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Years & Years — King (The Magician Remix)

King | The Magician Remix

Two spells from The Magician in one week has got us feeling some type of way, and we’re fully okay with that. Past the release of his Magic Tape 50 (Birthday Edition), a cornucopia of future, deep, and garage leaning house vibes, the Belgian producer has let loose one of it’s featured tracks for our immense enjoyment.

We’re pretty much already sold on everything Years & Years puts out, so add The Magician into the mix and you’ve got us hooked before even hitting play. Exhibit A: The Magician’s Sunlight featuring the English trio from last year. So it really comes as no surprise that this second collaboration makes for an absolutely essential tune. With Stephen Fasano pulling his tricks and transforming King into a center of the floor, club-ready banger, letting frontman Olly Alexander’s vocals levitate smoothly over an arrangement of bass heavy future house beats, you’re sure to have this as a playlist staple in no time. Get your Saturday in gear.

Catz ‘N Dogz – Good Touch (ft. Eglė Sirvydytė)

Good Touch

Polish duo Catz ‘N Dogz just announced the forthcoming arrival of their third studio album, Basic Colour Theory, and leading up to its release will be putting out a handful of singles from the record. The first of which we received earlier this week, in the form of Good Touch, featuring Lithuanian singer Eglė Sirvydytė.

With the music industry being such a fast paced world, it can sometimes be a rare occasion to come across a track that slow things down and really sticks with you. One that combines the arts of songwriting and producing in one, clearly brimming with musical creativity, each and every element arranged to perfection. But Good Touch has without a doubt been exactly that for us over the past week. It’s sultry layers an aural treat easily enjoyed over and over again. With such an amazing first taste, we can’t wait for the full LP. Do what’s good for you and get your Friday started with this absolute gem.

The album will be out May 19th via the duos own Pets Recordings, but keep your ears out for more singles soon.

THE JAM JAR | 101

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We’re still reeling from hitting the 100th edition of The Jam Jar, and a Caveman founder’s Birthday celebration this past week, but don’t think for a second we’re missing out. This week’s lineup is one of our favorites in awhile, featuring an amazing set of jams equal parts energizing and laid back that are sure to transport you to a more desired locale, at least for an hour or so. Us, we’ll take a yacht off the coast of Corsica, but you know, choose your own destination and enjoy.

Getting us started this time around comes an incredibly smooth, and slightly glamorous, remix by Le Flex of Kilo Kish’s Curious, the winner of Kitsuné and Noisey’s recent remix competition. But don’t stop there, past that we’ve got the latest Casual Jam release with Sailors‘ Feels So Good, Sydney’s Thief bringing the heat on his new single Crazy, Matt DiMona coming through with a straight up superb take on LANY’s Bad, Bad, Bad, Zurich’s Me & My Toothbrush turning out an absolute gem with Show Me — plus so much more. Dive in!

Catch the full playlist on Soundcloud here.

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MNEK — The Rhythm (Astronomyy Remix)

The Rhythm | Astronomyy Remix

MNEK’s The Rhythm was without a doubt one of our favorite tracks of last year, and if we’re honest, the same could be said about pretty much anything he puts out. The combination of strength and soul in his vocal work gets us every time. And just when we thought we couldn’t love the tune any more, we’re delivered a rework from one of our absolute favorite artists right now, Astronomyy. Naturally, the combination of these two makes for greatness, but also for something awesomely unique. We find the British songsmith completely changing the vibe of the track, mixing MNEK’s dynamic voice together with his atmospheric surf rock and cleverly arranged melodies. He’s created an intriguing space we’re just fine get lost in time and time again. Catch the stream below now, and snag yourself a copy via iTunes here.

Coleman Hell — Take Me Up

Coleman Hell | Take Me Up

The sideways collective continues to impress with the latest courtesy of member Coleman Hell. Take Me Up comes as the second single off the Toronto artist’s forthcoming debut album, following the excellent 2 Heads earlier this month, and let’s just say we’re already on the edge of our seats for more. Buoyant percussion alongside jamming piano and synth keys have us moving through this one on light feet. The track showcases his penchant for cleverly mixing genres, seamlessly blending the feel-good elements of Indie Electro, danceability of Nu Disco, and his uniquely compelling falsetto vocal for an undeniably energizing gem. Have listen below, grab the track on iTunes here, and look out for Srry Bout Last Night coming April 28th.

Chet Faker — Gold (Sondrio Remix)

Gold | Sondrio Remix

One of the more promising acts we’ve got our eyes on at the moment is the recently LA-based via Sydney producer Sondrio. We’ve been privy to his talents for a bit now, but lately he’s made new strides forward, laying himself a solid base with excellent remixes for the likes of Calvin Harris, Pusha T and George Maple. Yesterday, continuing these choice selections, he dropped a fresh take on Gold, by fellow Aussie and worldwide crooner Chet Faker. In line with his Vacant Space rework, Sondrio’s taken a subtle approach to this one, mixing Chet’s soulful vocals with an expert layering of elegant keys, echoing claps, and a palpable bassline. It’s an ace piece of work, with it’s complexities further revealed upon each listen. Snag a free copy here, and keep an ear out for more from this up-and-comer soon.

THE JAM JAR 100 | Volume Two

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Today marks the centennial of our much loved Jam Jar series. We started this feature many months back as a way to highlight our top jams of the moment, putting up-and-coming artists right alongside established favorites, and we couldn’t be happier with how things have come together. To everyone who’s shared, praised, and danced to the Jam Jar in the past — thank you! Keep on keeping on, and we’ll do just the same.

In order celebrate this landmark edition properly, we’ve doubled our usual playlist and broken in into two Volumes. The first brings a collection of groove heavy, feel-good Indie Dance and Nu Disco tunes your way. While the second looks to turn things up a notch, with a House and Garage influenced selection primed and prepped to get bodies moving.

Diving into Volume Two now, grab some fresh cuts from Just Kiddin, Blonde, LCAW, Dom Dolla and a bunch more. Enjoy!

And listen to the full playlist here.

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THE JAM JAR 100 | Volume One

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Today marks the centennial of our much loved Jam Jar series. We started this feature many months back as a way to highlight our top jams of the moment, putting up-and-coming artists right alongside established favorites, and we couldn’t be happier with how things have come together. To everyone who’s shared, praised, and danced to the Jam Jar in the past — thank you! Keep on keeping on, and we’ll do just the same.

In order celebrate this landmark edition properly, we’ve doubled our usual playlist and broken in into two Volumes. The first brings a collection of groove heavy, feel-good Indie Dance and Nu Disco tunes your way. While the second looks to turn things up a notch, with a House and Garage influenced selection primed and prepped to get bodies moving.

Jumping into Volume One, killer jams are coming your way from Oliver Nelson, Tobtok, Viceroy, Tear Council and many more. Get the good below and enjoy!

And listen to the full playlist here.

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Ghost Loft — Talk To Me (Bearson Remix)

Talk To Me | Bearson Remix

Quick rising Norwegian producer Bearson blessed us with a brand new remix yesterday, his first of the new year, taking on Ghost Loft’s latest single Talk To Me. As the first follow-up to his debut original Pink Medicine earlier this year, which marked a transition for the young artist, we’re once again treated to his newly evolved sound on this one. Gone are the overtly tropical expectancies — here he’s created a bright atmosphere, built through a light array of percussion and airy synths, transforming the emotion laden original into an uplifting groove. You’ll find yourself floating through with effortless ease. Listen now, and pick up a free download here.

That’s Nice — Holiday ft. Josh Moriarty (Keljet Remix)

Holiday | Keljet Remix

It’s been 70 and sunny here in San Francisco over the past few days, leading us into a bevy of summertime feels, and today we’ve got the perfect soundtrack to top things off. Earlier this month we were brought Holiday, the new single from Mexico producer That’s Nice featuring Miami Horror’s Josh Moriarty, and now he’s back with a brand new remix of the tune courtesy of none other than CS favorites Keljet. The Dutch duo take the already lively original and turn up the brightness, injecting it with some irresistible tropical melodies and nu-disco flavor, crafting an absolutely essential warm weather gem. Have a listen below and snag yourself a copy right here.

And here’s a couple bonus jams, Keljet’s take on Tegan & Sara’s Fix You Up and Lyon Hart’s The Sign.

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