Electro/Jungle Terror | DJ Fresh vs Jay Fay feat. Ms. Dynamite – Dibby Dibby Sound (Skitzofrenix Remix) [Ministry Of Sound]
Wiwek put this late 2013 remix in his Jungle Terror Mixtape and it was one of my favorites in the whole mix. Bosnian producer Skitzofrenix is criminally unknown, so show him some love on Facebook and pick up the track here.
Future Beats | Kito & Reija Lee – Sweet Talk (Lazerdisk Remix) [Free Download]
Lazerdisk lays the Sweet Talk on Kito & Reija Lee with extra gold glints, fast talkin’, and finger snaps in their game on this warm trap remix of the British duo. Grab it for free here.
Hip Hop | 20syl feat. Rita J – Voices (Original Mix)
Beautiful synth work and extraordinary percussion are what set Voices as an exceptional hip hop track. The flawless production work from 20syl leaves me utterly speechless every time I listen. It’s pure electro hip hop bliss that pulls you in and refuses to let go throughout its four and a half minutes. 20syl rarely disappoints with his production work and Voices is no exception. You can pick this gem up here.
House | Martyn + Four Tet – Glassbeadgames (8 Hours at Fabric Dub)
Not sure how I missed this massively underrated dub by Four Tet and Martyn, but I’m glad I found it while trolling SoundCloud today. A positively uplighting track–whirling bells, happy-sounding organs, and repetitive vocal chops bring it home on this one.
Future House | Calvin Harris – Flashback (Callum Higby Remix) [Free Download]
18-year-old newcomer Callum Higby gives one of Calvin Harris’ most iconic tracks a futuristic flashback makeover, delivering a rousing rework that is the perfect addition to any beachside party. And I should know; I’m sitting beside one in the Turks and Caicos! Grab your free download here.
Trance | Paul Thomas, Russell G & Steve Haines – Cafe Del Mar (Original Mix) [UltraViolet]
Yeah, yeah, it’s another remix of href="http://www.discogs.com/Energy-52-Caf%C3%A9-Del-Mar/master/2233">Cafe
Del Mar to add to the several thousand already in
circulation, but when you delve deeper, you realize this
is a pretty fine take on a classic. Big
room trance at it’s finest. There’s quite a rough and unashamed
edge to this version, courtesy of href="https://www.facebook.com/djpaulthomasfanpage">Paul
Thomas, Russell G,
Haines. It’s href="http://www.beatport.com/release/cafe-del-mar/1373631">out
now on Paul’s own UltraViolet Music label, and it’s rapidly climbing
the Beatport charts.
Indie/Beats | Museum Of Love – The Who’s Who Of Who Cares
If you’re still depressed about LCD Soundsystem’s breakup, Museum Of Love may just be the thing to cheer you up. The DFA duo consisting of former LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney and The Juan MacLean’s Dennis “Jee Day” McNany have shared a brand new track, The Who’s Who Of Who Cares, from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The track is a gallery full of signature DFA styles and sounds. Founded in a sweeping techno beat, Mahoney and McNany lay down a tapestry of somber synth and sullen, Bowie-esque vocals juxtaposed with a chorus of jazz-infused brass arrangements. Museum Of Love will be out Oct. 14 on DFA Records.
Electronic R&B | Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Fantasy
Before you press play, please brace yourself for the most ideal combination of seduction and relaxation, truly the pinnacle of a music-inspired “fantasy.” Alina Baraz’s smooth, sensual voice combined with her soothing lyrics, referencing a carefree beach-side environment, truly puts me in a dreamlike, almost hypnotic state of mind every time I listen to this. Not to mention, Galimatias’ flawlessly complimentary production makes these two the ultimate dream team of the “chill” category. If you’re on the same page, feel free extend your mental vacation with the rest of Baraz and Galimatias’ beautiful creations here, and stay tuned for their upcoming Urban Flora, set to release this Fall.
Deep House | Anna Lunoe feat. Jesse Boykins III – Heartbreak In Motion (Original Mix) [Ultra]
Just when I thought my girl crush on Anna Lunoe couldn’t get any more intense, she went and released the All Out EP this week, and now I’m outright swooning. Though all four of the EP’s tracks are fantastic, Heartbreak In Motion is my favorite. Featuring fierce deep house bass, bright dance synths, and the adoring vocal duet of Jesse Boykins III and Anna herself, this is one sexy and powerful jam. Grab the EP on Beatport here, and prepare to fall in love.
Twerk | Goshfather & Jinco x Tony Mendes – Name On It [Free Download]
LA’s rising talent, Goshfather & Jinco and Tony Mendes, teamed up to release a real booty-shaker this week, titled Name On It. The melodies are playful, the beats are catchy, and the bass drops are sure to blow up any dancefloor. Best of all, it’s a free download that you can get here.
Indie/Beats | Phlux-Nym
For this weekend, I’d like to turn your attention to Phlux. Phlux is relatively new on the scene, but his sound packs a punch. For his latest release, Nym, Phlux flexes some serious production talent on an ambient must-listen. Textured, soulful, and mesmerizing, Nym is composed of rich sounds like skewed vocal samples, warped drums, and something that conjures up an electronic rain stick. Compiled together, Phlux has managed to create a deeply resonating soundscape worth a second and third listen. Even better, Phlux is giving away this chillstep masterpiece away as a free download here.