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Miike Snow · Paddling Out (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)

An unconventional remix to an unconventional tune

With the success of “Paddling Out” and its strange music video, now we get a Gartner take on it all. I can’t say it closes in on the original, but it’s nice to see two equally talented, yet quite different, artists pairing up for one kickin remix.

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NiT GriT · Purple

Melodic electronic fits him well.

NiT GriT throws up something more melodic than his usual and I like it all the more. “Purple” has that relaxing viibe to it, but in an abstract kind of way that I’d expect from a bass hound like GriT.

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Foster the People · Don’t Stop (Joe Maz Remix)

Now this is the music I wanna dance to all.night.long.

Joe Maz had me at DiscoTech, a disco duo which he was a part of, but now he’s up to some fiine solo work.

In his latest remix, Maz takes on Foster the People’s “Color On The Walls (Don’t Stop)” and electro-guitars the shit out of it, making it ever more dance worthy. This man needs to start pumpin more of these ’cause these are dance floor killers… especially in Miami (bet they do already).

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Qulinez · Troll

Unleashing a monster

This really is a monster of a track (no pun intended). Alexander Lager & Johannes Gustafsson have kicked off their career as Qulinez (pronounced ‘cool lines’) with a bang, staying strong at number 7 on Beatport’s top-ten after two weeks. With backing from Steve Angello, though, it’s no surprise. While we have been given no dates or specifics, the duo say that they have a number of other originals, remixes, and bootlegs waiting to be released.

There’s so much to say about “Troll.” It has everything: melodic progressive house synths, face-melting electro bass, and even a tech-house inspired riser. It’s pretty much exactly how I aim to create musically. Keep an eye on these two, they’re going places.

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Colatron · Is This Distance

Bob Marley x Datsik x Eleven8 Mashup

Marley mixed into some melodic dubstep… how has this not been overdone Colatron takes Datsik’s “Havoc” & Eleven8’s “Colours of Distance” and weaves Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” lyrics right into the intricate ‘steps. I do wish the quality was a bit fuller, but this mashup matched up too nice not to tell y’all about it.

Also, make sure to check out the video down below, great visuals set to the song.

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U-Tern · Da Da Daa Daa

A joke of a name, but not of a piece.

When I looked at U-Tern’s latest, “Da Da Daa Daa,” I thought it was going to be joke just based off the name. Well, this is no joke and “Da Da Daa Daa” is one soothing hypnotic electro piece with a bit of the dubstep thrown in ever so slightly… if you can throw in dubstep slightly. This is certainly a Tern in a different direction that I’m down for.

If you’re more of a disco chick/dude, check out his edit of Stevie Wonder’s “Do I Do.”

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The Hood Internet · Shadow Cruising

Alan Wilkis x White Hinterland x Lyrics Born x Jib Kidder Mashup

I’ll praise any masher that chooses an underground MC over any of the mainstream hip-hop that’s being overly mixed & mashed nowadays. Not only that, taking a beat from anyone other than the stereotypical EDMer is a big bonus.

In The Hood Internet’s “Shadow Cruising” mashup, it’s so good to hear Lyrics Born on a fresh beat. It makes me wonder what his new album with Lateef is going to sound like. Well, if it’s anything like this, it’ll be a welcomed change.

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DWNTWN · Hungry Hearts

Lovely, lovely synth-pop

There’s something about glossy synths and hushed vocals that gets me in a way no other kind of music does. Its kind of hard to describe actually, now that I try to. The L.A.-based duo comprised of Jamie Leffler and Robert Cepeda have been releasing songs under the name DWNTWN for about a year now.

Just by scrolling through their website, one can imagine what kind of music they create. Faded photos and instagrams abound, conjuring the same kinds of memories and feelings as artists such as Washed Out and Memory Tapes aim to bring out in people.

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Gorillaz · DoYaThing

featuring Andre 3000 & James Murphy

Damon Albarn puts that memorable, monotone voice to good use in “DoYaThing” with backups by Andre 3000 and James Murphy on the production. As much as I love to hear Albarn’s soothing vocals, Andre 3000 was the add-on that this shit needed. I don’t know what’s the plans for the future (too lazy to Google it right now), but 3000 better.be.in.it.

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Kid Cudi · Dose of Dopeness

Produced by Dot Da Genius

“Dose of Dopeness” has been in the works since Cudi’s breakout hit, “Day N Night,” and it’s been hypin’ steadily ever since. It’s got the usual Cudder flow with a delicate beat to match up, but it doesn’t seem to have that punch to make it anything better than a few days hype.

Their new album & moniker, WZRD, will also be released next week. Should be a whole different style coming from these two.

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