This weeks special guests at Gigantic are the incredibly talented and remarkably handsome FAUX DJs. They kindly agreed to pen todays Friday Bangers post, and their choices are deadly. Take it away boys…
When we play out you’re going to get a big range of tunes but for this Friday Bangers post we wanted to keep it as current as possible and as true to the Bangers concept as possible. We’re keeping it electronic and we want to melt the face right off of your face.
To us, a banger is a tune that can the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It will make you want to fist pump. It will make you want to put your hood up and get serious about your dancing. It will have at least one moment when you want to shout, ‘FFFFUUUUUUCCCCCKKKKK THIS IS SO GOOD!’ No matter where you are or when you hear it you will want to close your eyes and open them to find a room/field/bunker full of like minded individuals doing the same thing as you, getting caught up in the music. At least that’s the idea.
Daniel Avery – Drone Logic
Starting with a bit of a slow burner. When this track starts you think you’re just listening to another electronic house tune then you get a liquid bass line to focus your attention and things start to become a little bit ‘Rez’. Avery keeps adding layer after layer to production more and more onto you until you’re gasping for air. Then there’s that breakdown. Jesus.
Todd Terje – Delorean Dynamite
According to Jackmaster, king top bossman at Numbers records and part of the Lucky Me collective, this song is cocaine in aural form and, if I may be so bold as to quote him verbatim, ‘Up The Bolivian Marching Powder Troops!’ Indeed, ahem. From the man who brought you the ubiquitous ‘Inspector Norse’, this has been released to whet the appetite before ‘It’s Album Time’, which is Terje’s first album despite the fact that it feels like he’s been around longer than Jesus.
Sub Focus – Turn Back Time (Special Request remix)
This is a special one because it’s not on our new mix because it’s far too super ultra fresh (well to me anyway). Oooof! Dem strings. Going in hard pop tune from Special Request aka Paul Woolford. He’s still on that piano house vibe from ‘Untitled’ (THE biggest banger of 2013) and the bass is doing all the right things to move your insides in the current uncertain financial climate. Less said about the original the better but this was on the release back in December and went to number 10. It’s probably Woolford’s most accessible tune to date and it’s possible a major label could be releasing it in it’s own right. Could Special Request have a Top 10 single? Christ knows but this is big.
If this hasn’t satiated your need for bangers (or you want to hear a few of these in context) we’ve just pulled together a new mix full of the things. Get it here: https://soundcloud.com/fauxdjs/santeri-a
Other mixes available at our sound cloud: https://soundcloud.com/fauxdjs/
Look out for a more relaxed mix coming soon.
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