Indie Dance

Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (SNBRN Remix)

SNBRN has finally returned after a nationwide spring tour with his followup to “Raindrops” released back in January with an inventive remix of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing”. SNBRN has truly done it again on this one, taking an alternative angle when approaching the original song. Sampling Marvin Gaye’s lyric “just grab a hold of my body and mind” and looping it over a perfectly crafted punchy bass has created an undeniable festival house anthem. Be sure to stream the track below and head over to Beatport to grab a copy!

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Our man in Amsterdam, Auxiliary Tha Masterfader, is back with a brand new original for your Disco delight.  “Feel About U” is laid back & luscious…it’s the type of track that’ll be echoing through the skyscrapers at our next rooftop pool party in downtown LA.  The vocal chops are sunny & soulful and the synths are creamy, glittery goodness.  Nobody serves up delectable Disco quite like our man Auxiliary Tha Masterfader.  Hats off, Aux!

“Feel About U” is out NOW via Animal Language.  Animal Language label head, Mason, did a remix of “Feel About U” – be sure to check that one out, too.  If Aux’s original goes down like sangria then Mason’s remix is the mojito to his sangria.  A double dose of refreshing!  [BEATPORT]

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It’s playoff season in the NBA which can only mean one thing: Pat Lok is PLAYOFF READY.  Just like Steph Curry, just like LeBron…Pat Lok elevates his (remix) game during playoff season (playoff season in this case meaning that special time of the year when Spring creeps into Summer & all the grooviest songs are produced).  When taking on an Indie heavyweight like The Knocks, Pat Lok didn’t flail like Chris Paul or flop like Blake Griffin (can you tell I hate the Clippers?!?)…he calmly stepped back & hit the game winner.  Check out his remix of “Classic” below & replay that game winning groove over & over…

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Bearson has been steadily rising artist in the indie dance sphere over the past year. The young Norwegian producer has seemingly transitioned from Tropical House to a vibey, synth heavy, and Anime-inspired sound. Following up his most recent remix of Tove Styrke’s “Ego”, Bearson returns with a collaboration from another buzzing female vocalist, Mark Johns. Titled “Imposter”, his new collaboration implements a mesmerizing arrangement of  keys, wavy beats and some Tropical elements that flow flawlessly under her sensual vocals. Check it out below!

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Hotel Garuda, hot on the heels of their viral remix of SNBRN’s “Raindrops,” is back with an official collaboration remix with CRNKN. What a combo, right? Today, the artists combine their talents in remixing the Swedish dance duo Galantis “Gold Dust” into a deep-progressive house banger. This all comes right as the Swedes try and rollout their debut album, Pharmacy. The track is a fun one, so check out CRNKN & Hotel Garuda’s remix, and the rest of the Remix EP featuring Loosid, Hook N Sling, and Yacht Club on iTunes here:

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Sweater Beats and Mark Johns are about to break Soundcloud with their new collaboration cover of “All Day” by Kanye West. Sweater Beats surprises us on this one with a fresh new production style full of electric guitar chords that build up to a synth centric beat. Mark John’s sultry vocals are flawless as usual adding a unique spin to the original tune. Stream the track below and be sure to grab a free download here.

Chicos Lefti Remix

Fresh off his remix of Big Data, LEFTI comes right back at’cha with another impressive remix, this time of fellow New Yorkers, Chícos.  While LEFTI’s Big Data remix channeled more of an Electro Pop/Funk sound, his remix of Chícos not only ups the tempo but the boogie factor as well.  From the cosmic opening groove to the stinging closing guitar rips, LEFTI’s remix of “Hooked” is non-stop brilliance.

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Coming in hot with the second single from their Variety Pack EP, Bee’s Knees returns with “Keeper”. Following the release of their indie inspired track “Rumored To Be”, the Los Angeles duo’s latest takes on a more AC Slater-esque, bass route. Incorporating vocals from Chuck Inglish & Buddy, “Keeper” is full of strong summer vibes and a head bobbing beat. Consisting of Aaron Spiro and Adam Novodor, it’s amazing these two started their careers only a year ago after graduating from Icon Collective. Currently on tour with Kill Paris, check to see if Bee’s Knees is coming to your town. Grab a free download here!

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If you don’t know about the co-founder of Moving Castle and 1/2 of Hotel Garuda, Manila Killa, then you’ve come to the right place. The DC based producer consistently displays a cutting edge understanding of the indie dance world and his remix of The M Machine’s “Don’t Speak” continues this trend.  Manila Killa displays his eclectic taste in music and diverse production skills successfully breathing a new life to the original mix. Expect the full package to come out on April 23rd on OWSLA, and make sure catch both artists on tour!

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Nothing Bee’s Knees touches is ever ordinary. A relatively new act, the dynamic duo kick off the countdown to their up-coming EP with a new single. Titled “Rumored To Be Real”, the original fuses various styles and genres into one. Featuring vocals from Marty Rod, the track floats into electric keys underlying hypnotic vocals which fuse into a groovy bass line. Harmonies and echoing give the intro an ambient vibe, only to drop into Chromeo-esque guitar chords and an almost robotic tone. Escaping into a fantasy world, it’s amazing these two have time to release new music while they kick off their nationwide tour with Kill Paris. The release marks first taste of their soon to be released Variety Pack EP, it’s safe to say that we can’t wait to hear the rest. Grab your Free Download of “Rumored To Be Real” here!