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SAFIA — Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds (Young Franco Remix)

SAFIA | YF Remix

Last month Aussie trio SAFIA released Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds, a slow burning blend of R&B, soul, and electro, and the follow up to their acclaimed debut from last year Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues. Having since enjoyed it’s successful reception, which including hitting the top of the Hype Machine charts and continual Triple J airplay, and also announcing a supporting spot on Lorde’s forthcoming Australian tour, you could say the group’s had a pretty great start to the year. Next come the remixes for the new single, and first up is Brisbane producer Joey Da Rin AKA Young Franco, who’s been garnering quite a bit of attention as of late. The 19 year old up-and-comer flips the original’s cinematic flavor on it’s head, giving it a tropical house wash with crisp steel drums and a driving bassline to create an instant party starter. Snag your copy for free here, and stay tuned for the rest of the remix pack featuring the talents of Akouo, Wordlife, and PACES out May 1st.

Hear the original as well, if you haven’t yet.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich — Shine (Kygo Remix)


Continuing our crusade to appease post-Coachella depression as much as possible, we bring you Kygo’s latest release, a brand new remix of the amazing Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s Shine. Fresh off his London debut where he played a sold out Brooklyn Bowl, the Norwegian producer easily wows us yet again, arranging an everlastingly enjoyable tune combining his signature simple, inspired melodies with layers of pleasant wood pipe notes, tropical percussion, upbeat guitar chords and more. It’s this organic ease to his sound which has allowed Kygo to quickly rise above the musically flooded airwaves and establish his name in the hearts and ears of so many in little over a year. First heard in his BBC mix for Diplo & Friends, this latest gem is now yours, generously as always, for free download. Grab hold via Facebook and set yourself adrift on waves of recovery.

Don’t miss his recent take on M83′s Wait if you haven’t heard it yet either.

Josh Record — Pictures In The Dark (Lane 8 Remix)

Pictures In The Dark | Lane 8 Remix

Whether you’re just waking up after a full weekend or rising from the settling dust of Coachella, SF’s own Daniel Goldstein, aka Lane 8, provides the perfect soundtrack to comfortably ease into the week. After a masterful and widely supported release in his The One EP, the emerging Anjunadeep staple has delivered another brilliant production, with his take on Pictures In The Dark by London’s Josh Record. Pulling us through a steady ebb and flow of swift piano chords and stunning backbeats, he offers ample opportunity to join the progression and latch onto it’s drive, making it impossible not to move to. Don’t miss his upcoming dates in your city, here — and look out for his single Every Night, out for release on Anjunadeep May 12th.

While we’ve got you on the topic of Lane 8, catch the remixes for his aforementioned The One EP as well — from Baio, Matt Lange, and Bhok. Sample Baio’s fantastic interpretation of Nothing You Can Say below, and grab the full set out today via Beatport.

Leisure Cruise — Double Digit Love (Plastic Plates Remix)

PP Summer

The legend that is Felix Bloxsom aka Plastic Plates has done his part once again in brightening up our weekend, with a new addition to his spotless and prolific track record as of late. Today he brings us an excellent rendition of the already great Double Digit Love from Brooklyn’s Leisure Cruise. Fit for nothing short of a poolside party full of sunshine bliss, inebriated revelry and babes in bikinis — the NYC based producer delivers a rework laced with dazzling, tightly layered beats and a bright edge to set things off. Take our word for it and throw this one on to turn up the heat this weekend. And if you’re down in the desert, catch his set in the Heineken Dome from 3 to 4:30 today.

And because what could make the weekend better than a double dose of free jams from Felix, don’t miss his take on the masterful cover of Ace of Base’s classic All That She Wants, from Yolanda Be Cool and featuring SYF & Fritz Helder of the now dispersed Azari & III, either.

Oh Be Clever — Next To You (Elephante Remix)

Oh Be Clever | Elephante Remix

Sometimes you just want a track that makes you feel good, something that doesn’t require any more thought than throwing your hands and cares in the air — and we can always rely on our man Elephante to supply just that. Smartly taking a page out of his fellow artists The Chainsmokers book, the LA producer reinvents Oh Be Clever’s unique, vocally driven song Next To You and brings it to new heights with a warm, uplifting summertime vibe. He flexes his progressive talents here yet with restraint, using clever additions to simply elevate, rather than drown out, the original’s magic. With Coachella kicking off today, we’re primed and prepped to throw caution to the wind, and lucky for us this new tune will get that going just right. Happy weekend to all.

Panic City — Real Lies

Panic City | Real Lies

Immediately upon hitting play after Panic City first sent over his new track Real Lies last week, we knew it was going to be big. But past a bit of back and forth, and some last minute tweaks, the SF-based producer provided us with the final cut, now on a whole new level. Though unquestionably versatile in his approach, Panic has typically been a purveyor of big room leaning EDM. Yet, on this one he’s taken a completely different route into unexplored territory, pushing his creativity and hitting us instead with a deep, future house original sampling vocals from Calvin Harris’ 2009 hit Flashback. Rapidly enticing with a pitched down version of Harris’ familiar line, which takes on a different meaning here, the track wastes no time diving into the depths, as it draws us in perfectly to an imposing, expansive bassline and carries us through on buoyant, resounding chords. Looking for something to take it up a notch this weekend? This will set things off in an instant. Grab yourself a copy for free via Panic City’s Facebook page.



Coachella is fast approaching, and as the anticipation builds so do the pool party playlists. To do our part in helping aid those with the best tunes possible, we present you with a new edition of The Jam Jar. Kicking the list off this time around is none other than Thomas Jack, the Aussie young gun who’s taken our ears by storm with his tropical-infused concoctions — spoiler alert: this new one’s just as amazing as the rest. Following that up we’ve got a stacked out line-up of jams, ranging from Robotaki delivering the goods with his fresh take on Paperwhite and Goldroom doing his thing on MØ’s Don’t Wanna Dance, to Oliver Nelson’s rework of Colleagues new single and The Magician’s bouncy house rendition of Javeon. Get those and many more below, prepped and ready for the poolside heat!

Get your jams past the jump!


CS Exclusive | Pat Lok

Vancouver’s Pat Lok is a name you’ve most likely heard by now, and if you haven’t, well, get with it. With a catalogue of productions that includes past work approved by DFA, Radio 1′s Monki, and countless fellow artists, a new official remix for Daft Punk collaborator Todd Edwards, plus recent successful originals Same Hearts and Move Slow — the prolific producer is on a hot streak to say the least, and 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for him. We’ve been supporters of all things PL for awhile now, and were lucky enough to have the chance to sit down with Pat for a chat, about everything from his current approach to producing and Facebook’s diminishing role for artists, to his monthly night in Vancouver ‘White Noise’ and hypothetical rooftop pool parties. We also coaxed him into putting together an exclusive mix for us, following the concept of influences and encompassing those artists and tracks that have played a role in developing his own sound. You can hear it below in all it’s glory while you read.

Read the interview & hear the mix after the jump!

Nelly — Ride Wit Me (Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)

Ride Wit Me | Viceroy Remix

Our good bud Viceroy is back at it with a brand new addition to his much loved ‘Jet Life’ series, this time taking on a true classic with Nelly’s Ride Wit Me. It’s been a number of months since his last installment, so this one couldn’t be more welcome, or aptly timed, considering the sun was shining at a toasty 75° here in SF today. Following suit with his past work in the series, the self-coined and proven king of summertime has dished out a warm weather, blatantly feel-good anthem, dosing the familiar ’00 jam with bright, exuberant beats for some quite necessary blissful indulgence. This might just be our favorite of the collection since his take on Wiz Khalifa’s This Plane a couple of years back. Get your own copy via Facebook now.

Pat Lok — Move Slow (WMNSTUDIES & SirOJ Remixes)

PL | Move Slow Remixes

Last month Vancouver’s Pat Lok released Move Slow, the seductive single featuring vocalist Kaeyae Alo, to wide and welcome reception. Today, we’re seeing the release of the track’s accompanying remix EP, featuring choice interpretations coming from a variety of producers including Jeffery Jerusalem, GANZ, SirOJ, and WMNSTUDIES. While each has it’s merits, the latter half of the set in particular caught our ears, with both parties bringing admittedly contrasting and completely distinctive takes on the tune. Where Amsterdam’s SirOJ uplifts the vocals and replaces the original’s quirky movements with a steadily bouncing backbeat that’ll have you doing a full body bob on the dancefloor, PL’s Vancouver counterparts WMNSTUDIES take a more focused approach, adding a line of jazzy, garage-tinged chords to carry us through with precision. As a pair, one sets the mood and the other turns up the heat, a clear sign of capable hands all around. Snag the full four-track EP out now via BMKLTSCH RCRDS on iTunes, and get your hands on WMNSTUDIES take for free via Facebook.


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