Awww, look at your poor little MP3 player. It looks hungry. Put it on the Friday Favorites diet, and feed it some scrumptious new sounds from the LT3 team. Your MP3 player will be all, “NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM…”
Clouds – Optic (Original Mix) [Turbo]
We’ve posted this track before, but I rediscovered the dark beats of Clouds’ Optic this week and had to resurface it. If you like ominous, snare-laden techno, Clouds is the duo for you. Pick up Optic here.
Club Cheval – Decisions (Original Mix) [Bromance]
Pure, unadulterated, 140 BPM filth courtesy of a screaming lead and a bone-shattering drop. Without spoiling too much, just know this: If your favorite song was walking down the street at night, Decisions would come up from behind and rob it. Grab it on Beatport now.
Deorro & Duvoh – Black
Deorro & Duvoh are quickly becoming two of my favorite young acts in the game. Deorro, formerly known as TON!C, has been slaying crowds with his dutch-influenced bangers since he began DJing at age 14, while Duvoh is quickly becoming one of the most original and upbeat young duos in the game today. Seven months ago, they teamed up for Black, a raw collaborative mesh of two highly dangerous styles. The best part about it is that it’s available for free download here.
Manics – Git Wit Dis (Original Mix) [POPGANG]
The only thing separating San Francisco duo Manics from the maniacs who walk the streets in their city is just that little “a.” The jig is up though, because I just came across a certified piece of A-grade production on their SoundCloud. The duo just dropped this grinding and dark little bit of indie dance about a week ago, and there’s no more hiding it–Jordan Deherrera and Chris Sanders, you guys are maniacs–no two ways about it.
Crystal Fighters – You & I (Yeasayer Remix)
What happens when two of your favorite bands collide on one track? Magic. Pure magic. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing both Crystal Fighters and Yeasayer live this past, both of whom were as mind-blowing as ever. On this You & I remix, Crystal Fighters’ gleeful soca rhythms get flipped into a deepish house beat thanks to the careful twiddling of Yeasayer. Check out CF’s new album Cave Rave here.
Miguel Migs feat. Aya – Don’t Stop
Miguel Migs is on his 15th year in the scene since his first release in 1998. A standout among his numerous releases is Don’t Stop, with the amorous vocals of Aya. Simple yet sexy, this tune’s rising sweeps and crisp percussion elements keep me up at night with my cursor over the repeat button. Beautiful music.
Dirty Projectors – The Socialites (AlunaGeorge Remix) [Domino]
I don’t know about ya’ll, but heartwarming female vocals make my knees weak and mind merry. As if the beautiful audio on the original track wasn’t enough, London-based duo AlunaGeorge’s spin on Dirty Projectors’ track The Socialites is simply fascinating. Pairing up Amber Coffman’s sweet, soft vocals with a filthy, booty-twerking bassline was a brilliant move.
Stimming – Silver Surfer (Original Mix) [Diynamic]
With Stimming’s new album out this month, I decided to go through my library and find what made me fall in love with this German producer’s sound to begin with. Silver Surfer uses organic sounds to create an intriguing, exotic type of minimal beat, as do many other tracks in his first album, Reflections. Interestingly enough, the man responsible for introducing me to the work of Stimming was none other than deadmau5 during his epic set at Electric Zoo Festival back in 2009. He dropped Tel Aviv Calling toward the end of his set, another track from his first album. Take a listen to all of his albums when you get a chance. You’ll be glad you did.
Dose – What Lies Within (Original Mix) [SGN:LTD]
As the newest member of the Shogun Audio family, Dose makes an explosive debut on the imprint’s sister label with his latest tune called What Lies Within. Out on SGN:LTD, What Lies Within brings enough raging funk to rock you right out of your knickers. This is a must-have tune for the summer–get it on Beatport here.
Agnelli & Nelson Presents A&N Project – Quest (Henrik Zuberstein Remix)
Damn, now that’s a mighty clean bassline! Trance legends Agnelli & Nelson just debuted their track Quest for their new A&N Project. On that release, I fell in love with the Henrik Zuberstein remix. It’s the time I’ve heard that name and it’s actually the experimental alias of Ireland’s John O’Callaghan; this is similar to how Markus Schulz his Dakota side project. The scene needs more tracks like this and I really hope John produces more like it. Out now on his label Subculture, get it here off Beatport.
Darragh Burke – Aftermath (Sean Tyas & Darren Porter Remix) [Tytanium]
Darragh Burke’s latest release Aftermath is a stunning piece of progressive trance, recently released on Tytanium. But the label owner Sean Tyas has teamed up with Darren Porter to provide a full-on 138bpm remix that takes the euphoric chords of the original and develops them into a full-on uplifting banger.
Soho808 feat. Lydia Caesar – Turning Slow [Dikso]
NYC’s rising disco duo Soho808have been flooding record stores with their feel good twist on modern day disco since 2010. Together with Lydia Caesar, Turning Slow intoxicates with a subtle, yet vibrant bassline, disco elements, and that enchanting voice for the duo’s Soho808’s first fabric longplayer production. Can’t help but play on repeat.