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Nov 28
2014

Friday Favorites 84

Gym... all new pants... gym..? all new pants..? Might want to do both just to be safe--the holidays are long from over. It's Friday Favorites 84.

Josh Bennett
Big Room/Jungle Terror | Moska - Sound Off (Original Mix) [Ones To Watch]
My boy Moska is back with jungle terror in his arsenal--just the way we want him to be. Sound Off is part of his new Bring Back The Dutch EP on Mixmash subsidiary label Ones To Watch. This EP sees Moska returning to his heavy tribal roots, which is clearly where he is most comfortable. Pick it up here.
Nathan Codd
House | Code3000 - Jack That Body (Original Mix) [InStereo]
DJ Dan's InStereo Recordings doesn't mess around with non-heat, an approach reinforced by each successive single form the house music imprint. Code3000 delivers the label's latest slice of audial gold in Jack That Body, complete with a simple, catchy bassline and classic, fast-paced jackin house vibes. Pick it up here on Beatport.
Jesse Champagne
House | Just Kiddin - Thinking About It (Extended Mix) [Elton Messy]
I recently rediscovered this timelessly groovy single from British duo Just Kiddin while going through tracks for our year-end music charts, and since then, I've been Thinking About It all day and night. Effortlessly smooth and scrumptious, the track combines a driving bassline with ridiculously catchy R&B vocals to create a pop-friendly sound with hints of the underground. Grab it on Beatport here.
Mike Davies
Trance | Mark Dior - Aphelion (Original Mix) [Digital Society]
First appearing on Digital Society's DSR100 compilation, Mark Dior's Aphelion is exactly what the company is all about--solid uplifting trance. With tracks like this, we'll surely be hearing a lot more from Mark in future. Get it now on Beatport.
Eric Gossett
Indie/Beats | Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. (Harmonimix Remix)
The latest remix from James Blake comes from “back in the day.” Created under his Harmonimix moniker, Blake’s remix of Gorillaz' 2005 hit Feel Good Inc. surfaced in a FABRICLIVE x Hit & Run Mix by Rich Reason earlier in the week. Blake’s version is haunting, downtempo shadow of the original featuring a daunting mix of Damon Albarn and De La Soul's vocal arrangements.
Chris Downar
Deep House/R&B | Mat.Joe - Heart To Find [OFF]
Heart To Find by Mat.Joe is a perfect jam to start off a set. Its beats are ridiculously catchy, it has a long and steady intro, and its vocal samples from '90s R&B hit My Love Is The Shhh! by Something For The People are guaranteed to get everyone on the dancefloor clapping along during the breakdown. You can get it here on Beatport.
David Kim
House | MYNC & Mario Fischetti feat. Deborah Cox - Everywhere (Jam Xpress Remix)
MYNC and Mario Fischetti's forthcoming release on Cr2 Records, Everywhere, is set for release on Dec. 1. Deborah Cox's world-class vocals haven't graced a dance track since Swedish House Mafia's #1 hit Leave the World Behind, and the release will contain five remixes by emerging Cr2 records starlets. In particular, The Jam Xpress remix accentuates Cox' vocals to another level; the Australian duo surround the diva's powerful tone with a subtle downtempo beat and deep house vibe that is engineered for dance floor supremacy.
Shea Kopp
Indie Dance | Labrinth - Jealous (Tieks Remix)
I first heard the original of this song about a week ago. It's beautifully heartbreaking and perfect for those days when you just want to be emo remembering old memories. I was completely blown away with Tieks' remix of this previously depressing track. He adds in an addictive rhythm and bassline to make it into a dance floor anthem. Learn more about this up-and-coming producer at his SoundCloud.
Moska - Sound Off (Original Mix) [Ones To Watch]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/178451353
Code3000 - Jack That Body (Original Mix) [InStereo]
Just Kiddin - Thinking About It (Extended Mix) [Elton Messy]
Mark Dior - Aphelion (Original Mix) [Digital Society]
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. (Harmonimix Remix)
Mat.Joe - Heart To Find [OFF]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/178889576
MYNC & Mario Fischetti feat. Deborah Cox - Everywhere (Jam Xpress Remix)
Labrinth - Jealous (Tieks Remix)
Nov 28
2014

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Nov 28
2014

Skrillex Premieres Collab With What So Not

While on tour in New Zealand, Skrillex stopped in on local radio station George FM for an hour-long takeover, sharing an all-new track with previous collaborators Flume (pictured, left) and Emoh Instead (right), known together as What So Not.

Skrillex and WSN enlist rising Australian star KLP for vocals on the punchy trap item now known as Goh, which sits nicely next to much of Skrillex' recent output. Goh is another boisterous bass cut from the OWSLA bawse that screams Flume/Emoh with a drop that builds extra tension through hesitation, stuttering briefly before uncoiling itself in a flurry of snare and rattlesnake hi-hat rolls. KLP's energy completes the tune the way Kiesza's does in her Jack U appearance, leaving us little choice but to fall in love with her and the rest of the fun-loving trap item.

Listen to the full radio show in two parts here and here, and keep an eye out for release details on Goh.
Skrillex & What So Not feat. KLP - Goh (Radio Rip)
Nov 28
2014

PREMIERE: Marco V – Nashoba [Flamingo]

Ready to shake off the Thanksgiving turkey and tryptophan? Dutch producer Marco V has a cure in the form of a vivacious electro release called Nashoba, and LessThan3 has the exclusive premiere.

Nashoba opens with a progressive build and warped tribal chants before quickly transitioning into a searing electro drop, replete with gnarly arpeggios, blistering synths, and rolling bass. A momentary reprieve is offered midway through thanks to a melodic synth lead, but then it's right back to floor-stamping electro--expect this track to be a peak-time powerhouse in clubs throughout the season.

The titanic tune is also accompanied by two stellar remixes, one from Marco's own son Thomas Newson, and the other from up-and-comer Jaden Daves, who provides a booming big room rework with a new hands-in-the-air melody. The remix still carries some of the original's edge, but it also has an uplifting aura that is sure to please mainstream fans.

Nashoba is out Dec. 1 via Fedde Le Grand's Flamingo Recordings.

exclusive
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/179005507?secret_token=s-LIT3j
Marco V - Nashoba (Original Mix) [Flamingo]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/179005505?secret_token=s-2T0hW
Marco V - Nashoba (Jaden Daves remix) [Flamingo]
Nov 28
2014

Spotify Revenue Passes $1bn Despite $80m Loss

Spotify have revealed their financial earnings for 2013, and while the most striking figure is an $80 million net loss, it's an improvement on their $115 million loss in 2012, and their revenue is over $1bn for the first time--a 74% increase from the previous year.

These stunning figures highlight the unusual nature of the way Spotify operates. The company says that 70% of their revenue goes to artists, and despite the vocal criticism from some, Spotify still heavily relies on the "freemium" model, with most of their cash coming from a relatively small number of subscribers. The tide seems to be turning though, and with streaming set to become more and more relevant in the near future, Spotify is certainly heading in the right direction.