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!
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!
Whenever a new Matt DiMona track ends up on my SoundCloud feed I’m always eager to give it a listen. There is something special about his aptly named “feel good house” brand that consistently keeps me coming back for more. His new remix of “Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea” by Los Angeles based indie rock band “XYLØ” is no exception. Matt DiMona effectively utilizes the gorgeous vocals and interlaces them with infectious chilled-out melodies, bass plucks, and pads. Be sure to grab the free download here.
Our favorite Parisian, Zimmer, worked with Norwegian singer Emilie Adams for “Escape”. It’s the first track of his “Coming of Age” EP to be released July 10 on Roche Musique. Escape is deep, with warm tones and ethereal vocals, backed by a catchy piano line, before the drop speeds things up. We’re looking forward to hear the rest of the EP.
Slaptop is back with a super fun and unique new tune. “Away” combines happy-go-dancey percussion and pitchy vox sampling wrapped around folk-inspired vocals. The lyrics paint the picture of a Summerscape, and the sound mirrors the description beautifully. Every track Slaptop has released has been immaculate, and we’re super stoked for whatever comes next. Stream the track below, and make sure to grab your copy on iTunes.
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The last time we heard from Brooklyn’s LEFTI, he dropped his remix of Chícos’ “Hooked,” but now he’s prepping for the fruitful summer ahead with his newest jam, “Castle.” On the track, he combines a cool, french disco-esque vibe with a punchy, deep bassline that makes for a versatile tune that can keep the pool party flowing or night clubs jackin’. Have a listen above and pick up the tune on iTunes or Beatport, courtesy of Mixmash Deep.
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!
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]
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…