Our love for Swedish indie dance group Urban Cone continues to grow with this brilliant new remix from Emil Héro. Emil Gustafsson is one member of Urban Cone as well as having just started a side project under the new moniker, and is sure to be producing a number of more electro-centric gems than that of his main band. His first official release of fellow Swedes Colleagues strangely nostalgic track Parent’s House is a killer dance cut, and a great display of what’s to come.
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The Monday after a long weekend of Labor Day festivities just got a whole lot better. Not only do we get a brand new, undoubtedly awesome Lenno tune, but it happens to be a remix of Atlas Genius. Two artists on one track, both of whom we can never seem to get enough of, talk about a win! Lenno works his usual enchanting magic with a sparkling disco infused beat that instantly alters your head bobbing indie-pop stroll into a full on one-man dance party down the sidewalk. Listen to that piano! With its irresistibly infectious vibe, there couldn’t be a more perfect tune to kick off a short work week and let your mind begin to dream of the coming weekend activities.
Anyone miss this incredible Fred Falke remix of Trojans as well? Get it now! Sacrebleu!
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Lonsdale Boys Club are one of those names that has danced around the edge of our minds for a little while, but are just now coming into full view. And we’re sure glad they did. These guys have got some serious funk and swagger. Their most recent tune to date is a brilliant house remix of Twin Shadow that though is a bit more subdued than some of their other productions, is still a straight up jam. They’ve taken the original out for a round on the dance floor with glittering beats and hand claps aplenty. Look no further for something to get those feet moving and parties popping.
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.
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Everybody loves a solid Dragonette remix, with lead singer Martina Sorbara’s voice being undeniably infectious. On this new one of Live In This City, Barcelona’s Heren has somehow inflated their fun-filled, indie dance vibe to a whole new level. He’s added a bouncy electro beat that compliments the pop flavor almost unbearably well. We only just happened across him the other day via Dragonette’s Facebook page, but we’ll surely be keeping our ears open for more in the future. No better option than this to start your week with! Grab the download for free and get jamming, simply by entering your email, here.
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Hot Chip are easily one of the most stylistically innovative bands to ever come around, and their new track Night And Day is no exception. So when someone pulls off a remix of them that actually works, we’re always impressed. And this remix from Paris’ Dead Rock Machine really works. This gem arrived along with a modest note in our inbox a few days back, and we had no idea what a punch it was going to pack upon first listen. It’s brimming with French electro attitude, a touch of disco, and a pop topping that sets the whole things off just so. Look out, Dead Rock Machine have got a style to be reckoned with.
Here’s their tune Alone In The Taxi (Summer In The Studio Mix) as well, for a taste of their killer indie dance original production.
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This is John Dahlback. Yes, you heard that right. Demure, a side project of acclaimed big room electronic producer, was just shared today through his facebook page. It’s a complete sidestep from the style he’s known for. It’s downtempo, chilled out, indie pop, and magnificent. A number of the tracks feature vocals from his sister Erika Gellermark, who has an incredible voice. This is a true display of what a widely talented producer John Dahlback is. We’ve got an enormous amount of respect for any producer who follows what they love without hesitation. And did we mention he’s giving it out for free? We’ll leave you with his own thoughts on the project –
“This album is something I first started doing for my iPod. Something beautiful I could listen to on the plane, bus or wherever I was. I’m now sharing this with you. This is not EDM and not for the clubs. This is purely just for listening.” – John Dahlback
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Monsieur Adi is one of those producers that we just can never seem to get enough of, and this year so far has been all too quiet on his front for our liking. But now out of nowhere he’s put up a new track entitled Youth that sure hits that sweet spot. Opening with an ominous echoing voice that leads into a refreshing exploration of sound for him, we can only revel in this new territory. It’s a joyous, bouncing, and energetic tune that certainly fills the void of Monsieur Adi productions as of late. Here’s to patiently waiting for a debut album while jamming with our hands in the air.
Since we’ve got you here, if you haven’t snagged it yet, get his truly awesome remix of another song called Youth, from Foxes.
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London’s Theme Park was first brought to our attention a few of months back through RAC’s delightful remix of their track Two Hours. We were instantly hooked by their lively vibe. Now it seems they’ve come across our radar once again. This mix of their new tune Jamaica by Gigamesh, who’s been truly unstoppable recently, is one choice cut of indie dance music. It’s buoyant and vivacious in spirit, making it possibly the most enjoyable jam to splash across our ears as of late. If they keep up this trend of joining forces with some of our favorite producers, we’re sure we’ll be hearing more from them soon.
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Chicago’s John Mörk, or simply Mörk as he goes by, recently entered our view and has definitely captured our attention. Formerly of the duo The Sound Republic he’s no newcomer to production but is traveling in a new direction from his underground funky house roots. Joining forces with the synth and a nice dose of indie flavor he has put out a bundle of indie dance gems over the past couple of months. This latest effort of reworking the amazing Youth Lagoon’s Daydream is right on point with the tracks title. It leaves you drifting off into another land to the beat of your own drum.
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This new mix of Coldplay’s Charlie Brown from Jacques Lu Cont premiered a couple of weeks back on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, and we’ve been waiting on the edge of our seats for it’s release ever since. Lucky for us, this one’s in line with his recent trend of giving away tracks for free. A looped vocal chant and downpour of tribal drums lead you in with a bang. That is until they drop back to make room for an irresistible buildup with mind numbing vibrations. Jacques Lu Cont’s shifting styles are seamlessly weaved together by Chris Martin’s bellowing lines. If you’ve heard the original, you’ll know how much he made this one his own. Production perfection.
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With remixes few and far between coming from Flight Facilities, it’s truly a great day when they gift us with one. Thankfully yesterday we were lucky enough to have them give away this buoyant remix of Miike Snow’s The Wave to us for free, as a thank you for being at nearly 50k fans. It begins a bit on the subdued side of things, but has a great build as the beat picks up and the piano kicks in. Yet another top notch production from them, with their full attention to detail openly apparent. Go get lost in this rare gem.
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Do you like to dance? Of course you do! Well we’ve got an absolutely crushing tune for you that’s platinum certified to turn any situation into a dance party riot. London’s Autokratz recently put out an amazing remix of the Manchester dwelling band Swiss Lips new track Danz, and it’s smoking hot. They’ve infused a bouncy disco beat into the original, smoothing out the gritty glam and upping the synth factor. Yet another one for the jam jar. And if you need some tips on dance moves to get down to this one, check out the official video for the original track.
Always a pleasure to be gifted with a couple of new remixes from Xaphoon Jones. With the seeming ease of giving somebody a high five, he’s done a genre-defying edit of the sunny Atlas Genius track Trojans. Wrapping the earnest indie vocals in space age beats and ghetto bass hits, he’s created something that breaks all expectations of sounds your ears think they’ll hear, moving things to the next level. This one flexes and bends with constant breaks leaving you yearning for more. His attention to detail and production quality, on both this and the following mix, further cement his reputation of being one of the best producers around right now.
The second edit just unleashed is his ‘in the zone’ remix of Foxes White Coats. It’s just as good as you think it will be.
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Canberra, Australia duo Peking Duk strike it hot again with an awesomely splendid remix of Ben Howard’s Old Pine. These new kids on the block are coming up with sweet new flavors like the future innovators of gastronomics. They’ve successfully fused the pleasant vocals and guitar with bouncing bass and heavy chilled out filter sounds. The happy-go-lucky whistle in the background caps the whole thing off just right. Who’s ready for an adventure? Because this one makes us want to go be wild and free during these long Summer days.
And if for some reason beyond understanding their remix of Passion Pit’s Take A Walk flew under your radar, grab it below. They pretty much killed it on this one.
Fresh off the release of their amazing Exotica EP, Newcastle Upon Tyne’s Polarsets have now let loose a few remixes of the tracks. And their fellow city dwellers M A U S I have done quite the number on their tune Distance. The two are a great match up, each with phenomenal tropical pop styles, but M A U S I’s mix turns the heat up a bit giving it enormous dance floor draw. We can’t imagine a better tune for the summertime! Grab the download below and get your sunshine groove on.
And while we’ve got you here, go ahead and pick up Bravestation’s delicately constructed, sun faded remix of Polarsets track Tropics.
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In a combination that we thought we’d never hear, the forces of Fiona Apple and dubstep have been put together, and the result is shockingly great. New York’s Mike Irish has done a phenomenal job of taking her brand new track Every Single Night and transforming it completely, utilizing her amazing voice and mad wobbles to pack it with power. The original is a delicate chant dominated mostly by vocals, but with this remix he has created a battle between huge dubstep hooks and the chanting cadence of Fiona Apple’s lyrics. The result is a haunting and heavy track that fits together beautifully.
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What’s up patriotic people! It’s Independence Day here in America, which means it’s time to party and celebrate this great country. In honor of todays 4th of July celebrations we’ve decided to do a multi-track post with some solid tunes to bring to your daytime extravaganzas. It’s a mix of jams and bangers, just the way we like it, perfect for a pool party, BBQ in the park, or rooftop rager. Hope everyone is getting down right and having an awesome time on this glorious day! Follow the link to grab all the tracks.
Happy Friday everybody! We’ve got one this morning that will surely put you in the mood for a great weekend ahead. Annie Mac gave this total gem out a couple of Monday’s ago for Free Music Monday. It’s a brillant rework by music producer Kidnap Kid of the Bristol based band The Other Tribe. The collaboration is crafted amazingly, with Kidnap Kid smoothing out the track and pulling the vocals into their full glory. Now infused with maximum tropical house beats and flavorful bongo drums, it’s the perfect tune for a Friday afternoon. The track is out next week on Black Butter Records, which will also feature a pretty wild remix by Eats Everything.
Swedish electro-synth duo Lo-Fi-Fnk just released the remixes for their single Shut Out The World, and man are they good. They re-outfitted the track themselves with great success, pumping up the heavy synth. But what we’re really here to talk about is the effort that Brisbane, Australia outfit Mitzi put forth on their take. Turning the track into an indie electro jam of the highest quality, full of flavor and sweet disco vibes. Mitzi have been slowly creeping onto the scene over the past year, hooking anyone with ears with their infectious dance melodies. This remix is a prime example of that. And they’re giving it out for free. Score.
And if you aren’t familiar enough with Mitzi yet, check out their awesome tune All I Heard from last year. This is what first captured our attention, so if the above remix doesn’t do it already, this most definitely will.
One of our favorite French electronic duos BeatauCue just came out with a brand new remix for DWNTWN’s See My Eyes, and lets just say it’s pretty fucking magical. These guys continue to surprise and impress us with their eclectic brand of production from one track to the next. The original was featured on the latest Kitsuné America compilation, among many other glimmering gems, and Kitsuné along with BeatauCue were kind enough to hand out this wonderful remix for free. It’s got a brilliantly uplifting, yet chilled out vibe to it. Absolutely perfect for a laid back morning.
And just because we’ve got to show you that style switch up we were talking about that these dudes flawlessly pull off, give their remix Going In Hard from Branko (of Buraka Som Sistema) feat. Dominique Young Unique a listen. Slap the bass and pop them bubbles.
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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.
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Australian one man dance party Muscles has just released his brand spanking new album MANHOOD, which is effectively an eclectic festival of jams all rolled into one shiny package. Now come the remixes. First up, fellow Aussie mate Airwolf’s amazing remix of the track, out on the Ready For A Fight EP. True to his sound, Airwolf fills the tune with jabbing synths and dialed in beats. Dancefloors, house parties, and poolsides alike are about to catch fire from the scorching heat coming off this jam. Perfect for boozy sun-filled days and bathing suits, this one’s definitely going on the rotating Summer playlist.
Hungry for more Airwolf already? Check out his sweet remix for Parachute Youth!