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20 remixes or edits from my year that made it into my DJ playlists and got the most regular play: from bangers to disco edits to floorfillers and wamp wamp rap remixes.

  1. Letherette – ‘D& T’ (Dorian Concept remix)
  2. Bondax – ‘Giving It All’ (Joe Goddard remix)
  3. ASAP Ferg – ‘Shabba REMIX’ (feat. Shabba Ranks, Migos & Busta Rhymes)
  4. Bande Apartment – ‘Lubricating Rita’
  5. HAIM – ‘Don’t Save Me’ (Cyril Hahn remix)
  6. The Preatures – ‘Is This How You Feel’ (Classixx remix)
  7. White Collar Boy – ‘SUUU’ (Frank B remix)
  8. Janet Jackson – ‘If’ (Kaytranada Remix)
  9. FaltyDL – ‘She Sleeps’ (Martyn remix)
  10. Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip remix)
  11. Phoenix -‘ Trying To Be Cool’ (Breakbot remix)
  12. Liza Flume – ‘Poison’ (Daithi remix)
  13. Rhye – ‘Open’ (Maurice Fulton Alt mix)
  14. Mano Le Tough – ‘Please’ (New Jackson remix)
  15. Grimes –  ‘Skin’ (Four Tet remix)
  16. Ciara – ‘Got Me Good’ (Monto remix)
  17. Donna Summer – ‘Love Is In Control’ (Chromeo & Oliver remix)
  18. Hot Chip – ‘How Do You Do’ (Todd Terje remix)
  19. Blackstreet – ‘No Diggity’ (Bondax edit)
  20. Classixx – ‘Fortunate Star’ (Madonna Remake)

Posted on December 18th, 2013

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10 songs you should hear right now…

1. Todd Terje – ‘Spiral’

Norway disco don gives us another one-two slow motion punch of elongated synth-disco. It’s hard to pick a winner between the two new tracks at the moment but ‘Q’ is just shaving it by a hair.


2. Daithí – ‘Case Closed’ ft. Senita

Daithí proving he’s going to continue to impress in future with this garage house pop new single.


3. Fight Like Apes – ‘Carousel’

A lovely return to form from the Apes that bodes well for the new EP and album next year.


4. A$AP Ferg – ‘Shabba’ Remix ft. Shabba Ranks, Busta Rhymes & Migos

SHABBA SHABBA RAAAAANKS. For the hook alone, this track could feature here but stick Busta on this track (like his recent highlight guest verse on Q-Tip’s ‘Thank You’) and it’s game over. It has a serious sinister horror beat to follow up on the equally great remix of Ferg’s ‘Work’. Both remixes have slayed the originals.


5. Future Brown – ‘World’s Mine’ ft. Prince Rapid, Dirty Danger, Roachee

UK grime meets LA aquatic R&B. Fatima Al Qadiri, Nguzunguzu and J-Cush of Lit City Trax’s Future Brown project has a debut album coming next year with collabs Tink, Shawnna, 3D Na’tee, Maluca, Riko Dan, Ian Isiah and Kelela.’World’s Mine’ is the latest track from it after ‘Wanna Party’.


6. Ikonika – ‘Beach Mode’ feat. Jessy Lanza

Ikonika’s remix of Chvrches this week had me going back to her recent Aeropolis album, particularly this standout track with Jessy Lanza.


7. Friends – ‘The Way’ (Blood Orange remix)

Dev Hynes and Samantha Urbani team up for a smooth ’80s-style R&B remix. Not entirely different to the new Blood Orange album Cupid Deluxe which I’m finding hard to get into.


8. Benihana – ‘Tell You’

Slow building euphoria from the Kildare duo’s new EP.


9. Tinashe – ‘Vulnerable’ feat. Travi$ Scott

American R&B singer Tinashe has been building her rep over the last few years with underground-leaning mixtapes and collabs with Ryan Hemsworth and Jacques Greene. ‘Vulnerable’, from her new Black Water mixtape is sensual R&B pitched from a darker place.


10. Dornik – ‘Rebound’

He’s a member of Jessie Ware’s band but he’s also keeping things on the side for himself is this Dornik Leigh kid. He gave us the hazed ‘Something About You’ a few months back and ‘Rebound’ gives us a little more beat to bounce to. Out soon on PMR Records.


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Posted on November 29th, 2013

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