Saturday Selection Vol. 8

Saturday Selection

Long weekends are way more exciting than they should be. That’s alright though, because we’re back with more tunes from this week! And what a week it was. May has been an absolutely absurd month of quality releases. Let’s hope it stays this way for a while. Enjoy!


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Brandon Locher – Slow Steps

As life rushes around and flies by, stress can pile up without you even noticing. Take some time to alleviate it with the newest ambient tune from Brandon Locher. The warmth of “Slow Steps” juggles an ominous, yet comforting atmosphere with an orchestral presence to give the tune a movie score feel. You’ll feel immersed into a different world as soon as you hit play. Given the chance, that’s all we really want to do at a certain point, so enjoy this one when you’re feeling the need to hit the reset button after a long week.


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Manila Killa – Youth (Feat. Satica)

Manila Killa has always managed to create music that instantly improves your day. Between Hotel Garuda and this solo project, he never loses his stride, and the Satica-featuring “Youth” adds another definitive tune to his arsenal. With so many variations of pop music, it gets a little strenuous to pin down an exact style for it, but we wouldn’t want to do that anyway. What we do know is the approach Manila Killa and Moving Castle are taking is equally accessible and compelling, marking a shift into a new wave of genre blending.


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EMBRZ – Breathe

After what seemed like a long silence, EMBRZ returned to our SoundCloud feed five months ago with the beautiful “Home.” Now we have the equitably gorgeous “Breathe” gracing our ears. Shifting from his usual beat-driven and chilled-out creations, this Irish producer breaks out into his own take on deep house. There’s more to “Breath” than what that genre usually entails, and a major part of that lies with Pat Byrne’s vocals. Taking a path of four on the floor mixed with somber synths may be a switch up for EMBRZ, but he’s demonstrated that he can create something magnificent no matter the style.


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Jorja Smith – Where Did I Go?

Following up the massive hit that is “Blue Lights,” Jorja Smith is back with a reflective and soulful mindset. “Where Did I Go?” exercises restraint production-wise to allow Jorja’s vocals to serenade us into a calm demeanor while her lyrics express a sense of vulnerability coupled with contemplation. Without any hesitation, we can say that Jorja Smith deserves all of your attention and then some. Even with only two (known) songs released at the moment, enough statements have been made with this pair of stellar tunes to merit Jorja as a potential breakout artist for this year. We’ll just have to wait and see!


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Crywolf – Slow Burn (Elènne Remix)

This remix gave us shivers. Not only from the already emotional Crywolf lyrics, but also from the careful and calculated transformation that Elénne was sure to masterfully orchestrate. “Cataclasm” was an amazing album from front to back, so reshaping and providing a new context for it is a tall order. Elénne is more than qualified to tackle “Slow Burn,” and we got this wonderful remix as a result. Whether or not you were planning on experiencing a cascade of feelings today, listening to this amazing rendition of Crywolf will do it to you. Enjoy that. It’s a good thing.


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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 197)

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Another week has gone by and we’ve reached most people’s favorite day of the week, Friday. This Friday is special in particular because it kicks off Memorial Day Weekend. Before you all head out and get your party on, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite free downloads from the week that will be perfect for both your traveling, and your partying. This week we collected twelve tracks from some incredibly talented producers including JKRS, Rich James, Wildfellaz, Subsurge, Krumm and more. From future to techno to hybrid trap, we’ve got you covered with just a handful of the best freebies we could find. Check them all out, stream or download them, but most importantly, stay safe; but don’t forget to #danceirresponsibly.

’Needed Me (JKRS Remix)’
’L.A LOVE (LA LA) Fergie – (Maestro Harrell Remix)’
’Simon Hardy – On Top (Original Mix)’
’Rich James – Show Me Love’
’Star Falcon – Dark As Hell (FREE DOWNLOAD)’
’5 & A Dime – Loud (Original Mix)’
’Nathaniel Knows x Ditta & Dumont – Body Drop ( Free Download )’
’DJ Snake – Middle (Wildfellaz Remix)’
’Subsurge & Deafkulture – Mamba’
’Krumm & Zeeroks – On Her Back’
’HØPSTEADY – Bottle Swipin”
’SHARPS – Feelin’ It’
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[House] Majestic & That Guy – My Boo 2016

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My Boo 2016

Everybody knows of the Running Man Challenge. It’s one of the more viral things on the internet right now. Instead of bringing Ghost Town DJ’s song into 2016 by way of a silly video, Majestic and That Guy decided they were going to flip the track.

The two acts infused a bit more of a house-friendly groove into the song with their interpretation. We still get the memorable lyrics, and then we get some fun-loving piano chords along with small accompaniment that fills out the composition.”My Boo 2016″ has already received support from BBC 1Xtra, as well as several other DJs. Majestic & That Guy cashed in on flipping a great song that has had a ton of social media steam lately. There have been some remixes of this song coming out, but this is easily one of the better ones you are going to find. Random Mandem and New State Music partnered up to release this remix. Check it out now and maybe film your own Running Man Challenge video!

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[House] Icarus – Home EP + Remixes

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On February 1st of this year, the English act Icarus came out with the bustling single “Home” that featured vocalist AURORA. Together these two musical talents created a memorable record that is still getting its fair share of love all around the world from fans and Djs alike. Now, we have some remixes of “Home” that are just as powerful.

Four remixes were put together, with Icarus calling in some interesting producers to re-shape “Home” into something new. The first remix on the EP comes to us from Kölsch, a Denmark creator who really offered up something interesting with his take on the record. It’s not just any old average electronic remix. The same can be said about Lane 8’s remix, however this flip is a bit more deep and accessible to a wide variety of listeners. Humans & Machines keep the deep house vibes rolling with their remix that is one of the most club-friendly remixes on the project. The only other one that can rival it’s dance-centric tone is Dave Dresden’s edit that brings a bit more of a progressive mood to the track, but still keeps things with the underground sound, rather than opting for the mainstage, festival style. Check out all of the remixes and head over to iTunes to get a copy of the original and remix EP.

’Home (feat. AURORA)’
’Home (feat. AURORA) (Kölsch Remix)’
’Home (feat. AURORA) (Lane 8 Remix)’
’Home (feat. AURORA) (Humans & Machines Remix)’
’Home (feat. AURORA) (Dave Dresden Remix)’
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[House] Fabich x Ferdinand Weber – Somewhere

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Fabich x Ferdinand Weber
Somewhere

As soon as Thursday rolls around, we begin to turn our attention towards the weekend, anxiously awaiting a few days of pure freedom. Along with those end-of-the-week warm ‘n fuzzies, we also find ourselves manically ushering groovy dance tunes, just like this one.

Dropping last week on Majestic Casual, “Somewhere” brings the proper amount of melodic soul and energy that’s perfect for the start of a dance-filled weekend. We wouldn’t expect much less from two of our favorite German producers, as we’ve come to love pretty much everything Fabich and Ferdinand Weber release. This time around, though, we’re lucky enough to have both of them on the same track, showcasing both of their styles in one sitting.

“Somewhere” is the type of track that can be applied in multiple situations. The deep and soulful nature makes it perfect to have on while you’re chilling at home, enjoying your favorite adult beverage. On the other hand, the energetic piano melody and luscious bassline will definitely be appreciated as you boogie across the dancefloor.

Whatever situation you find yourself in, make sure to add this little gem to your weekend playlists on Soundcloud or Spotify.

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Saturday Selection Vol. 7

Saturday Selection

This week has been slow. Very much so, in fact. We’ve got some tunes today that reflect that feeling and it’s a nice little switch-up from our previous installments. A trace of soul, melodic ambience, and gorgeous piano-driven pop are the high points of the week, so let’s go ahead and listen in.


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Jordan Rakei – Blame It On the Youth

Few are smoother than Jordan Rakei. It’s no surprise he has worked with Tom Misch previously, and “Blame It On The Youth” is a prime example of that. Four on the floor kicks, strutting basslines, and a silky voice all work together in harmony on this short, but sweet cut that precedes his upcoming album, Cloak. If this tickles your fancy, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for that project. Bump this one to hold yourself over in the mean time.


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Izzard – Ghost Naps

When you need to clear your mind and float away without a second thought, Izzard has you covered. The Soda Island affiliate should be scoring movies and video games by this point, because, within every release, a world is created. It’s tough to bottle it up in such a succinct manner, but Izzard’s work is something to be experienced, not simply listened to. It’s amazing how much emotion can be discovered with no lyrics at all. “Ghost Naps” prove this with aplomb.


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POLO – nightbloom

As played out as the term “future” may be to some people, sometimes it’s the only fitting definition for certain electronic music. POLO‘s style of rapid-fire and pitched samples speed over the massive drums and thundering bass to exemplify a sound that isn’t roped into any one particular genre. Exploring something as wild as this is always a good choice because you’re hearing something complete fresh. From the structure to the progression to the My Chemical Romance sample (listen carefully, you’ll hear it), POLO really is here to have a good time making crazy stuff. We’re here for this. Don’t miss it!


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Coast Modern – Guru

“Guru” will put a smile on your face. That’s basically a guarantee. Meshing pop, electronic, and a slight bit of reggae, Coast Modern has essentially just soundtracked part of your summer already, and it isn’t even June! It’s getting time to bust out the refreshing drinks on the beach and/or poolside, and this tune is tailor-made for all of these settings. Everyone needs a feel good song at SOME point. “Guru” is a great place to start with the weather warming up in the near future. Throw on your sunglasses and enjoy.


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Luke Cusato – Breathe

Get your tissues ready. It’s no secret that Luke Cusato. “Breathe” is beautiful. There’s not another word for it. Swelling orchestral elements bolster the powerful piano and lift Luke’s voice into an celestial fervor. When you get chills on the first listen of a song, you know something special is happening, and “Breathe” hits all of the right spots without any semblance of artificiality. Thank you for this one, Luke Cusato.


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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 196)

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Are you ready for some moombahton? How about some heavy hybrid? We have both of those and more in this week’s Friday Party Playlist. As usual, we have collected some of our favorite free downloads from the week that also happen to pack a punch in the pre-game and party atmospheres that you will find yourself in this weekend. Even if you’re not out with some friends at a social gathering, that doesn’t mean you can’t party by yourself with these twelve tracks. Some of our favorite artists including Fight Clvb, 8Er$, and Eliminate can be found here, along with many other talented artists. Check out each release, download the ones you like, and make sure to #danceirresponsibly this weekend.

’FOMO’
’Kapo – Crush feat. Varona’
’FIGHT CLVB, Mysto & Pizzi – Tribali’
’DropTalk – Basic Sense’
’Krumm & Treovr – Killa Botz’
’Apashe – Tank Girls feat. Zitaa (8Er$ Remix)’
’Nitti Gritti – Get Down’
’Eliminate & Wild Boyz! – Make America Turnt Again (Original Mix)’
’Allen French – Fiendin’ (Original Mix)’
’Autoerotique – AUH (Atom Pushers & 5ynk Remix)’
’Contrvbvnd X Fransis Derelle – Switch’
’As We Spoke feat. Dan Corn – Battlefield (Original Mix)’
’Pegboard Nerds & Grabbitz – All Alone(Benasis Remix)’
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