This Week’s “Hot Ones & Essentials” Music Playlist

Get the boost you need for this week with this week’s Hot Ones & Essentials for drum & bass, house and rap.


How’s it going? Hope your week is going well. Here’s quite a few EDM (and maybe a few rap) tunes to get you started on the right foot and make it to that all-too-precious weekend (we’re about halfway there kings and queens).

Week of September 12th Hot Ones & Essentials

9/12 Hot Ones & Essentials Playlist. Click above to open the playlist in Youtube

Notable Listens

This essentials runs the gamut from some of the most well-known artists to some very under-rated gems. Check out several breakdowns below and let me know in the comments what gets you through the week!

Bishu – “Hurt Me Too (feat. McCall)”

Opening with Bishu’s “Hurt Me Too” this excellent Monstercat label release is the perfect blend of melodic drum ‘n bass.

Apparently its creation may have been for a challenge for Bishu, whom comments on his videos vouch is very funny, under-rated and worth following. I got a chuckle out of a quick video I pulled up and the guy seems very light-hearted and easy going. Check him out and decide for yourself. If he makes music like this for fun or a challenge, I’d agree.

Ghastly – “Every Night”

Ghastly never ceases to amaze me. His sheer variety of styles are always refreshing, and “Every Night” is no exception. This quite intriguing blend of bass, house and lounge music is available copyright free from the Dim Mak label.

Internet Money – “Blast Off (feat. Juice Wrld & Trippie Redd)

What more is there to say. It’s Trippie Redd and the late great Juice Wrld.

Droeloe – “Collisions”

I haven’t heard much from Droeloe that I don’t like. I’ll admit I only recently discovered them but their music not only challenges my brain in thinking what exactly, EDM “is”, but I often forget “what exactly was I doing” as I get lost in many of their tracks. Droeloe collabs are also very fire.

Smiley – Over the Top (feat. Drake)

A Different Way and its remixes, DJ Snake, Lauv

Originally from an exclusive DJ Snake livestream this timeless bop with incredible vocals from Lauv has gotten some solid remix treatment and a future house remake from Nalestar.

Another take on the classic.

Seb Wiggins – Waiting for the Answer

“Waiting for the Answer” has got some excellent vocals and marvelous progression from it’s very light intro evolving into a more progressive house vibe.

Hotboii & Future – “Nobody Special”

Still bangs, no doubt.

DJ Snake – “Middle”

Another one for times when you need something a bit more downtempo, “The Middle” from DJ Snake’s 2016 album “Encore” is perfect for sunset viewing, life reminiscing, and pool lounging.

Without listening to the whole album it’s easy to assume gems like this weren’t among far more mainstream tracks like “Ocho Cinco.” They do say don’t judge a book by its cover.

Jake Robertz – Time (Protostar Remix) [ft. Teasha Huns]

Talk about some melodic drum ‘n bass, you know I’m here for it. Protostar’s remix of Jake Robertz “Time” with vocals from Teasha Huns has been on repeat all week.

The buildup between drops is just too great with Huns lush vocals, “I just wanna spend my time with you / I’m feelin’ everything you do” before I’m head bobbing, almost banging to the pure DnB drop.

Animadrop – Nobody Like Me

I have to be thankful to Youtube Music for actually showing me Animadrop. He clearly puts a ton of thought into his work and the interplay between levels, fields of sound within his songs.

He also often makes “making of” videos great for producers. “Nobody Like Me” feels wonderful to ride in the whip with, bass blaring as you declare “ain’t nobody like me.”

Phlegmatic Dogs – High Volume

THIS should be played at high volume…preferably. Hey, he said it not me.

[Hip-Hop/Rap:] Retch – On Me (feat. Schoolboy Q)

Schoolboy Q hops on a new track from Retch, “On Me”.


On Me (ft. Schoolboy Q) – Retch

Check out this newly released track from Retch featuring Schoolboy Q, “On Me”.

Lil Nas X releases 7 EP

Rapper Lil Nas X releases his extended play, 7, a country rap, lighthearted romp featuring Cardi B, Billy Ray Cyrus & Ryan Tedder.


Lil Nas X – 7 EP

https://open.spotify.com/album/4IRiXE5NROxknUSAUSjMoO

Rapper Lil Nas X has released 7, his debut extended play featuring the likes of Ryan Tedder, Cardi B & Billy Ray Cyrus. Stream it above on Spotify.

[Hip-Hop/Rap:] James Blake – Mile High (feat. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin’)


[Hip-Hop/Rap:] Mile High (feat. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)

Got a real wavy one to share with you all. British producer James Blake collabs with rappers Travis Scott and Metro Boomin’ on “Mile High”. An ambient hip-hop number with influences of soul and R&B, met with the lit flair Scott and Boomin’ often bring. James Blake’s contrasting vocals to the raps create a harmonic atmosphere of relaxing, yet energetic vibes.

Be sure to check this one out and also check out James Blake’s recently released album, Assume Form, full of pop, electropop, soul & R&B influenced jams.

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[EDM/Hip-Hop:] Flux Pavilion – Stain (feat. Two-9)


[EDM/Rap:] Flux Pavilion – Stain (feat. Two-9)

Atlanta Rap Collective group Two-9 has teamed up with one of the biggest DJs in the game (and major headliner of this weekend’s Imagine Music Festival), Flux Pavilion. The result is an eardrum destroying massive track that is guaranteed to do nothing except blow up in popularity.

Congratulations to the Two-9 family of artists, local Atlantans making big moves!