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Sirma – Trigger (Pat Lok Remix)

As August gradually transitions into September, you may notice that with a change of season comes a change of mood. People seem less adventurous, more skeptical and likely to withdraw sooner. However, Canadian Producer Pat Lok’s remix of Sirma’s “Trigger” is the perfect reminder that despite the days becoming shorter, darker and colder, there is still “so much to feel, so much to live for.” The middle-eastern vocal sample intertwined with harmonious synthesizers feel soothing, as we begin to tranquilize our overexerted summer hearts. The textured, elongated vocal samples are therapeutic, telling us that maybe it is time to channel our energy more constructively and take our passion by the reigns. This tune reminds us that for the past few months, it has been too easy to be in ten places at once. The real challenge now is devoting yourself, just one moment at a time.

Trigger (Pat Lok Remix) – Sirma

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RÜFÜS – Sundream (TÂCHES Remix)

The ever endearing TÂCHES never ceases to amaze us with his ability to truly capture a tune’s sentiment and use a variety of remix and sampling techniques to intensify the emotion. His latest remix of RÜFÜS’ Sundream uses darker melodies and high-pitched bass tones to stir a true passion in our hearts and let us down easy for feeling things we may not always understand. He consistently rearranges pieces of the original vocals to create new progressions, reminding us that there is no structure or rational logic when it comes to natural desires. With this remix, TÂCHES gives us the opportunity to shamelessly relive the glory days of this tune, with the added advantage of experiencing it through a completely new look and feel.

RÜFÜS – Sundream (TÂCHES Remix) 

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LA ROUX – TROPICAL CHANCER (COLOUR VISION REMIX)

Sunny San Diego based DJ and producer Colour Vision recently released the perfect remix to get you over your summer slump. You know, that midsummer time when parties get repetitive, your frequent spots feel stale and you even begin to walk in the shade for some well-deserved relief from the sun. However, Colour Vision’s remix of La Roux’s Tropical Chancer is refreshing, invigorating and gives us just the push we need to remind ourselves that there is still so much more to experience and explore this summer. Nevermind the failed summer romances or temptations to turn in a little earlier. There may be a time to slow it down but you’d best believe it isn’t now.

LA ROUX – TROPICAL CHANCER (COLOUR VISION REMIX)

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Goldroom Live on East Coast w/ Brett, Man & Woman, Teeel

It is a very special week for us on the East Coast! Binary Records cofounder, Goldroom (Josh Legg), will be performing live in NYC, D.C. and Boston. A truly inspiring icon in the tropical disco scene, the sounds of Goldroom’s oceanic synthesizers and heartwarming vocals are exactly what the East Coast needs to slow down the pace and live in the best moments a little longer. Some opening acts to also look out for include gorgeous remixes from rapidly emerging nu-disco duo Man & Woman, the beautifully relaxing sounds of indie dance band Brett and the powerful synths of hypnotic electropop producer Teeel. Needless to say, this week we will be winding down to a dreamwave of chill-tempos.

Goldroom – Verano Mix 2014
Keljet ft. Avan Lava – Together (Man & Woman Remix)
Brett – Chalon
Sun Glitters – Closer To The Sun (TEEEL Remix)




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MØ – Don’t Wanna Dance (Zimmer Remix)

From the body-warming tropical sounds of “Galapagos” to a colourful disco remix of classic #French pop favorite “Ella,” there is no doubt that Zimmer’s musical identity truly is diverse as much as it is pure. With a multi-cultural background that fluctuates between the nonchalant California coast and the sophistication of Paris, Zimmer’s music is always an easy listening pleasure infused with a myriad of elegant strings and glossy cymbals. His most recent remix for MØ’s “Don’t Wanna Dance” adds movement and pace to a tune that was originally more slow and steady. While sometimes it is nice to just “wander around in the city [we] know,” it’s summer and there is no moment like the present to pick up speed, spend “time to go digging through town” and meet the ones who are craving to meet you too.

MØ – Don’t Wanna Dance (Zimmer Remix)

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Moon Boots – Whatever You Need

While some refer to French Express as a record label, I like to think of them as  a collective who are united for the singular purpose of preserving a culture of music lovers that can truly appreciate uplifting tunes. It is especially Moon Boots (1/4 French Express) who always inspires us to think more positively about ourselves. His latest release “Whatever You Need,” reminds us how important it is to always be there for others as much as they are for us (if not more), be they romantic lovers, family, friends, mentors or our local community. On a more personal note, I will never forget Day #1 Coachella 2014, feeling extremely out of my element in a large California desert. Then out of nowhere, the distant echo of Moon Boot’s “Off My Mind” had me sprinting to the Do LaB stage, just to find Moon Boots spinning right alongside Perseus. This was exactly the heartwarming surprise we needed to feel right at home.

Moon Boots – Whatever You Need

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Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (The Magician Remix)

It was early summer 2013 when The Magician caused a huge stir with one of his first breakthrough originals “On My Brain”. It is hard to believe that just under a year ago, the deep house / nu-disco scene was still emerging from the shadows and had not really received the recognition and appreciation it deserved. However, thanks to influential visionaries such as The Magician, we are now seeing a generation of mindless “party-goers” being rapidly replaced by a culture of passionate music listeners who truly enjoy the transformative power of amazing tunes. In typical Magician style, this highly anticipated remix of My Friend Has a Swimming Pool was teased out in Magic Tape 43 before The Magician finally granted us the privilege of hearing it in full. So do yourself a favor this summer 2014 and chase DJs not parties. But most importantly, make sure your friend has a swimming pool!

Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (The Magician Remix)

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Adrian Lux feat. Kaelyn Behr – Sooner or Later (Nora En Pure Remix)

Swiss-based deep house enchantress Nora En Pure has casted a spell on us again with her latest remix of Adrian Lux’s Sooner or Later. What was originally a heavier electro-house tune has now been transformed into a blissful celebration of soulful basslines and delicate synthesizers. The pulses from this heartfelt beat form a protective barrier around fragile pianos and sensitive harmonies, allowing us to “take comfort in the calm” because now we are shielded “from dangers tonight.” In true Binary spirit, the loving sounds and tender melodies of Nora En Pure always offer a warm Embrace.

Adrian Lux feat. Kaelyn Behr – Sooner or Later (Nora En Pure Remix)

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Hendo – Lost & Found | April Mixtape

As millennials, we are idealistic and passionate yet woefully challenged when trying to commit from start to finish. With this in mind, I wonder if the best mixtapes are not the ones that try too hard to keep our attention, but rather the ones that have something exciting to offer whenever we decide to pay attention again. This is why LA based artist Hendo‘s Lost & Found April Mixtape is a truly beautiful, immersive experience vs an ordinary mixtape. It is an invitation to set out on a journey with no clear direction, because there is something dangerously exciting about losing your bearings. While listening, we highly encourage you to diverge, get sidetracked and return only when you feel the need. The heartwarming sounds of Lost & Found will always be there to guide you and help you find what you are looking for.

Hendo – Lost & Found | April Mixtape

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Equateur – The Lava

French producers Equateur are redefining the art of synth with the flaming hot release of their new EP, The Lava.  A movement cleverly dubbed #darkwave, this intricately designed EP boasts a range of silvery sound frequencies that effortlessly weave in and out of heavy basslines and raspy vocals. The EP’s headliner track “The Lava” utilizes this perfect composition of cosmic strings, echoey bass and sultry voices to heat up the mood and lead us through to the MIDI heaven that is Ira. The grand finale Cheval Noir is a rise to prominence that truly gives the EP its distinctive flavor. Don’t be afraid to seize this black horse and ride The Lava journey over and over again.

Equateur – The Lava

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