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The Writers Block — Summer Rain

Summer Rain | The Writers Block

We first caught wind of London’s The Writers Block through last year’s breakout Don’t Look Any Further, which saw widespread artist and radio support, plus a remix package featuring Wankelmut and Endor, so we’ve since been keeping an eye on their impressive progress. A couple of weeks back they put out the latest in their growing repertoire, Summer Rain, and we haven’t been able to take it off repeat. Showcasing the power of the trio’s combined skills, the track pulls together a bouncing bassline, snappy kicks, and a soulful vocal for a chilled out and irresistible house cut. This is one of those acts whose name you’ll be seeing everywhere before you know it, so be sure to take note now and claim that finders fee.

Alesso ft. Roy English — Cool (Autograf Remix)

Cool | Autograf Remix

The Autograf homies are back with yet another stunner, delivering an official remix of Alesso’s Cool just in time for the weekend. In our opinion, one of the most impressive things about the production trio is their versatility. No matter what original artist they take on, they’ve got an unmatched ability to make the track their own while simultaneously taking a fresh approach. Here we see the guys seamlessly blend their breezy, warm weather vibes with an inspired filter house wash that’s, unsurprisingly, done to perfection. To put it simply, don’t miss this.

Miss Velvet — Cincinnati Street (Pnau Remix)

Cincinatti Street | Pnau Remix

Considering Nick Littlemore, aka half of Pnau and Empire of the Sun, who also happens to be one of our favorite songwriters and producers, is responsible for discovering and developing Miss Velvet — we knew this one was going to be pretty damn great before even hitting play. And guess what? We we right. The NYC-based songstress has a voice that’s impossible to ignore, with a power and range unique unto it’s own, and once Pnau enters the mix infusing an entrancing electro pulse and clever breaks, there’s no turning back. All we can say is, put this remix on repeat, and keep your eyes and ears on this project going forward.

Golden Coast — Futurist (Eau Claire Remix)

Futurist | Eau Claire Remix

Everybody knows that two parts feel-good make for one sure winner, and the results of that are nowhere more abundantly clear than Eau Claire’s ace remix of Golden Coast’s Futurist. The LA duo got 2015 moving right with the infectious single, and now our girl Eau Claire has rinsed it with a new vibrancy, giving the original’s synth pop stylings a rework with her own eternally danceable, nu-disco twist. With GC’s resonant vocals drifting smoothly over shimmering summertime layers, this one will definitely send you into weekend mode a little early. Jump in below.

THE JAM JAR | 108

THE-JAM-JAR-108

In the midst of a beyond gloomy week here in SF, we couldn’t be more glad to have this latest edition of The Jam Jar to aid in brightening things up a bit. Bringing the warm weather feels this time around, we’ve got a choice new collaboration between Canada’s WMNSTUDIES & Waspy, the dude Goldroom coming through with a mint cover of one of our favorite Fleet Foxes tunes, Sydney duo and Sweat It Out reps Terace teaming up with our girl KLP on Let Me Know, up-and-comer Sebastian Carter’s amazing new original Fascination — and that’s just the start. Dive in, heat up, and enjoy!

Hear the whole set on Soundcloud, HERE.

Get the jams…

cln — Hold Me

cln | Hold On

Australia’s cln is one of those artists who we’ve peripherally admired for a long time now, but have yet to give the proper attention he deserves. With a handful of amazing original productions, including last years breakout ‘Better Than’, and a number of attention worthy remixes, the Brisbane-based producer is a clear and present talent on the rise. His newest track Hold Me, in addition to showcasing a brilliantly arranged and emotively polished sound which might be his most impressive yet, also brings us a new element previously unheard in his work, his own vocals. All we can say is, we sure hope to be hearing a lot more of this combination going forward.

The track comes as the first taste of his forthcoming six-track EP, Found. Be sure you keep a lookout for that, and enjoy this one in the meantime.

Bordertown — All This Before

Bordertown | All This Before

UK duo Bordertown have floored us time and time again as of late with a slew of ace releases and their latest, All This Before, without question continues that streak. They’ve created an impressively sensory experience on this one, neatly stacking a constant barrage of house beats, both classic and modern, beneath an excellent rework of Whitney Houston’s vocal. Versatile enough for the sun soaked streets or hazy corners of the club, you’d do well not to skip this absolute heater. The track will be out soon via one of our favorite imprints from across the pond, Love & Other, and seeing as support’s already coming from BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard, Tough Love, Wideboys and more — you can expect it to be big.

CS PREMIERE | Sad Eyes — Window Seat

sad eyes | window seat

Recently we’ve come across the sounds of a brand new producer by the name of Sad Eyes who, through the release of just a single pair of tracks so far, has already peaked our interest with a well-refined, downtempo style. Today we bring you the premiere of the artist’s second track, following a successful debut with Love Is Fading a couple of weeks back, and similarly to that first release we see him employ an exquisitely arranged, atmospheric soundscape. For us, the aptly titled Window Seat plays out like a practice in self-reflection, with it’s sleekly shifting layers, percussive beats and expertly applied vocal sample rolling through our heads like a hypnotic calling to explore. It’s always refreshing to come across a new name with such a developed sound, and we definitely can’t wait to see where this project goes.

Pick yourself up a free download of the track here, and be sure to put Sad Eyes on your radar, with much more coming soon.

Fetty Wap — Trap Queen (Slaptop Remix)

Trap Queen | Slaptop Remix

After a more than memorable debut with his singles Sunrise and Distraction, we’ve learned we can always expect top quality from San Francisco’s Slaptop. The producer established himself through a combination of creative arrangements and polished production, which makes his tracks effectively stick in your head for days on end, and this is definitely true of his latest — a remix of New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap’s hit Trap Queen. Slaptop works his magic on this one to completely transform the track into a refreshing, house-driven jam. Through a swift cadence, clever vocal cuts, and bubbling beats, he delivers a dance-inducing atmosphere perfectly set to turn up the heat and kick off the weekend. Get into it below.

Jose Burgos ft. Kenny Bobien — Everyday (Vocal)

Jose Burgos featuring Kenny Bobien – Everyday (Vocal)

With Summer fast approaching, we’re always on the look out for warm weather jams that have that summertime anthem potential.

Enter, Jose Burgos, best known for his work with Sandy Rivera and the Kings of Tomorrow, who has returned to Defected Records with his new single Everyday. Unveiled at WMC, this soulful groove is anchored by the vocal talents of Kenny Bobien, who manages to uplift you with his soothing tone, perfectly matched by a simple and sweeping bassline, luring you into a mellow, happy house trance. This one has summer time pool set written all over it, so look out for its official release on May 4th and don’t be surprised when you hear variations all summer long.

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