Cloud Nine (FKJ Remix)
It takes a lot for me not to scoff at an attempt to remix one of the greats from the Motown era. I grew up on the Temptations, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight and the Pips, etc. My mom played it endlessly, giving me an early appreciation of soul music.
With that being said, I have to offer a tip of the cap to French producer French Kiwi Juice for dialing up this new-school take on a legendary tune. The soulful vibe is very much so alive and well, freshened up with some sexy sampling and a groovy beat. It maintains everything that was great about the original, while coupling in some 2014 flavor.
As an added bonus, my mom even gave a nod of approval. Nice work, FKJ.
Gone to count sheep
You probably don’t have London based singer/songwriter Max Pope on your radar just yet, but after one listen to his live performance of “Counting Sheep,” you most assuredly will be tracking his next moves.
Coming out on Sofar Sounds, this Londoner has crafted a guitar centric tune, boasting catchy riffs and an infectious nature. Despite the fact that this youngster doesn’t have a band backing him in this live performance, you can hear influences of other UK indie rock giants like The Maccabees and Bombay Bicycle club. Couple in his thoughtfully crafted lyrics and it’s all too easy to get lost in this daydream worthy song.
While this is the first tune from this new found musician, we’re certain it won’t be the last. Make sure you follow him on facebook to catch future gems and tour dates.
Jupiter Grayscale (prod. Maths Time Joy)
It’s not even Sunday, yet we find ourselves delving into dreamy, soulful tunes that would be perfect for our weekend wind down. Regardless of what day it is, and whether or not we’re experiencing a two day hangover, this hazy tune has us wanting to throw our feet up, and turn the volume to the max.
LA based Gallant has a gorgeous tone that’s worthy of your oh-so-precious relaxation time. Couple that impressive vocal range with smooth production from Maths Time Joy, and you have a melodic journey rife with electric guitar riffs, atmospheric drips, slow, rolling snare hits and an epic, cinematic soundscape that has us swooning.
If you want to slowly succumb to a melancholic Saturday afternoon, look no further. Cambridge based outfit Farewell J.R. have a slow, winding tune that will take you on a self-reflective journey. Boasting a orchestral strings sections, large, cinematic drums and wistful lyrics, “Skin Pieces” is a macabre sounding tune, perfect for lying on the couch and taking some time for reflection.
It’s definitely not the most uplifting thing you’ll hear today, but you might happen to find beauty in its’ darkness. Press play and sink in.
A lot of you are out in Miami this week for Ultra and WMC, so you won’t really need a playlist, seeing as how you’ll be fully engrossed in live, dance-inducing beats. However, for those of us who didn’t have the dough to throw down on a South Beach vacation, we have a tasty selection of tracks to carry you through your weekend festivities.
Hopefully you’re seeing some warmer weather in your neck of the woods, because this week’s #CFPP would be great to play with the windows down.
Forgot About Dre (The Golden Pony Remix)
Slippin Into Darkness (GRiZ Remix Ft. Jessica Breanne)
Poetic Horns (Kendrick Lamar X ELOQ)
Slynk vs Soundboy Tom vs Notorious BIG
Atmosphere (Instant Party! Festival Remix)
Weird Science (Psymbionic & Wolf
Thong Song (Tall Boys Twerk Remix)
One Time (Imanos Remix)
Sweet Spot (Mutrix Remix)
We know we’ve been talking about summer incessantly, constantly drawing on associations of pool parties, flip flops and Ray Bans. Hopefully you’re not too sick of it yet, because we’re going to continue with that theme as we bring you Mutrix’s most recent remix.
Hailing from the City of Angels, this often bass heavy producer has offered up a glitchy remix of J Lo’s “Sweet Spot”. With choppy, interspersed vocal samples, a smooth engrossing bassline and some gritty electro-style synths, this tune begs to be played at your next pool or beach party. However, seeing as how it’s only March, your shower might have to suffice for now. On a side note, we fully encourage you to bring a beer with you, because shower + beer + beats = amazing.
Have fun in there, ninjas.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.
Heartbeat - March 27th
I Am Your Shadow (Heatbeat Remix)
AC Slater - March 28th
Dope In My Sock (AC Slater Remix)
Gabriel and Dresden - March 29th
Bye Bye Macadam (Gabriel & Dresden Bootleg)