Hope everyone’s having a great week so far. We know we’re already looking forward to the weekend, and luckily The Jam Jar has once again arrived to keep us rolling through the last few days of work on a good note. We’ve got some special ones for you today from well-versed tunesmiths, as well as a few names you may not have come across yet, but trust us when we say you’ll be hooked and hearing a lot more of each one of them. Enough talk now, let’s get to this weeks list, kicking things off in style with an unreal remix of Young Empires from Toronto’s Natural Animal, electro pop madness courtesy of Avec Sans, and a deep cut featuring killer vocal work from Jeremy Glenn. Grab them all after the jump!
By now we know Louis La Roche likes to make creative selections for his remixes, and we can always expect something interesting with new work. This definitely holds true with his latest production, a clever re-imagining of Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time, which is in celebration of 5 years since the beginning of Louis La Roche. It’s an immaculately put together, all around enjoyable take on the classic. He had some fun wrapping an appealing disco beat around the smooth vocals of the King of Pop himself, crafting a slicker-than-slick jam on the whole. We’d expect nothing less. Grab the download below, and long live Louis La Roche.
Bonus! Pick this up if you missed it. Trust us, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
More Louis –
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (Louis La Roche Remix) | Lonsdale Boys Club – Light Me Up (Louis La Roche Remix) | Louis La Roche – Untrue (Dave Edwards Remix) | Louis La Roche – Untrue (Rise & Fool Remix)
We honestly have no idea why we haven’t posted this yet. Especially considering we’ve had it on repeat since it came out. And even more so since Flight Facilities are one of our absolute favorites. Anyways, here it is in all it’s glory. This is Flight Facilities doing what they do best, and something many producers couldn’t even dream to attempt. Soulwax’s edit of this track was too heavy for their Triple J decade mixes, so they just made their own easily mixable version, and it’s pure, effortless, bliss. If you don’t already have this, you really should, so make sure to get it now.
So this is awesome. Purity Ring just announced their April North American tour, while simultaneously dropping this great cover of Soulja Boy & Ester Dean’s track Grammy. These guys are up there with a select few who are pretty much unparalleled in their inventiveness right now. We see them combine their unique aesthetic with their known fondness for hip-hop and R&B perfectly on point here, in an effort that brings singer Megan James’ vocals crisply to the forefront. It’s impressive to say the least. Be sure to pick up the download below, and if you have the chance to catch them at one of their shows in April don’t hesitate to do it, they’re certainly on our list for Coachella.
London’s Clancy is out with a stellar new disco house jam that’s perfect to get your week going with. How To Hold On To You is a dance track through and through, stacked with some fresh piano keys and a bassline that makes it simply impossible to stand still. Yet another perfectly executed effort from a producer we can always count on getting top quality tunes from. Be sure to hit play and start grooving through the rest of your day.
More from Clancy –
Here comes a sun-filled treat courtesy of Los Angeles based up-and-comers RUNVS. The duo decided to put their own harder-hitting twist on The Knock‘s classic Dancing With The DJ and the final result certainly does not disappoint – as they were able to pump up the dance-provoking electro vibes just the right amount while retaining that overall excellence of the feel-good original. Definitely make sure to grab yourself a copy of this fresh tune and keep it handy for any social gatherings coming up. Enjoy!
Bonus: Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk (RUNVS Remix)
There’s nothing like having the very first track you listen to in the morning blow you away. It can easily set the mood for the day to come, and in this case, the whole weekend. Snakehips, a UK production duo previously unknown to us, did just that on this remix of everyone’s favorite wunderkinds Bondax. They’ve taken an already unbelievably unique track into a whole new space, adding some next-level funk and completely transforming the entire vibe. The tasteful groove, bouncing bass, and crushing synths all work together in unison to create a hands down feel good tune. This one’s sure to roll all the way through summer, so we advise you grab to hold now.
Bonus beats: Wild Belle – It’s Too Late (Snakehips Remix).
There are plenty of reasons to dislike Mondays, but a big reason we always look forward to them is Annie Mac’s ‘Free Music Mondays’. Today, in particular, is the return of the series for 2013 and Annie couldn’t have chosen a better track to kick it off in style. My Friends is a brilliant new tune from DEVolution, the Southampton duo of Pete Devereux (formerly half of Artful Dodger) & Tom Devos. The subtle vocals and dreamy vibe set along with an absolutely delectable groove, make one simply amazing tune. This is the first cut of their upcoming Arrival EP dropping in February, so be sure to keep an ear out for more like this soon!
This past year we’ve seen some of the most innovative electronic music released to date. It’s been a year of epic shows, wild parties, and genre-bending sounds and now it’s time to celebrate. So with the year (almost) done, we present to you a four part series of the absolute best, free, and ground-breaking tracks from Caveman Sound over the last twelve months.
We’re excited to bring you the third part in our series, highlighting twenty-five of our absolute favorite indie-dance, nu-disco, and deep house tracks of the past year. This list is packed with sun-filled jams, irresistible funk, and dance-provoking gems perfect for any and every occasion.
Merry Christmas to you all! Hope everyone is having a great holiday. To celebrate this glorious time of year, here is a small round-up of some amazing tunes. These will surely keep your spirits high and the parties rolling for the next few weeks. Enjoy!
It’s been all too long since we’ve heard from the young and talented Norwegian producer Coucheron, but at last he’s back in action with a great remix of Passion Pit’s hit tune Carried Away. We’ve always enjoyed the work that he puts out, and though this new remix is a diversion from his sound in the past, it’s brilliant nonetheless. He takes a rhythmic, nu-disco route on this one that compliments Passion Pit’s vocals and vibe right on point. It’s excellent to hear fresh material from Coucheron and we can’t wait to see what he comes out with next. Grab the download below!
More fire from Coucheron –
From time to time a remix of an iconic song will pop-up, and we’re always skeptical of what the result will be, as most are so near perfect in their own right you’ve really got to tread carefully. But every once in awhile something like this comes along, a genius execution that parallels with the original so well you’re effectively hooked from the start. If The Smiths went electronic, this is what they’d sound like. Peru’s Luis Leon killed it with a deep house take on the classic, keeping the dark vibe alive but bringing it to the dance floor front and center. When that beat kicks in at 2:45 we dare you to resist moving your feet, it’s not possible. Go grab the download, here.
Alos check out this amazing take he’s done on another classic act Depeche Mode.
Stay Connected –
Jerome LOL, one half of the LOL Boys who actually went their separate ways recently, has done some ridiculous work on Rihanna’s recent single Diamonds. He’s managed to take a track that does very little for itself to begin with, and turned it into something we’re sure to have on repeat for awhile. His use of looping Rihanna’s ‘shine bright like a diamond’ vocal while distorting the pitch and layering it over a delicate but incredibly danceable beat, works unbelievably well. Simple and crisp drum kicks, piano keys, and bass lines form a chorus in themselves, that together with the vocal piece make a perfectly balanced tune. Get after it!
Los Angeles’ Wes James aka Le Youth has been making waves over the past few months with his particularly smooth brand of disco dance jams. He first did us right with his tropidisco remix of Goldroom’s essential tune Angeles, proving completely capable of masterful handiwork. And he’s done nothing since but reaffirm that fact with his more recent work. C O O L is the name of his brand new original, yet this thing is anything but cold. Le Youth has turned the burners on high for this one, making it almost too hot to handle. It’s a straight up dancefloor melter, sure to render even the most stale of times full of youthful, sensuous vibes. This is one of those jams that you’re listening to and everything just seems to go right.
Get your bonus on with Memories as well.
Another month, another excellent top 5. Even though this epic summer is slowly coming to an end (we clearly refuse to accept this), there’s no reason why you can’t keep the dance party going strong. In order to help ease the transition into September – here are the Top 5 most downloaded tracks from August 2012. Each one is an absolute jam in its own right and should not be excluded under any circumstances from any self-respecting person’s music library. Enjoy!
We’ve been anxiously awating the arrival of VISITOR’s new EP since Lucas and Kyle sent a preview our way last month. We’ll start by saying it’s fulfilled our wildest dreams and then some, reminding us why they’ve been one of our favorites since the release of Los Feeling a couple of years back. Now with the remixes trickling in, we’re getting to hear some of our other top producers interpret the tracks for themselves. After the obvious success of the Lifelike remix released last week, they’ve graciously gifted us with the COMING HOME remix from SF’s own Viceroy – for free! It’s nothing short of spectacular, fully justifying its VISITOR given classification as ‘pure sex’. Hot damn.
Bonus! Here’s Lifelike’s undeniably killer remix of the COMING HOME as well.
Stay current with VISITOR –
It’s that time everybody! The second installment of our Quest for Fire series is here. Once again we’ve got a list jam packed with perfect daytime beats and enormous nighttime bangs. Featuring a myriad of artists from Mickey and The Knocks to Ken Loi and Stereotronique, this pack is sure to roll you straight from the day into the night. Grab them all and get those playlists bumping! And if you missed out on Part 1 get it here.
London’s Clancy has been creating some of the freshest tunes to hit our ears lately. His newest work Make Up is an impeccably smooth nu disco number. The glossy synths and drums tied with the airy vocals really take it to the next level. This is without a doubt the optimal type of tune to get you cruising through your workday before the weekend partying begins. And it’s probably a good idea to circle back to it Sunday morning as well.
Also, did you miss his remix of Robyn’s None of Dem awhile back? That’s unfortunate. Lucky for you we’ve got your back!
Sydney based indie dance trio RÜFÜS have just released a remix package of their tracks This Summer and Selena, out on Jerry Bouthier’s digital label Continental Records. In addition to featured mixes from Lancelot, Parachute Youth, and JBAG, RÜFÜS has gone ahead and done an edit of This Summer themselves. They’ve taken the sun-kissed original and brought it down a less well-lit, yet brilliantly glittering path that will carry you late into the night and early the next morning. The grooving deep house, nu disco beats will leave you no choice but to get those feet moving. These guys are going to do big things, so keep your ears open. And grab the whole EP here.
Related RÜFÜS goods –
It’s Friday night, which means it’s about time to get the sneaks laced up, the beers poured, and the jams flowing. Plastic Plates has just released a blissful bouncing version of fellow countrymen Van She’s track, Jamaica, that’s perfect for the job. True to his form, it’s a steady flow of tasty nu disco loops and glittering beats. Seriously, this is so full of tropical vibes and aural sunshine it’s hard to handle. Listen to those drums! Not once has Plastic Plates put out a track anything short of amazing. Another one for the jam jar. Don’t know what you all are up to tonight, but we’ll be dancing. Now go get your weekend on.
Also check out his brand spanking new groovy remix of Sneaky Sound System’s track Friends while you’re at it. Good times, good tunes.
Past Plastic gems for your extreme enjoyment –
Melbourne’s ’96 Bulls absolutely smashed it on their remix of fellow countrymen The Aston Shuffle’s track Won’t Get Lost. The Aston Shuffle create some amazing tracks with phenomenal vocals, we’ve been digging on Won’t Get Lost since it first surfaced a few months back. The original is a pretty glossy disco number on it’s own, but ’96 Bulls have really pumped up the funk and transformed it into a total jam. They’ve been on our radar since their awesome remix of Jump Jump Dance Dance’s tune Show Me The Night a year or so back. These dudes make it look easy when it comes to mixing any track into a nu disco gem. Plus their name is just too good. Grab the download below!
And while you’re here be sure to check out ’96 Bulls remix for St. Lucia of their track All Eyes On You, it’s killer.
Viceroy is back with another absolute summer jam. One of our favorite bands of the moment is New York’s Ghost Beach, so when the king of ‘summertime, all the time’ announced he’d be remixing their amazing track Miracle, well, we were giddy like schoolgirls. The result is nothing short of awesome. Viceroy’s sunny steel drum, disco house vibe blends perfectly with Ghost Beach’s tropical pop. What a great way to start a Monday. Set this one in rotation immediately, and get your week going on the right note!
And if you somehow failed to catch his remix of St. Lucia’s Closer Than This last month, grab it now. So good.
More sunny summertime vibes from Viceroy –
We just posted the original of RAC’s Hollywood a week or so ago, but we can’t pass up posting it again now that it’s gotten the remix treatment from one of our favorite producers, The Magician. Formerly of the amazing Belgian nu disco duo Aeroplane, The Magician has continued creating absolute magic after going solo a couple of years ago. He’s made something in the same vein as the original here with incredible dance beats and upbeat vibes, just putting his own unique touch on it. We can’t think of a better person for RAC to have tapped for the first remix of his track, the two go together like peanut butter and jelly. Delicious.
More tricks from The Magician –