HAIM – If I Could Change Your Mind (Cerrone Funk Mix)

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Another HAIM remix? For realz, ATG?

I know what you’re thinking, folks, but hang tight and give that little triangle a click. This one’s been making the rounds on the interwebs for a reason: it’s helmed by legendary producer Cerrone. One imagines the french studio impresario, known for his massive successes in 1970s dance music, must have caught the Daft Punk performance at this year’s Grammys whilst flipping channels before exclaiming “Sacrebleu! Disco est revenu!” and making a mad dash for the beat lab, ready to spruce up a popular track with funky bass and ecstatic horns. And so he did, ladies and gentlemen — so he did. Truth be told, the original cut of this song is among my least favorite on HAIM’s excellent debut, but this mix? It burns, baby. Burns.

STREAM: Haim – “If I Could Change Your Mind (Cerrone Funk Mix)”

Olympic Ayres – Take Flight


Sydney duo Olympic Ayres are definitely dialed in right now. Last year they brought the indie dance heat with their Episode III EP, which featured “Magic”, a track so rad it made its way onto the FIFA 2014 soundtrackToday, they pick up right where they left off with “Take Flight,” a feel-good toe-tapper that will get you dancing in your chair. It may even inspire you to break out into dance in the middle of your office, if that’s your M.O. Give it a listen below.

“Flight” will appear on Olympic Ayres’ Leisureplex EP, due out later this year.

STREAM: Olympic Ayres – “Take Flight”

Big Boi – Objectum Shalamar (Ft. Phantogram)


On Big Boi‘s most recent solo album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumorshe collaborated with electronic duo Phantogram for 3 songs. One of those, “Objectum Sexuality,” has been remixed and made a little bit more fun with the addition of Shalamar’s “A Night To Remember” for a Monday Mashup. Big Boi’s technically proficient, quick-witted rapping fits surprisingly well over the disco beat and guitar riff of the legendary 80s group. Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel manages to find a place for her falsetto chorus as well, though Jody Watley’s vocals at the end of the song are in danger of blowing everyone away. Big Boi has always enjoyed a certain level of funk in his beats, but this remix is evidence that maybe he should get even funkier. Check out “Objectum Shalamar” below.

STREAM: Big Boi – “Objectum Shalamar (Ft. Phantogram)”

Client Liaison – Free Of Fear

You can feel the heat coming off Client Liaison‘s video for “Free Of Fear.” Watch closely enough and you’ll find yourself clad in pastel alongside this Australian duo, vicariously biking through the desert, sipping poolside cocktails and petting baby crocodiles. With a vicious shaker beat, hand claps, dance-floor synths and irresistible bassline, “Free Of Fear” is the epitome of a late-night disco slow-burner. Fans of Cut Copy will undoubtedly find themselves moving to this. Give it a watch via the incredibly sexy video above.

And we can’t end this post without raising a Fosters to Monte Morgan’s incredible lion’s mane. Cheers.

STREAM: Client Liaison – “Free Of Fear”

The Knocks – Comfortable (Ft. X Ambassadors)


New track “Comfortable” from New York electronic duo The Knocks has one purpose; it’s a yeoman-like dance track that keeps it simple and gets people dancing. That’s not a bad thing. The lyrics, as relayed by collaborators X Ambassadors, make the song’s aim pretty clear, “All I see is you and me, dancing in each other’s company, so comfortable with me.” The bassline pops, the drums thump and the synths ascend and descend as the sultry vocals incite listeners to hit the floor with somebody and get comfortable. It’s sexy stuff, and by the weekend it will be stuck in your head — and your feet.

Listen to “Comfortable” below and look out for The Knocks’ upcoming Comfortable EP, out February 18th on Neon Gold Records

STREAM: The Knocks – “Comfortable (Ft. X Ambassadors)”

Daft Punk – Instant Crush (Ft. Julian Casablancas)

The new video for Daft Punk‘s “Instant Crush” tackles familiar themes for the band: the power of love, the hunger of longing and the ways in which we find beauty in an increasingly artificial world. Two diorama mannequins, a soldier (resembling Julian Casablancas) and a country maiden stare at one another across a museum hall, separated by glass and their own lack of humanity. The mannequins are moved around by museum staff, threatened by a child with a slingshot, mocked by the janitors and eventually taken to a storage room, seemingly separated forever. There are intercut shots of the real Casablancas singing and dancing in a dark, red room. He has perhaps never looked so much the part of the grungy, self-assured rockstar, all leather jacket and inexplicable pieces of flair as he calmly grooves in a single spotlight. As the final chorus hits, the storage room catches fire and the two plastic lovers are reunited, if only briefly, as they literally melt into each other. It’s a fatalistic dioromance that might give listeners something to think about the next time they’re losing themselves to dance. Check it out above.

STREAM: Daft Punk – “Instant Crush (Ft. Julian Casablancas)”

HAIM – Forever (Giorgio Moroder Remix)


Funny to think that Giorgio Moroder — the Italian disco and electronic music legend who has been experiencing a revival lately thanks to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories — performed his first DJ set ever in 2013, yet another milestone in a career that has spanned over 40 years. The prolific producer continues to impress today with a remix of HAIM‘s “Forever,” a take that’s not only surprisingly contemporary but better than the vast majority of reworks pumped out into the internet these days. Give it a listen below.

STREAM: HAIM – “Forever (Giorgio Moroder Remix)”

Sam Smith x Nile Rodgers x Disclosure x Jimmy Napes – Together


Never mind what they say about too many cooks in the kitchen. Sam Smith, Nile Rodgers, Disclosure and Jimmy Napes put out a seamless collab this morning with “Together,” guaranteed to add infinite soul to your Friday afternoon. This track doesn’t distinctly belong to any of its creators, giving it an authentically fresh feeling. Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes have collaborated with Disclosure before, so the kicker here is guitarist Nile Rodgers, most recently of “Get Lucky” fame. “Together” will have you coming back for seconds, even thirds. Stream it below.

STREAM: Sam Smith x Nile Rodgers x Disclosure x Jimmy Napes – “Together”

Holy Ghost! – Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake Cover)

Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” was definitely a summer anthem, so it’s no surprise that the cover barrage has begun. NYC synth-pop masters Holy Ghost! just dropped their own version of the track, imparting their ’80s synth-centric tendencies by turning up the reverb on the vocals and converting to a 4/4 beat. The cover was done in collaboration with Diddy’s Revolt TV. Watch it above.

Chromeo – Sexy Socialite


There’s something incredibly bold about Chromeo‘s approach to music. The electro-funk duo have never been shy about their influences, gleefully imitating ’70s and ’80s disco and pop to continued great effect. Dave1 and P-Thugg know their formula and they know their strengths. Sometimes that’s all that’s required. New single “Sexy Socialite” is just another day at the office for the pair: six minutes of joyous, tongue-in-cheek party music that should get even the biggest grump out on the dance floor.

Chromeo are intent on reminding us to step back once in a while and remember that music is supposed to be fun. Take a refresher and stream “Sexy Socialite” below.

STREAM: Chromeo – “Sexy Socialite”