Taken from her recently released sophomore album, My Guilty Pleasure, "Dying in Africa" is a swirling slice of dance-pop. Marked by Shapiro's pixie-like vocals and just enough Italo bounce to keep you moving, the song is a sweet sample of the delectable full-length.
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Shortening his stage name from Ghislain Poirier to simply Poirier, the dancehall reppin' Montreal-based producer has shared the opening track off of his freshly released EP, Run the Riddim. Featuring the vocal stylings of frequent collaborator Face T, "Enemies" is a bass-bumping warm-up that could just as easily start a party as it does the producer's new record.
XLR8R exclusive! A super-fun club mash-up from the new collaboration between Jubilee of Nightshifters and Udachi of Trouble and Bass (among other things). Its ripsaw synths and cut-up vocals run over a truly bumpin' beat that changes up ever four bars, and a healthy dose of rave feel rounds out the fun. If you like it check the other remixes on the EP that's out Sept. 8. Read more here.
"West Coast," the title track off Junk Culture's West Coast EP is a lovely, trippy blend of stuttering vocals, live drums, and a classic cut-up hip-hop break. It leaves you hanging in wonderment for a good long while, then drops you into bliss. Perfect for sunset watching.
Lauded as a "techno kingpin," NYC's Abe Duque has been hard at work proving his title on his latest single with fellow DJ/producer Blake Baxter, the entrancing "Let's Take It Back." On King Roc's remix, the song is given more room to breathe as he pulls the beat and bass into the background and pushes the vocal track and percussive elements to the forefront.
As a teaser for the new album from U.K. house producer Jamie Jones, Don't You Remember the Future, we were sent the non-album bonus track "Soak" to pique our interest. Well, PR Agent, you've succeeded. The track's minimalist groove, ethereal vocal samples, and arpeggiating synth work create the kind of tension we think the dancefloor could always use. You can consider us officially looking forward to your client's next album.
One of San Francisco's premiere techno and house DJs, Alland Byallo's star will surely continue to rise with the release of his first full-length Brick By Brick. Here we have the record's closing number, featuring unexpected rhythmic shifts, subtle sonics, and some fierce, bouncing bass. Paired with high-frequency white noise pans and a two-to-one note punctuated harmony, "War Zero" will definitely be heard on dancefloors the world over this autumn.
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