The Best Freshers Music


Henry: Sorry for last week’s non-entry; I was on vacation, Michael was back at university. We lead busy lifestyles and we don’t apologise for nothing. Except for that one. How was your summer, Michael?

Michael: It was bloody rad thank you. Freshers week has exposed to me that summer is not ideal for my alcohol tolerance though so good luck with that in October Henry.

H: But as we’re all back at uni, or headed there anyway, we thought it would be a good time to run through the best music for your Freshers week. People are going to be awkward, drinks are going to taste bad, so your music might as week be decent.

M: Yep, freshers week wouldn’t be freshers week without the thousands of new students trying desperately hard to impress all their mates. So why not get a headstart on those goons and have your desperately impressive freshers playlist ready to go before you get there.

Dark Horse – Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

H: So let’s get pre-drinks going. This is the sexiest Katy Perry has sounded in years; her vocals keel back and forth so sultrily over the trap beat you wonder why she’s never experimented with such an urban sound before. The chorus’ rise surges in all the right ways to get people, ahem, going but the post-chorus anti-climax means this belongs firmly in your dorm room. Wait for the remix when you want to hit the floor.

M: Katy sounds DAMN sexy in this. It’s definitely too chill for hitting the dance floor but this is pretty cool stuff for Katy to be doing right night, experimental and pretty bold, it’s a rad song for anyone struggling to defend their position on loving KP (ie. me).

H: Too rad.

Million Dollar Bills – Lorde (GIRL)

H: Lorde is probably the new LDR in terms of song to remix ratio and that’s okay by me. Her vocals aren’t as flexible under studio settings but her grity wit gives her an edge. This has to get you tipsy dancing, stat.

M: I really liked Tennis Court earlier this year but this (very) different tune is even better. Get ready to start swaying after that first bottle of white/lambrini.

I Love It – Icona Pop  (ALEEBRA)

H: Every time I think I have had enough of this song, I hear it blasting in a car with a group of friends and realise I just haven’t. This remix serves its purpose in keeping it just recognisable enough for all underexposed kids from like, Yorkshire but adding a beat that means you can enjoy it, too.

M: I constantly tell people not to put this on when they flick through my playlist but when they inevitably do, I don’t hate it as much as I think I’m going to. That’s probably the most positive I can be about a song that’s playcount must be in the thousands. Thankfully the remix gives just enough of change up that I won’t have to stamp on my speakers next time this song comes on.

H: Then bloody take it off your playlist.

The Sunken Bells of Ibiza – Lissat & Voltaxx

M: Seeing as I have already had my freshers, I have the benefit of being able to draw from some of the best music my mates have managed to get on before I kick them off the speakers. This sweet ass drop subverts the stereotypes of EDM in all the right ways to give you a perfect song to get your new pals vibing.

H: This is neat – the drop kisses a sweet, sweet spot and it rises just when you need it to. Are bell sounds going to be an official thing in EDM now? I kinda-maybe hope so.

M: If it means I don’t have to endure Christian’s deafening bass every second of the day it will make my life.

Animals – Martin Garrix

M: 17 year old Martin Garrix is a good couple of years younger than us and has already accomplished so much more than we ever will based on this song alone. 20 million YouTube views and the drop of the summer, you have to hear it.

Tsunami – DVBBS & Borgeous

M: I’ve been a massive supporter of DVBBS over the past eighteen months and cannot express how stoked I am that they are BLOWING UP RIGHT NOW! You’re going to hear that ridonculous drop everywhere you go over the next couple of months and love it every single time. Definitely one to crank up your bass and get people raging.

H: Oh these guys are the bomb. They deserve every tweet/like headed their way because they’re bound to chance upon the hit that makes them huge soon. It only takes one Glee cover … (mild joke).


About Michael Crewe

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