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Bold As Gold – Flowie

Milano, Italy brings us Bold As Gold. Its that Electro Italia sound with a disco vibe and a bouncy step. Not a care in the world type groove especially appropriate for enjoyment of life, something we strive to always be doing. The tempo shifts, the synths soar and the groove keeps on coming through.Not too heavy and not too epic just straight forward and fun. Bold As Gold. Happy monday.

Bold As Gold – Flowie

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Young Summer – Taken

Young Summer is the project of Washington, DC’s Bobbie Allen. The few songs she’s put out so far are emotive, haunting and ethereal, with lyrics to match. ‘Taken’ is the latest output, and it’s simplicity is it’s true strength, allowing you to be taken into a trance by those sweet, smoky vocals. An album is expected later this year on Ready Set Records, and I really hope it’s full of this dreamy, lush sound. If this doesn’t stir up some emotions, you might need to check your pulse.

Young Summer – Taken

For something a bit more upbeat, but still melancholy and hypnotizing, check out this older Young Summer tune, ‘Waves That Rolled You Under.’

Young Summer – Waves That Rolled You Under

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Javeon – “Intoxicated” (The Magician Remix)

This is either one of my most ironic posts, on a personal level, or the most obvious. Either way The Magician is bringing it. Between the driving, pulsing vibe and R & B stylings this song has an effect much like the subject matter. Once you have heard it it just keeps on pulling you back. Let go and enjoy the ride. Happy Thursday!

Javeon – “Intoxicated” (The Magician Remix)

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CHEZDUNE – Right Down The Line (Gerry Rafferty Cover)

Exclusive! (Insert the sound of one those abrasive air horns you always hear on dancehall reggae mix tapes) Brooklyn’s own Chezdune has crafted one hell of a tune. A cover of an old school ballad, this version adds new life to a melancholy song while maintaining the appropriate balance of lead rock guitar and nostalgic synth which, is more difficult than one might imagine. From the shifting programing to the quality of the vocals to the sheer beauty of the way this all works so well…just a tight jam. Give him a heart on Hype Machine and check out his other songs on soundcloud. A pleasent new discovery. Press play and slip away into a futuristic world of urgent desire and heartfelt declarations. Happy Friday.

CHEZDUNE – Right down The Line (Gerry Rafferty Cover)

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Robert Lux x Todd Edwards – I’ve Still Got Sunshine (Pat Lok Remix)

Rave Life. A departure from our usual selections, it’s good to change it up sometimes, right? This is a classic feeling tune with a groove that is impossible to stand still to. Whether this evokes memories of glow sticks and big pants or just blends into the house you are only just now discovering, it certainly captures a vibe. Part guilty pleasure/nostalgia, part unabashed rave anthem, part get loose and have a great time, are those all the same thing? Throw this on while you are getting ready for a night of tomorrows cherished memories. The song unfolds more like a dj caught in an inspired moment than a radio ready bubble gum electro song and … we appreciate that. Pat Lok pays homage to the roots and turns out a fresh tune. Check it out. Binary Approves.

Robert Lux x Todd Edwards – I’ve Still Got Sunshine (Pat Lok Remix)

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Colleagues – Tears

Sweden’s (relatively) new five-piece band Colleagues recently posted this sweet little piece of pop goodness on their soundcloud, and it’s hard not to listen over and over. Go ahead and let yourself bask those layers of colorful synths and silky smooth vocals. Perfect tune to put some extra spring in your step. I have a good feeling about what these Swedish Colleagues have in store for us. ’Tears’ isn’t for sale until April 14th, but in the meantime you can stream your heart out below.

Colleagues – Tears 

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Jensen Sportag – One Lane Lovers

This new track from Jensen Sportag is great – funky and dreamy, playful and badass at the same time.  It’s been almost two years since they released the ‘Pure Wet EP’,  and ‘One Lane Lovers’ may be better than anything the Nashville duo has put forth yet. This song comes out April 8th on Cascine, and it’s definitely one worth picking up. Have a listen and let yourself be taken back to time when neon and aerobics dominated over washed out colors and yoga.

Jensen Sportag – One Lane Lovers

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