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.

[Bass House/Rap:] Kanye West & Lil Pump – I Love It (BROHUG Remix)

Bass house trio BROHUG remixes Kanye West & Lil Pump’s “I Love It”


[Bass House/Rap:] I Love It (BROHUG Remix) – Kanye West & Lil’ Pump

Bass house gurus BROHUG have done it again with a massive remix of Kanye West and Lil’ Pump’s “I Love It.” The popular trio perfectly meld the sounds of Rap and G-House with their signature bass house sound. Loud, noisy, full of energy and made for going crazy to, by the first drop the track is a floor filler.

A slick interlude with funky basslines after the drop smoothly mixes with Lil’ Pump’s bars and more relaxed raps as compared to Kanye and the overall energy of the song. Right after, it’s back to another heavy drop this time accentuated by horns and industrial sounds. This remix certainly improves upon the original.

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[G House:] SONNY BANKS – Good Girls


[Gangsta House:]

The genre of house continues to evolve every day. Contained in the same sub-family as Bass House is G-House, house that frequently samples gangsta rap vocals alongside heavy bass. These types of songs are filthy, dirty and exactly the kind of tracks you’d hear in the deeper cuts of a rave, or somewhere they don’t play pop EDM.

Sonny Banks “Good Girls” is a great example of pumped up G-House (some of it is more downtempo) and is expectable from fellow Confession label mate to Dustycloud and Loge21.

Check it out above.

[UK Garage/Grime:] Skepta – Man (JAUZ Remix)


[UK Grime/Garage:]
Skepta – Man (JAUZ Remix)

Bass House and EDM Producer Jauz went off on his remix of Skepta’s “Man.” With plenty of bass, UK Grime lyrics and flow, it’s a solid remix. This is probably one of the first few Skepta songs I have heard (and immediately liked). I have nothing against UK Grime or the UK scene, I’m just not heavy in it. After hearing this song however I might have to join the crew or the gang. *Salute

[New Mix:] LUMiИUS – Pulse Raiser (New Year’s Day 2018 Bass/Trap/House Mix)


Got another brand new mix for you guys. Please enjoy a new mix for the beginning of the new year!

[Throwback Indie Hip-Hop] 9th Wonder – The U-Express (ft. Defcon) [prod. by 9th Wonder]


[Throwback Post]

[Independent Hip-Hop:] The U-Express (feat. Defcon) – 9th Wonder

Got some real hip-hop for ya hip-hop heads. This throwback comes from my earlier days (circa 2007-2010) when I was still a much bigger rap head. I had good friends who were plugged into some life-changing rap music from artists such as 9th Wonder, Chaundon, Murs, Little Brother, Cam’Ron, The Alchemist and more. Music from these guys and from that era will live with me for the rest of my life. Not simply because it is real hip-hop, without all the bling, gimmicks, etc. But this is music that will always bring me back to those days several years ago, and anytime I listen to it I feel…uplifted.

Take some time and rewind with this very chill, independent hip-hop number, fresh from my nostalgic mind.