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New Pop House Anthem "Never Say Never" from Basement Jaxx

New Pop House Anthem “Never Say Never” from Basement Jaxx

A catchy new jam from Basement Jaxx comes complete with a topical video referencing twerking, of all things. The LA Times had this to say about the video: A ridiculously funky, bawdy and funny sendup of a promotional film for a robotics company, the clip for “Never Say Never” depicts engineers working to resurrect the...
Heritage 5 - Deep House Mix From Andy Caldwell

Heritage 5 – Deep House Mix From Andy Caldwell

Heritage 5 is Andy Caldwell’s soundtrack for the World Cup. It’s a deep house mix featuring some bangers such as Sasha’s remix of “Hey Now” by London Grammar. 1. Hold The Line Andy Caldwell feat. Lisa Shaw 2. Melody Like A Drum (Wild Culture Mix) Andy Caldwell vs. Lisa Donnelly 4:14 3. Walking With Elephants...
Summery Scottish House from Discopolis - Summer Nightmares

Summery Scottish House from Discopolis – Summer Nightmares

So this brilliant gem of wistful,summery house music comes from the Scottish outfit Discopolis.  I discovered this track thanks to it being featured in a scene from the BBC3 TV show “Lip Service”, and I’ve had it on repeat ever since. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWLHhyUmnY0 BUY AT iTUNES: A couple more tracks for your enjoyment….Let me know how...
Kimbra - Settle Down (Feature Cuts Remix)

Kimbra – Settle Down (Feature Cuts Remix)

Maybe y’all already knew this, but this Kimbra chick is apparently kinda hot sh*t at the moment. All of a sudden I keep hearing about her, and just bought her album Vows on Emusic. I had anticipated it being much more indie-kid, but in reality it has a nice quirky soulfulness to it. Adding to...
Mr Fogg - A Little Letting Go (Maribou State Remix) - Downtempo Electronic

Mr Fogg – A Little Letting Go (Maribou State Remix) – Downtempo Electronic

This is a really nice remix by Maribou State, of a new song from Mr. Fogg. After checking out more of each artist’s music on SoundCloud, I have to say I think this collaboration highlights the best in both. The official blurb about the forthcoming release: Mr Fogg provides a second taste of what is...
New Paul Pre Mix For Laid Back Radio

New Paul Pre Mix For Laid Back Radio

German DJ Paul Pre, one of my favorites, has a new mix he did for Laid Back Radio in Belgium, featuring “chilled beat music”. As usual he comes correct with a selection of soulful, futuristic beats featuring AFTA-1, fLako and more (full tracklist below). Paul Pre for LDBK by Laid Back on Mixcloud Tracklist: 01....
New From Stereo MCs - Manner (Download)

New From Stereo MCs – Manner (Download)

The Stereo MCs are back! They have a new album, Emperor’s Nightingale out on August 30th. “Manner” is the first, and pretty impressive single to be released from it, and as you’ll hear below, still features a strong hip-hop meets electro vibe. They sort of remind me of Daft Punk or maybe even Basement Jaxx...
Saturn Never Sleeps - Yesterday's Machine

Saturn Never Sleeps – Yesterday’s Machine

Yesterday’s Machine is the debut release from King Britt’s Saturn Never Sleeps project, his collaboration with singer/artist Rucyl. The blurb from the label describes it as well as I could: Their debut album, Yesterday’s Machine, combines an experimental create-in-the-moment vibe with inspirational lyrics and vocal sonics that range from Sade tones to Flora Purim’s ethereal...
Tokimonsta - Little Pleasures ft. Gavin Turek

Tokimonsta – Little Pleasures ft. Gavin Turek

Heard this track on Raul Campos’ show on KCRW last night and immediately had to hunt it down. This is probably one of Tokimonsta’s best yet – a totally addictive & melodic downtempo soundscape perfectly complemented by the delicate vocals of Gavin Turek. As HomeWorkOnTheFire points out, the catchy, soulful nature of this track really...
Miguel Migs - Everybody ft. Evelyn “Champagne” King

Miguel Migs – Everybody ft. Evelyn “Champagne” King

Always excited to hear new music from Miguel Migs….. One of San Francisco’s finest, Miguel Migs returns with a new single, entitled ‘Everybody’ featuring disco legend, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King this summer. This release precedes Migs’ eagerly awaited album, ‘Outside the Skyline’, out later this year on the multi faceted Om Records. Migs’ reputation is such...
DJ Myxzlplix - Return of the Soul Savior - Deep, Soulful House Mix

DJ Myxzlplix – Return of the Soul Savior – Deep, Soulful House Mix

Soul Savior indeed. DJ Myxzlplix isn’t messin’ around on this seriously deep and soulful house mix. Pure dopeness. Deep & Soulful House. Tracklist 1. Moment (Atjazz Rmx)-Musaria Ft. Saturna 2. Ride With Me-Roberto Rodriguez 3. Wall of Love (Deeper Dub)-Davidson Ospina & MJ White 4. Something (So Good)-Alias Rhythm Ft. Sandy Spady 5. Monday-Will Power...
Jayvon Presents: Tron Legacy Remixed EP

Jayvon Presents: Tron Legacy Remixed EP

LA-based producer & DJ Jayvon has created this sweet little mash-up project based on Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy movie score. In this 4 track EP, Jayvon re-imagines Sade, Terence Trent D’Arby, Lil Jon and Daft Punk themselves. The result is some atmospheric soul, the likes of which you haven’t really heard before! Well, I could...