People and Bobby Valentino while also including the GANZ flip of our homegrown girl, Alison Wonderland’s Want U. It’s a schizophrenic affair full of chipmunk vocals and tempo-raising 808s.
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Diplo and Friends – La Vegas: Music to gamble to
While we do condone the action of excessive gambling, everyone now and again we all get that little urge to put all of our weekly wages down on red. Who could blame you – the bright lights, fancy drinks and noticeable lack of time and space -it’s time to suit up, grab your 5 best mates and head to that flashy big building in the centre of the city, the Casino. Diplo, is as suave as it gets, and his recent Las Vegas mega-mix is set to get your blood pumping, your alter-ego throbbing and those casino chips flowing.
Mix available here
Feed Me: Music to trump your gym work-out
Press play and prepare to move. Playing most of their own head-bangers, Feed Me serve up an all original mix which is sure to make you burn off any hamburgers you ate drunkenly last weekend. Screw the gym and there overpriced yearly membership fees, this is all the motivation you need to pump out a solid sweat session.
Mr One Hundred- Hi Tech Soca: Music to Carnival to
Any mix that manages to slot in Jason Derulo and Outkast alongside David Guetta and underground jungle, techno and juke jams is one worth listening to and that’s exactly what London via Chicago producer, Mr One Hundred has delivered. While we’re not the biggest fans of Jason Derulo’s ridiculous track Wiggle, kicking off this mix with a high-energy, dancehall-flavoured bootleg of the track is the perfect mandate for the rest of the mix. From there on it’s relentless, turning the carnival vibes up to 11 with tracks by Gant Man and Kes assisitng. Pick this one when you’ve still got plenty left in the tank and want to go explore the weird and wacky. This ain’t no mix for the faint-hearted.
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Ibiza BlaKKout – Episode 2: Music to Disco Stu to
Hey ladiesssss….yeah that’s right, you have been seduced and you didn’t even realise it. Was the flared jeans that caught your eye, or the mad twirl I just pulled on the dance floor? Disco Stu is in the house, and we have to show a little respect to this living dance-floor legend the only way we know how. Dance. D.A.N.C.E.
Shimmy to the left, and shimmy to right. Time to hustle.