So I know I’ve been sucking with the whole posting game this week and I really have no excuse for it….but I’m about to make up for it with a whole 10 song Halloween Playlist that’s sure to get you raging!!!
Ghosts N’ Stuff Hard Intro – deadmau5
First up I obviously couldn’t start this off any other way than with my dude right here, and one of my favorite songs of all time. And in this Hard Intro edit you’ll see just why it’s relevant. Starting off with a ghoulish melody that you’ve surely heard before, you almost think it’s the wrong song. But then in the blink of an eye the piano used for the ghoulish melody all of a sudden turns straight into the ever-familiar chords of Ghosts N’ Stuff….and then the bass hits. Definitely the perfect intro to any Halloween Playlist.
Witchcraft – Pendulum
Next is another one of my personal favorites from Pendulum, with Witchcraft (I was happy the name was relevant enough to include here). The start off seems sort of off putting and slow, like you’d expect more from the drum and bass band. But then just at the 0:46 mark, this mother fucker explodes. It’s like going from turtle to rabbit on the Hot Wheels Jeep you had when you were 5 years old, there’s just no other feeling like it. I’d be lying if I said I never air-drummed to thi song in public like an idiot.
Power Glove – Knife Party
Again another one of my favorites (you’re seeing a trend here I know) and this one comes from Knife Party (aka Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen after Pendulum broke up). The only memory I have of this song was from when I first heard it at Ultra…yeah here’s the video of that right here.
Now for the actual song, when it starts that chorus in the intro is simply haunting, like I could totally see Frankenstein being resurrected to this song if that ever were to become a thing. And once that beat drops, I pretty much just start going fucking nuts (and by nuts I mean a vicious combination of chugging/fighting/screaming/and the like).
Stress – Justice
Not many people may be familiar with this song, but for me it’s one of my longtime favorites from Justice. You may know them from the song D.A.N.C.E. or maybe even their critically acclaimed song Genesis. This French duo used to kill it back in the day, hope to see more of them in the future but time will tell I guess. Anyway this song, if I were to describe a relevant scenario, is like being in a chase scene….and you’re being chased by a swarm of Vultures….then all of a sudden you find yourself running through an army base on lockdown…and then the VULTURES COME BACK!!…..and then in the end you die….and they play that creepy organ crap at your funeral. Great song, great song.
Robot Rock vs We Will Rock You – Daft Punk/Queen
This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Coming off the soundtrack of the original DJ Hero (yes that was a game) this Daft Punk vs Queen mashup is simply perfect. Whenever it comes on it always gets my blood pumping, in fact I’m usually disappointed when it’s the original Queen or Daft Punk song rather than this. I’m guessing the original thought behind this was “hey they both have the word rock in it so this should work great” and usually in practice that’s terrible….except in this one rare ass case. Anyway, check this shit out if you’ve never heard it and I guarantee you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Freaks Have More Fun – Dada Life
This one is actually a brand new release (or not actually officially released yet) song from some of the kings when it comes to going bananas (let’ be honest, they’re a close second to the bananas in pajamas). Freaks Have More Fun is simply a ground thumper if I were ever to describe one. The lyrics are simple, repetitive, and addictive. They’re also perfect to embody the Halloween spirit at it’s best!! And then when that beat drops, you can guarantee the freaks out there will be having a ballin’ ass time.
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites – Skrillex
The name of this song should be reason enough to include it on this list. And also the fact that if I were to leave Skrillex off this playlist it’s be a downright crime. This song is one of my favorites from when little Sonny here was just starting out with this soon-to-be global phenomenon. And it sounds just as great today as it did when I was a wee freshman learning to tolerate the taste of Natty Light. So by that logic it should rightfully be named a classic at this point, and still well-worth including in any Halloween list.
Rage Valley – Knife Party
Now I tried to limit songs on this list to one per artist…..but I had to make an exception for Rob Swire, I simply just couldn’t say no. So in comes Rage Valley to capture the spirit of Halloween in a college town….senseless drinking and noise!! This song comes off their second EP as Knife Party, somehow topping the legendary 100% No Modern Talking EP. And this song in particular has always been a favorite of mine. In fact, if you need more songs after this playlist you might as well just play everything that is Knife Party…
Death By Robot – Feed Me
Feed Me is generally hidden from public knowledge, but he definitely deserves to be noticed with his grooving yet heavy as fuck style. This song is a perfect example of that, with the haunting robotic lyrics, combined with a heavy bassline riding on a groovy/funky drum beat. I’m tapping my foot right now listening to this song and it’s making it very hard to finish this damn post, but I can’t help it, the song’s just too damn addictive and the drum just has me itching to drum out some beats.
Freak – Steve Aoki
The title of this song is pretty perfect for what I expect to see tonight, lots and lots of freaks getting freaky!! As the last song in this playlist, it’s also a great clubbing song to get down n’ dirty with (I personally credit that to Diplo’s touch who always seems to find the perfect dance floor beats). This song is actually still relatively new compared to the other songs on this playlist so if you haven’t heard it yet it’s definitely worth checking out.
Well that’s it for the Halloween playlist, check out these songs and more to help fuel your evening tonight! As for me, I’m well behind on my scheduled drinking time…I should be at LEAST 3 beers deep by now. Shame on me. Shame. On. Me. Until next time Ladies and Gents!!
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