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The guys from Wild & Free pay tribute to a classic Sade track called “Paradise.” The original appeared in her 1988 album ‘Stronger Than Pride’ and later went on to top the charts and be one of her most recognizable songs. The duo puts their own spin on the track giving it that sun-kissed summer vibe to send off the season. They give it a disco tinge with a slow burning tempo that allows Sade’s vocals to coast through with ease. Use it poolside this weekend!
For the last few weeks Full Crate x Mar have been pretty active on their social media pages dropping hints about new music with stunning visuals. Each one a campaign for their new ‘A Woman‘ EP that dropped earlier today. Four exquisite R&B laden tracks make up the EP. Along with the release the Amsterdam based duo also shared a brand new music video to go with the song “Control” featuring iLL BLU. The video weaves the tale of a bewitching beauty casting her charms on the duo. The track is impeccably produced with an ultra sultry tempo with vocals potent enough to leave you weak at the knees. Check out the video above and afterwords you can stream the EP after the jump!
The guys from Chaos In The CBD take inspiration from the Mexican desert for their latest EP. The EP is named after the area deep in the Mexican desert known as the ‘Zona Del Silencio.’ The EP comes with two brand new tracks that build minimal, resounding and expansive soundscapes with layers on layers of percussion. The title track kicks off with eerie synths undulating over a flurry of crisp percussion and sweat inducing tempo. On the flip side we have “Unsound Mind” with its powerful display of tribal drums, swinging bass and a build on that recurring theme of eerie, spatial atmospherics. Here’s a bit more about the release:
Air Zaïre unleashed a brand new remix for one of Toro y Moi‘s latest songs. “You and I” is lifted from Toro y Moi’s new album, ‘Boo Boo.’ It stays true to the original by maintaining some of the more recognizable elements of the track in tact. Air Zaïre builds a bubbling and effervescent electronic groove around the original that takes the song to new heights. Those chiming pads paired with Chaz’s vocals and expansive builds leave us in pure aural bliss. And then everything shrinks back down to a minimal and airy piano melody at the very end. It’s a stellar remix! Stream it after the jump.
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Here goes one that you can play to get your days started off on the right foot. Jean Tonique serves up a sexy funk filled remix of “Beneath The Lights” by NYC based duo Cool Company. The original has a really beautiful acoustic hip hop beat with a subtle bassline. Jean takes the bassline and gives it the spotlight while still incorporating the instrumentals from the original with a faster tempo. It’s guaranteed to have you smiling and dancing all day long.
We’ve been exhausting our speakers all weekend with the latest single from Le Youth on full blast. He returns with a new banger titled “Clap Your Hands” that is geared to set dance floors ablaze worldwide. The track features the shimmering and funky vocals of Ava Max who also helped give the track it’s signature handclap. And to think it came from her clapping along to the beat while in the booth recording. He creates a track that takes the best elements of disco’s golden age and adds modern electro and a bit of house. That bassline and synths paired with her vocals sound so damn good together! We’re hooked.
A few weeks ago we shared Kllo‘s first look into their forthcoming debut album ‘Backwater’ coming out this October. And last week they shared a hazy, superimposed, rave inspired video directed by Homer & Farley for their track “Virtue.“ The thing that has grabbed our attention the most from the duo is the raw sincerity in the vocals/lyrics that plays beautifully with their music production. The video captures the duo in various backdrops of a cityscape being kissed by the dawn and the duo being caressed by the familiar strobing lights on a dance floor. Each image is hazy and ethereal and gives you bits of nostalgia that feel melancholic, but warm at the same time. Check out the video above.
We recently revisited one of our favorite releases to come out this year. It’s been a little over a month since the release of Pat Lok‘s debut album ‘Hold On Let Go‘ and it’s still as addictive as the first time we heard it. We just wanted to give some more love to one of the standout tracks for us, “Mar Vista.” It kicks off slow, sultry and unassuming and quickly shifts gears to an all out fast paced dance floor anthem. The vocals tell the story of a female protagonist living it up in her hometown of L.A. It’s a beautiful representation of L.A nightlife that you should be replaying all summer long!
“Arty Boy” has been out in the universe for a little over a month now and it’s still going strong on our speakers. Yesterday, Flight Facilities teased a new remix for their soon to be classic from none-other-than the great Joe Goddard of Hot Chip fame. For years Joe has had a keen ear for the pulse of the dance floor and the same goes for the guys from FF. So, naturally, when we heard he was remixing we went a little weak at the knees. He graces us with an extended remix stretching to a little over 6 minutes of pure, unadulterated, sexy dance floor fodder! With a heavy electro synth twist taking things to the stars and back, Mr. Goddard provides a cosmic disco anthem. We wouldn’t trust just anyone to remix a Flight Facilities single, but Joe definitely has that magic touch.
We’ve just been treated to a beautiful melancholic rendition of Miami Horror‘s “Leila.” It hails from Tokyo via one of our favorite producers, Boys Get Hurt. He takes the infectious and energetic original and flips it and reverses it for a heart-achingly good dance floor track that is cinematic and romantic. Sometimes dance music is all about the therapeutic release of sweating it out all night long with no inhibitions and this track embodies that completely. Stream the brilliant remix after the jump!