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Virtu takes on Elephante’s “Closer”

Elephante’s collaboration with Bishop, “Closer,” is a rather unassuming attempt at a feel-good house anthem, but Virtu has flipped the track into a must-hear release. The California producer adds a heavy dose of future-bass flavor that, when combined with a slight retooling of Bishop’s gorgeous vocal performance, eventually results in a climax of euphoric synths, stuttering production, […]

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Two Friends remix Audien and Lady Antebellum’s “Something Better”

Audien and Lady Antebellum collaborated on the anthemic “Something Better” in 2015, but almost a year later, self-described soul house duo Two Friends have provided a fresh take on the track just in time for summer 2016. As the producers step out of their usual comfort zone and flank Hillary Scott’s countrified vocals with enthusiastic acoustic guitar-work, it […]

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K?d delivers a breathtaking “Doin’ It Right” remix

Daft Punk’s “Doin’ It Right” has received its fair share of remixes since 2013, but few artists have managed to deliver a product as genuinely fresh as K?d‘s overhaul of the track.  The original work’s constant, funky flow is replaced with an exercise in building up the French duo’s vocoder-laden hook before releasing all the built-up tension into […]

up to you

Andrew Luce and Graves usher in the summer with Chelsea Cutler on “Up To You”

Daruma collective members Andrew Luce and Graves have teamed up with Chelsea Cutler for a brand new single. Entitled “Up To You,” the track’s artwork is shrouded in darkness, but don’t be fooled by the shadowy visuals; when Cutler’s soothing vocals meet the producers’ dance-worthy groove, it sounds best suited for laying in a field on a summer afternoon and […]

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Violet Days debut a powerful electro-pop single in “Your Girl”

It’s been six months since the release of “Screaming Colors,” but Swedish pop outfit Violet Days has finally debuted an infectious new single. Entitled “Your Girl,” the cut finds vocalist Lina Hansson providing her most powerful performance yet as she addresses the intrinsic need to be loved with emotional, affecting vocals that demand radio play (especially when combined […]