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Jan 26
2015

Disco Diaries 44: Curated By Bit Funk

It's time for another artist-curated Disco Diaries, and this week we've got none other than Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Bit Funk. If you didn't already deduce by his name, Bit Funk's veteran disco and house expertise makes him the perfect candidate to provide us with the smooth jams and firsthand commentary for this week's playlist.

After you've delved into the below selection, be sure to check out Bit Funk's own tunes as well. My personal recommendations would be his soothing remix of Pharcyde's Runnin', his catchy take on Jutty Ranx's I See You, and of course the appropriately-titled Soul Satisfaction EP. Lucky for you, most of Bit Funk's releases are also available as free downloads here.

Daniel Leseman - Drums [Outplay]
I'm a really big fan of Daniel Leseman and all of the Outplay guys. This track has a really authentic mix of organic sounds and syncopated keyboards. It's both super chill and smooth while also grabbing your attention immediately.

KOA - All My Love [Future Classic]
I tried to veer in the direction of lesser known songs for this, but I kept going back to this KOA track out on Future Classic. I absolutely love the top-line melody on this one, and I've been playing it out as much as possible lately, despite its BPM being a bit on the high side for most of my shows.
Beatport purchase here.

Session Victim - Never Forget [Delusions Of Grandeur]
This one is a slow builder, but stick with it, trust me. The piano is amazing. It gets me every time. Beatport purchase here.

Meramek & Tropixx - Only You [Anjunadeep]
I'll admit there are a lot of songs coming out these days like this. I get emailed about 10 of them per day. This one stands out for a few reasons, but the biggest one for me is that its production is absolutely flawless. So when I listen to this, I'm totally nerding out in my head trying to deconstruct all of the elements of the mix and how they fit together. It also goes over great in the club.
Beatport purchase here.

Myrone - Exclusive Coupe
And now for something just a little different... This is the greatest '80s theme not actually written in the '80s. I love everything Myrone does but this one in particular stands out to me as excellent.
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/172577073
Daniel Leseman - Drums [Outplay]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/182160621
KOA - All My Love [Future Classic]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/163010221
Session Victim - Never Forget [Delusions Of Grandeur]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/171484520
Meramek & Tropixx - Only You [Anjunadeep]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140137930
Myrone - Exclusive Coupe
Jan 26
2015

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Jan 26
2015

Things Get ‘Nasty’ On Zinc’s Remix Of The Prodigy

We may have had to wait six years between albums from The Prodigy, but we only had to wait a few short weeks to get our hands on a remix of the group's newest single, Nasty, courtesy of legendary London producer Zinc (pictured).

Premiered by Annie Mac, Zinc's remix pays homage to the track’s creators by harnessing the breakbeat spirit of The Prodigy throughout. The UK producer adds a personal touch by mixing in elements of drum and bass, tech, and even traces of deep house to make the track more dancefloor-friendly than The Prodigy’s original.

Zinc’s remix of Nasty will be available to purchase Feb. 2 through Beatport and iTunes. The Prodigy’s The Day Is My Enemy is out March 30. You can pre-order the album over on iTunes here.
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/187357582
The Prodigy - Nasty (Zinc Remix)
Jan 26
2015

Chet Porter Stays The Night With Zedd

Stay The Night, Zedd's (pictured) chart-topping collaboration with Hayley Williams, just got flipped upside down by rising Canadian producer Chet Porter.

Although his artist name suggests otherwise, Chet is "not Chet Faker and Porter Robinson's side project." In truth, this young producer, who has received official support for his remixes of Galantis and Ryan Hemsworth, brings a distinct downtempo style that is all his own. With Stay The Night, Porter has transformed the pop/dance smash hit into a soft, melodic ride through effervescent synths, mesmerizing melodies, and William's powerful vocals.

Grab your free download here.

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Zedd feat. Hayley Williams - Stay The Night (Chet Porter Remix) [Free DL]
Jan 25
2015

Chill Out With filous’ Remix of Milky Chance’s ‘Flashed Junk Mind’

German duo Milky Chance's feel-good hit single Flashed Junk Mind gets a chilled-out remix by 17-year-old Austrian prodigy filous.

This isn't the first time we've covered one of filous' remixes, and for good reason: the kid has an incredible way of adding just the right touch of his own flavor to hit songs, and the work he's done with Flashed Junk Mind is another perfect example. Rather than altering two key elements from the original--the intricate guitar strums and dreamy vocals--filous simply enhances them by leaving them as is, adding some chill tropical vibes, and a nice downtempo beat. The end result is a dreamy dance number perfect for those lazy Sundays.

No word on an official release date yet, but you can check out more music from filous on his SoundCloud.
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/187158437
Milky Chance - Flashed Junk Mind (filous Remix)