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As a thank you to his Australian fans, and Triple J for the world’s first play of his smash, “Faded,” the burgeoning future star, ZHU, delivers a stand out rendition of CHVRCHES “Gun,” just ahead of his first appearances down under. This mystery producer has molded his pop-centric deep house sound into this dreamy cover featuring his airy vocal work crafted around guitar, synth keys, and a smooth groove. Take a moment and sink into ZHU‘s latest jam to keep the weekend feeling going strong.
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snbrn

Our good bud, SNBRN, has been on a remix tear as of late, putting his sun-drenched steez on everything from Mark Morrison to 50 Cent to Ace of Base, and today he caps off his string of summertime tunes with a beautiful remix for Indiana’s “Heart On Fire.” He incorporates a lovely chord progression matched with dance-y, shuffling hi hats for a remix that feels equally accessible and (poolside) dancefloor ready.

Listen below and download here. √+

Jessica Wilde - Summer Dreaming
Get Twisted Records’ newcomer Jessica Wilde has written for Rudimental & Emeli Sande and has supported artists like Chipmunk & Ms. Dynamite.  Now it’s her turn to shine with her new release “Summer Dreaming”.  With its invigorating, eclectic vibes, “Summer Dreaming” packs about as much fun as you possibly can into less than four minutes.  Jessica Wilde’s vocals & stylish co-production (with Tough Love) shine bright on her genre bending Pop/Electro Soul/DnB debut.  Flexin’ that UK flair!

The original of “Summer Dreaming” is out September 21st via Get Twisted Records.  Remixes by Jaded and label chiefs Tough Love are out on Beatport October 6th.  Pre-order the original HERE.

aRod

Here’s a bright little disco pop joint between Viceroy‘s sunshine-signature production and Penguin Prison‘s equally shimmery vocals.  Here, we find a carefree, no-problems-heard track that bops along to the tune of summer for ya, regardless of which hemisphere your ears currently reside.  Summertime all the time, ever heard of it?  Too easy.

motm

The artwork for the new single “Don’t Tell” by Mansions on the Moon perfectly encapsulates what it feels like when listening to the brand new track: it’s like floating through a turquoise/hot pink sky on a bed of cotton candy clouds.  It’s a celestial, euphoric Disco Pop, alterna-lectro tune that sets the table nicely for what the band has to offer in the very near future.  Mansions on the Moon will be releasing their self titled debut album this Fall.  And, if “Don’t Tell” is any indication on what the album has in store, then excitement levels are sky high.

Be sure to check out the information below on the band’s partnership with PledgeMusic:

PledgeMusic.com – Mansions on the Moon

“MOTM has partnered with Pledge Music to offer exclusive merchandise packages through an online pre-sale campaign which will help fund the album printing, production, and tour. With live shows, new music and more coming this year, 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for MOTM. Keep your eyes peeled for further updates.”

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mapei x happy accidents
Happy Accidents‘ new remix of “Don’t Wait” by Swedish artist Mapei is a song drenched with so much sweetness, it’ll make you wanna hug whatever listening device it’s being played on.  Fret not…this isn’t an annoying, off putting brand of sappy, sugar coated sweetness.  It’s an honest, sincere, no BS type of sweetness.  Happy Accidents take the soulful love & friendship anthem and steer it into power Pop territory on their fantastic Indie Disco tinged rework.  It’s the feel good song of the moment and, for the price of a Facebook like, it’s yours for FREE.  Press ‘like’.  Feel good.

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30s

Black Butter Records continues to shine as one of the most diverse record labels in electronic music.  Their latest release by new London outfit 30s, entitled “Stockholm Syndrome”, is a further testament to the label’s diverse (and growing) reputation.  ”Stockholm Syndrome” is filled with highly addictive feels anchored by the dreamy, seductive sounds of vocalist ZOEE.  Aside from the fact that she hails from London, I can’t say that I know much about ZOEE.  But…I’m pretty sure that I love her.

“Stockholm Syndrome” is out NOW via Black Butter Records.

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florrie x figgy

While French Express bossman Perseus was able to pioneer the Tropical RnB movement from a few years back and Kaytranada was able to elevate that sound with an edgier Hip Hop vibe, East Coast producer Figgy found a way to perfectly balance all of the aforementioned elements to come up with his own brand of sexy, soulful Deep Disco.  Whether it’s original production or remix work, one listen to Figgy’s SoundCloud is enough to lure anyone in.  With standout remixes of BANKS, T-Pain & Phantogram (to name a few) already under his belt, Figgy keeps that sexy remix train rollin’ with his latest, a remix of “Wanna Control Myself” by UK chanteuse Florrie.  The result is another deep, hypnotic jam sure to put you in the sexiest of moods.

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On the heels of ZHU‘s debut EP, ‘The Nightday,’ we have today some ocular treats in the form of monochrome flesh in dresses.  Said EP has been storming iTune’s dance charts, topping off Australia with a few weeks at #1 and generally getting nods from everyone all around.  Oh and also he of course directed the video as well.

Stream the pretty much flawless EP here, and give ZHU some love on iTunes if you feel it.

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Been hyped on ZHU for ages.  Been offered up my co-sign.  Breakthrough Artist of 2014.  The latest from him just solidifies his mastery of the elusive and fickle form of a deep groove in pop music’s sonic landscape.

As Jonah put it on NEST HQ:

“Once again, ZHU’s flawless vocals steal the show in the new single, but the House/Garage crossover groove lying underneath is also nothing short of spectacular.  It’s artists like ZHU that are following just steps behind the Disclosure lads, manufacturing productions that live as perfectly on the dance floor as they do on mainstream radio.”

Debut EP Presale here, available 4/20 (lol sick).

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