We’ve started a new series here on the blog to highlight a few tracks that we’d love to comment on, but don’t have the time to write full posts for. We got great feedback on the feature last week, so we’re sticking with it. As always, these are the songs that are getting tons of play from the Binary writers and artists this week.

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Miami Nights 1984 – Elevator Of Love

We’ll start with “Elevator Of Love”. This blog was built on a sand castle of dreamwave, and from time to time, when I hear a song like this, it gets me so nostalgic that I can hardly handle it. Something about the emotional major chords and simplicity of songs like this just cut straight to the heart. Miami Nights 1984 hits this vibe with every song on his debut record, which I suggest you pick up. This song, in particular rubs me in all the right places. Its as if the chords scream out in innocence. Before I know it, I’ve got my eyes closed and I’m remember walks around my neighborhood and the girl in class that I couldn’t stop staring it.

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Jensen Sportag – Everything Good

Nashville’s Jensen Sportag have been a band Kyle and I have watched closely since the early days of Binary. They’ve grown and evolved, and now with their latest EP, they seem to have found a sound perfectly fitting to their style. “Everything Good” is a funk laden dream that feels as thick as a humid day in the middle of summer. The song is drenched in sweat, reverb, and sex. There are a few nights every year when the air gets as thick as water, and when you’re out, everyone is sweaty and its completely ok. There’s something special in the air in those nights, and this song feels like its bringing that out perfectly.

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El Guincho – Bombay

Now here’s an older song by El Guincho thats been covered ad-infinitum by every blog in the world. Not long ago I was hanging out with Binary guys’ Fabian and Alex from LexiconDon and we blasted through most of Pop Negro with our mouths agape at how perfect it is. This song in particular is such a fresh take on a style that we love, that we felt like we had to comment on it. Everybody in Binary loves this song and this group. I’m surprised the MP3 still plays in my iTunes after the number of times I’ve played it. How should this song make you feel? Well, this picture sums it up for me.

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Fenech-Soler – Demons (Sam Padrul Remix)

Lastly, we’ve got Sam Padrul’s remix for Fenech-Soler. A bit more on the poppy side, he injects the song with a huge dose of energy. Next time I’m heading out to a party in Venice, you better believe this song is blasting out my windows. With any luck I’ll have a car full of girls with me and they’ll be singing right along with me.

I was wondering. Will I ever see you again?

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