R&B

cyclist - sunrise

Like his fellow countryman Pat Lok or like English producer Clancy, Cyclist is an artist who is both well respected by his peers along with most popular dance music blogs.  Like the aforementioned gentlemen, Cyclist’s production work is always of the highest quality.  On his latest track, “Sunrise”, he teams up with Canadian chanteuse Maiko, their second collaboration (“Shine” was the first back in 2013).  While certain dance fads may come and go, Cyclist defies labels & produces the type of music that will most certainly stand the test of time.  And “Sunrise” is no exception.  With its classic Disco Soul vocals & Deep Disco/Jazz fusion groove, “Sunrise” is the type of track that you never tire of.  ”Sunrise” should keep its place amongst your music collection for many Summers to come.

“Sunrise” is out NOW via Toolroom Records.

aRod

alice russell x fkj

Is there anybody out there right now making smoother music than FKJ? Whether it’s remixes of contemporary artists , remixes of artists from the past or original work of his own, FKJ’s brand of silky smooth, soulful electronic music is absolutely sublime.  FKJ adds to his list of majestic tunes with his remix of the 2005 classic “Hurry On Now” by Alice Russell.  Here is what FKJ had to say regarding how he came about remixing her:

“I was streaming some Alice Russell tracks and found out that this acapella was available…completely felt in love with it and remixed it straight away. So here is my interpretation.”

aRod

pat lok x ganz

Last month we featured Pat Lok’s new single “Move Slow”, a song that takes seductive sleaze to a whole new level.  ”Move Slow” is classy, trashy, unique and fun.  This time around, Dutch producer GANZ darkens things up on his remix, turning “Move Slow” into a chilling, sexy anthem.

The “Move Slow” remix EP featuring Ganz, SirOJ, WMNSTUDIES, & Jeffrey Jerusalem is out April 4th on BMKLTSCH RCRDS.

aRod

The idea of Spring is observed around here as less of a season, and more of a feeling… it’s sunny and perfect year-round, from Santa Barbara all the way down to the border.  A California-tongue-in-cheek way of saying, “Let’s wear less clothing than we do in the previous very slightly chillier months, and do you want to go ride bikes?”  I believe that is exactly what my main man aRod beckons you to do with this latest installment in his now iconic SpringGlo mix series.

Five years of SpringGlo in the making, this signature of an effortlessly listenable mix features a selection of the usual choice sizzlers, as well the first Twelves remix in a bit, and a pretty righteous Todd Terje/Bryan Ferry track at the end.

If you would so kindly take up headphones and join us in chasing the sunset with a cocktail into the weekend, then yes, we would like to go ride bikes.

darius

The “Romance” EP by Darius is about as close to perfection as an Extended Play can get.  It’s five tracks of pure bliss, the perfect hybrid of Deep Disco, R&B & French House.  Artists like Moon Boots, Zimmer & Pat Lok have raved about it.  It’s almost impossible to pick a favorite track and it’s impossible not to listen to it over & over.  If you are in love or plan on falling in love anytime soon, I highly suggest letting Darius’ “Romance” EP be your guide to cloud nine.

“Romance” EP is out now via Roche Musique.

aRod

Banks - Brain

For her latest release entitled “Brain”, BANKS recruited fellow LA suburbanite Shlohmo to help produce the track.  If the sheer mention of those two names isn’t enough to make your lip quiver, knees buckle and heart skip a beat, then you may want to check your pulse.  It’s the kind of collaboration that dirty dreams are made of.  BANKS’ truthful, undisguised lyrics are equally matched by Shlohmo’s spellbinding beats.  ”Brain” draws you in then builds into a controlled, scintillating frenzy.  By the time the song reaches its paralyzing climax, you won’t even know what hit you.  ”Brain” is dark, dazzling perfection.
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cashmere cat with me

Last week, GDD™ fav, Cashmere Cat, revealed the first single from his debut release, Wedding Bells, on LuckyMe Records in Scotland. “With Me” is an incredible sample of Future Bass and a prime example of the unbelievable music coming from LuckyMe as of late. Home to Hudson Mohawke, Baauer, S-Type, and many more artists known for pushing the increasingly thin lines between Instrumental Hip Hop and dance music, LuckyMe seems to be a perfect home to the ingenious styles of Norway’s Cashmere Cat. Stream “With Me” below and purchase it now on iTunes.

banks x kaytra
Kaytranada’s remix of “Waiting Game” by BANKS is the type of track that could serve as the soundtrack to all your romantic interludes.  The song is mysterious & seductive.  Between BANKS’ sultry sound & Kaytranada’s smooth, experimental R&B , this song feels like two beautiful strangers exchanging glances & having a moment.

And if feeling sexy weren’t incentive enough to by this song, this release is also part of a very good cause:

Waiting Game (Kaytranada Edition) will be available on the DANCE (RED) compilation.

Pre-order the DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES 2 album: itunes.com/dancered. ALL proceeds go to help fight AIDS in Africa.

Every generation is known for something. Let’s be the one that delivers an AIDS FREE GENERATION. Today and every day 700 babies are born with HIV. We can get that number close to zero. It’s not a question of can we, but will we? That’s why we have come together with (RED)to DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES.

Join us on World AIDS Day and go to dancered.com to see all the ways you can get involved.

-Banks
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One of the standout tracks on Shy Girls’ new “Timeshare” EP is the poppy R&B ballad “Second Heartbeat”.  And fresh out of the remix oven, we’ve got a warm, buttery disco biscuit courtesy of Karl Kling.   Karl Kling’s electronic pop remix ups the tempo of the original and adds the perfect amount of disco, keeping the swoon meter on high.

Grab the free download HERE and melt away…
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