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We’re embracing the feel–good and dialing up the brightness this week with a vibrant new collection of tunes, ready to carry you into the weekend with ease. Starting things off we’ve got an absolutely brilliant remix, easily one of our recent favorites, from London-born, LA-based Henri of Flight Facilities’ Two Bodies. Highlights past that include an exceedingly funky, slightly wonky take on MyKill’s new single Run Away from our bud AIMES, Canadian duo Love Thy Brother delivering a mesmerizing cover of Steve Winwood’s 80s classic Higher Love, Viceroy turning up the heat with a killer rendition of The Beach Boys Kokomo — plus plenty more. Dig in!

Listen to the playlist on Soundcloud, here.

Get the jams after the jump!

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.

Kill Paris — Space Forest


Welcome the heck back Kill Paris! We’ve been listening to this guy for years now and have always been a fan (seeing him live with his key-tar is something you should honestly see at least once if your life). We were really impressed when we clicked play on this one because Kill Paris has evolved with the times. In an industry where dub step is starting to fade and become less quote, unquote “cool” Kill paris has fused his style with a more downtempo Galimatias like sound that he’s calling “Heavy Chill”. Spacey synths, clean snare percussions and tripped out vocal chops make this song a must listen. Make sure to take advantage of the free download on this one.

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.

Chelsea Lankes — Down For Whatever (Carousel Remix)

Down For Whatever | Carousel Remix

That crisp percussion, those big synth notes, the untouchably carefree vocals. Such is the allure of Carousel’s new remix of Down For Whatever, the latest single from rising star Chelsea Lankes. The LA–based via Texas songstress released the track earlier this month, poised to takeover the airwaves, and this rework from the San Francisco duo is about to help set it on fire. The bit of Little Dragon / SBTRKT inspired edge on the beat, paired with the nonchalantly adventurous lyrical vibes has definitely got us sold at least. Catch the stream below.



You know those tracks that just sound like the embodiment of summertime? Well that’s all of these. Every single one. For whatever reason the collection of tunes that came together for this week’s Jam Jar are screaming warm weather. Toes in the sand, beers in hand, a fresh breeze and your friends near — all of that. Grab yourself an earful, kick back, and dance into the weekend.

Hear the tunes past the break.



Wednesday has rolled around once again and we’ve got a great selection of jams for you to enjoy. With summertime officially in full swing (though it’s unsurprisingly foggy here in SF), there should be no shortage of warm weather vibes to fill your playlists. Soak in some new tunes below and enjoy!

Click to hear the tunes!



We’re currently experiencing a pristine preview of summertime weather here in SF, and we can think of anything better to compliment such a glorious afternoon than a fresh pack of feel-good jams. We’re kicking things off with a few new ones from heavy-hitters like Goldroom’s daytime disco take on MS MR’s Hurricane, French Horn Rebellion putting their spin on Savoir Adore’s Beating Hearts, a stellar new original from Keljet featuring amazing vocals courtesy of Goldroom’s own Mereki, and Bit Funk’s rework for Nameless7 Days In The Sun. And as always there are many more where those came from, so grab your tunes and get outside.

Hear the tunes past the jump!

Lincoln Jesser — Wicked Son

Lincoln Jesser | Wicked Son

With an aptness for songwriting that gives a deeper meaning to his lyrics, and a polished production style unrivaled by many, Lincoln Jesser has the ability to construct tracks both instantly compelling and readily memorable. Wicked Son, his latest single, is a top notch display of just this. Oozing an irresistible synth-pop sound, Jesser intertwines expressive content with playful melodies and an uplifting atmosphere, instantly prompting the desire to get out into the sun and revel in the day. So that’s exactly what we’re going to do, with this gem as the soundtrack. Grab the download and enjoy some fresh air.

Don’t miss his cover of Twin Shadow’s Run My Heart as well.

[CS Premiere] Futurecop! ft. New Arcades — Schizoid Man

Futurecop! // New Arcades

It’s been just over a month since everyone’s favorite nostalgia-inducing duo Futurecop! released their amazing debut album Hopes, Dreams & Alienation, which easily made an appearance on our Top 30 Albums of 2013 list. Today they’re building upon that momentum, back with a brand new single, Schizoid Man, featuring vocals courtesy of London’s New Arcades. The track is a shining example of exactly what makes their sound so enthralling and style so unique — with shimmering dreamwave synths and weighty electro beats lighting up a chorus of flawless pop vocals, coming together as a pristine slice of big 80s influenced vibes akin to a timeless daydream. The UK retro champions have shown us, yet again, just how infectious living with the wonders of the past, while looking toward the possibilities of the future, can be. Kick the volume up to full and hit play on the premiere below!

See what’s next for the duo after the jump!


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