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One of the most venerable trio’s in the music business at the moment are set to bring their world renowned acoustic show to the Hollywood Bowl this weekend after an incredible two night stint at The Greek Theater some years ago. I was there when it first went down, and I’m glad this concept was expanded upon so more fans would have the chance to be touched by the music of Jono, Pavo, and Tony.

While I will not be in attendance this weekend, I can’t help but become enamored with the latest release off their Acoustic II LP, “No One On Earth.” Bone chillingly beautiful, and hauntingly graceful, I can’t help but dream about the good times that could have been this weekend. For those unable to make it as well, look out for the full Acoustic II LP released on June 3rd.

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It’s been a long time coming for Gotta Dance Dirty’s own Shae B, the featured vocalist behind Free Slice‘s recent rendition of Drake’s smash hit, “One Dance.” The trio crafts a unique twist to the current Billboard Hot 100 #1 with a little bit of Southern California funk and just the right amount of deep dance drive. Ripe for spicy Summer nights and cool enough for the day time heat, it’s hard to imagine a time you wouldn’t want these vibes around. So cop the free download and spread the love around!

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After the widely acclaimed Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons LP hit the shelves last year it was bound to be ripe for the remixing, and remixed it shall be, by some of the most venerable names in the game. Ahead of the remix LP’s May 13th release, we’ve got the exclusive stream of Acid Pauli‘s take on “Tangled Web.” Featuring dreamy synth arpeggios that delicately weave in and out of the soft spoken vocals it’s the sequenced percussion patterns that bring the beat home. Other remixers include Juan Atkins & Kimyon Huggins, Kölsch, Gorgon City, Red Axes, Dixon, Jamie Jones, Serge Devant, &Me, DrumTalk, Francesca Lombardo and Mehmet Aslan. You can purchase the project HERE.

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Nordrhein-Westfalen is the place that the Grandbrothers call home, and it sounds every bit as obscure as the music that they make. Focused primarily on instrumental driven compositions, these two have stumbled upon a sound to call their own. A sound that FILM (Future Is Listening Music) Records in Berlin has enjoyed enough to help the duo release their debut 12 track LP, Dilation. Unclassifiable – yet full of class, this elegant arrangement exudes a flair for life with syncopated minimalist percussive loops complete with rim shots and well placed kicks as layers of piano and background noise swell with lead strings. It’s truly something else.. have a listen.

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Samba meets Jazz meets Funk meets Sunshine in the newest compilation series from the Los Angeles based label Chit Chat Records. It features some familiar names; Poolside, Fatnotronic (Gorky from Bonde Do Role + friend Phillip), Daniel T. (Cosmic Kids), and TonyAdams, as well as their interpretations of some v rare Brazilian Boogie jams. Infinity pool day dreams and scanty one pieced females drift in and out of palm tree shadows as these four producers work their magic to bring you an innately unique musical experience. Set to be released early 2015, this vinyl ought to be the perfect addition to any connoisseur’s collection. Stay tuned!

Every element and feeling we’ve grown to be extremely fond of by the works of Parisian legend, Zimmer, have found a way to collectively coexist in his newest remix for Brooke Fraser, entitled ‘Kings & Queens‘. In my opinion, this is his best production to date, it’s been on repeat, and keeps getting more infectious! He was able to transform Brooke’s voice into a spacey, yet majestic tone that seems to echo in our souls while longing for something of a future’s past. You can expect Baptiste’s signature horizontal disco touch, however slowed down a bit, with a deeper futuristic sound. Turn on & float away.

We’re excited to have Zimmer moving to LA in January just short of 2 months to write an All-New EP! See you soon bud!

[Bonus]: His latest prior work was for Aussie Psychedelic pop outfit Wunder Wunder (of Miami Horror descent), entitled ‘Midnight Hours‘ is also something quite special, and shouldn’t go missed. Wash it down as dessert.
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Bearson must be feelin sprung lately with these sensual edits and originals. This time James Bay receives the remix treatment to his tune, “Let It Go” that features some healing harpsichord and finger snapping to compliment the delicate cymbals. Next Wave Records is on a melodic tear lately, stay tuned for what’s to come!

On the mellower side of house music, Free N Losh comes through with a wavy marimba filled jam to fill all your poolside needs. Off the new LA Imprint, Next Wave Records, the track features dreamy beach drenched vocals from Cat Lewis and a beat thrown in reverse for an intergalactic breakdown that tugs at the beat like the moon’s gravitational effect on the sea.

It’s like Chet Faker meets Justin Vernon, SOHN’s sound, making his music quite the enchanting experience. Above you’ll see 20 minutes of so of what it takes to create his music on the spot. Live keyboards, guitar, vocals, sampling, it’s no easy feat, yet SOHN blends it all together seamlessly and melodically in true transcendent fashion. Click play, tune out, and escape for a bit to the sounds of Vienna’s rising creative talent.

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It doesn’t seem like long ago the veiled producer Zhu surfaced on the web (4 months ago to be exact) and had the net buzzing about his “Moves Like Ms. Jackson” remix, but a lot has been accomplished since then. With four more originals added to his roster, including his recent hit (named Essential New Tune by Pete Tong) titled, “ Faded.” Now, though, the time has come for others to take on the fruits of his labor as official remixes begin to take shape on SoundCloud. Continue Reading