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[New Release] Paper Diamond – Wavesight EP

Paper Diamond has certainly accomplished a lot since beginning the project in 2011. His first EP “Levitate” saw rapid success on the free Pretty Lights Label, he started his own label, Elm And Oak, to put out music from some of his favorite up and coming artists and he has toured all over the world playing his futuristic sounds. For his latest 3 track EP “Wavesight” he has partnered with Mad Decent‘s offshoot Jeffrees to promote the album to a massive audience. For Paper Diamond fans this album is a great listen. “Airlift” is a high energy glitch hop banger with lightning fast arpeggios, heavy beats and gothic chords. “Turn The Lights Off featuring Nasimiyu” delves into the dubstep pop territory with a catchy hook, some massive builds to back it up and some nice wobbles all with a great shuffle feel to it. Finally, “Can We Go Up” steps up the tempo to electro house speeds with excellent detuned melodies and broken bass synths. Overall this EP is short and sweet and we can’t wait to hear more from Paper Diamond as he continues to blow up worldwide. You can preview the album below but be sure to pick it up for free when it drops on May 3rd.

’Paper Diamond
Wavesight Minimix **EP Out 5/3**’
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The Naked And Famous – Young Blood (Tiesto & Hardwell Remix)

I first heard “Young Blood” by The Naked And Famous on the amazing snowboard video “The Art of Flight” from team Redbull. The beautiful airy vocals and epic melodies perfectly complimented the slow motion snowboard action and ever since it has been one of my favorite tunes. Imagine my excitement when I found this remix by the one and only Tiesto and his partner in trance Hardwell. These expert producers elevated “Young Blood” to new heights with their progressive rhythms and big room synths. Definitely an anthem for the ages. Bonus remix by Futurecop!.

The Naked And Famous – Young Blood (Tiesto & Hardwell Remix)

’The Naked And Famous – Young Blood (Tiesto & Hardwell Remix)’

The Naked And Famous – Young Blood (Futurecop! Remix)

’The Naked And Famous – Young Blood (Futurecop! Remix)’
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[Chill Remix] Bon Iver – Holocene (BA$SY Remix)

Wisconsin eclectic Bon Iver is known for creating beautiful soundscapes and interesting melodies in his songs. Earning the Grammy for Best New Artist this year signified the level of respect and admiration the music industry has for this talented chap. Up and comer Ba$sy bravely decided to give his take on Bon Iver’s most popular track “Holocene” and I’d say he did a good job. By chopping up the vocal a bit and beefing up the drums Ba$sy stayed true to the original sound while enhancing it, which is what remixing is all about.

’Bon Iver – Holocene (BA$SY Remix)’
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[New Album] Klaypex – Ready To Go

Klaypex isn’t just a random assortment of letters, it is a kick ass DJ / producer duo from Miami! Their sophomore EP “Ready To Go” spans the EDM landscape with everything from dubstep to moomba to house, all the while keeping the smooth chord progressions, stuttered vocals and gritty bass lines rolling. We especially enjoyed the vocal stylings of Sara Kay on “Sunrise” and “Stars”. Nearly every track on “Ready To Go” features much brighter vibes than we are used to these days, which is a nice change of pace. All too often bass music can get too dark and gloomy, but the Klaypex dudes keep it fun and bright, probably as a reflection of the sunny place they call home. Still, they definitely know their synth programming and many of their bass concoctions are just as gritty as they are funky. If their songs tickle your fancy you can pick up “Ready To Go” on Beatport and follow them on Soundcloud for more Klaypex action!

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[Summer Vibes] St. Lucia – Closer Than This (Viceroy Remix)

San Francisco native Viceroy is all about summer vibes. Whether performing at pool parties, house parties or dance clubs this new DJ / remixer keeps it cool and breezy just like the beaches near his home town. His latest remix is of a track called “Closer Than This” by Brooklyn pop singer St. Lucia. With the easy going, joyful vocals and island vibes, this song is great for those times when you want to put your top down and cruise down your block in the sunshine. You can keep the summer vibes going by picking up St. Lucia’s debut EP on iTunes or by hitting repeat on the player below. Enjoy!

St. Lucia – Closer Than This (Viceroy Remix)

’St. Lucia – Closer Than This (Viceroy Remix).mp3′
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[Progressive] Wolfgang Gartner – Red Line

Wolfgang Gartner is back with yet another progressive anthem for your eardrums. Although it is not as complex as many of his previous originals, “Red Line” has a fun, ravey melody and some decent driving rhythms. It seems Wolfgang is going for more of a progressive trance feel with this one, perhaps for the middle of his set where the energy needs to plateau. Either way it is an enjoyable listen soon to be out on Beatport and we have a preview stream just for you!

’Wolfgang Gartner – Red Line (Original Mix)’
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[Glitch Hop] Drake – HYFR (AC Slater Remix)

We are loving the latest AC Slater remix of Canadian hip hop kingpin Drake. Brooklyn native AC Slater perfectly balanced the hip hop swagger of the original while switching it up into proper glitch hop form with some gangster synth work. Be sure to grab the download below and look out for AC Slater this festival season. As for Drake, you’all know the name!

Drake – HYFR (AC Slater Remix)

’Drake – HYFR (AC Slater Remix)’
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