As a DJ, you can tell right away that I love clubbing, even when I am not at work. Getting in the party mood usually starts while you’re still at home, but the truth is that if the music in a club is not energetic and powerful enough to get you going through the night, your clubbing experience pretty much falls flat on its face. So, I want to dedicate this post to the best hits of 2016 that make club nightlife rock.
Major Lazer Feat. Justin Bieber & MØ – Cold Water
I suppose Major Lazer and Justin Bieber do not exactly need any introduction, and maybe the only name you have not heard of is MØ. The latter is a Danish singer, who in 2014 collaborated with Iggy Azalea on the artist’s Beg for It single. Her voice can also be heard on Major Lazer’s major hit Lean On, so, even if you don’t know her by name, you certainly know her voice. Cold Water announces great times for 2017, as well, since it is the lead song on Major Lazer’s 2017 album that is going to be called Music Is the Weapon. If Mazor Lazer and MØ have collaborated before, Justin Bieber’s presence and involvement with Cold Water was a surprise, since it seems like the artists talked on Twitter just before the release of the single.
Tory Lazer – Controlla
Another cool summer anthem that you will certainly hear over and over again no matter what club you will be hitting during the next months is the remix of Drake’s Controlla performed by Tory Lazer. While I like Drake’s original version, since it is such a great reminder of summer days, I am always down for a great remix, and Tory Lazer just did this one right.
AlunaGeorge, Leikeli47, Dreezy – Mean What I Mean
The story for this track is one fit for clubbing. Aluna Francis shows once again that she knows to rap, and she recently declared in an interview for the Rolling Stone music publication that she was inspired to write this song after being hit on in a club and then accused to play hard to get. Real time experiences truly inspire the best songs, and this one is no exception to the rule. It is clear that Aluna Francis plans on taking no offense from anyone, and Mean What I Mean speaks the artist’s mind.
Chris Brown & Benny Bennassi – Paradise
The collaboration between the well known rapper Chris Brown and Italian DJ Benny Bennassi led to another 2016 hit that is now rocking club life. It is not the first time when the duo is creating a huge hit, the previous one being in 2011, under the name Beautiful People.
So, if you plan on hitting the clubs anytime soon, just know what to expect!