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Dr. Fresch is back with another feel good remix of a 90′s classic; this time he’s bringing summer along with a fresch new take on No Doubt‘s “Hella Good.” In his own words, I chose to remix Hella Good because it was one of my favorite pop songs growing up and no one has touched the track recently. The original song (as an entire piece) does not breathe summer, however, both the lyrics and vocal melody do. Because the vocals held this feel-good quality, I was able to reinterpret the song within the context of forward thinking electronic music; remaining true to the Dr. Fresch brand by giving the remix a tropical club makeover. I want my “Hella Good” remix to be a Summer anthem!

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As the summer heats up the sounds are cooling down, with mellowed out versions of your favorite tunes popping up left and right, it’s pretty clear that the pool party season is upon us! Franne, a budding young producer from Germany, has hopped on NoNoNo’s classic, “Pumpin’ Blood,” and scaled it down to a vocal oriented piano house anthem to keep the blood chilled whilst coursing through your veins. Hop on his FB for a free download and throw the dude a follow on SoundCloud to stay tuned into to his productions.

Without Time

San Francisco’s MyKill teamed up recently with Keith Walker of The Holy Coast to produce the song “Without Time” and the outcome of this fine collab turned out to be magical.  ”Without Time” is filled with glowing synths and sexy saxophone…just the type of soothing ingredients that will instantly warm your body and mind and whisk you away to beaches filled with soft white sand & endless sunshine.

Grab the FREE DOWNLOAD & let the Summer chill out begin…

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When Sam Smith sings, the ladies swoon, and the homies catch some feels. Mix in Berlin’s Fabich & Ferdinand Weber‘s production alias, JUUN, and the recipe is a feel good anthem to quench the summer thirst. This is the first sound to surface for the new duo that is sure to take the airwaves by storm as their catalogue develops. Collaborating with the UK Songbird for their first run at it speaks leagues to their production chops and only time will tell what the industry has in store for these two. For now, have a listen, throw ‘em a follow, and let their story unravel.

It takes a babe to blog us into festival season, sometimes.  Actress, model and music video muse, Victoria Geil, has this weekend covered for ya.  The anxious excitement of the drive out to this magical world on the barren edge of nothingness… the total and unapologetic poolside maxing as the sunshine and liquors flow… the punctuated moments of elation… the epic naps that tie it all together.

It’s all here, ladies and gentlemen: this is Coachella, as told by a babe.  If you’re a babe, you’ll love this.  If you love babes, you’ll need this.

This three mixtape series is conveniently tailored for use from the moment you begin your pilgrimage to the desert, to the moment you return to your respective basecamps upon the fateful completion of that final Sunday set.  Get it into you.

Then follow me for more, as we explore BABECHELLA 2: Party Vibes and BABECHELLA 3: Chill Vibes in playlists and commentary.

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The vibemaster, Goldroom, has unveiled a new remix for Danish songstress, , today, adding his characteristic, summery sensibilities to “Don’t Wanna Dance.” The remix comes along with a brand new spring/summer tour schedule, with a few DJ sets preceding six anticipated live sets going into the end of June. Stream the remix below and catch all tour dates after the jump.

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Had the pleasure of listening to this jam in the studio as it took shape, and remember thinking what an amazing combo. Now, it has arrived at my door, and honestly a lot different than I remember. It always was special, but now its sexy, and the diamond is polished. Dig in below!

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DIRT151

It’s another amazing round of hot new tracks courtesy of your boys Stevie Ewald + aRod.  And when we say hot new tracks, we mean it.  All ten tracks in The Dirt #151 are fresh out of the oven.  And the best part?  They’re all free for your taking.  A brand new remix by The Twelves (of The Knocks, no less!)…yeah, that’s in there.  New originals from Cyril Hahn, Gorgon City, Figgy & Cory Enemy?  Those are in there, too.  Plus heaters by our homies Panic Bomber and Huerta, Tchami, and a ridiculous  anthem by Mayhem, Antiserum, Gents & Jawns.

Get’em while they’re hot.

• aRod’s .Zip [5 Tracks, 48MB]
• Stevie’s .zip [5 Tracks, 52.7MB easy]


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cure x penelopes

As a rock band whose style is heavily influenced by dark, synth-based, big bands of the 80s, it makes perfect sense for The Penelopes to remix their heroes, The Cure.  The Penelopes’ exquisite remix of “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure is so full of sunshine & bounce that even the most pale, sun deprived Goth wouldn’t think twice about putting on their best black swimsuit & frolicking in the sun while dancing to this one.  Don’t forget that SPF 100 & waterproof mascara!

The Penelopes have a big 2014 lined up with a brand new single coming out in mid-April along with an accompanying video & hot remix package.  Can’t wait for that!  Until then, enjoy this heavenly new remix…

The Cure – Just Like Heaven (The Penelopes Remix)

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Our very own Tropicool has released his latest tape which might be his smoothest musical mosaic to date. Tropicool is known for his extensive and carefully curated tracklistings always curating a very special & intimate vibe with just the right amount of funk. This tape in particular transitions from funk, into piano driven sexy house, and ends with some very deep tones sure to have you swimming in your own puddle. Deeper than his previous work, but just as infectious, this one is perfect served with a whiskey and reserved for an intimate occasion. Enjoy responsibly.

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