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The buzz behind Philadelphia based producer Louis Futon is extremely high right now as he is coming off the massive release of his latest official remix of G-Eazy’s “Let’s Get Lost,” which has just broke 3 million plays on Soundcloud alone in under 6 weeks. This follows up his self titled Louis Futon EP he released in January as a free download.

Today he brings us his latest, and easily one of his most impressive songs to date, another out of this world remix. This time he has taken on rising Brooklyn hip-hop band Phony People and their smoothly sensual single “End Of The Night.” Highlighting the vocals and instruments brightly while layering in some new beefed up drums paves way for an exciting bassline that you will have a hard time stopping yourself from bobbing your head.

If you’re out at Coachella this weekend, don’t miss Louis Futon playing Sunday (3:15-4:15) in the DoLab!

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Los Angeles-based duo Overjoy have done it again with their latest production.  As the latest free download from Dim Mak, “Like A Wave” is here to carry you into cool into the weekend.  With sultry vocal work from Lex Famous, this track washes over you in all the best ways.  A cool minimal bass line tips this one to the dance floor, and enhances the unique vibe that the track was aimed towards.  This won’t be the last you see of Overjoy and Lex Famous, so grab the free DL and rinse this one in your next mix.

Overjoy Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter | Download

One of the most exciting acts in dance music, Porter Robinson, has undoubtedly made strides in his career ever since he dropped his Worlds album. Now after an outstanding performance at Coachella over the weekend, he’s quick to the draw with a truly stunning remix of “The Thrill” by Nero, his fellow Coachella counterparts that also played a fantastic set out in the desert. For the remix, Porter traded the gritty bass-driven sounds for something more suitable for his own vibe – an intricate arrangement of ethereal atmospheres, mid-tempo rhythms, and striking, bubbly synths that break through like a bull through the hall.

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Miami seems to have a promising indie-electronic artist on its hands. The mysterious ØRKA has emerged with a handful of outstanding productions, but this vocal-laden song, “Tell Me,” is a favorite. This James Blake-esque producer opens up the track with chilling, airy atmospheres and gentle piano chords, before bringing in baritone vocals that lead you to dreamy saxophone melodies from Brian Bibb. As a whole, “Tell Me” is a melancholic, thought-provoking song that’ll keep you coming back for more. Stay tuned for more from ØRKA and pick up the free download for safe keeping.

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If you ask any electronic music fan who has been into the scene since the mid to late 2000s, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who wasn’t a fan of the Electro/French Disco sound that defined that era.  Fast forward to 2015 and we find Brooklyn producer LEFTI paying homage to the big sound of that glorious era.  LEFTI’s remix of “The Business of Emotion” by Big Data takes that pulsating Electro Disco sound and modernizes it with a dash of feel good Electronic Pop.  Paying tribute to an era of music while still making it modern & fresh is not an easy task.  But LEFTI delivers a fantastic remix that surely stands on its own (and one that will make those who longed for the genre-defining sounds of Yuksek, Justice & The Twelves to return very happy).  Primetime remix.

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April in California marks the beginning of festival season, pool party season & weeks of endless sunshine.  LA trio Cheat Codes perfectly capture the mood of this time period along the West Coast with their new song “Adventure”.  The aptly titled song is an organic & modern Electro Pop gem that is full of so much bounce & shine, it’ll make you want to drop everything you’re doing and go on a sun-filled escapade up and down the California coast.  Take a listen + take a journey…

“Adventure” is out now on iTunes. [BUY]

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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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LA’s own Lazerdisk have proven themselves to be quite the killers of anything future bass.  Yesterday, they released a remix of New Orleans bounce music legend Big Freedia, and it’s a big one.  ”Ol’ Lady” comes originally packed with some flavorful vocals to work with, and are complemented nicely by the arrangement produced by Lazerdisk.  Big synth chord progressions and bass kicks line the dance segment of the track, and keep it interesting.  Grab this one for free now.

Lazerdisk Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter | Download 

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We had the privilege of sharing Crown Ruff’s debut production “Yazz Claasics” a few weeks back.  Today, the Los Angeles-based duo is back with their sophomore effort.  ”Fell For You” features some really soulful vocal samples and some really nice precussive arrangements — not to mention the booming bass line.  If these first two tracks are any indication of what is to come from Crown Ruff, we can expect big things in 2015.  Download “Fell For You” at Wavo

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This year, our hometown hero and dirtybird protegé, Justin Jay, has been making strides in his burgeoning career with successful releases, like his Momentum EP on Pets Recordings, and his Coachella debut in The Do LaB over the weekend. After sitting on this sophomore dorm room-produced secret weapon, “Mind Games,” since the WMC Dirtybird BBQ party a couple of years ago, he’s finally releasing it via Annie Mac’s Free Music Monday. On the track, Justin Jay merges funk-infused elements with a punchy, evolving bassline, and shuffling percussion for a groove that oozes with feel-good vibes. With this release, his imminent USC graduation, and plans for touring in the UK and Europe in the coming months, Justin Jay is about to have an excellent summer.

Here are a few words about the song from Justin Jay himself, “I made Mind Games 2 years ago, during the spring of my Sophomore year in college. I wanted to make something that could bring funky, feel-good vibes to the Dirtybird BBQ party during WMC that year. This track ended up becoming a staple in my sets for the whole summer and it’s still a favorite among my homies at school. With college coming to an end and Annie Mac on board, it feels like perfect timing to give you guys this tried and tested secret weapon.”