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Feb 27

Friday Favorites 97

Each week I sit around cursing this intro and its requirements of timeliness and wit until the light bulb comes on... but it looks like we didn't pay the electricity bill. It's Friday Favorites 97.

Nathan Codd
House | Eyes Everywhere - Bang Em Up (Original Mix) [Anabatic]
Kyle Tatum and Brian Doyle of Buffalo-based Eyes Everywhere dished out the two-track We Lost A Lot Of Good Ones EP in January on San Francisco's Anabatic, led by fellow booty houser Worthy. The lead-off delivers a bit of everything I love about the duo--dense, bassy grooves, extensive vocal editing, and ample attitude. Pick it up here along with the markedly hyphier B-side Chav Cannon.
Jesse Champagne
Chill Out | Lake People - Distance (Original Mix) [Permanent Vacation]
Distance, much like the rest of Leipzig-based producer Lake People's debut album, Purposely Uncertain Field, is an atmospheric, introspective, and undeniably ambitious piece of sonic wizardry. The closing track on the album, it takes the listener on a resplendent ambient journey through glitches, bleeps, and heavenly synth melodies. Pick up the track along with the rest of the album on Beatport here.
Mike Davies
House | Hoxton Whores & Kid Massive - Stand Up Miami (Original Mix) [Whore House]
It's that time of year where everyone in dance music is talking about Miami, so what better way to celebrate than with a track dedicated to the city, courtesy of The Hoxton Whores and Kid Massive. An old-school influenced, down-and-dirty house record, Stand Up Miami is designed with one purpose: to rock a dancefloor. It should certainly succeed in the coming weeks, so get your copy now.
Eric Gossett
Techno | Tom Demac - Smoke Stained Ivories
UK producer Tom Demac has a way of giving simple compositions a massive and complex sound. Smoke Stained Ivories, the title track to Demac’s forthcoming EP, is an intricately layered techno number crafted from basic analogue drum machines and synths. Demac also noted that the title of his latest track is in no way a reference to his smoke-stained teeth, but rather the hours spent "hammering away on my synth keys." You can get the full Smoke Stained Ivories EP March 16 on Aus Music.
Yasmin Damoui
Indie/Beats | Garden City Movement - My Only Love [BLDG5]
I came across this gem as I listened to French producer Zimmer's February mix tape, and I had to stop everything I was doing and immediately find out who it belonged to. After a little bit of digging and a lot of listening, Garden City Movement may have just become my newest favorite band. Hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel, the electronic trio possesses a very unique, richly spiritual sound that is quickly gaining steam in all parts of the world. My Only Love is the first single from their upcoming Modern West EP, set for an April 6 vinyl and digital release via The Vinyl Factory.
Shea Kopp
Disco | Lindstrøm And Grace Hall - Home Tonight (Extended Version)
Much like his contemporary Todd Terje, who also hails from Oslo, Norway, Lindstrøm has a knack for crafting extended chord progressions and disco edits. Home Tonight is chock-full of beautiful synth work and comes to resolution after subtly layering together each element. He calls upon Los Angeles singer Grace Hall for vocals, and she is best known as one-half of the R&B duo Skin Town. The track sees it's official release on April 6 via Feedelity.
Megan Murphy
House | Jessie Ware - Champagne Kisses (TCTS Remix)
The soul-soothing vocals of British songstress Jessie Ware are always prime remix material, and TCTS certainly does them justice with his remix of Champagne Kisses. Taking Ware's emotive ballad into overdrive, the UK producer adds an energetic beat full of bright keyboard notes and flashy synths to make this track dance-worthy. No release info for the track yet, but you can hear more from TCTS on SoundCloud.
Chris Porter
Dubstep | Toasty - The Knowledge (Original Mix) [Hotflush]
Going back a decade for today's Friday Favorite with Toasty's The Knowledge. Toasty's story is a bit of an enigma inside EDM, having released tracks under several aliases including Toastyboy, Damo, and even his own name, Damien Russell. The UK producer dropped a string of acclaimed dubstep bangers around the turn of the century, but mysteriously disappeared shortly after. He resurfaced a few times over the last few years, but has largely stayed off the radar. Most of his notable work was released on one of the earliest influential dubstep labels, Hotflush, but Toasty also graced other imprints like Play and Storming. Pick up The Knowledge over at Beatport.
Michelle Gardner
Pop/Dance | Jack U feat. Justin Bieber - Where Are U Now (Original Mix) [Atlantic]
I really hate that I love this song, but I can't deny it--I'm smitten. It's been on repeat it since I purchased it last night in the middle of #24HOURSOFJACKU. You should give it a chance. I'm pretty sure you're going to be hearing a lot of this one. Pick up the whole Jack U LP on iTunes.
Jon April
Melbourne Bounce | Timmy Trumpet & Chardy - Hipsta (Original Mix) [Hussle]
Australians Timmy Trumpet and Chardy have joined forces yet again for a big room, bouncy track titled Hipsta. Pulsing with energy and gaining early support from the likes Martin Garrix, TJR, and The Chainsmokers, Hipsta has festival season written all over it with mega events such as Ultra Music Festival and Coachella on the horizon. Pick up the track on Beatport here.
Eyes Everywhere - Bang Em Up (Original Mix) [Anabatic]
Lake People - Distance (Original Mix) [Permanent Vacation]
Hoxton Whores & Kid Massive - Stand Up Miami (Original Mix) [Whore House]
Tom Demac - Smoke Stained Ivories (Original Mix) [Aus Music]
Garden City Movement - My Only Love [BLDG5]
Lindstrøm And Grace Hall - Home Tonight (Extended Version) [Feedelity]
Jessie Ware - Champagne Kisses (TCTS Remix)
Jack U feat. Justin Bieber - Where Are U Now (Original Mix) [Atlantic]
Toasty - The Knowledge (Original Mix) [Hotflush]
Timmy Trumpet & Chardy - Hipsta (Original Mix) [Hustle]
Feb 27

Mord Fustang Machinima Recap & Mixtape

Remember that livestream with Machinima and Mord Fustang we did a couple of months ago on Twitch where we discussed his new album 9999 In 1, deconstructed a track with him, then Mord played Halo with Le Castle Vania and Cole Plante? We finally have the recap video! Watch below, and take a listen to his never-before-heard album mixtape above. If you like what you hear, pick up 9999 In 1 On Beatport.

Mixtape Tracklist:
1. Something Right Meow
2. Press Start!
3. Taito
4. Something A Bit More
5. Skyward World
6. Drivel
7. The Cat Above
8. Doppelgangbanger
Mord Fustang - 9999 In 1 Mixtape
Feb 27

Contest: Golden Pass For 4 Shows At The MID & Concord Music Hall In Chicago

What's better than winning a ticket to a show? How about a Golden Pass to four shows for you and a friend?

We've teamed up with React Presents to give you access to four shows at The Mid and four at Concord Music Hall. Each venue is its own contest, so you can enter one or both if you wish. Must be 21+ to win. Contest widgets may not appear on mobile devices. Good luck, and don't forget to share with your friends.

Shows at The MID are:
3/6 - MK
3/13 - Pete Tong & Claptone
3/19 - Luminox
3/20 - Grandtheft

Shows at Concord Music Hall are:
3/6 - Flight Facilities
3/14 - Infected Mushroom
3/18 - Klingande
3/28 - Shpongle

Enter for The Mid below:

Golden Pass to 4 React Presents Events at The Mid in Latest from LessThan3 on LockerDome

Enter for Concord Music Hall below:

Golden Pass to 4 React Presents Events at Concord Music Hall in Latest from LessThan3 on LockerDome
Feb 27

Nicolas Jaar Shows Us ‘What Kind Of Man’ He Is With New Remix

Electronic music innovator Nicolas Jaar (pictured) delivers a stunning rendition of Florence + The Machine's What Kind Of Man, and it is a sprawling, twelve-minute epic of a remix.

Expanding on the original's disco guitar riff at the intro, Jaar's remix focuses on instrumentation rather than Florence Welch's vocals. To top it all off, he takes the bluesy five-minute anthem and stretches it into an impressive twelve-minute marathon. He released the remix on his indie-centric imprint Other People, which is known for releasing rare vinyl from experimental artists and also work from his other music venture, Darkside.

For more info and exclusive downloads of Jaar's tracks, subscribe to Other People here.
Florence + The Machine - What Kind Of Man (Nicolas Jaar Remix) [Other People]
Feb 27

The Knocks Unveil ‘Dancing With Myself,’ First Single From Debut Album

In the midst of preparations for the release of their forthcoming debut album, 55, New York City-based duo The Knocks have revealed the LP's lead single, a stellar new track entitled Dancing With Myself.

In 2010, The Knocks were Dancing With The DJ; five years later, they are just Dancing With Myself. The single is a downtempo, silky smooth track featuring a funky bassline and sophisticated instrumentals. The Knocks' very own James "JPatt" Patterson provides the vocals, singing about the streets of the duo's hometown. In an effort that blends elements of nu disco and synth pop, the track is in stark contrast to The Knocks' recent hit, Classic, and proves the immense talent and diversity of these two producers.

No word on an official release date for the track or album from The Knocks, but you can check back in here or on the group's Facebook for more news.
The Knocks - Dancing With Myself (Original Mix)