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The Knocks – Brightside

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“Brightside” is NYC’s The Knocks first proper single release for A&M records. It’s an uptempo feel good dance track that’s got enough soul built in its guts to make for great repeat listening. Heavy roc.

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Rating 8.3

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10-10-11

Example – Midnight Run (Flux Pavilion Remix)

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It’s new Flux! The dude FP does his spin on Example’s latest. A little less “filth” and a bit more “bounce” in this mix. Could this be foreshadowing a new stylistic turn for Mr. Pavilion? (DoML)

Example – Midnight Run (Flux Pavilion Remix)

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Rating 8.7

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10-10-11

OHO – Free to Flee

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“Free to Flee” is new from French group OHO. The excellent track navigates a lane between classic French pop/electro (think Air) and more modern beat-driven music (Ratatat, Bonobo, etc) and is framed by a great Nouvelle Vague-esque female vocal. Result.

OHO – Free to Flee

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Rating 8.5

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10-09-11

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Dan Aux Remix)

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Kiwi producer Dan Aux does an excellent, brooding, kinetic spin on Gotye’s song of the year candidate “Somebody That I Used To Know”. We love it!

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Dan Aux Remix)

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Rating 8.6

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10-08-11

Digitalism – Circles (Eric Prydz Remix)

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The Swingin’ Swede, Eric Prydz, continues his latest roll with this new remix for Digitalism’s “Circles” premiered tonight on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show. You will want to turn the volume all the way up for this one.

Digitalism – Circles (Eric Prydz Remix)

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Rating 8.3

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10-07-11

Slow Magic – Sorry Safari (Giraffage Remix)

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Here goes a flavorful piece of dream pop in the form of a new Giraffage remix for Slow Magic’s “Sorry Safari”. This shit goes S.A.M. (sundrenched as a motherfucker). Get it.

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Rating 8.2

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10-07-11

Bluey Robinson – Showgirl (Labrinth ReeMix)

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Labrinth cut this ace remix or “reemix” of Bluey Robinson’s UK summer hit “Showgirl” as part of a new campaign for Reebook. More remixes to come.

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Rating 8.0

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10-07-11

CHLLNGR – Sundown (Feat. Coco O. of Quadron)

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Danish production dude and apparent abhorrer of vwls picks up fellow countrywoman and Queen of Danish R&B Quadron’s Coco O. for new track “Sundown”. The song’s bouncy grind and its eerie “You’re Runnin’ Out of Time” refrain actually counterpoint each other quite well. “Sundown” is a sharply executed piece of vocal electronic music. Get that Danish R&B.

CHLLNGR – Sundown (Feat. Coco O. of Quadron)

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Rating 8.1

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10-06-11

Britney Spears – Dangerous

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Some unreleased Brit for your ears. The vaguely surf rock-y “Dangerous” walks a line somewhere between “Toxic”, “Livin’ La Vida Loca”, and maybe…. “Walking on the Sun” (Smash Mouth y’all!). Give our girl a spin below. (HCM)

Britney Spears – Dangerous

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Rating 8.0

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10-06-11

Hot As Sun – Come Come (Feat. Freddie Gibbs) (The Kickdrums Remix)

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The Kickdrums remix of “Come Come” by LA band Hot As Sun is about as sick as gets. Ominous “Ready or Not Here I Come” horns and strings frame a dope as hell 808 and an excellent gloomy female voiced hook. Yeah, all that and a verse from Gangsta Gibbs! (WHAT?) Where’d that come from? Don’t ask questions, hit the track.

Hot As Sun – Come Come (Feat. Freddie Gibbs) (The Kickdrums Remix)

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Rating 8.8

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10-05-11

Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Jamie Woon Refix)

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Wow, so much cool shit going on in this remix (What else would you expect from J. Woon?). Garage, 90’s hip hop, 00’s hip hop, EDM, all those references and more are there. Jamie had a great track to work with but wow (again). We would LOVE to hear more Jamie Woon remixes! Keep’em comin’ Jamie!

Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Jamie Woon Refix)

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Rating 8.7

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10-05-11

NO CEREMONY/// – HURTLOVE (Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross Remix)

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DG & RC turn in this slow burning but uplifting mix of the cagey NO CEREMONY’s “HURTLOVE”. Also check the sharp little vid the duo did for the remix below.

NO CEREMONY/// – HURTLOVE (Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross Remix)

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Rating 8.4

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10-05-11