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Mar 01

The Magician Conjures A New Magic Tape And Remix

Brussels-based producer The Magician uploaded two treats to his SoundCloud page this week, offering up a remix of Years & Years' forthcoming track King as well as a new Magic Tape mix.

For his first trick, The Magician has transformed King into a sparkling deep house number, imbuing it with a more pronounced and danceable bassline and rhythm section. Despite the track's dramatic metamorphosis, two cornerstones of the original mix--the hymn-like chanting and Olly Alexander's soulful vocals--have thankfully made it into The Magician's retooling. This remix and several others will be released alongside Years & Years' original mix of King on March 1 via Polydor and can be pre-ordered on iTunes here.

The Magician also recently uploaded the 50th episode of his ongoing mix series Magic Tape. As always, the mix features many massive tunes, including Spada's forthcoming Sun Sun Sun, due out March 16. There are lots of exclusives in this mix, so be sure to head over to The Magician's SoundCloud page and download it by clicking here.
Years & Years - King (The Magician Remix) [Polydor]
The Magician - Magic Tape 50 (Birthday Edition)
Mar 01

Ummet Ozcan Returns With ‘Kensei’

Ummet Ozcan - Kensei (Original Mix) [Spinnin]
Feb 28

2X PREMIERE: Tritonia 002

Texas-based duo Tritonal is about to drop the second instalment of their Tritonia compilation series on March 9, and LessThan3 has an exclusive first play of two of the tracks.

Tritonia 002 features 20 brand new tunes from a wide array of artists, making it clear that Tritonal has a keen ear for good music and a knack for picking out up-and-coming producers. Their work heading up Enhanced has seen them evolve the label into one of the foremost purveyors of quality big room trance, leading the way when it comes to bold rhythms and massive drops. The two tracks we've got our hands on are the epitome of this music policy, each one a peak-time vocal anthem devoid of fluff and filler, suited to festivals and main rooms.

Lighthouse is something of a mass international collaboration between Sweden-based Steerner, Brazil's JAKKO and Klauss & Turino, and British singer-songwriter Paul Aiden. Straddling the line between big room house and trance, it's designed to put a smile on your face and has a sing-along top line that is bound to make it a hit when played live. On the more trancey side of things, Noah Neiman kicks out yet another belter as he teams up with vocalist Mike Schmid for Follow, a pounding anthem that combines gritty bass sounds with lush chord stabs and buckets of energy.

With plenty more new music from the likes of Estiva, Mike Shiver, and of course, Tritonal themselves, Tritonia 002 is a must-have for any discerning dance music lover, so pre-order your copy now.
JAKKO, Steerner vs. Klauss & Turino feat. Paul Aiden - Lighthouse (Original Mix) [Enhanced]
Noah Neiman feat. Mike Schmid - Follow (Original Mix) [Enhanced]
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