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Editors’ Choice: December 20th, 2013

Rather than operate as a music news source, Electronic Beats operates as a music information source. We want to share with you; we want you to know what we’re hearing, what’s reverberating our cochleas and sending broader vibrations throughout our bodies, and by extension our audio-addled souls. Down with that? Welcome to Editors’ Choice.


Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)

AGF – Ice Breaker (Pussy Riot Solid Version)

This track, poised somewhere between Gorecki-style trip-hop and skittish, spiky electronica and sampling the sound of smashing ice, is taken from the Pussy Riot Freedom Compilation curated by female:pressure. Part of AGF’s mission statement reads, “I hope my track miraculously without him noticing melts Putin’s heart”. Who knows, maybe it’s worked.


Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)

div/des – “car”

Don’t know anything about Aussie producer div/des, but the song above is showing the path for house music in 2014.


Daniel Jones (Contributing Editor)

Burial Hex – “Home”

True story: after this track played, iTunes decided that the next track would be the Burial remix of Block Party’s “Where Is Home” and now I’m looking alternately at photos of my family in the USA and the open window of my penthouse apartment.


A.J. Samuels (Senior Print Editor)

The War On Drugs – “Red Eyes”

Loved 2011’s Slave Ambient and this track promises big things for upcoming LP (March 14, 2014, Secretly Canadian), though the chorus is oddly reminiscent of recent folk-EDM-clash trend as exemplified by Avicii and Aloe Blacc’s “Wake Me Up”.


Jannik Schäfer (Social Media Editor)

Tropkillaz – “Morena” ft. Nave

Happy holidays everyone! Get down with some Brazilian flava by Tropkillaz  a trap duo consisting of well known veteran DJ Zegon and his younger yet equally creative partner Laudz. Make sure to check out the epic unofficial video consisting of 166 mind-blowing gifs perfectly in tune with “Morena”. 

Illumntr – “Tangled with Bear”

Listen to Lowtemp-signed, Brooklyn-based Illumntr’s debut single “Tangled with bear” and let it all out. The year is over, it’s all good!


Read previous editions of Editors’ Choice here.

Published December 20, 2013.