Festival season is well and truly upon us, but despite all the videos of enormous crowds erupting in front of spectacular stages, let’s not forget that music is just as powerful and inspiring flowing through your headphones when you need it most. If you need an example of this jaw-dropping quality, just peek our first track from the always surprising Lindsay Lowend. Now taking Ciara’s ‘Body Party’ and re-imagining it with 90’s videogame soundfonts was always going to be just for a bit of fun, but you’d be a fool to not take the musical finesse behind this one seriously. From the amazing chord progression to the infectious funk layered throughout, LL continually shows his beat game is at the next-level. It’s always heartening to see good music given the recognition it deserves in this age of content sharing, and the story of Canadian duo Rainer & Grimm was exactly that this week, rocketing to the top of Hype Machine with an incredible remix of new Sam Smith. The deep house vibes are a perfect match for the emotional vocals of ‘Stay With Me’, giving us a shining example of tunes best enjoyed amongst the company of just one special person.
We’ve been building up the return of summer in recent weeks, but consider it officially upon us now that we’ve been blessed with a new “Jet Life” remix from the only man fit to herald in this great season. Sure it’s not calendar official yet, but who really cares when you live according to Viceroy’s “Summertime all the time” motto and have this classic Nelly remake to bounce to. It’s been far too long since our last dose of “Jet Life”, but we know you remember all the words to this one. We’ve well and truly kick-started the dance vibes now, so who better to carry this playlist forward than Oliver Nelson, who gifts us with two new remixes in a matter of days. Better yet, they’re both dripping with that jammin’ disco flavor that we’ve come to love from the Swedish maestro. If that’s not enough big names in one write-up, then a new Goldroom remix should be enough to put the cream on the cake. And how sweet this one is too, pure musical bliss. But before we wrap this one up, it would be remiss not to highlight the seductively smooth new release from Sebastian Carter earlier in the week, so make sure you didn’t let that one slip through amidst all the Coachella buzz.
At the end of the day, good music is good music, it doesn’t matter where you enjoy it. Peace out.