This Friday one of the most compelling duos we’ve been keeping an eye on so far this year, NYC’s The Chainsmokers, will be making their way to San Francisco to play at Vessel SF. It’s sure to be an absolutely incredible show at one of the city’s best venues, and we’re excited to be giving one lucky person the chance to win not only a pair of guest list spots, but the pleasure of meeting Alex and Drew aka The Chainsmokers themselves. Entry will run through Thursday (6/20) and can be done through our Facebook page. Follow the link below to get your name in the pool, you don’t want to miss this!
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In addition to the announcement of their upcoming show, the guys have just released a brand new remix of ASTR’s Operate that has got us (if possible) even more pumped for this Friday. Following suit with their previous successes, they’ve taken an alluring indie track and tied it to their crisp progressive house sound. The feel of the original is still alive but they’ve added an engaging and uplifting melody that gives it a very emotionally charged vibe. Pick up the free download via their Facebook page below!
More from The Chainsmokers —
Say Lou Lou – Julian (The Chainsmokers Remix) | Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (The Chainsmokers Remix) | Daughter – Medicine (The Chainsmokers Remix) | Little Daylight – Overdose (The Chainsmokers Remix) | Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone (The Chainsmokers Remix) | Tonight Only – We Run The Nite (The Chainsmokers Reboot – Filter No. 3) | Jonsi – Around Us (The Chainsmokers Remix) | The Chainsmokers – The Rookie (Original Mix)
Monday came a little too soon for us this week, so let’s start the day off with some energy to get things moving. The always on point Cologne-based newcomer Mr. Larsson has just released a brand new remix taking on Marina & The Diamonds once again, this time transforming her track How To Be A Heartbreaker. With his success at remixing Primadonna last year, all bets were that he couldn’t go wrong with the combination a second time. He’s certainly done what he does best here, taking pop vocals and working them to his benefit around an energetic electro beat. The result is an infectious indie electro tune with enough good vibes to carry you through the week on a good note. Be sure to pick up the download below!
Earlier this week Mixmag let loose this exclusive track and we’ve been yearning for the weekend to begin ever since. The Finnish electro duo TJH87 got a remix rinse from none other than Robotaki and the result is absolutely incredible. Their styles are an ideal compliment to each other, mixing TJH87′s slightly funk-infused heavy electro with Robotaki’s own compressed basslines and French house leanings. Here those two collide perfectly, creating a tune with an enormous amount of flavor and serious dancefloor vibes, making it a prime choice to kick the weekend off with. The free download can be scooped up via Mixmag below!
Every time we get a new track from Stockholm duo Zebra Safari, we pretty much know before even listening that it’s going to be a great tune. This trend certainly holds true on their newest remix of Daughter’s Youth. It isn’t the first time they’ve taken on the London band, previously we’ve seen them successfully transform their track Love, and now they’ve decided to try their at it hand once again. By now they’ve proven themselves to be masters of subtly altering indie jams into catchy and crisp electro pop tunes. There has been numerous takes on this track floating around already, but Zebra Safari are able to set themselves apart with a brief yet effective chopped-up mix. Pick up the download below!
Catch their brilliant remix of Banks’ Warm Water as well.
Phoenix – Entertainment (Zebra Safari Remix) | Giselle – Silk (Zebra Safari Edit) | Doe Paoro – Born Whole (Zebra Safari Remix) | Daughter – Love (Zebra Safari Remix) | Zebra Safari feat. Goofy Mane – Never | Zebra Safari feat. Goofy Mane – B.O.Y. | Flight Facilities – Crave you (Zebra Safari Radio Edit)
LA’s The Dirty Tees have been on a roll as of late with a couple of successful label releases. Now they’ve decided to treat us by giving out their latest remix for free, and we couldn’t be more stoked. Johnny Stimson’s Human Man is an amazing electro-pop tune in it’s original form, so naturally when laced with The Dirty Tees massive and impressively well-polished progressive/electro house sound, it’s been taken to an entirely new level. They’ve executed this one to perfection, pairing the vocals with epic builds and drops effortlessly and transforming it into a full-on anthem. Don’t think twice about picking up this huge tune below!
Also, don’t miss their incredible remix of Tristam’s Truth out now via Monstercat.
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive (The Dirty Tees Mix) | Christina Aguilera — Your Body (The Dirty Tees Mix) | The Dirty Tees — More Cowbell (Feat. Christopher Walken) | Wildcat! Wildcat! – Mr. Quiche (The Dirty Tees Official Remix) | The Dirty Tees – Maestro | Animal Heart – Un-Extraordinary Man (The Dirty Tees Remix)
Our fifteenth installment of The Jam Jar has arrived ladies and gents, and in this week’s list we’ve got heat coming from all directions, with equal parts heavy-hitting dance tunes and more relaxed daytime jams. Japan’s Boys Get Hurt gives us a grand remix of Reflex’s Together via Continental Records, French duo Rise & Fool serve up their killer take on Bastille, and our favorite fun-in-the-sun producers Poolside are back with a brand new single off their upcoming album — plus a whole lot more. These ones will surely have you jamming straight through to the weekend, so without further adieu, dig in!
It has been a little while since we’ve heard from LA’s Vindata. The duo are responsible for some of our more loved remixes over the past year, with their genre–bending sound taking over tracks from Wildcat! Wildcat!, Little Dragon, Toro y Moi, and more. Now they’re back with a new one and have brought a heap of summertime vibes with it. Intuition, a new track from Sydney’s Cambio Sun, gets an inventive spin with a laid back vibe, chopped up vocals, and plenty of bass – making it a fairly versatile tune all around. Be sure you grab a copy to add to your summer collection!
Check out the really amazing original version as well.
Wildcat! Wildcat! – End Of The World Everyday (Vindata Official Remix) | Toro Y Moi – Still Sound (Vindata Remix) | Fast Planet – Columbus (Vindata Remix) | 14th – Hide Yourself (Vindata Remix) | Little Dragon – Little Man (Vindata Remix)
Lane 8 does us right once again with this brilliant new rework of Do Or Die’s Playa Like Me And You. The 1996 classic gets a wash of unstoppable dance vibes with the sampling kept light and the jam level turned up to the max. We’re consistently impressed with his ability to make a track completely his own, having totally transformed the original on this one. The vibes are absolutely perfect for a sunny summertime afternoon. Scoop up the download below and enjoy!
And while we’ve got you, be sure to have a listen to his amazing new original Be Mine, out on Ajunadeep June 24th, here.
Lane 8 – Sleepless | Lane 8 – So Much | Fenech-Soler – Maiyu (Lane 8 Remix) | Lane 8 – The Voice (Part 2) | Lane 8 – Every Night | Lane 8 – Without You | Lane 8 – For You | Lane 8 – Down To You | Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way (Lane 8 Rework) | Lane 8 – Dusty
You can never go wrong with a little Bit Funk bliss to get your Friday going, and lucky for us he’s back with a great new remix of Night Drive’s Drones. The electro-pop track from the duo made up of Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon, who were frontmen of MoTel Aviv and Glasnost respectively, gets a smooth glaze from the Brooklyn-based funk aficionado. As we know well by now, he never misses a step and this is no exception, equipped with a crisp, bouncy beat and handclaps that will have you playing this on loop and dancing all weekend. Pick up the free download via Night Drive’s Facebook page below!
And give the original a spin while you’re at it.
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After an extremely successful previous mix of The Knocks The Feeling, Brooklyn’s Dave Edwards takes on the duo once again with this killer new remix of Modern Hearts featuring St. Lucia. In his usual fashion, the track has been manipulated to perfection and we’re given a feel-good anthem that’s equal parts indie dance, nu disco, and electro house. He’s effectively captured all the sounds and feelings of summer in the city in one amazing tune, creating something that we’ll definitely be thoroughly enjoying over the next few months. Don’t hesitate to scoop this one up and start your weekend a little early!
Related posts —
Kentö – Complicated (Dave Edwards Remix) | The Knocks – The Feeling (Dave Edwards Remix) | Robyn x Joe Garston – Dancing Forever (Dave Edwards Edit) | Hustlin’ Chains – Rick Ross x Kenna x Wolfgang Gartner (Dave Edwards Edit) | Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (Dave Edwards Extended Mix) | Louis La Roche – Untrue (Dave Edwards Remix) Extended Mix
Another week, another installment of The Jam Jar. We’ve got an awesome line-up for you this time around — Two Door Cinema Club’s Sun gets an untouchable rework from Australia’s Late Nite Tuff Guy, France’s Cajoline transforms a Donna Lewis 90s classic with some tropical disco vibes, we’re given a double dip of remixes from Tobtok and Moustache Machine of Foxe Basin, plus much much more. Whether you’re feeling that midweek grind, or just landed a promotion, suffering from ‘June gloom’ (like here in SF), or soaking up the sun on vacation these jams are sure to brighten things up and improve your mood. Pick them all up for free below!
We’ve got just the thing for you today to start your week off with a bang. French trio WAEK has put together a brilliant official remix of Lemâitre’s track Continuum, off their EP Relativity 3, that packs quite a solid punch. They’ve taken the already incredible original and injected it with their big French electro sound, built on powerful synths and funky, crushing buildups, while still keeping the overall vibe aligned. The two artist’s styles comes together amazing well here, making for a track pumped full of energy and an eclectic fusion of sounds. You can pick up the tune for free below!
Want to ease into the week with something a bit more mellow? Check out this remix of Continuum from Pandreas instead.
Lemaitre – Fiction (Coucheron Remix) | Lemâitre – Iron Pyrite | Netsky – We Can Only Live Today (Puppy) (Lemaitre Remix) | Lemâitre – Coffee Table | Lemâitre – Strobes Pt. 2 | Fancy – All Night Long (WAEK Remix)
Philly’s Dylan Sieh aka Tours never ceases to give us just what we’re looking for. He provides the ideal soundtrack to Sunday with his chilled out new tune Above Us. The track does a perfect job of capturing that feeling of summertime, with it’s sparkling, laid-back style evoking feelings of slowly drifting through a day full of sunshine, a light breeze, and good vibes. It’s featured as part of Jealous Gold’s Gold Vol. 3 alongside a handful of other underground gems you should definitely check out. Be sure to get this one in rotation.
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Before you get too deep into your weekend, make sure you pick up this fresh remix from New Jersey’s Gazzo, whom we’ve previously featured for his impressive takes on the likes of JJAMZ and Y LUV, and also appeared in our Progressive House Top Picks of 2012 for his remix of the latter. Since, he’s continued to do some outstanding work, most recently releasing an amazing remix of Breathe, the familiar track from French trio Télépopmusik back in 2002. Gazzo’s spin provides a modern soundscape that fuses his smooth progressive style with deeper house elements, taking a current approach on the classic. The relaxed nature of the original has been lessened but only slightly, and the subtleties of the production are still there, with entrancing vocals and a powerful melody that will hook you from the first play. Best of all it’s a free download.
Bonus! Grab his remix of Gentlemen Hall’s Sail Into The Sun while you’re at it.
Miami’s Landis has been consistently putting out banging tracks over the past year, including his recent original Get Down with Henry Fong which was premiered on Hardwell on Air back in February. His latest production is a bootleg of the brand new Cedric Gervais & Howard Jones track Things Can Only Get Better, and it is an absolute monster. He’s kept the originals breakdown fairly intact but dosed it with a winding, bouncy electro drop that’s reminiscent of something you might hear from TJR, and is sure to make your get together, rooftop rager, and club table all go off. Don’t hesitate to add this one to your collection, the weekend’s almost here!
Shook, the Dutch producer responsible for some of the funkiest beats to hit our ears over the past few years, just released this amazing remix of Jamiroquai’s Lifeline and is generously giving it out for free. Apparently he created this almost two years ago, but it never made it out of the vault until now. We’re sure glad it did because the fusion of the two styles is a match made in heaven. Shook is set to be out with his debut album fairly soon, so make sure you keep your ears perked for updates on that. Until then, pick up this ‘new’ remix and get your groove on!
And if you missed Tonight, the first single from the upcoming album, get your hands on it here.
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We’re not sure about you, but we just had a pretty wild long weekend, so we’re definitely in need of some sweet jams to get us through to the next one. Luckily this is just the reason we created The Jam Jar, for those weeks that come Wednesday are already dragging on, and unfortunately only half way done. Lifting up your spirits this time around we’ve got a deep house take on a Seal classic from Bixel Boys, a glittering rendition of Yuksek & Oh Land’s new single by Kasper Bjorke, and a French house twist on Coastal Cities Entropic from Yuksek’s pals Juveniles. We’re really feeling all of the energetic, summetime vibes with this collection, and are sure you will too. As always you can grab each and every one of these gems for free below!
Partyfine label-head and French music man Yuksek just put out this amazing remix of fellow French band Lilly Wood & The Prick. He takes their track Middle Of The Night, from the LP The Fight, and works his usual magic on the tune creating what is surely one of our favorite remixes so far this year. This style is the exact reason why we dig his sound so much — bouncing bass hooks, clever and crisp vocals, and a myriad of clips, claps, and percussion layered throughout. While the original is a sweet jam in it’s own right, Yuksek fixes it up to make it ideal for the club. You can pick up the track below!
More from Yuksek —
What a great Friday afternoon surprise! Louis La Roche just let loose Say I’m Your No. 1, a truly killer new tune that reworks the 1985 classic song of the same name from British singer Princess. Always on point, this is a flawless production through and through, capturing that glittering 80s vibe to perfection and giving it the signature Louis La Roche modernization. This one takes off effortlessly with it’s crushing French house vibes and will have things moving in seconds. He also posted this to Facebook page last week, ‘I’ve got so much music lined up ready to be unleashed! Feels good. The next few months are gonna be an LLR overload, I hope you’re ready…’. We are Louis, we are. Now go grab the download below!
And if you haven’t caught his monster remix for Ruckus Roboticus yet, get on it.
More Louis —
Calvin Harris – I Need Your Love (Feat. Ellie Goulding) (Louis La Roche Remix) | Michael Jackson – Remember The Time (Louis La Roche Remix) | Justin Bieber – As Long As You Love Me (Louis La Roche Remix) | 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’re big proponents of the Australian dance music scene. In fact, in the past fourteen days we’ve posted about the same amount of Aussie artists. The country generates some of the most forward-thinking, genre-bending, and straight-up enjoyable music and producers out there today. One such bourgeoning talent is Luke Tkalcevic, also known as Sondrio, who’s name you might already be familiar with through our features on his remixes of Kraftwerk and Peking Duk, and originals All In, Black and Monetary. His carefully crafted style of house music has caught our ears in a big way.
Following a successful release with his single Monetary, Sondrio is now out with a brand new two-track EP entitled Nightcap. The EP as a whole is centered around the concept of a nightcap, a drink you might have late night when you’re winding things down, or in this case music you might listen to. But he approached each track with the intent of creating something that can fit two very different dancefloor vibes. The initial track Woman Down, which we feel might be his best work to date, is a deep, controlled, chopped-up cut — something that’s perfectly suited to bring things down at the end of the night. It cleverly samples from Outkast and KRS One (you can hear the originals here and here), completing that energetic, sub-heavy vibe. In contrast, Slick, the second tune off Nightcap is, as Sondrio himself puts it, ‘as in your face as the stuff it was inspired by’. Those inspirations come from people like Jesse Rose and Dubsided, from which he has captured that vibe and combined it with his bubbling, funky Sondrio style. It’s one of those tracks that comes on when things are just starting to get a bit wild, but feeling oh so right. You can easily hear the creativity and thought that’s been put into each of the tracks. He’s built synths from scratch, pushed things further than he’s done before, and successfully created a set of tunes that embody exactly what he was going for.
Be sure to keep your eyes and ears out for more from him in the future, but for now you can pick up the full EP for free below!
If you haven’t caught wind of the highly difficult to track # (hashtag) yet, get those ears ready. After a wildly successful first run with their brilliant interpretation of Alt-J’s Breezeblocks, the Aussie trio are at it again, remixing their fellow countryman Chet Faker, who you may know from his feature on Flume’s Left Alone. Their song selection on this one, just like their previous choice with Alt-J, is spot on. Their self-dubbed and unique ‘trapwave’ sound compliments the earthy, soulful drawl that Chet Faker brings to the track impressively well. We’re beginning to see them develop a style that’s subtle and grand all at the same time, not to mention incredibly effective. Pick up the free download over on their Facebook page!
There are plenty of reasons not to like Mondays, but when it’s a Monday that NYC duo The Chainsmokers decides to release a new track, well, that’s certainly one reason to love it. The guys sent their brand new official remix for the beautiful gypsetting sister duo Say Lou Lou over this morning, describing it as what they feel to be their best song yet, and we have to say we absolutely agree. As big fans of Say Lou Lou’s original work, we have high expectations for any remixes that come out, and this version of their already amazing single Julian is a prime example of one done right, and exactly why we love what The Chainsmokers do so much. Their blending of pop, indie, and progressive sounds on this is flawless, and it evokes that joyous feeling of a warm night out in the summer to perfection. It just came out as part of the Julian Remix EP, and is available as a free download over on The Chainsmokers Facebook page, so go pick it up!
Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (The Chainsmokers Remix) | Daughter – Medicine (The Chainsmokers Remix) | Little Daylight – Overdose (The Chainsmokers Remix) | Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone (The Chainsmokers Remix) | Tonight Only – We Run The Nite (The Chainsmokers Reboot – Filter No. 3) | Jonsi – Around Us (The Chainsmokers Remix) | The Chainsmokers – The Rookie (Original Mix)
We’re bringing you deep, disco vibes aplenty this week, with a brand new line-up of some of the freshest jams we’ve been bumping as of late. The knights of feel good, French Express, make a dual appearance this time around with an incredible new one from Moon Boots, and a brilliant remix of one of the best tracks of last year, Chris Malinchak’s So Good To Me, courtesy of UK producer EJECA. Up-and-comers Branded James and Dude Skywalker also bring the heat with some great new tunes. Each one of these tracks is a pure gem, so don’t hesitate to get your hands on them all!