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After a year of stand out remixes and his first original, “So Long” ft. BB Diamond,” Norway’s Jerry Folk hops back on the remix train for “Talk,” a song from his Next Wave Records label mates, Atlas Bound. “Talk” began as a downtempo R&B-esque number, but it’s now been given the soulful Jerry Folk house music treatment, complete with new synth, piano, and percussive elements to perfectly complement the catchy vocals. Listen/DL:


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Los Angeles is home to several world-class producers that are on the rise, but there are few that are shaping the sound of tomorrow with as much style and authenticity as Lonely Boy. Heralded as a “Funk conductor, eclectic savant, and master of good vibes,” this Desert Hearts & RollingTuff-affiliated house music maestro has quickly become a local favorite, while also seeing support for his cutting-edge productions from underground luminaries like Lee Burridge. For his guest mix, Lonely Boy brings us his set from a recent performance at Studio 5 After Hours, so it’s a perfect example of what he can do behind the decks in a live setting. Featuring Adana Twins, Justin Martin, Groove Armada, Pete Oak, Tanner Ross, one of Lonely Boy’s own forthcoming jams, “Don’t You Think“ (Out on Desert Hearts Records 1/27/15) and more, this mix is a must-listen for those down with the deeper side of house music.

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One of last year’s breakout stars, Oliver Heldens, catapulted into the international spotlight as he helped shape the future house sub-genre, and things are only looking up for him in 2015. After dropping his single, “Last All Night (Koala)” via FFRR Records last month, he’s back with the release of Michael Calfan’s “Koala” remix, and his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. Calfan transformed “Koala” with piano-laden melodies, a new vocal sample, and revamped elements to make it his own club jam.

On top of the Calfan remix, Oliver offers up his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix as an added bonus. The mix features a high-energy array of house music from the likes of Blonde, Don Diablo, Kaytranada, Zeds Dead, Chocolate Puma, and many more, so there’s a little something for everyone to get down with.

Check out the official music video for Michael Calfan’s “Koala” remix, and the Spotify stream of “Last All Night (Koala)” after the jump.
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