As the year closes, bangers are still being released across the west as we all (hope to attend) our favorite local celebrations as 2018 comes to a close. Whether your celebrating the New Year’s at Decadence or just with your own shenanigans, tune into these four recent dance hits below to get the party started.
4. Marcus Santoro – “Hijack”
Australian trance guru Marcus Santoro enjoys switching between Dance and his home-base in the world of trance; his newest December release titled “Hijack”. This new single begins the countdown with low-percussion rounding out brighter blaring synths with a tinge of the tougher sounds of trance. Like his past work, “Hijack” mixes organic sounds with thick tribal, and cinematic beats. Check out “Hijack” if you want to take it back to those warehouse vibes with thick synths and low bass.
3. Borlini – “F.T.D. (For The Disco)”
Borlini switches the former’s trance vibes up with some classic sci-fi-sounding synth mixed with some undeniably funk influences, harking back to places like Studio 54. “F.T.D. (For The Disco)” features a modern build-up and backbeat, but relies on that classic house synth pattern and vibe, with just a little bit of nu-disco smashed into the mix for good measure. Borlini’s track is definitely out there for the classic house and funk fans, but translates into a smooth club hit when all the ingredients come together.
2. Florian Picasso – “Hikari”
After a slew of new releases in 2018 on Spinnin’ Records, Florian Picasso brings “Hikari” (meaning ‘light’ in Japanese) to Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings where his synth-laden complicated composition comes to life with glitchy-sounds mixed among the reminiscent riff marking up the main parts of the track. In between trance-like intermissions, the Japanese-influenced organic riff permeates your ears after a light percussion build-up ties it all together. When the drop arrives, the same riff is transformed into a early 00s – turned modern banger.
1. Prince Paris & Beau Collins – “All Of You”
Formerly known as Paris & Simo, Prince Paris teams up with producer Beau Collins to further evolve their image with this pop-dance single titled “All Of You.” Containing much of the sugary riffs and melodic pop stylings amongst the heavier dance elements they are known for, the electric drop shows their progress in making their singles hit even harder than before. Beau Collins contributes a heavier dance vibe to the easy-going sound of the duo, while the now-unidentified vocalist guides the listener through a simple melody below the crystal-clear pipe-percussion elements. “All Of You” can be a welcome genre surprise to anyone’s New Years Eve house party, and rounds out a steady list for more tracks to end to your 2018 close-out playlist.