Avatism - A Farewell Portrait
Peep this minimal-leaning deep house by Italian DJ Avatism. I found this tune on one of Das Kraftfuttermischwerk’s podcasts… If you haven’t ever checked them out, they have something for every style and flavor of electronic.
Mount Kimbie - Made to Stray [download free next 7 days]
‘Shadows turn to grey
A slave today
He cowered beyond reckless tracks of impulse
Made to stray around rough coasts
When grace is close to home’
First track released off the new Mount Kimbie album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, whichdrops May 27th on Warp Records. So excited for the sophomore album by my favorite experimental beat artisans, Dom and Kai. Can’t wait to see what they have done since the heady, blissful, and ethereal Crooks and Lovers.
Spooky - Candy (James Zabiela Remix)
After posting that last track, I’ve been on a James Zabiela kick. Another jam from his set at EDC 09. Melodic progressive house broken beats with some echo chamber action. This one’s for you Aaron! Float on.
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
Norwegian producer Todd Terje delivers some delectable, space-age disco goodness with “Inspector Norse.” I heard jam dropped by Christian Martin at the first Dirtybird party of the year this past weekend, and I was so stoked when this song started playing! Everybody started grooving to the fun and funky beats immediately, and my happiness level went through the roof as the entire room got down to this massive party track. I hope to hear this spun on a dancefloor in space one day. This one’s for you, min Norwegian, Siv Rakel! :)
Lou Van - Save My Soul Now [download]
Some awesome deep house from Danish producer Lou Van. Lucky for us, he’s giving away this track for free via his Facebook page, so I have linked you to the direct download, gratis, above! I enjoy his use of the soulful vocal, and I absolutely love the section around [2:45]… it has me hooked for sure. Give it a spin.
Sufjan Stevens - Futile Devices (Shigeto Remix) [download]
Shigeto does it again. Beatmaker-extraordinaire Zachary Saginaw takes Sufjan Steven’s mellow and reflective “Future Devices” and adds a chilled out beat to it that you could nod your head or step to. I was listening to Damian Lazarus’s most recent Lazpod (26) and he plays the original version of this track, which is awesome in it’s own right and very similar minus the beats. While Shigeto’s remix may not seem groundbreaking or complex, I feel like the track’s beauty lies in its simplicity. Enjoy the free download. And float away.
Tosca - Ronda Acapricio [download]
Tosca, the Viennese duo made up of Richard Dorfmeister (Kruder and Dorfmeister anyone?) and Rupert Hubert deliver some ambient, chilled out trip hop on this track. Reminds me a bit of Thievery Corporation’s style, and this specific sound reminds me very much of the spacey vibes of the chillout tunes of the early 00s (Telepopmusik…)
Thievery Corporation - Satyam Shivam Sundaram (Feat. Gunjan)
“To summarize Satyam Shivam Sundaram means that the path of truthfulness (Satyam) is always conscious based (Shivam) and leads to inner happiness (Sundaram).
Or to acquire inner happiness one should follow the path of truthfulness and conscious based decisions.” Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite Thievery Corporation tracks. If you haven’t heard the album which this song is from, The Cosmic Game (2005), I highly recommend you check it out. ”Satyam Shivam Sundaram” is heady and hypnotic; the use of the sitar and the echoing vocals teleports the listener to another cosmic dimension. Rob Garza and Eric Hilton make up the duo, and they put on a helluva live show with all their supporting artists… If you ever get a chance to see them live, or even for a DJ set, you should see them immediately! I was lucky to catch them at the Greek Theater in Berkeley a while back, and their show is honestly one of the coolest live sets around.
Julio Bashmore - Husk
Massive deep house tune that Julio Bashmore closed his set (encore!) with in San Francisco last weekend. People all hopped up on stage and got down hard to “Husk.” Thanks a ton to Jeremy for the track ID. Close your eyes. Let the music take you away. And STOMP!
Zero 7 - Ghost Symbol (Julio Bashmore Remix)
This is a nice remix of Zero 7’s track, “Ghost Symbol” by Bristollian beats genius Julio Bashmore, shared to me by my good friend Jess :). I was lucky to see Julio Bashmore this weekend in SF at this super sweet venue/arts space in the Mission, Inner Mission SF. It was hands down one of the best shows I’ve seen all year, without a doubt. Still looking for the track that he closed the night with… until then, stay tuned.
Benny Benassi - Satisfaction (RL Grime Remix)
Trap-attack by RL Grime on the classic “Satisfaction.” Yuuup.
Untold - Anaconda (Tribal Guarachero refix)
Lose your inhibitions and get tribal on this track, folks. Truly a fantastic and catchy beat. Heard this first on Mount Kimbie’s XLR8R podcast which came out recently, if you haven’t given it a whirl I suggest you peep their take on future bass ahora mismo. Get weird, get tribal.
Cut Copy - Lights and Music (Boys Noize Remix)
Boys Noize straight cuttin’ it up with this remix of one of my favorite Cut Copy songs ever. It’s giving me the disco fever, with a little bit of a Daft Punk feel to it.
lights and music… are on my mind!
Ellie Goulding - Heartbeats (Cosmonaut Grechko edit) [download]
The Russian Victor Klyuchnikov, also known as Cosmonaut Grechko adds a mellow, ambient beat to Ellie Goulding’s acoustic cover of “Heartbeats,” one of my favorite tunes by The Knife. True to his name, the Cosmonaut takes this cover into space, giving the ethereal feeling of floating above the atmosphere. This song is perfect for bedtime, its making me drift off to a dreamy sleep. Guten nacht.