Playlist of the Week: Arielle Free
Playlist of the Week: Arielle FreeMarch 1, 2023
The beloved Glaswegian DJ, producer, and BBC Radio 1 Presenter Arielle Free celebrates her new Nervous Records release with some fail-safe selects for Beatport’s Playlist of the Week.
Hey! I’m Arielle Free, and I’ve put together this playlist of electronic music releases from across the board, which I love to play out at the moment. Any sort of track that can transport you whilst also unapologetically smacking you in the face is my jam. As an electronic DJ and producer, I am passionate about creating sounds that inspire people to get the eff up and dance. So expect everything from high energy to all the feels. I hope you like it!
Arielle Free – Release I Need (feat. Kelli Leigh) [Nervous Records]
A no-nonsense house stomper with a ripping power vocal from Kelli Leigh. I wanted to make the baseline nod to my love of indie music as well as house and it makes for a stand-out addition to my third solo release. My favourite I’ve made so far and the response has been phenomenal.
Sally C – The Way to Do It [Rhythm Section International]
Sally C is one of the most accomplished producers out there making consistently fresh cuts that are distinctly house and distinctly her. I’ve been opening my sets with this one recently and it’s the perfect start to a great night.
Melle Brown – Night Drift [&Friends]
Melle Brown is your new favourite producer, trust. Sumptuous vocals, tinkling piano-laden soulful house number with all the emotion and vibes. Drop this one at the afters to show off to your mates.
Icarus – Forever (AmyElle Remix) [Fly Boy Records]
Sibling duo Icarus are the finest in the land when it comes to making beats with all the feels. This Amyelle remix is heavenly and leans toward an Eric Prydz tip. It makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and has me wishing I was in the club, eyes closed and swaying whilst the speaker vibrates through my soul.
Jamie Unknown – The Get Down [Part 4]
Jamie has been on my radar for a while, but this sped-up garage number with a house nod just absolutely gets me going. The vocals with that garage beat, the little sprinkling of rave sounds and then the piano comes bouncing in! I challenge you not to go wild to this one.
Thomas Garcia – El Baile De Mia [Club Bad]
Dropping on Mele’s Club Bad label, I begged to get this after hearing the Scouse head honcho drop it at Rise Festival in 2022. It’s Latin, it’s groovy, it’s wonky, and with a stand-out sing-a-long vocal. The energy from this record is unreal. What more could you want?
Floorplan – We Honour Thee [Classic Music Company]
Floorplan, without a shadow of a doubt, take us to church every time! We Honour Thee is the best record to drop in 2023 so far. Drop it when people least expect it and see everyone’s faces fill up with pure joy and elation. This Father and daughter duo are out of this world not only behind the decks but behind the production desk. Get it in your record collection now!
D.O.D – Set Me Free [Armada Music]
An unashamed in-your-face ’90s anthemic rave number. D.O.D knows how to make an absolute coat hanger (BANGER). It works on the radio, in your sets and for when you want to fire a rocket up people’s backsides at the party. A surefire whopper!
Azzeca – Other Side [Higher Ground]
Chicago-based Azzeca takes you to the dark side with this one. It swallows you up, spins you about, drags you across the floor backwards and spits you out like the dirty little techno rat you’ve always wanted to be. The epitome of a bass face in a track.
Chloe Robinson, DJ ADHD – PAX (Four Tet Remix) [Pretty Weird]
I’ve been waiting for Chloe to start producing for years and her first releases have been the gnarliest game-changers you’ve never heard. This one with DJ ADHD is a masterclass in how to make music like no one else. It’s unpredictable, it’s like no other, and it’s the ultimate face melter you need in your sets to make people lose their minds.