CODE Picks of the Week: Mikky Ekko and Switch, Skrillex and Alvin Risk, heRobust and More
Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section.
Mikky Ekko: “Kids” (Switch remix) [RCA]
Diplo’s former Major Lazer partner Switch (aka Dave Taylor), understands both the beauty and the haunting in Mikky Ekko’s voice and thus infuses Ekko’s playful original with longing, thanks in part to some ominous vocal samples. Switch’s strength as a producer has always been the way he puts space inside of a track, buffering key elements to draw your ear to exactly the right moment. Ekko’s songwriting supports this effort (just ask Rihanna), and so what could have been a throwaway turns an essential track, all grown-up.
Skrillex and Alvin Risk: “Try It Out” (Neon Mix) [Big Beat]
Yummy dubstep 2.0 still has bass, drops, and magical melody with indecipherable vocals.
heRobust: “SHEKNOWSHEBAD” [Smog]
Hayden “heRobust” Kramer flexes his guns on this trapstep come-on, tipped for a late night crossover.
London Future & Djemba Djemba: “Look At Me Now” featuring Ifa Sayo [Jeffrees/Mad Decent]
Trap, moombahton, and a slickly warped vocal all play with the octaves on this slow-stomper.
Ali Love: “Another” [Crosstown Rebels]
With its radiant harmonies, tech-house lovelorn wonder, and bubble yum beats, Hot Natured and Infinity Ink’s Love officially releases this summer’s fan fave.