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Lost in the recent history of electronic music is the era during the early to mid-2000s, when dance music had a true IDGAF attitude.  DFA 1979, Gossip, The Faint, Le Tigre…these artists found a way to be edgy & trashy and still have fun while doing it.  This mid-2000s electropunk sound took off where Electroclash left off & paved the way for the Bloghaus & Nu Disco movements that followed.  And if there’s one artist who has found a way to channel it all & piece it all together with a modernized sound, it’s Jaded.  Jaded’s new track “4000Hz” delivers the boom to the dance floor with a wild, punk attitude.  “4000Hz” has the kind of edge that is sorely lacking from dance music today.  It also has the drive, energy & attitude to fuel any crowd.  With festival season upon us, Jaded have given us a monster of a stlyish tune right at the perfect time.

“4000Hz” is out now via the always fantastic (and ALWAYS ahead of the game) Black Butter Records:

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Hailing from Greece, NTEIBINT and collaborator Stella are no stranger to Summer feel good anthems. The two paired up on the 2015 smash hit, “The Owner,” and return in 2016 with their infectious groove, “Hide In.” What was originally intended to be a ballad highlighting Stella’s vocals was deconstructed and infused with live bass as the track’s foundation. The result is a silky smooth love song with a strong melodic energy about it that’s sure to take over a dance floor near you this season. Look for the official release out June 24th with remixes from Ewan Pearson and Zombies in Miami on Eskimo Recordings.

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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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Maybe it was all the great bands at Coachella this past weekend, or maybe it’s the sweltering heat that’s found its way back to Southern California but by golly gosh it’s getting too damn hot for house music. We’ve decided to beat the heat with an early Summer edition of our Too Hot 4 House Music series featuring plenty of indie, alternative, rock, and some blues to keep you feeling cool and collected. Big ups to SoCal’s own Burger Records for some strong recent releases and shoutout to Black Pistol Fire and Dreaming Bull for tracks that have stood the test of time. The second half settles more in the indie, folk, singer/songwriter realm with additions from City & Colour, RY X, and Julien Baker as well as some R&B from JMSN and rising star Anderson Paak.

The duo behind Coast Modern met whilst finding their way as songwriters in the bustling jungle that is the Los Angeles music scene. But after empty attempts at making music for other people, Coleman Trapp took matters into his own hands… He relocated to Denver, Colorado and started anew with band mate Luke Atlas holding down the fort in LA and found his voice and direction once again. Communicating with acoustic demos and e-mail servers, the two struck a chord and Coleman was coerced to mosey on back to sunny Southern California. With a renewed sense of vigor and optimism the two hit the ground running and have been known as Coast Modern ever since. Their latest, “Animals,” is an indie-pop primer that blends the bubbly pop vibes with the laid back LA lifestyle. Have a listen after the jump and stream the single that started it all, “Hollow Life.”

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argonaut&wasp is Theo Klein and Trey Schibli based in Brooklyn, NY.   They’ve just revealed their new single “The Sneeze”, an infectious indie-infused pop tune with influences ranging from The Talking Heads to Empire of the Sun. A product of a deep, yet eclectic musical upbringing, the duo effortlessly draws from indie and electronic music to create a zeitgeist sound that’s truly their own. Launching onto the scene with their ambitious debut EP Future Protocol earlier this year, the young duo has rapidly become one of most exciting new names in the indie dance scene.  Stream the track now!

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After a busy North America summer tour with festivals performances at the likes of Electric Zoo, Electric Forest, Lollapalooza, Hangout, Firefly, CRSSD, and more SNBRN returns with a brand new original record entitled “Beat The Sunrise.” This time around, SNBRN teams up with Republic/Varvatos signed vocalist/guitarist, Andrew Watt, to create a feel-good house anthem with an obvious nostalgia for summer. Marking his first original release since his debut hit, “Raindrops,” SNBRN is proving that 2015 is his breakout year. With an arsenal of original records yet to be released, the excitement surrounding this burgeoning LA artist isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Check out the stream below and be sure to grab your copy on iTunes here.

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The production duo and young lovers known as Parker + Barrow have emerged today after over a year locked away in the studio to premiere with us this alluring take on War’s classic tune “Low Rider.”  Her refined, sultry vocals tiptoe barefoot over driving, sculpted production which fans of Hot Creations or simply dead-sexy house music are advised to get ahold of early.  I’ve heard a lot from them in the past year and been in and out of the studio with them while they’ve prepared a staggering amount of music for coming releases, and I can say that this song is at most a tease of what’s to come, albeit a very decent one.  The mellow punctuation found here along with vocals built to drift in and out of your subconscious through the day for me immediately delivered the invite to “take a little trip with me…”  

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DC based producer, Manila Killa has had quite the breakout year in 2015. Between his involvement with the Moving Castle collective and his side artist project, Hotel Garuda, all signs point to a bright future ahead for the young talent. Following on the heels of his HARD debut announcement at this fall’s Day of the Dead, Manila Killa alongside Kidswaste have graced us with an absolutely beautiful cover of Caribou’s smash single “Can’t Do Without You”. This beautiful cover is filled with gorgeous vocals by Kidswaste, lush synths, and live guitar. Manila says he dedicated this song to a special person in his life, and after listening to it, we can say that person must be pretty lucky. Check out the stream below and grab a free download here now!

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These days it’s hard to find an act who can consistently keep you on the edge of your seat like Coyote Kisses.  There is certainly no other artist that embodies the phrase ‘expect the unexpected’ more than the Los Angeles based production duo.  Their latest release, courtesy of Next Wave Records, is a future trap influenced original with crispy drums and chopped vocals perfect for the tail end of this festival season.  Be sure to check out the stream below and grab your copy on iTunes!