CHVRCHES – We Sink (The Range Remix)

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Ahead of their North American tour dates, CHVRCHES have released a remix of their song “We Sink” by tourmate James Hinton a.k.a. the Range. Hinton’s version lingers on Lauren Mayberry’s vocals as a spine throughout, raising the pitch, looping and slowing them down just slightly. It’s a striking feeling to hear the Glasgow synth-pop trio’s breakneck pace changed even slightly. The lush synths of the original track are stripped down and combined with a string arrangement into a thick undercurrent supporting the Range’s trademark quick hitting snares, handclaps and metronomic beats. Hinton is obviously undaunted by the task of changing what’s already such an exceptional track, as he manages to leave enough of the original to make the source recognizable, but adds plenty to make this mix his. Stream it below.

The Range’s Panasonic EP is available now via donky pitch.

STREAM: CHVRCHES – “We Sink (The Range Remix)”

Disclosure x Friend Within – The Mechanism

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British electronic duo Disclosure have spent the last two years exploding in popularity following the release of their debut album, Settle. They’re also performing at Coachella for the second year in a row, but refuse to rest on their laurels. Instead, they’re back again collaborating with producer Friend Within for new track “The Mechanism.” It’s every bit the level of quality people have come to expect from the group. A handclap and high hat heavy beat forms the foundation for a woozy synth line and multiple vocal loops. The synth bridge has the brothers’ fingerprints all over it, while Friend Within handles the vocals and more traditional DJ work to complement their more house tendencies. The track is versatile, leaving it up to the listener how into the groove they want to get, but five minutes of Disclosure is going to end in dancing more often than not. Check it out below.

STREAM: Disclosure x Friend Within – “The Mechanism”

Elliot Moss – Slip

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It’s hard to get an exact bead on what’s going on in Elliot Moss’ new song “Slip.” It’s like an old jazzy lounge tune with vocals from the second Bon Iver album, all put through an Imogen Heap filter. Its grooves are lilting, smooth and subtly seductive, while the electronic overtones give it a sheen of cool. At the open it seems like the song will develop into an airy bit of dream pop, but then that slow, thick, heavy beat kicks in, planting the tune’s feet solidly in the earth. Heady stuff for a guy who still has to wait two years to legally drink. If this is the kind of stuff that Moss is putting out at 19, it’ll certainly be exciting to hear what he grows into.

“Slip” is the third song on Elliot Moss’ recently released debut Highspeeds. Stream it below.

STREAM: Elliot Moss – “Slip”

Sylvan Esso – Play It Right

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Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of Megafaun joined forces last year to create Sylvan Esso. As part of the lead-up to their impending debut LP, today the North Carolina duo re-released one of their first-ever tracks “Play it Right.” The song was originally by Meath’s alma mater but was then debuted by Sylvan Esso this past August. “Play it Right” is a swirling bouquet of sound that combines Amelia’s folksy vocals with Sanborn’s sweeping synth and basslines. Give it a listen below, and hit the jump to see them perform the track at a recent Sofar Sounds show in London.

STREAM: Sylvan Esso – “Play It Right”

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#TBT: Hoodlem – Girlfriend (NSYNC Cover)

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For this week’s #TBT we’re serving up a cover of NSYNC’s “Girlfriend” for your musical digestion, courtesy of Hoodlem. Hoodlem is another one of these new artists operating under the guise of anonymity, so information on them is lacking. What we do know is that they hail from Melbourne and identify themselves as “an anonymous project blending pulsing experimental beats, soulful vocals and crisp production.” That approach apparently fits very well with their take on NSYNC’s final single. Give it a listen below.

DOWNLOAD: Hoodlem – “Girlfriend (NSYNC Cover)”

Phantogram – Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination)

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Phantogram‘s powerhouse single “Fall In Love,” already a masterpiece in itself, gets an almost impossibly delicate reimagination from Until The Ribbon Breaks. This is one of those songs you don’t notice is happening to you until you’re already in orbit, miles above the earth, suspended in this gradual, ethereal rework. Whoever said the best things in life are worth the wait was probably waiting for this song for proof. Stream it below or take a Phantogram-inspired trip to outer space with our friend Sandy Bullock.

STREAM: Phantogram – “Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination)”

Ki:Theory – Open Wound (Odesza Remix)

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Ki:Theory has been dropping jams and touring for the better part of the last decade, but the indie-electro mainstay has really started to make waves over the past few years. With a Tron remix and Fifa 14 track under his belt, the Richmond artist is on the cusp of much more commercial success. Odesza, on the other hand, just burst onto the scene last year. Their My Friends Never Die EP was hugely popular in 2013 and the remixes made by the Seattle duo have been racking up likes upon likes ever since.

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Zhu – Paradise Awaits

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The enigmatic ZHU has once again risen from the shadows to present us with a new track: “Paradise Awaits.” The L.A. based producer/singer has only released four songs, but his unique sound has had a tendency to go viral very quickly. ZHU has taken an interesting approach to PR by actively disassociating himself with his music. He explained the method to his madness in a recent statement…

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Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings (Artec Remix)

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Remember back in the day when Passion Pit remixes were a dime a dozen? Seemed you couldn’t walk anywhere without stepping on somebody’s new version of “Sleepyhead.” Artec decided to let the buzz die down and wait a whole half-decade before creating his take on Manners standout “Moth’s Wings.” The Miami producer gives the track a bit more life with this uplifting throwback electro-pop reimagination. Give it a listen below.

STREAM: Passion Pit – “Moth’s Wings (Artec Remix)”

Nelly – Ride Wit Me (Viceroy Jet Life Remix)

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Viceroy is at it again with his Jet Life remix series, this time taking on Nelly’s “Ride Wit Me” (known for the seminal lyrics: “HEYYYY / must be the money”). The bouncy, bright rework makes summer an almost instead of an eventual, and even comes with its own hashtag: #summertimetimeallthetime. That’s the kind of promise we can all get behind while outlasting showers and flowers until we finally hit SUNSHINE. Stream the track below if you’re feeling eighteen, eighteen with an attitude, and keep it in your back pocket for your Memorial Day playlists.

And if you still can’t get enough, Viceroy will also be playing Union BBQ, U Street Music Hall’s all-day electronic music/barbecue fest at Union Market on June 14th.

STREAM: Nelly – “Ride Wit Me (Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)”