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Saint Raymond — Lean On (Major Lazer x DJ Snake Cover)

Lean On | Saint Raymond Cover

There is a seemingly endless sea of Lean On reworks floating around at the moment, some of which are pretty great, others not so much. But this, this one is something special. UK indie artist Saint Raymond has just put out a brilliant cover of the Major Lazer x DJ Snake x MØ track in question, and we can’t get enough of it. In collaboration with producer Artery, he’s built a balmy indie dance atmosphere, incorporating plucky guitar and vibrant tropical notes that drift neatly around poignant vocal work. Do yourself a favor, add this one to those essentials playlists and brighten things up a bit this weekend.

CS EXCLUSIVE | Embody

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Sometimes it’s immediately clear an artist is going places, you can just feel it. London–based Embody was one of those artist’s whose talent grabbed us within the very first moments of hearing his work. From an impressive debut with his beautifully executed remix of Ang Low’s Can’t Describe Her, and other ace takes on Milky Chance, HONNE, and Last Lynx — to amazing originals such as Bad News, Give Me Your Love and more that, every single time, we’ve been blown away by — his polished arrangements, versatility and attention to detail are impossible to ignore.

All that being said, we’re clearly excited to be bringing you a new exclusive mix, accompanied by an insightful interview, with him today. Hit play and get into it.

And we should also mention this comes hot on heels of Embody’s brand new collaboration with Ang Low entitled Drive, premiered yesterday via The Fader and out for release July 17th via Just Off Pop Records, with remixes from Illyus & Barrientos and MakeLove. Don’t miss it below!

See the feature past the jump!

CAPPA — Killin’ It (Eau Claire Remix)

Killin' It | Eau Claire Remix

This track really couldn’t be more appropriate for Eau Claire to have remixed, considering she’s been absolutely on fire lately with a steady flow of fantastic releases. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching the DC–based producer come into her own over the past year, and she’s wowed us yet again here, transforming the latest single from Nashville’s CAPPA, Killin’ It, into a daytime dance-inducing stunner. Crafting an undercurrent of buoyant indie dance beats and keeping the magic of the original vocals intact, Eau Claire lifts our spirits with a bright, summertime climate that definitely leaves a lasting impression. Hear the jam in full below.

THE JAM JAR | 112

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We just spent the last couple of weeks exploring the beaches, mountains, and cities of Southeast Asia, and it’s times like those that make us appreciate what a massive impact music has on our experiences. The trip also made us appreciate how much we love putting together this Jam Jar series, as the perfect track at the ideal moment can make a memory that much more impactful. But let’s set these deep reflections aside for now, because we’ve got a great collection of tunes for you today and it’s time to get into them.

Kicking us off on just the right note comes a new one from funk master FKJ, in the form of his flawless rework for London outfit Lianne La Havas’ Unstoppable. Following that up comes a fresh remix from our main man Pat Lok, who’s dishing out a bit of that FKJ vibe himself with a brilliant take on Boxed In’s Mystery, Polish producer Klaves delivering another gem with his rework of HONNE’s Coastal Love, SF’s own MyKill turning out a soulful remix of Monophonics’ Promises, plus a whole lot more. Jump in below, and as always, enjoy!

See more past the jump.

CS PREMIERE | MR PUZL — Utopos feat. Leo Islo

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Our friends over at Los Angeles–based label and production house LAMP have been making waves as of late, with noteworthy releases from roster heavyweights such as Templeton, Sleepy Cat, Atlas Boda and more. Today sees that momentum continue with the premiere of co–founder and artist MR PUZL’s very first original. In line with everything that’s come out of this camp to date, Utopos displays an immaculate craft and diverse style unique unto itself. With an immediately tantilizing atmosphere, our attention is captivated through a clever build to a resounding bassline and ethereal vocal samples courtesy of newcomer and label mate Leo Islo. The track’s crisp production and fine polish come as no surprise, considering the keen attention to detail we’ve come to know MR PUZL for through his mixes and live sets. This one clearly sets the tone for what to expect from him going forward, and we’re already ready for more.

The track is out now via LAMP for free download, go grab your copy here.

Chet Faker — 1998 (Amateur Dance Remix)

1998 | Amateur Dance Remix

Alright, we all know Chet Faker remixes have been well overdone, but that being said, if we’re taking the time to share a new one you can count on it being great. Melbourne newcomer Amateur Dance is on remix duties this time around, taking the well-loved 1998 and giving it new life. As the final track on Chet Faker’s 1998 Melbourne Edition remixes bundle, his rework brings a dreamy, beautiful soundscape, yet contains an eerie edge and highly danceable house vibe. Clearly not new to this whole production thing, this one seals the deal that Amateur Dance is a rising Aussie talent you should definitely keep an eye on. The tune is out now via Future Classic, stream it below and pick up the full package here.

Nero — The Thrill (TCTS Remix)

The Thrill | TCTS Remix

UK producer Sam O’Neill, aka TCTS, has proven his talent time and time again, turning out a consistent run of top notch releases. With this latest offering though, a remix of Nero’s The Thrill, he’s outdone himself. Remix doesn’t even do it just really, it’s more of a complete reinvention, seeing the track turned into something fully original in it’s own right. Unique arrangements of house beats combined with tantalizing and pitched down vocal cuts replace the electro-rock atmosphere, quickly anchored by a bassline that’s dance–inducing ability is impossible to ignore. Already gaining support from a myriad of fellow artists, including The Magician in his latest ‘Magic Tape’, you can definitely expect to hear this one played out all year long.

Bonus cut. If you haven’t heard it yet, don’t miss TCTS’ essential take on Years & Years’ King as well.

BRIGITTE — À Bouche Que Veux–Tu (Yuksek Remix)

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When Yuksek puts out a new track, whether it be original or remix, we listen, and we celebrate. His newest output, a rework of BRIGITTE’s À Bouche Que Veux–Tu, brings those classic Yuksek vibes we’ve always known and loved. The producer’s unmistakable nu disco and French house funk slide effortlessly beneath the original’s bubbling and blissful vocals, making for one unbelievably enjoyable tune. Listen below and get dancing.

NVOY — GIRL

NVOY

NVOY have been on an absolute roll lately, and are quickly climbing to the top of our list of most exciting artists to watch. Past incredible remixes for the likes of Blonde and Lion Babe, not to mention amazing originals such as You Are, they’ve just dropped a brand new single entitled GIRL, and simply put it’s a heater. The duo have fulfilled all our garage and house wishes and then some with this one, with a quality that is immediately apparent. Clearly others are noticing too, seeing as the track was just featured on Annie Mac’s ‘Free Music Monday’. Pay attention now, because before you know it these guys are going to be massive.

 

LEISURE — Got It Bad

Leisure | Got It Bad

We know next to nothing about Auckland’s LEISURE, aside from what we discovered via a quick peruse through their social pages, which essentially uncovered two things — first, that they set a meager goal of 250 plays for this track, it now has over 145K, and second that they seem to be incredibly humble about the whole thing. Got It Bad is the very first track we’re hearing from the New Zealand outfit, and all we can say is we can’t wait to hear what else they’ve got in store, because this debut is an absolute gem. That low slung bassline, those crisp drums, and an overall effortless swagger make this one an instant essential. Not to mention it’s got some of the most fitting release art we’ve seen in some time. Stream the track on loop below and enjoy.

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