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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

The Weeknd – Initiation

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Everyone’s favorite elevator r&b revivalist drops “Initiation”. Track is hot.

The Weeknd – Initiation

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Rating 8.5

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10-08-11

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

Lana Del Ray – Lolyta

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All controversy aside, so far we’ve only heard Lana Del Ray’s music speak for itself. The sunny and sultry “Lolyta” comes unreleased via the supposed Nevada LP. Miss Del Ray recently divulged some great info during an interview with GQ. Read the full interview here and get familiar with “Lolyta” below.

Lana Del Rey – Lolyta

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Rating 8.4

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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

The Peach Kings – Easy

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LA’s Peach Kings are our new favorite band. The joyful slow roll of “Easy” will melt you instantly. Do not sleep.

The Peach Kings – Easy

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Rating 8.7

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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

k-Os – Faith Pt. 2 (Feat. Drake)

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Two of T.O.’s nost requested reconnect on this rework of “Faith” from k-Os’ Anchorman mixtape of last year. AMERICA: k-os rips. Get familiar.

k-Os – Faith Pt. 2 (Feat. Drake)

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Rating 8.1

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10-05-11

Phantogram – Don’t Move

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“Don’t Move” is the first release off Phantogram’s upcoming Nightlife LP. “Don’t Move” bangs. Sarah’s voice neatly pulses in and out of a killer horn-sample assisted set of rhythms. Track’s got bounce.

Phantogram – Don’t Move

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Rating 8.8

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10-05-11

Erika Spring – 6 More Weeks (Tezeo Remix)

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Au Revoir Simone songstress Erika Spring just let loose a new remix for “6 More Weeks” by NY remix team Tezeo and we’re loving it. Tezeo’s blissed out mix leaves enough of the melody and the downbeats intact in the track to keep it just close enough to ground where you can still groove with it. Thumbs up.

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Rating 8.0

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10-03-11

The Wombats – 1996

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Those goofy Wombats strike again with a new vid for latest single “1996”. The track is “straight Wombats”, its a little bit kooky, a little bit “tongue and cheek”, but it’s also a terrific pop song. Throw on your vans and put your best pogs at stake cause it’s “1996”

The Wombats – 1996

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Rating 7.9

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10-03-11