Craftily selected from the overflowing supply circling the web-o-sphere, I present to you: 13TRACKS – Sweet Jamz for da Week #13isthenewten.
1. RyeRye x Somepoe – Shake it HA (Cunty666 make-up)
This ever so charmingly named, “cunty666” remix is on POINT. It sounds like someone has recorded the freestyle of an American rapper; so much swag, so much ghetto, so much, YES. Somepoe has been supported by Brodinski on his BBC radio 1 mix. This Rnb-infused electronic shit needs more recognition, yo.
2. Alice Russell – Hurry On Now (FKJ Remix)
FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) is a personal fave. You can always count on them to add some classy swerve to summery music that the internet sometimes lacks. Bringing some serious sway action with the drawn-out envelopes, this track is a keeper. It’d be fitting to listen to this sublime track by the pool.
3. JMR – closer
Two weeks ago was the first I had heard of JMR, and I cherish that moment dearly. Grooves kick in at the splendid yet subtle drop at 0.45. The crisp percussion serve a great contrast against the heart melting bass.
4. St Vincent – Digital Witness (DARKSIDE Remix)
Ever since “Mi Mujer, ” Nicolas Jaar has been on my most played artists list. Together with Dave Harrington, this work is so timeless and sophisticated. If you listen carefully enough, this remix is somewhat reminiscent of “Crimewave” by Crytal Castles and Swedish House Mafia’s, “Grey Hound” (I know, it’s a big statement but in the words of genY: “YOLOOO.”)
5. Kiesza – Hideaway (Bixel Boys Remix)
Bixel Boys. No disappointments here.
6. Vic Mensa – Down on my luck
This exemplifies what has been circling of late in the American dance music scene, along with Chris Malinchak. It is huge on energy; erring safely within the range of party-house music but has a commercial appeal. A people pleasing track with attitude for anyone and everyone.
7. BROODS – Bridges (L D R U Remix)
Quite a spiritual piece that’s had the royal Australian treatment by L D R U. The shivering, hair-stand-on-end vocals perfectly pierces though the percussion, while LDRU adds a whole host of unexpected trap attitude.
8. Jess Glynne – Right Here
After the success of Clean Bandit’s, “Rather be,” Ft Jess Gylnne, she has returned with such a banger that it’s almost hard to fathom how great it is, really. Perfect deeep hau5 beat to accompany the sing-along vocals, and of course the sax. From the very beginning, you anticipate that sad moment when track ends and feel good vibes exit with it. I dare you not to sing along.
9. London Grammar – Metal & Dust (Friend Within Remix)
Capitalizing on their uncanny ability to produce unmistakable shit-hot tracks such as The Mechanism, Liverpool based producer/DJ, Friend within, has come out with this insane bass house remix. Warning: may cause temporary loss of control over limbs.
10. Flume & Chet Faker – Drop the Game (The Golden Pony Remix)
WOW! What a seriously good tune. Such a groovy beat from BangOn!NYC’s founder. The live saxophone solo by Aaron Burnett absolutely transforms the original work. Kudos.
11. Lost Midas – Head Games (feat. Audris)
Hints of Nintendo 64’s backround music subtly infiltrates this track from Boston producer, Jason Trikakis. He supplies some dope ass chords, a funky bass line and some talented drum work.
12. Steve Hope & Herr Vogal – Take That Body
13.Jimmy Q – Kingdom (feat. Berhana)
Jimmy Q brings perfect trap beats to RnB melodies. Listen to this track all rugged up and mummified in white sheets; let dappled sunlight play across the carpet, take a drag (or a hit, depending on your poison) and just, chill, out!