London based production trio Disciples had one of the biggest records of 2014 on their hands with “They Don’t Know.” It’s jumpy bassline and smooth vocals found their way into DJ sets far and wide, and really hooked a lot of folks. There haven’t really been too many notable remixes of the tune until Dirtybird dude Justin Jay went and made this magic. Practically unrecognizable from the original track, this remix features a darker side, with eerily pitched vocal samples and plucking synth work. Stream this heater below via it’s Annie Mac premiere.
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Rising LA house/indie-dance artist SNBRN makes his Ultra Music debut with the release of “Raindrops”. In “Raindrops”, the Southern California native carefully balances warm piano chords and Kerli’s infectious vocals with an undeniably catchy synth hook. This expertly crafted interplay of melody results in a sublime piece of house music.
“6 months ago I met Kerli at a small studio in Venice Beach, California. We shared our stories, really got to know each other and came up with a concept that would evolve into the song you hear today. We wanted to create a song that would be powerful and moving yet also something you could really groove to. The lyrics really hit home for me and I’m so excited to finally share it with you guys. It was such an unbelievable experience to work with Kerli and create something so beautiful from nothing. The best things always take time; the wait was definitely worth it. I present to you RAINDROPS.” – SNBRN
Pat Lok continues to be the hardest working man in dance music. 2015 has picked up right where a very prolific 2014 left off. In early January, he kicked off the new year with his smash single “All In My Head“. And not to be outdone, he delivers his first remix of the year. His remix of “Hold Me” by Gold Fields is a jazzy House dazzler filled with warm throwback vibes. 2015 is lookin’ mighty good so far for Mr. Pat Lok.
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Lying primarily on the future/bass side of the electronic spectrum is New York-based producer Luca Lush. Aside from his bold Soundcloud typeface, this up-and-coming producer has done well to carve his own unique niche in the electronic sound. Remixes of big tracks and a handful of collaboration with Josh Pan have gifted him hundreds of thousands of streams — and for good reason. This latest track is one of the better future house style tunes I’ve heard in a hot minute, a combination of both the soulful and hard-hitting. Check it out now, and look forward to some forthcoming releases via Alaya.
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Los Angeles DJ/producer duo Bixel Boys had one of the biggest come-ups in 2014. Their #FREELIFE campaign stamped their ideology and branding on the foreheads of music and fashion junkies alike. Not to mention, their tunes are next level. Their first release of 2015 comes in the form of an official remix for Le Youth and his track “Real.” The boys take the nu-disco laced tune and flip it into a faster paced, more futuristic house heater. If you’re digging this, pre-order it now and show them some love.
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There’s no doubt that the haunting vocals of Chet Faker‘s “Talk Is Cheap” has struck the internet right in the feels… for all those out there looking for a DJ friendly version however, the mysterious project known as Foreign & Domestic has the answer to your prayers. Light, housey, and just the right amount of that CF soul makes this flip ready for any club set. Fans of Julio Bashmore, Disclosure, and T.E.E.D. will be all over this one!
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To kick off 2015, Wax Motif gives up a new original called ‘Since I Left You.’ This one takes us into disco/electro overdrive with a big synth lead, a fat kick and the melodic aid of a classic Brandy vocal. Fans of Alex Metric, Oliver and Grum will be all over this one, and it comes with an interesting back story from the Wax-man himself:
“So this is a track I did almost over a year ago now. It was during a really difficult time for me as I was new in America and my ex and I had just split up. I was just crashing out on people couches or guestrooms, whoever would have me, while I tried to figure out if I was gonna even keep going with music. It was a Friday night and I really didn’t feel like going out and my friend who I was crashing with had a studio so I sparked one up and this is where ‘Since I Left You’ was born.”
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Fresh off an appearance at the legendary BPM Festival and string of massive remixes, Amtrac is back once again with a free tune. It’s a tall order to follow up the successes he had in his edits for Alesso and Shakka, but this original track really hits the spot. Simplistic in its sampling, “Truly” lets a massive bassline and eerie melody speak for themselves. This one’s suited for late night, underground occasions, so lights off and speakers up.
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New York based Disco Fries had a huge hit on their hands with “The Light” featuring Niko The Kid. This week, they released a barrage of remixes from a panel of some big names across the production spectrum. This remix pack truly gives the listener a little bit of everything, including deep house work from MANIK, a big prog-house edit from Tommie Sunshine & Halfway House, and a tough bounce remix from Bounce Inc. This whole collection really goes to show how well the original tune lends itself across genres, and you can stream and pick them all up Beatport. Enjoy!
Tough Love has been on a tear with huge string of releases. Their bouncy house sound is infectious to say the least, and their latest tune continues the trend. Premiered with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, “So Freakin’ Tight” is a certified dance floor destroyer. The ode-to-90s-R&B vocals jump double dutch with the steel drum and bass arrangements, and actually align to form a really nicely unified track. This UK duo shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon — you can stream and pre-order the track below in the wake of it’s world release on March 16.
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