Up on the Sun's EDM Halloween Playlist
Designer Drugs, "Zombies"
There are two Halloweens: One is for the kids, so they can get dressed up in costumes and score candy. The other? It's known as "the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." Yes that is a Mean Girls quote.
I'll be honest and state that I must be a little kid at heart, because when it comes to Halloween all I seem to care about is the candy. (Target after Halloween has candy on sale; it's basically heaven.) But that doesn't mean I can't get down with some grownup Halloween fun. In that spirit, I thought I'd come up with a perfected, positively spooky EDM mix to blast at your Halloween party (or rave, if you dare to call it that).
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Get your costume on, and get down. With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, it's looking like this weekend is your best chance to cut loose.
Yes, FP is my main man, earning a spot on the list for his throw down dubstep style. He's known for his classic hits or EDM anthems such as "Cracks", "Bass Cannon," and so on, but "Haunt You" is his most spectral offering, some truly haunted house action.
Araabmuzik, "Free Spirit"
It's a shame that Araabmuzik recent opening set for Pretty Lights in Phoenix was canceled, because few are going as hard as he is these days. This whole song is a melodic build up of fear, glitchy, dirty, and scary. What could be better?
Okay, enough said. This music video is trippy and scares me to death, but that fear gives way to laughter. Like the best Halloween tunes, it's campy and fun, with a real hint of menace.
Bassnectar, "Vava Voom"
Creepy ass bass entering the room. Hell yes. Bassnectar just seems to have a little bit of a dark edgy side within this track. Not to mention that after I saw the movie Halloween, I don't want anything or anyone entering my room.
What's a Halloween playlist without a little Deadmau5? I'm sorry, but his track, "Ghost n Stuff" is just too obvious. But that isn't to say that Mau5's ghost is Casper, or anything friendly -- no, this is some scary ghost stuff. Prodigy (Mt Eden remix), "Omen"
No offense to Prodigy -- this song is amazing -- but Mt Eden adds some real creep factor. With sirens blasting off to the intro, it's a real warning of what's to come.
Maybe its just my roommate and I, but we both think this song is straight up creepy, with lyrical heebie jeebies. Then bam, there goes the bass. One can simply lose their mind within this track.
Designer Drugs, "Zombies!"
Well, if the title of the song doesn't state enough for you, too bad! I hear zombies, and just think of The Walking Dead. Intense stuff, but I must say Designer Drugs have a trippy persona already. Creating a hit called "Zombies," I don't think one could get to the point so fast.
Having that classic build up then dropping you into the moment of perpetual bass. Thanks ,Feed Me. If you don't know much about this artist, you must find out who Cott is. The little green monster with huge sharp teeth is the mascot of the outfit, and Cott scared the hell out of my friend at EDC: Dallas 2011.
Massive Attack, "Paradise Circus (Zeds Dead remix)"
A classic electronica act given a modern jolt. If this could be track were featured in a horror flick, it would be used in the scene right before the zombies start feeding on flesh.
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