Stan Getz, Antônio Carlos Jobim, João & Astrud Gilberto - Corcovado (Tokimonsta Remix)
Been jammin’ so hard on Verve Remixed: The First Ladies since it was released a little over a week ago. Besides the masterful remix of Ella Fitzgerald’s “Blue Skies” by the one and only Maya Jane Coles (which itself is reason enough to buy the whole album…), Tokimonsta’s take on ”Corcovado” is a must have for some late-evening summer grooving. More to come from this stellar album soon.
The Weeknd - Wicked Games (Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo Remix) [[free download!]]
A bass heavy, deep and unique 126 bpm remix of The Weeknd's “Wicked Games”. The rolling bass in this track just keep coming and undoubtedly causes the floor to erupt. I absolutely love the back and forth pace of this track. Scope the free download that Birmingham’s Hannah Wants released today!
XXYYXX - Tied 2 U
Just finished listening to XXYYXX's eponymous sophomore album. Something sounded quite familiar about the closing track, and it took me a second to realize that “TIED2U” is his interpretation of Jon Brion’s “Strings That Tie To You” from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Very mellow and airy, and a perfect closer to the ethereal album.
**Sidenote: Marcel Everett, aka XXYYXX is 17 years old. Seventeen!! So talented.**
Emika - Wicked Game
First heard of this classically trained British electronic producerthrough the recent Boiler Room Berlin (6.26.13) featuring Sigur Ros DJs, Thomas Fehlmann (who looked strikingly like Walt/Heisenberg from ‘Breaking Bad’…), and the Berlin-based wonder Emika. She put on a pretty awesome live show complete with singing and contorting to her dark yet melodic beats.
This cover of Chris Issak's”Wicked Game” is absolutely blissful. The slight distortion in the intro sounds fit for a rainy day, and Emika reinterprets the song beautifully with droning piano chords, haunting echoing vocals and a mellow bass line to sway to. Vibe.
Joywave - Tongues (ft. Kopps) (RAC Remix) [download]
A nice, upbeat remix by RAC with a fun sound. Uplifting, with that classic RAC tempo. Grab that free download via Soundcloud. Boo boo boo boo boom.
John Talabot & Pional - Destiny (Dubtool Remix) [download]
A nice little dub brought to you by John Talabot and Pional, with a free download to boot. This stripped down version maintains the melancholic and moody atmosphere perfectly while bringing the dubbed out echoing vocals to a climax.
XXYYXX - About You
Heard this track for the first time last night at Prajna Yoga’s Two Year Anniversary Party. This woman Tiana was doing some serious L.E.D. hooping to this track and had the whole place mesmerized! Enjoy the warm, ambient synths with some bass later in the song. Reminds me a lot of Koreless's grooves.
Check out an exclusive stream of Disclosure’s Settle which drops on June 3rd via The Guardian [via Soundcloud]. Enjoy some funky deep house/garage melodic electronic grooves.
Lee Burridge and Matthew Dekay - Wongel [via Zippyshare]
Bouncy tech house goodness with nice little variations and progressions over a ten-minute span. Lee Burridge and Matthew Dekay provide deliciously clean bass that is sure to keep a dancefloor popping. Props to my homie Greg “Chin” for this one.
Maya Jane Coles - Essential Mix (2013-05-04)
MAYA JANE COLES: Essential Mix Two Timer In Under Two Years
It is a great honor for a DJ to be invited to play a set for BBC’s world-renowned Essential Mix, and many great electronic music acts go through their entire careers without ever playing even a single one. Although some older and more experienced DJs have appeared on the program multiple times particularly in the late 90s/early 00s (read: Sasha appearing 28 times or Oakenfold appearing on 36 mixes), to take control of the Essential Mix decks on multiple occasions a DJ needs to be the crème de la crème, especiallyin this day and age of electronic music.
Maya Jane Coles has been producing music since 2008 and played her first Essential Mix at the age of 23 on July 9, 2011. After achieving critical acclaim with her infectious 2010 hit, "What They Say", she gained international attention and quickly flew to the top ranks of world-class electronic music producers.
She is a highly talented individual with a hyperfocus on the deep and tech house scene and her second Essential Mix less than two years after her debut is undeniable proof that she is here to stay. The mix kicks off on a slower note but by the hour mark you’ll probably be jumping out of your chair if you’re like me. After another full hour of refined deep and dark house tunes, by the end of the mix you’ll be praying for her to play on. More MJC here.
01. The Poet - Rain On April (Yves Le Groove Mix) [OT RECORDS]
02. Joe Stawarz - Suite B [SOMA QUALITY RECORDINGS]
03. [a]pendics.shuffle - Heavy Burdens High feat. Blakkat (Safeword Remix) [ADJUNCT AUDIO]
04. Deep Guys - Roomba (Oceanic Mix) [OT RECORDS]
05. Francesco Rossi - Paper Aeroplane feat. JS & A [D:VISION]
06. Linus Quick - There Shall Be Light (Mike Maass Remix) [WAYWARD MUSIC]
07. [unknown] - Unknown
08. Anonym - I Can’t [VAKANT]
09. Jordan Lieb - Dreams From The Ghetto [SUPERFREQ]
10. P. Wiltshire - Closer [HYPERCOLOUR]
11. Nick Galemore - Pt. 1 [KINDISCH]
12. Maya Jane Coles - Everything feat. Karin Park [I/AM/ME]
13. Rodriguez Jr. - Satellite [MOBILEE]
14. Nana K. - Old’s Cool [RECOVERY TECH]
15. Weltenwandler - Departure [ELECTROPHIL RECORDS]
16. Mad_Us - Hypnoze (Luca Bear Remix) [ARMONIA]
17. Riva Starr & Rssll - Absence (Adam Port Remix) [SNATCH! RECORDS]
18. Marbert Rocel - Small Hours (Daniel Stefanik Remix) [COMPOST]
19. Juliano Silva - 1000 Miles [EON5]
20. LPZ - Council Fonk
21. Deetron - Out Of My Head feat. Ovasoul7 (KiNK Vocal Mix) [MUSIC MAN RECORDS]
22. Alex Piccini & Marka T - Suite Yourself [AMAZING RECORDS]
23. Gianni Amoroso - No Matter How Far [MORNING MOOD RECORDS]
24. Sivesgaard - In The Night (Blond:ish Remix) [EKLEKTISCH]
25. Frederick Alonso - 96 (Tech Mix) [STAB RECORDINGS]
26. Paul Mad - Undes (Alex Piccini remix) [DEEP BEEP RECORDS]
27. Ella Fitzgerald - Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
28. Knox - Fault [LAST NIGHT ON EARTH]
DJ Snake - Bird Machine
As promised before, one more banger by DJ Snake. This trap-tastic jam is sure to get any hip-hop fan fiending for that bass to drop with the catchy bird whistle. Bump this one loud.
Caribou - Odessa
just a little bit of melancholic electronic for my [your] overcast day
Dan Snaith, aka Caribou makes some absolutely beautiful, dark and danceable electronica as evident by his 2010 album Swim, with the powerful dancefloor destructor “Odessa.” The lyrics describe a failed relationship and while the whole tone of the song is very moody, it is oh-so-dancefloor ready. Check out how this song was pieced together on Attack Magazine.
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo - Teardrop on the Fire [download]
Hailing from Birmingham, Hannah Wants is one of the multitude of rising electronic music talents from the UK today. I only discovered her music a few days ago, when listening to catz n dogz essential mix (which I highly recommend by the way…) and now I am stoked to have found her unique and irresistible beats. When I heard the “Teardrop on the Fire” vocal sample on the Essential Mix at around [50.05] followed up by some banging deep house with an even smoother passage into a slower, grooving rhythm, I had to pause and find the tracklist STAT and look into what artist made me get out of my chair and dance unrestrainedly with headphones on. Don’t forget to download the track for free in [320 kbps] above from the artist herself…More to come on Hannah Wants, keep an eye out for her!
James Blake - Live at Coachella 4/14/2013
A very decent and pretty high quality recording of UK’s legendary James Blake throwing it down at Coachella last weekend. I wasn’t able to make it there this year, so this is the next best thing for me, and his set is absolutely beautiful. This is now convincing me to find a way to buy tickets to one of his sold out shows in SF at Mezzanine coming up. Thanks to Evil Concussion on Soundcloud for posting his recording of the set.
☆ ☆ ☆ T R A C K L I S T I N G ☆ ☆ ☆
01.) James Blake - Air & Lack Thereof
02.) James Blake - I Never Learnt To Share
03.) James Blake - Overgrown
04.) James Blake - Limit To Your Love
05.) James Blake - CMYK
06.) James Blake - Voyeur
07.) James Blake - Digital Lion
08.) James Blake - To The Last
09.) James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream
10.) James Blake - Retrograde