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Atlas Bound — Talk (Jerry Folk Remix)

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Next Wave Records rising star Jerry Folk turned out his first release of the New Year a couple of weeks back, in the form of a remix for Talk, a single by label-mates Atlas Bound, and it’s been a mainstay in our rotation ever since. Though we’re typically used to receiving his unique style of funk-infused disco house, the Norwegian producer has dialed things down a bit with this one. He’s taken the Aussie duo’s slow-flowing original, utilizing the vocals to perfection, and transformed it into an entrancing deep house journey driven by a powerful combination of piano, synth, and percussive elements ideal for those late nights. If you haven’t caught the tune yet, be sure to pick yourself up a free copy here.

Also, Pro Tip — for more off-the-cuff JF vibes, check out his side project Folkestadd.

Le Youth — R E A L (Bixel Boys Remix)

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There’s nothing like seeing two of your favorite artists team up on a single track, which is exactly what’s happened with the release of Bixel Boys‘ latest, coming in the form of a remix for none-other than Le Youth. The LA–repping duo have taken on reworking their fellow producer’s essential jam R E A L, and in what’s now signature fashion, have completely flipped it on it’s head. One of the most defining features of a Bixel Boys production is their keen attention to every detail, something which we see in their branding across the board, and that adept craft is abundantly apparent here. Though the energy has been cranked up to front-of-the-floor heater, the guys keep the original’s vocals as the centerpiece, elevating them with precision amidst an upbeat array of shuffled beats and a heavy-hitting bass line. Make sure you grab hold of this one when it drops February 22nd.

And if you haven’t caught them out live yet, you’ve got plenty of chances coming up — at Coachella, CRSSD Festival, WMC, or on tour with Dada Life this Spring.

BØRNS — 10,000 Emerald Pools

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This year sure has started out with a bang. We’re loving what January has thrown at us and can tell it’s going to be one hell of a year. From the sunny slopes of Tahoe to the southern Cali coastline, this jam had us smiling all weekend. BØRNS broke onto the scene this fall with their first EP release and an appearance at CMJ in New York. The Michigan-born LA transplant is making waves with his killer voice and feel-good electro rock sound. Hit play on this gem and we not only guarantee you’ll be screaming along in your best falsetto, but you’ll probably go grab the EP too.

THE JAM JAR | 096

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We’ve been cruising through the week with surprising ease, but we’d be lying if we said our sights weren’t already set on Friday. So here’s a new collection of jams to help us all arrive at the weekend smoothly.

Bringing us in is none-other than JackLNDN, who happened to curate our Jam Jar 094, and delivers a brilliant first effort for the new year with his remix of Lapsley’s Falling Short. On deck after that we’ve got Leipzig by-way-of SF’s Lane 8 on a masterful rework for ODESZA, SNBRN going in on his debut original Raindrops alongside Kerli, NYC newcomer James Morris with his formidable single Shadows which was just featured in the latest ‘Magic Tape’ — plus much more. Tune in!

Catch the full playlist here.

Hear the track past the break.

Gold Fields — Hold Me (Pat Lok Remix)

Hold Me | Pat Lok Remix

It’s safe to say our boy Pat Lok is on a roll. Hot on the heels of the release for his soulful new original All In My Head ft. Desirée Dawson, he’s now dished out a fresh remix of Hold Me, a tune by the always excellent Gold Fields. The Aussie outfit and Vancouver producer make quite the team on this one, which comes as no surprise to us considering we can never hear enough of either party. PL delivers an ace flip, supplementing his signature house vibes with an extra dose of keys and elevating the original with new feel-good energy, for what can only be described as a straight up jam. We’ll just shuffle on out of here now, enjoy.

Pat’s also got much more coming up, including the remixes release for the aforementioned new original — with reworks from Gold Fields, Howson’s Groove, and SYR — so be sure to stay tuned!

Just Kiddin — Thinking About It (ROOM8 Remix)

Thinking About It | ROOM8 Remix

Easily one of our top tracks of last year, UK duo Just Kiddin’s essential Thinking About It has already seen excellent official remixes from the likes of Fabich & Ferdinand Weber, Bearcubs, and Crom & Thahn. But last week another take was added to the mix, courtesy of LA’s ROOM8, and it’s quickly become a favorite rendition of ours. We were first introduced to the duo through their dreamy synth-pop single and EP, Visions of You ft. Electric Youth, last May and the guys have brought those same sentimentalities and more to this newest effort. Uniting house and disco vibes into one, they’ve put together a brilliant track of peaks and valleys, combining a tantalizing, synth infused build and atmospheric instrumental arrangements with a sparse, looped use of the originals catchy vocals. Trust us when we say ROOM8 will have you fixated with this one.

Grab yourself a free download of the remix, out now via Win Musichere.

Shore–to–Shore | 003

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The third edition, and first for the New Year, of our monthly feature in collaboration with our mates across the pond at Chase The Compass has arrived, and we couldn’t be more ready for it. Below are CTC’s local selections, encompassing some seriously ace tunes ready to set your weekend off right. Tune in here, then head over to their site to give our own picks a listen.

And if you’d prefer, catch the full set in a playlist here.

Catch the list past the break.

CS EXCLUSIVE | Ferdinand Weber

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Over the past year Ferdinand Weber has become a consistent name on our site and in our daily playlists. Both his solo work, as well as collaborations alongside fellow German producer Chris Fabich, capture a particular sound that quickly captivates any listeners ear through a combination of strong melodies, deep basslines, and choice vocals. As longtime supporters of his music, we’ve really been looking forward to getting together with him for something more involved than the usual track post. So today we’re bringing you a brand new exclusive feature with the man himself. Hit play on the incredible mix he’s put together below, and read on to get to know one of the years most promising talents a little better.

Check it out after the jump!

THE JAM JAR | 095

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We hit some rough waters jumping into the New Year after a long and welcome break, but now that it’s two weeks on we’re finally starting to get back into the groove. We’ve got a lot of amazing tunes to deliver for this latest edition of the Jam Jar, so we’ll just jump right in.

DC’s own Eau Claire gets things spinning with ease, working her magic on an official remix for Pink Feathers’ The Feeling’s Gone ft. Texas band SPEAK, followed by our dude Pat Lok’s brilliant new jam All In My Head, with Desirée Dawson, a girl he met singing in the street, dishing out some fantastic vocal work. Past those gems come fresh efforts such as the Aussie party that is Terace’s remix of LO’99’s Take Me Back, Blonde’s new heater Cast A Spell alongside Pianoman, Madrid-based producer DWYR’s new original All Night — plus a bunch more. Get in and get down!

Catch the playlist on Soundcloud, here.

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Templeton — Better Represent

Templeton | Better Represent

LA-based up-and-comer and good homie Templeton just let loose his brand new single today via Los Angeles imprint LAMP, and we’ve got to say it’s quite the heater. Over the past year, the producer has been working to focus his sound, something we had a quick taste of on his remix for The Soundmen’s Bermuda late last year, and we’ve been keen to hear that fully take shape since. A prime display of his adept talent, Better Represent brings that signature Templeton polish to a new level, sweeping us up in it’s catchy flow and taking us on a swift ride through a series of layers and breaks. Bringing a clear 90s house influence, the track comes together with a blend of crips hi-hats and claps, hollow bass line, and irresistible vocal cuts that’ll have you covered on any dancefloor. With such a strong entrance to the New Year, he’s set the stage well for what we can hope to expect next, so keep your ears perked and grab a free download of the tune, here, in the meantime.

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