Tribal/Electro | Paige – Drums In The House (Original Mix) [Juicy]
Robbie Rivera has been putting out some absolute monsters on his Juicy Music label as of late, with one of the most recent being a release from up-and-coming artist and recent Tommy Boy signee Paige, titled Drums In The House. Massive tribal electro vibes all over this one, and the Robbie Rivera remix is just as good in its own right. Pick up the package here, and be sure to listen to another recent Rivera track and Juicy release, La Gente, on this week’s Beatport Box.
Nu Disco | The Knocks feat. Powers – Classic (Original Mix) [Big Beat/Neon Gold]
New York’s inimitable dons of disco are readying a debut full-length album, and we get a taste in the sun-soaked funk number Classic. JPatt and B-Roc do disco with street savvy beneath its chic exterior, and their Powers collaboration brims with style thanks to a contagious guitar-and-piano duet and Crista Ru singing like she lives for practicing out of convertibles and off rooftops. The single drops Aug. 12. Pre-order it here, and check back for more on The Knocks‘ ENDISCO LP out this Fall.
Indie/Beats | XXYYXX feat. Vanessa Elisha – Unknown (Original Mix)|
XXYYXX has come a long way since his days of sampling Amy Winehouse, but it’s easy to see how he’s gotten from point A to point B if you’ve been paying attention. His latest track Unknown popped up on SoundCloud this week, and though an actual vocalist–Vanessa Elisha–contributed to this one, XXYYXX still warps and skews her melodies as though she’s a low-bitrate sample pulled from the annals of the Internet. The track is said to be another cut from XXYYXX’s as-yet-unnamed album (or is it an EP?), due for release… eventually.
Future Bass | Y//2//K feat. Mark Johns – White Wine (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Kickstart your weekend with a chilled bottle of sauvignon blanc and this bubbly new tune from Y//2//K. From the moment the stunning vocals of Mark Johns kick in, you know you’re in for a treat. The piano melody is winsome, the synths are rich and playful, and the drop is supremely bouncy. To top it off, the chorus itself is incredibly infectious–you will be “sippin’ on the best, sippin’ on the best, white wine” all day long. Grab your free download here.
House | Whitney Houston – I Learned From The Best (Gryffin Remix) [Free Download]|
New York-based producer Gryffin has become something of a master when it comes to killer remixes, and his latest is his finest yet. It’s an epic take on Whitney’s I Learned From The Best, a remix that has racked up well over 100,000 SoundCloud plays in just a few weeks and is available as a free download. Gryffin has yet to release any original works, but if his remixes are anything to go by, he’s due to become a massive name on the scene in the coming months. Watch this space.
Indie/Beats | Gold Panda – Clarke’s Dream [Free Download]
UK producer Gold Panda, or Derwin Schlecker, is here to take us on a journey through “Clarke’s” funk-filled psyche. For his latest track, Schlecker chooses a sleek blend of retro electro and stylish horns to ride alongside his funky basslines and flowing beats. It’s a simple, but stimulating track, that you can loop for hours without realizing it. Keep the disco dream alive by downloading Clarke’s Dream over on Gold Panda’s SoundCloud here.
Deep House | Addal feat. Lisa May- Morning In Love [Netswork]
Conveniently the title of his Emotional mixtapes, Addal’s music is best described as pure emotion in the form of melodic deep house. Morning In Love stands out in particular because of Lisa May’s incredibly beautiful, deeply sentimental vocals. I’ve listened to this track at least 50 times, and every single time my heart drops further into my stomach when she begins singing. Addal’s soft piano melody and steady bassline are the perfect accompaniment, making the overall flow of this track impeccably smooth. The track is available for Beatport purchase here.
House | Alex Metric feat. Stefan Storm – Heart Weighs A Ton (Original Mix) [OWSLA/Big Beat]
If you’re searching for that perfect feel-good track to get the weekend started, you’ve come to the right place. London phenom Alex Metric released Heart Weighs A Ton this week, and it’s pure dance magic. With uplifting vocals from Stefan Storm, the track features a progressive beat that steadily builds to a blissful chorus and an incredibly addictive hook. Grab it on Beatport here.
Future Trap | SKULS – Bones [Free Download]
A shower of euphoric melodies came over me this morning when I discovered the tune Bones by San Francisco Bay Area producers SKULS. The tune’s feel-good vibes and catchy rhythm are the perfect way to kick off a Friday morning. If you love this style, you’ll surely dig the other two tracks, Crowded Eyes and Graves, on their new Free Information EP. Get it for free on their Facebook page.
Progressive House | Monarch (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Nickolos “Nico” Schinco might be new to the scene, but his latest track, Monarch, would lead you to believe otherwise. It caught my attention right away, and it’s gotten quite a few replays on my computer. I love the journey this song takes you on in a deadmau5-like fashion. If you love it, you can pick it up for free here.