TOTD: Odesza – “Diplo And Friends Mix”
It’s finally Friday (holla!) and if you’re anything like me, some up-beat jams are absolutely necessary for today’s headphones/speakers in honor of the work week ending. Luckily, Odesza has come out with a stellar hour-long mix for Diplo and Friends — making the cut for today’s TOTD.
The successful electronic duo dropped this hour-long mix last month as part of BBC Radio 1’s Diplo and Friends — a radio show that showcases original 60-minute mixes from just about everyone big in the dance music community.
The Odesza D&F mix comes in smooth and strong with a remixed version of “FYI” by TroiBoi, getting the listener’s attention before dropping a dirty Odesza remix of the nostalgic “Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliott. If the mix doesn’t win you over at this point then I simply don’t know what to tell you. Some additional old school hits can be heard throughout such as Aaliyah’s “Try Again” and Janet Jackson’s “If”. The fire build up + drop heard at around 35:30 adds to the general awesomeness of this mix as well.
Whether it’s a soundtrack for your commute home or some opening tunes for tonight’s pregame, this Odesza mix is sure to satisfy. After performing countless DJ sets and afterparties throughout the year, it captures that “turning up” vibe way more than their chilled out NO SLEEP mixes. Enjoy!