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Dec 22

Disco Diaries 41

Whether you're on winter break or not, Disco Diaries is here to get your holiday started off on a cheerful note. As our gift to you, most of this week's tunes are free downloads as well. Happy Holidays, fellow groovers!

Ben Macklin & Nude Disco - Jealous
When it comes to disco meets house jams, Ben Macklin is surely one of the best hidden treasures. Together with Nude Disco, the British producer has managed to take cuts of Brandy and Monica's famous 1998 hit That Boy Is Mine and incorporate an ultra catchy beat, adding old school R&B to his list of conquered sounds. Grab the free download here.

Zoot Woman - The Stars Are Bright (Knight One Remix) [Embassy One]
2014 was quite the year for Dutch producer Knight One, with his Swords Cry EP out at the top of the year and a handful of mesmerizing disco-infused remixes throughout. The latest is this very pleasant edit of The Stars Are Bright by Zoot Woman--purchase the full remix EP here.

Sailors - Carnival
Looking for a mid-winter mental vacation? Well, Carnival is just what the doctor ordered. With a satisfying blend of tropical, indie, and nu disco sounds, the Mexico-based duo--who also happen to be brothers--show a very promising trajectory for the new year. Catch your free download here.

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Rémi Caumont Remix)
In the wonderful world of pure nu disco, Rémi Caumont is definitely on the rise. The young French producer boasts several stellar releases this past year, and this modern remix of Rick Astley's 1987 Never Gonna Give You Up is the latest. Free download available here.

Dear David - I Don't Care
With captivating guitar chords intertwined with unique synths, Dear David's I Don't Care definitely puts the Swedish producer on the map. You can get the free download here.

MIX OF THE WEEK - Solé Fixtape Vol. 30: Indian Summer
Shortly after unleashing the wildly hypnotic Loveweights a couple weeks ago, Aussie duo Indian Summer gave fans yet another treat with thier Solé Fixtape, filled with tunes similar to their own. Check out the tracklist below, press play, and enjoy!

1. Wayward 'Belize'
2. Indian Summer 'Loveweights' (Plastic Plates Remix)
3. Stevie Wonder 'Do I Do' (U-Tern Edit)
4. Kraak & Smaak 'Back Again' ft. John Turrell (Hot Toddy Remix)
5. Klaves 'Oh No'
6. Indian Summer 'No Use'
7. Durante 'Slow Burn'
8. Sammy Bananas 'Money Time' ft. Antony & Cleopatra (Dub Mix)
9. Indian Summer 'Foreign Formula' (Cosmo's Midnight Remix)
10. Just Kiddin 'Thinking About It' (Crom & Thanh Remix)
11. Motez 'Own Up' (POOLCLVB Remix)
12. Indian Summer 'Shiner' (Mike Metro Remix)
13. Rook Milo 'Bleached'
14. Little Dragon 'Paris' (TEED's Holiday Edit)
15. TCTS 'Games' (Josh Butler Remix)
16. Henry Krinkle 'Stay' (Justin Martin Remix)
Ben Macklin & Nude Disco - Jealous
Zoot Woman - The Stars Are Bright (Knight One Remix) [ZWR]
Sailors - Carnival
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Rémi Caumont Remix)
Dear David - I Don't Care
MIX OF THE WEEK - Solé Fixtape Vol. 30: Indian Summer
Dec 22

We Can’t Let Go Of Illenium’s New Remix

Move over Seven Lions, there's a new contender to your coveted melodic bass crown--Denver's Illenium, who just unleashed a stunning remix of Echos' Don't Let Me Go.

One listen to this remix should be ample proof that this kid has an extremely bright future. Combining elements of dubstep and big room into one bright, bouncy, and breathtakingly beautiful package, Illenium has delivered a song that is both melodic and mesmerizing, hitting a sweet spot that will please fans of both genres.

Pick up the free download here. You can ring in the New Year with Illenium at Decadence, a two-day event which features an incredible lineup of performers like Bassnectar, Kaskade, Aemin Van Buuren, and many more. Pick up your tickets here.
Echos - Don't Let Me Go (Illenium Remix) [Free Download]
Dec 22

Lido Remixes ‘Why I’m Single’ And Hints At Work With Flume

Multi-instrumentalist wonder boy Lido remixes lilangelboi's cover of Alli Simpson's Why I'm Single for a complete re-imagination and hints at new productions with Flume.

Leave it to Lido to take out the pop kitschiness of Simpson's original for a refined rendition dripping with that future bass sound that has taken this past year by storm. He has of course snuck his chord signature into the remix, that high-pitched sequence of notes that can be heard in virtually every Lido track. In fact, if you head to his website you're greeted with piano keys, and playing the sequence correctly gives you access to exclusive Lido content.

There is more for this budding producer with 2015 on the horizon. He hinted in his interview with Triple J earlier this month at new productions with a rising crop of future bass producers, including the indelible Flume.
Alli Simpson - Why I'm Single (Lido Remix)
Dec 22

Listen To Caribou’s Award-Winning ‘Essential Mix of The Year’

Having already released Our Love, one of the best indie-electronic crossover albums of the year, Caribou--aka Dan Snaith--and his mix for Radio 1 have been awarded Essential Mix of The Year by the BBC.

Originally airing in October, Caribou’s nearly 40-track mix features artists from across the electronic spectrum including Daft Punk, Armand Van Helden, Les Sins, and more. Caribou also threw in some cuts from his recent LP like Mars, Our Love, and the ever-popular Can't Do Without You. According to Snaith, the diversity of the mix was derived from the producer's DJ sets at the time.

"There’s tracks in here I’ve been playing in my DJ sets for the last little while, there’s some of the music from my new album and there’s sections inspired by playing live with the band. Maybe that’s why the music on this mix is so diverse, but for people who’ve seen me DJ before, that won’t be a surprise."
Caribou's Essential Mix was chosen as the winner by a panel of judges from the electronic music world including: last year's winner Eric Prydz, Pete Tong, B. Traits, Danny Howard, and several members from the dance music media. You can listen to the full mix above and see the tracklist below.

1. Caribou - Mars
2. Les Sins - Past
3. Mike Dehnert - Umlaut (Levon Vincent NY Basement Mix)
4. Daphni - Carry On
5. Joy Orbison & Boddika - Untitled
6. The Beginning of the End - Funky Nassau (KH Edit)
7. Jack Master - Bang the Box
8. Oppenheimer Analysis - The Devil’s Dancer
9. Armand Van Helden - Witch Doktor (Dark Ages Mix)
10. Butric - Up
11. Head High - Hex Pad
12. Daft Punk - Revolution 909
13. First Choice - Let No Man Put Assunder (Baby, Baby, Baby, Aww Shucks) (Ron Hardy Edit)
14. Caribou - Our Love
15. Head High - Megatrap (Mix Mix)
16. Sunbelt - Spin It
17. Head High - Megatrap (4F Mix)
18. James Brown - I’m Satisfied (Underdog Edit)
19. Arnie Love & The Lovettes - We’ve Had Enough
20. G. Flame & Mr. G - Pulsez (Original Mix)
21. Silver Apples - Oscillations (Daphni Edit)
22. Daphni - Tin
23. Robbie Tronco - Runway (As A House) (Original Mix)
24. Caribou - Can’t Do Without You (Extended Mix)
25. Butric - Up
26. Pearson Sound - Rubber Tree
27. Lil Wayne - I’m Single (Instrumental)
28. Les Sins - Call
29. Crash Course in Science - Jump Over Barrels (Daphni Edit)
30. Daft Punk - Make Love
31. AFX - VBS.Redlof.B
32. Caribou - Julia Brightly
33. Anthony Naples - Miles
34. Dorothy Ashby - Essence of Sapphire
35. Gloria Ann Taylor - Love Is A Hurting Thing
36. Danny Hunt - What’s Happening to Our Love Affair
37. Marvin Gaye - Time To Get It Together (Daphni Edit)
38. Caribou - Your Love Will Set You Free
39. The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year
Caribou - Essential Mix October 2014
Dec 22

The Top 15 Indie & Beats Tracks of 2014

It's unique, it's experimental, it's the sound that doesn't conform to standards. It's indie and beats, and it served up some of the biggest hits of 2014. This year saw the glorified return of old favorites, the emergence of stunning new talent, and everything in between. Through the abundance of phenomenal music on the market, these 15 tracks stand out from the rest and hold the greatest potential to mold the future sound of electronic music.
George Maple - Talk Talk (Original Mix) [Future Classic]
Bonobo - Flashlight (Original Mix) [Ninja Tune]
Snakehips feat. Sinead Harnett - Days With You (Original Mix) [Hoffman West]
Ryan Hemsworth feat. Tinashe - One For Me (Original Mix) [Last Gang]
Cyril Hahn feat. Rochelle Jordan - Slow (Original Mix) [Virgin]
Caribou - Can't Do Without You (Original Mix) [City Slang]
Broods - Coattails (Original Mix) [Polydor]
SBTRKT feat. Sampha - Temporary View (Original Mix) [Young Turks]
Porter Robinson feat. Amy Millan - Divinity (Original Mix) [Astralwerks]
MNEK - Wrote A Song About You (Kaytranada Edition) [Virgin]
ODESZA feat. Madelyn Grant - Sun Models (Original Mix) [Counter]
Aphex Twin - minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]
FKA twigs - Two Weeks (Original Mix) [Young Turks]
Banks - Goddess (Original Mix) [Harvest]
Porter Robinson - Sad Machine (Original Mix) [Astralwerks]