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CS EXCLUSIVE | Templeton

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We consider self-development and consistency, over simply following the latest trends, to be absolutely key in putting out high quality work, and LA’s Greg Gonzalez — otherwise known as Templeton — has got exactly that in spades. We’ve been supporting Templeton’s work for close to a year now, since his very first release actually, and each one has instantly become a favorite of ours. From a feel-good classic remix of Spin Doctor’s Two Princes and an ace debut original Search, to unbelievably fresh takes on Boys Get Hurt’s Garden and Blondfire’s Walking With The Giants, we never cease to be impressed.

Today we’re really glad to be able to bring you an exclusive interview with the cool cat himself, in which we talk about…his cat. And much more like discovering dance music, his new studio setup, and long lost aspirations of becoming a professional bowler. Alongside the chat, Templeton’s put together a truly killer guest mix for us, including his own work as well as cuts from the likes of Motez, Bontan, Second City plus others. And with the freedom of the long Labor Day weekend just a few short hours away now, this couldn’t have come at a better time. Jump in and get down below!

Check it out after the jump!

Golden Features — Tell Me ft. Nicole Millar (Bixel Boys Remix)

Tell Me | Bixel Boys Remix

The long weekend is in sight at last, so this morning calls for a high energy pick me up to help get us there. Luckily, we need to look no further than this new remix from the LA homies Bixel Boys. Dropped just yesterday, Ian and Rob have delivered their take on Australian artist Golden Features’ Tell Me, pumping out a game changing tune the way only Bixel knows how. They waste no time luring us in with a layering of samples, synths, and percussive pangs, which fit naturally alongside Nicole Millar’s vocals. And before we know it we’re hit with an assault of resonant bass you’ll be hard pressed to sit still for. The dudes have this big room underground vibe on lock and we’re ready for more.

The remix is out September 9th as part of the re-release for Golden Features’ first EP. But for now stream it below and get those weekend feels rolling a bit early.

THE JAM JAR | 076

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The long Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and we’re sure planning on making the most of it. So we’re swinging through once again with another hot collection of tunes via The Jam Jar, fit to sit nicely alongside some warm weather and carefree vibes. Enjoy!

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Cassian — Find Out / Could I Do

Cassian | Find Out / Could I Do

After being treated to a rad post-Outside Lands party of Cassian throwing it down alongside his buds Miami Horror a few weeks back, we couldn’t wait to get some of those sounds pumping once again out of our own speakers. And lucky for us our wishes were granted, with the release of Find Out/Could I Do, a new set of tunes from the Aussie talent which are out now via NYC’s Nurvous Recordings. In line with Cassian’s signature stride, the pair will take you from bright skies to the underground and everywhere in between, showing an impressive breadth in the mere thirteen-and-a-half minutes. Centering on strong vocal cuts and finely layered grooves, we’re treated to the precise production we’ve become accustomed to from him, and won’t soon forget. Snag the pair off Beatport here.

Flight Facilities Announce Debut Album & Tour

Flight Facilities | Down To Earth

We’re not typically ones to post industry newsflashes, but when one of our all-time favorite artists makes a big announcement, we make an exception. Australian duo Flight Facilities, who I think we can safely say are without question everyone’s favorite aeronauts, announced today that they’ll be releasing their debut album, Down To Earth, in just a couple of short months on October 27th. In addition they’ll be embarking on a world tour including U.S. dates in LA and NYC. Yeah, we cried tears of joy when we first heard too.

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Kasperg — My Heart

Kasperg | My Heart

We’re starting the week out today with an infectious heater courtesy of our friend MrRevillz, his Casual Jam label, and it’s newest signing Kasperg. Well known for his artist discoveries and curated picks via his MrRevillz Youtube channel, it’s no surprise the English tastemaker is bringing us one of the freshest sounds we’ve heard from an up-and-comer as of late. Kasperg is a promising 20-year-old Finnish producer, who after honing his sound as a drummer in local bands, is now looking to extend his musical repertoire through a long-time passion of electronic music. And if this excellent initial effort, My Heart, is any indication he’s most definitely got a bright future ahead. Trust us when we say, this one will have you immediately hooked through a seamless combination of modern house melodies, a pleasantly buoyant bassline, and smartly chopped vocals. Catch a free download via Casual Jam now, and keep your ears perked for more from him in the coming months, including what’s sure to be a fantastic debut EP.

Alex Wiley — Vibration (Honest Remix)

Vibrations | HONEST Remix

That Friday afternoon stride to the finish line just kicked in, and we can finally taste the sweet freedom of the weekend ahead. And lucky for us we’ve got the perfect track to get things moving on a good note. Tempe, Arizona-based producer Honest has gifted us with a tasty slice of feel-good house, with her exquisite take on Alex Wiley’s Vibration, and there’s nothing like starting your weekend with a new track you know you’ll have on repeat the whole time. With an adept hand at creating lush, immersive soundscapes, Honest comes through in spades here, completely reworking the original for an uplifting, tropically-tinged jam sure to have you finding some sunshine no matter what your location. Hit play and have a great weekend everybody!

Shmallen — Park Street Affair

Shmallen | Park Street Affair

Connecticut-based producer Shmallen has been a bit quiet since our premiere of his take on Goldbloc’s Days Are Dreaming a few months back, but last week he thankfully surfaced once again, subtly dropping an excellent new original with Park Street Affair.  Serving up a blend of glassy synth notes dusted with crisp percussion, he’s created a lush atmosphere, ideally paired with a warm summers night. A clever sampling of Brandy & Monica’s The Boy Is Mine adds a touch of intrigue to the track, inspiring a sense of wonder as to how the evening might play out.

With the spotless consistency we’ve come to expect from Shmallen, this one’s definitely a keeper. Grab yourself a copy to add to your weekend stack here, you’ll know when the time is right.

Golden Coast — Dream And An MPC

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LA’s Golden Coast are back at it and giving us another pristine slice of summertime to follow up their fantastic debut, with their second single, Dream And An MPC. Simultaneously fulfilling our need for warm weather vibes and carefree daydreams, the guys have delivered a true gem, shining with enough unapologetic indie-dance goodness to elevate any and everybody’s mood. The moment those bright synths hit your ears, combined with lyrical hooks urging your rebellious, 90’s loving inner-youth to rise up, you’re hooked. Since this one’s got us crowing like the Lost Boys of Neverland, we’re just going to go ahead and start our weekend a little early. Grab yourself some reckless abandon below and join us.

THE JAM JAR | 075

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Here in San Francisco we get a second turn at summer late in the year, call it an indian summer if you will, and we embrace it every year with all of our fog-cursing, sun-worshipping hearts. Unfortunately, we currently sitting in the pre-warmth slump of late August and the sky only seems to shift between varying shades of grey (not that kind). So naturally we do all we can to keep our spirits up and look ahead to when we can break out the shades, shorts, and beers at the park once again. Enter: The Jam Jar. Find our personal medication, delivered to you, below.

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