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Friday Favorites 73.
Booty Bass/Jungle Terror | The Reef – Cleopatra (Original Mix) [Mad Decent]
Any time The Reef drops something new, I’m all ears. The young Swede has just released a two-track EP for free download on Mad Decent, and it’s full of ominous jungle terror rhythms that sound like they’re gonna come out from under the bed and grab you. Listen to Cleopatra above, and go here for Monument.
House | KANT vs MK – Ey Yo (Original Mix) [One More Tune]
MK has developed a habit of turning out the biggest remixes of the year… year after year… leaving me head-over-heels for flips like his utterly unstoppable Storm Queen take and his latest, a revisit of KANT’s Busta-sampling EY YO. Know how to tell his basslines are American? They’re morbidly obese. Pick it up “>here.
House | Hunt For The Breeze – Aquanaut
I’ve always been a fan of producers that come in with fresh, new sounds, and Hunt For The Breeze is doing just that. The DC-based producer’s latest track, Aquanaut, is a diverse one with a spacey-yet-intimate sound. The galactic synths set the stage for the groovy beat before they come together in smooth and sexy harmony. Although Aquanaut comes in at just under three minutes, Hunt For The Breeze hits a ridiculous array of notes and sounds throughout. Aquanaut is available for free from Hunt for the Breeze’s SoundCloud here.
Jazzy Footwork | Swindle – Walter’s Call (Original Mix) [Deep Medi]
It’s jazz. It’s footwork. It’s pure unadulterated chaos shoved into a four-minute track by South London’s Swindle. Walter’s Call, the first cut off the upcoming EP of the same name, feels like New Orleans in the 1920s, complete with screeching horns, roaring sirens, and overall sketchy vibes. The EP will be released Oct. 20 via Deep Medi and Brownswood. Pre-order it here.
Big Room House | Galantis – Smile (Max Elto Rewind Version) [Big Beat]
Galantis released the five-track Galantis Remixes EP on Beatport earlier this week, and it’s chock-full of fantastic goodies, including Elephante’s Help remix and this stunning cut from Swedish vocal duo Max Elto. Sporting additional vocals and a soft, introspective opening, the remix will pull at your heartstrings long before an impressive big room drop sweeps you off your feet.
House | The Magician feat. Years & Years – Sunlight (Blonde Remix)
The Magician’s monthly Magic Tape series has helped the Belgian producer become one of the leading tastemakers in electronic music. His track, Sunlight with Years & Years, is one of the most uplifting summer house anthems to come out this year. UK duo Blonde have somehow managed to brighten up the the track even more with their latest remix. Their shining new mix keeps the basic build of the track intact, but adds a tantalizing taste of twisting bass and popping percussion. The original mix of Sunlight is set for an official release Sept. 28 on The Magician’s new label Portion.
Indie/Beats | SAFIA – You Are The One
There aren’t enough positive words in the English language to describe the magic of SAFIA’s sound. After listening to Paranoia, Ghosts, & Other Sounds upwards of 500 times over the last several months, they released You Are The One on Sept. 11, and it’s been on perpetual repeat ever since. With their undeniably unique, dynamic production and smooth, hypnotizing vocals, SAFIA is definitely number one on my list of bands to watch.
Indie/Beats | ODESZA feat. Shy Girls – All We Need (Original Mix) [Counter]
Dreamy synthpop duo ODESZA released their sophomore album In Return this week, an impressive follow-up to last year’s Summer’s Gone. Among its many superb tracks, All We Need stands out as my favorite, due in part to the irresistibly sexy vocals from Portland group Shy Girls. Featuring a rolling, bass-laden beat and bright percussion, it’s a high-energy tune that’s perfectly mellowed by Shy Girls’ Dan Vidmar’s luscious, R&B-esque voice. Grab the track and the rest of the album on Beatport here.
House | Botnek & 3LAU – Vikings (Bixel Boys Remix) [Dim Mak]
No one else I can think of puts out a more consistent number of high quality releases than LA duo Bixel Boys. Each time they drop a new track, it shows that their production style doesn’t fit into any specific genre, making them one of the most exciting acts in the game right now. Their newest release is a remix of Vikings, the huge collaboration between Botnek & 3LAU that crushed festivals throughout the summer. Bixel Boys managed to transform the high-powered original into a darker, more underground track that is available for pre-order and set to be released by Dim Mak next week.
Deep House | Dan Croll – From Nowhere (Âme Remix)
Every now and then, you find that perfect track that doesn’t get released, and it frustrates you quite a bit. Lately, I’ve had this issue with the Âme remix of From Nowhere by Dan Croll. The tune is a brilliant masterpiece of touching vocals, hypnotic basslines, and trippy melodies. This was one of the huge tracks that Lee Burridge played during his Robot Heart sunrise set on Saturday at Burning Man. I really hope it gets released soon!
House | The Notorious B.I.G – 10 Crack Commandments (Codes’ Brooklyn Bounce Bootleg)
Looking for your weekly #FBF (flashback Friday)? Brooklyn producer Codes has you covered. The Slow Roast Records figurehead reps his borough with a 2014 revival of Notorious B.I.G’s hip hop classic 10 Crack Commandments. Codes’ bootleg chops and screws the track over sweltering house melodies, and he shows us what his signature Brooklyn bounce sound is truly made of. Sweetening the deal, Codes is giving this one away as a free download on his SoundCloud.