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[House] Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is (Eau Claire Remix)

Marvin Gaye
How Sweet It Is (Eau Claire Remix)

DC-based producer Eau Claire is a magician when it comes to resurrecting oldies. The classic Marvin Gaye tune “How Sweet It Is” gets the Eau Claire makeover, and she gives it a deeper factor than the usual disco approach. Kicking off with a series of oriental synths, the tune has a simple but dreamy vibe. The keys go pleasantly well with the hollowed vocals, and accentuate the feel-good element of the track. There’s so much positive energy, it’s no wonder this classic remix deserves every bit of attention. We just couldn’t get enough of this goodness.

If you dig this tune and the talented producer behind it, you can download this track for free here!

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[Tropical] Kulkid – Let’s Love Baby

Let's Love Baby

As the leaves turn brown and snow starts falling, we’re still longing for those summery vibes. Here’s a tune that will help you reminisce about summertime. “Let’s Love Baby” by Kulkid is a tropical fix sampling Marvin Gaye‘s “Let’s Get It On”. A new wave of tropical sound mixed with a tad bit of good ol’ Marvin helps create this pleasant tune. The synth is on point with the mood and vocals of the track. You can’t help but start singing and dancing to this ageless gem. The breakdown in the middle is almost a time for reflection of the wonderful memories you had. Whether or not you’re into tropical music, this song will speak to you in unique ways. Kudos to the French producer!

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[Chill/Tropical-House] Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)

Marvin Gaye
Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)

As the weather has turned here in Denver towards the slightly cryptic and snowy, we thought it was about the perfect time to slip a little tropical pick me up into our daily dose of tunes. Hailing from Norway, 22 year-old feel-good house producer Kygo again graces the pages of TMN, this time with a sexy little remix of one of music’s all time sexiest little singles; Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing”. It has been becoming a common theme for this writer to be amazed at Kygo’s uncanny ability to take a track, which on paper has no business on the dance floor, and rework it into an alluring, hip-shaking beat. Marvin Gaye’s timeless vocals are left completely intact, and play utterly well to Kygo’s softly keyed, upbeat four-to-the-floor instrumentation. Trust us when we say this one will be on repeat once you get your hands on it. If you haven’t yet had a chance to delve into Kygo’s back catalogue, be sure to check out his remixes of Ellie Goulding’s  take on The Weeknd’s “High For This” and Passenger’s “Let Her Go” as well. As with all of Kygo’s productions, it’s been offered up as a free download in exchange for a Facebook “like” here, so we expect to hear this one being played all over the world this weekend.

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[Hip-Hop] Theophilus London – Rose Island Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

The Brooklyn-based Theophilus London has long been one of my favorite young hip-hop artists around because of his tendency to think outside the constraints of genre boundaries in his music. His sound, alternates seamlessly between his funk-infused, Pharrell-esque singing voice and smooth rapping vocals. London’s music truly reflects progression in music as stringent classification becomes a thing of the past.  His versatility and willingness to collaborate and experiment across different genres (Soul, Funk, R&B, electronic and alternative) is embodied by this mixtape. Check out some of my favorite tracks below and download the whole tape free here. A complex mixtape that is still consumable at any occasion, in the car or for your next poker hiphop playlist.

’Theophilus London – Morning Kisses’

This track is a perfect example of London’s funky, R&B singing abilities.

’Theophilus London – Dancing feat. Marvin Gaye’

It is pretty hard to hate on a Marvin sample and this track is upbeat and danceable,  while maintaining originality.

’Theophilus London – Lighthouse (JJ remix)’

In case you’ve been under a rock for the last couple years (or aren’t as into music as me), JJ is a swedish post-pop duo who have done lots of experimentation with incorporating hip-hop lyrics and sounds in their ethereal music. This track is an awesome collaboration in my mind and I hope to see JJ working with some more notable names in hip-hop.

’Theophilus London – She Said Ok feat BIG BOI’

Big Boi is in the house. Not much else needs to be said besides that this song is hilarious and reminiscent of Outkast.

’Theophilus London – Tour de Roses Anthem feat Bryan Holder’

Here’s an example of Theophilus pushing the boundaries experimenting with some wobble on the beat. I am always a fan of the dubstep/hip-hop combination when done right.

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