Before we lay Electro City to rest, here’s a complete list of all the tracks in their original order, including track #3 – the final track in our countdown (and the best one, yet). I’ve also included a SoundCloud playlist, so you can enjoy them all back to back.
1. Better Than I’ve Ever Been (feat. Kanye West)
2. It’s Going Down (feat. Yung Joc)
3. Piano Man (feat. Timbaland & Animotion)
4. Everybody Walk (feat. Prince & The Time)
5. Toxic (feat. Ludacris & Yael Naim)
(Note: when I say featuring, I mean Pretty Lights sampled their voices from an original song of theirs. For more information, click on one of the individual tracks)
And finally, a little on our final track for our countdown to the New Year, 2011. Just in case you are wondering, track #3 is last because it was my favorite. With one of the best flows to ever hit the remix community, Timbaland tears it up on this Pretty Lights track.
In this remix-mashup, PL samples Timbaland’s “Give It to Me” & Animotion’s pop hit, “Obsession”. I actually noticed that an instrumental in Animotion’s “Obsession” was sampled in Nine Inch Nails “Closer”, that instrumental always defined “Closer” for me. Anyone else ever notice that? Just a little something I found interesting in my research into these 5 set of songs.
One thing I’ve also been wondering is why PL never released these tracks, officially. Whatever the case may be, these are some of his nastiest. I don’t hear many PL tracks with pop music, and as much as I love his regular shit, PL pulled off the pop thing well.
Hope you enjoyed our best EP to never be released by Pretty Lights and our countdown to NYE. I hope it was as good for you as it was for me.
Styles: Hip-Hop, Downtempo
Location: Denver, Colorado
Derek Vincent Smith: DJ, Producer
Adam Deitch: Drums
Albums: Passing by Behind Your Eyes | Making Up a Changing Mind | […]
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