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Set Mo – Let’s Cruise

Posted on December 18 2014 by Caleb

Set Mo have had a great year, with a series of killer remixes and an excellent debut single. The Australian duo have one upped themselves, dropping one of our favorite tracks yet as part of the new Stoney Roads compilation. “Let’s Cruise” is an easy and addicting deep house groove that’s as seductive as it is danceable. The vocals make it easily recognizable and the piano stabs add the perfect amount of extra bounce. The track’s also up as a free download in conjunction with the rest of the (excellent) comp. Grab it now:

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Jack Ü – Take Ü There (Zeds Dead Remix)

Posted on December 17 2014 by zacheser
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Diplo and Skrillex have been gallivanting in the EDM scene as Jack Ü for some time now making beats and dropping tracks that jack and weave and cause mayhem wherever they go. Then they released their collaboration with dance music’s current Golden Goose, Kiesza, and they’ve been surfing the wave ever since after “Take Ü There” garnered support from Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Tiësto, and remixes by some of the EDM scene’s current talents. Which brings us to this remix: a future bass/dubstep hybrid by Canada’s Zeds Dead.

All of the elements of the original track remain: Kiesza’s swooning vocals layered over a selection of layered synths and pads which all lead to a sensational crescendo into a devastating drop. While the original crashed into a trap beat, this edit swerves straight into  a slippery, thick helping of bass and anthemic synths while tripped out snares and kick drums carry the weight. The fusion of styles are intricately ripe making this edit a satisfying detour into bass heavy territory. And, ultimately, its a remix that departs from its peers and shapes its own space during the recent onslaught of remixes for this particular track.

The Zeds Dead remix of “Take Ü There” doesn’t see a release until Dec. 22, but you can listen to it after the jump.

Nancy Whang – Like An Eagle (Funk Hunk Edit)

Posted on December 16 2014 by zacheser

Nancy Whang at this point is a national treasure. As one of the pillars of New York’s DFA Records, she has made a name for herself as their Vocal Queen: a position that has allowed her to be a part of game changing groups like The Juan Maclean, Classixx, and LCD Soundsystem. Earlier this year, she released her first solo EP, The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks, where she payed tribute to the mega-disco label, Casablanca. And it was a marvel. In fact, her collaboration with Audiojack, the Italo-disco groover “Like An Eagle,” was such a stand out track that we believed nothing would be able to touch it and pay it justice. Until now.

This particular cut from Whang’s EP has gotten the edit treatment by Colorado’s Funk Hunk and it is just as spirited and inspired as one would expect from the Denver based disco wizard. That said, the beauty of this release is the track comes to us in two-fold: the first is a slow paced, blistering hot, low BPM monster; the second is an entrancing synthscape arpeggiated to great effect. And while these new edits of Ms. Whang’s disco extravaganza are indebted to the source, seeing as they throb and pulse with many of the familiar tones from the original track, Funk Hunk has managed to retool each element in a way that allows for a comfortable distinction between each cut. In other words, his take isn’t about remaking a remake, but rather it’s building upon it and adding to the legacy which, in many ways, is the true sign of a masterful producer.

Check out both edits after the jump and visit Funk Hunk’s SoundCloud for free downloads of each version.

Introduction: Water Face

Posted on December 15 2014 by Caleb

Here’s the perfect week starter for you. Water Face is pushing some of the freshest music I’ve heard. Seamlessly mixing nu disco and soulful house leanings, his tracks are super funky, irresistible, and warm feeling. Fans of the French Express guys will find alot to like here, and the production quality is top notch. The Dj mix is quite enjoyable as well so make sure to cue in now. You’ll be seeing this name a lot in 2015.

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Kid Astray – Back To The Ordinary (option4 remix)

Posted on December 12 2014 by Caleb

We love option4 so much our mom’s are constantly asking when we’ll bring him home so she can meet him. Seriously, the Denver producer is so on point it’s hard to rival him. His latest remix is one of his best yet, twisting an indie pop track courtesy of Kid Astray, into a hip hop flavored deep house banger. It’s an unstoppable force of dance floor goodness and the perfect tip to get you in the mood for the weekend. Check it out below:

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