Whether you’re terrified that 2016 has ended as quickly as it has, or you’re too ready for 2017 to start, New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. And it’s the peak time for bangers. As we lead into the Hottest Hundy next year, we’re spoilt for musical taste to celebrate the end of a crazy year.
So grab your mates, get your last minute plans sorted and get ready to bring in the new year with a bang – and some banging tunes.
Young Franco – Drop Your Love
The latest from Brisbane boy Young Franco definitely has some feel-good, Aussie summer vibes. Possibly a bolter come Januay 26th, Drop Your Love is catchy, with groovy synth tones and light vocals from LA’s DiRTY RADiO. Vibes.
Pnau – Chameleon
Pnau’s hard-hitting comeback tune is a must-feature on any new year’s playlist. Worth the four years wait since their last release, Chameleon is NYE in a nutshell – Triple J’s Linda Marigliano called it out as the “ultimate summer jam.” She wasn’t wrong.
Dillon Francis – Anywhere
Dillon heads back to his indie-dance roots with bouncy track Anywhere. Stepping away from his recognised Moombahton style, Dillon brings together a house beat and catchy lyrics in Anywhere for an easy house party winner.
Anna Lunoe – Radioactive
Anna has skyrocketed globally this year, and for good reason. Radioactive’s energetic house drops and sharp bass, paired with her own vocals, showcases Anna as a forward-thinking genre-bender we’re glad to claim as an Aussie.
Peking Duk – Stranger
The Peking Duk boys are no strangers to bangers, and Stranger is no less. Stranger pairs the boys with Swedish legend Elliphant, who they met and clicked with at a pool party hosted by DJ Snake (as you do). The track is a clear anthem, and you can’t deny the good vibes.
Rufus – Innerbloom (WhatSoNot remix)
Who would be surprised to find the combo of two legendary Aussie acts would create as a killer a track as this? Rufus’ smooth and melodic Innerbloom builds a dramatic bass-line on its own, but paired with insane drops in classic WhatSoNot style, this track is transformed into a deep yet dope tune.
Chance The Rapper – All Night (Kaytranada Remix)
If you aren’t able to catch Chance at his Aussie tour dates this summer, this track on your playlist is the next best thing. No stranger to dropping fire, this Chance rework keeps the track danceable and smooth, featuring Kaytranada’s classic bouncing bass to emphasise Chance’s catchy rhymes. Two artists who have had a killer 12 months, big things ahead.
Flume – Trust
You’d be kidding yourself if Flume didn’t feature on your Spotify at least once, especially after the award-winning release of his album Skin earlier this year. Despite the killer collabs and insane singles we’ve heard out of the album, Flume blessed us again with the Skin Companion 1 EP. Trust features the vocals of fellow Sydney-sider Isabella Manfredi of The Preatures, and builds a classic Flumey vibe for easy-listening with your mates over drinks.