Electronic Music Blog




Over the past year or two Aman Ellis, and his current project AIMES, has been an increasingly apparent name in our rotation. With not only a heap of choice remixes for artists such as Little Dragon, Les Professionels, Candide, and Boxes of Wolves, but also an impressive output of amazing original singles and EPs — from Time For Us to Give It To Me, and On Holiday to Burnin’, we’re always looking forward to what he releases. AIMES aptly incorporates a myriad of influences and styles into his productions, with Nu Disco, House, Italo, Synth-Pop and more making up his distinctive sound.

We’ve had the pleasure to work closely with Aman, helping do our small part in shedding light on his fantastic work. Recently we had the opportunity to sit down and ask him some questions, and were able to hear more about new releases and his own label Wonder Stories, the flourishing scene down in Mexico, his favorite music to travel with and more. He’s also put together a journey of a mix for us that’s sure to take you to some interesting places, as well as give you a sneak peek at some unreleased jams. Get weird with AIMES below.

Check it out after the jump!

Kokiri — Retrospect (Original + Illyus & Barrientos Remix)

Kokiri | Retrospect

Love & Other, a new label we were recently turned on to, is home to some of best up-and-coming talent we’re seeing out of the UK right now, with a fresh wave of artists we can’t get enough of. Liverpool-based producer Kokiri, out with his new house cut Retrospect, comes as an ideal example of just that. Led by a strong vocal, backed by a catchy piano melody and swift bassline, the track contains both a classic house touch and forward-thinking arrangements all at once. With a single as impressive as this, even having been premiered on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show, we can’t wait to see what Kokiri brings in the future.

And catch Love & Other label-mates Illyus and Barrientos‘ deep take on the track while you’re at it, who’ve taken the original straight to the dancefloor. Amazing work all around.

Pat Lok — Could Be Mine (Wantigga & Chores Remixes)

Could Be Mine | Remixes

Five months on and Pat Lok’s Could Be Mine, featuring vocals from the golden voiced Patrick Baker, is still in heavy rotation for us. Now it’s looking like that’s going to continue with the release of the single’s remix pack today, which includes reworks from two artists we happen to have been keeping a keen eye on lately, Dutch producer Wantigga and New Zealand duo Chores.

We last featured Wantigga for his bass-heavy, RnB breakdown of Rihanna’s Pour It Up, and we see the producer employ some of those same elements here while pushing it to a new space. A fusion of crisp percussion, lanky synths and driving bassline encompass Patrick Baker’s vocals to perfection, creating a clever push-pull with the energy of the track. Chores on the other hand chose a different approach, lulling us into a steady build with lush layers of beats and a cut-and-paste of the original vocal work. When the whole thing drops their, punchy synths and bass kicks will have you promptly losing your shit.

Take your pick, but we’re feeling both of these versatile flips have got staying power, and are sure to keep things heated over the coming months. You can grab the set, plus another remix by Lithuania’s Red Milk, via the Cloud now.

Jeffrey Brodsky — I’ll Be Strong

For the past six months Jeffrey Brodsky has been teasing us with snippets of his deep-house Motown homage titled I’ll Be Strong. Well finally the wait is over and if you couldn’t already tell, this is a JAM. LA-based Brodsky used to go by Jeffrey Jerusalem and thanks to Bixel Boys we’ve had our eye on him for a while now. You’d have to be Rain Man to remember this post from back in the spring of 2013 but that’s when we found him. More likely, you know Brokskey as the drummer of YACHT and RAC. It’s clear he’s has been putting in the hours and honing his solo craft which we love to see. Now he can sit back and watch us dance.

Spycc — Other Lover Ft. HIGH HØØPS

Spycc | Other Lover ft. HIGH HØØPS

You may not see Hip-Hop in it’s raw form making an appearance on the site much, but just like any other music fanatics, there are few things better to us than a well executed flow. Case in point, this new collaborative jam between New Zealand based MC Spycc and NZ producer HIGH HØØPS. We’ve been on the HIGH HØØPS tip since we first came across his original heaters Sweet Touch, Keep Your Love Close, and Heatwave just over a year ago. And though Spycc’s previously unknown in our space, his effortless verses on Other Lover have got us immediately hookedPulling together one part slinky poolside beats, one part clever vocal quips, and two full scoops of vibes, the pair have created a taste-spanning treat with this one. Better snag yourself a download and take note!



It may be one of the gloomiest days we’ve had here in SF for awhile, but that won’t stop us from delivering a fresh collection of bright jams to you today. Keeping our spirits lifted and bodies warm this week, we’ve got a little bit of house and funk, a little bit of tropical and indie dance, and whole lot of good feels. The Penelopes get things moving, adding some French house flavor to their official remix of Games For Girls, followed by LA’s Ride The Universe dishing out their sizzling cover of Ian Pooley’s 900 Degrees. Past that comes the very first single from our homie Tropicool, alongside Peitzke, entitled Cat Call which is sure to thaw you out in no time, a new and welcome remix from Brazilian mainstays The Twelves, plus so much more. Get toasty!

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Jessie Ware — You & I (Forever) (Shift K3Y Remix)

Every now and then a song will pop into your earbuds and stop you in your tracks. This is one of those songs. London-based producer/DJ, Shift K3Y, has remixed Jessie Ware’s You & I (Forever) into a quintessential British house anthem. Shift K3Y brings the heat with hard snares and a deep house baseline that rises and falls in a truly dynamic piece of work. The sexiness of Jessie Ware’s vocals is just icing on the cake and we can’t wait to hear this song make it’s way through the clubs in the coming weeks.

CS PREMIERE | The Soundmen ft. Avan Lava — Bermuda ($1 Bin Remix)

Bermuda | Dollar Bin Remix

Last week The Soundmen dropped the first of three remixes for their single Bermuda featuring Avan Lava, with LA producer Templeton’s excellent take on the track, and today they look to continue with the fresh material via the second in the series. Switching up the vibe this time around, for a nod to their Hip-Hop roots, the duo have tapped Harlem producer Dollar Bin, who’s been getting a ton of buzz lately due to his recent guest mix for Sway’s Sirius XM show, plus collaborations with the likes Ryan Hemsworth, Goldie Glo, Thugli, and the list goes on. He’s worked magic on this one, handing us a completely reworked version of the original with an eclectic aural palette of Jersey Club, Trap, and Ambient elements you’ll find you really need to experience for yourself to full comprehend. Catch the stream below, download here, and look out for the final remix of the track out soon.

option4 — You’re ILL


Our Denver-based homie Brennen Bryarly, aka option4, has done nothing but impress us lately with ace remixes for the likes of Sammy Bananas and Indian Summer, both securing long-lived spots in our rotation. We got a sneak peak of his latest original You’re ILL, out now via Night Supply, a few weeks early and aren’t the slightest bit surprised to see that it’s quickly gained steam since it’s release just a week ago. Ringing true to his consistently fresh style, BB’s sampled a youthfully familiar Lil B of The Pack verse and turned out a tech-house heater the cool kids clearly can not ignore. Turn it up and get your two-step on this Monday evening.

Related note: We included this cut in our new monthly feature, Shore–to–Shore, with our friends across the pond at Chase The Compass as well. Be sure to check that out if you haven’t yet here.

Casino Gold — Shine (Original Mix)


LA duo Casino Gold first caught our attention nearly a year ago through their excellent All I Need EP, followed by remixes for both Panama and RÜFÜS DU SOL. Now the guys are back at it with their brand new two-track Sunbeams EP. After solid success with the releases’ title track Sunbeams, which they posted on their Soundcloud earlier this year, the duo show us they’re here to stay with the ever brilliant B-side Shine. Both soulful and dynamic in it’s approach, the track delivers a feel-good house groove through a classic vocal sample and warm piano melodies sure to set this new week off on the right note. You can pick yourself up a copy of the EP for free via Casino Gold’s Facebook page here.

Just in case you missed Sunbeams when we posted it a few months back…


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