Back with another edition of In the Mix, where we spotlight new dance tracks and mixes from local producers and DJs. This week, OWSLA's Wuki (pictured above) offers up some fresh sounds from the next page in dance music, Decadon keeps the trap in check on his mini-mix, Option4 drops another remix, and Dirty//Clean makes an appearance with a track from DJ Chap and Dawn Safari.
Wuki - "Framework" "Framework," which just dropped on the OWSLA imprint, is built on simplicity and with a refreshing lack of the drab nonsense drops that are found in so much electronic dance music these days. This is the kind of music that's actually made for dancing. Sure, EDM is a blanket term, but this is the stuff that keeps the movement progressing, because it's just different enough to seem fresh and new.
Decadon - "Thump" Mini Mix Now that "Harlem Shake" has ruined everyone's perception of trap music, we were hesitant to give this mix a shot, as that particular track is included here, but the rework on the song was just fine. There are also some dubstep tracks mixed in that offer a little more substance than your typical "lean wit' it" vibes that trap usually induces, and the overall mix serves as a great teaser for what Decadon (aka Donnie Miller) will bring to TRAPFest this spring.
Elizabeth Rose - "The Good Life" (option4 Remix) On his remix of "The Good Life," option4 strips the original beat from the track and turns it into a chilled out lounge track. Whereas the original already had that dance feel, the new rendition really makes it playable on a club system.
DJ Chap and Dawn Safari - "Azucar" Fresh off the latest Dirty//Clean release Horizons, "Azucar" offers a chilled out melody that fits perfectly for any breather in a set. It's got the drums that feed the ragers, but it's also got the smoothed out synth that offers respite to those too tired from partying all night. While it's got bounce, it's not enough to send you into a frenzy.