To hold you over until my Summer playlist (to end all Summer playlists) drops, here are 17 free Summer jams you should download right now. The tracks I’ve selected are a combination of new and old, but I think they all fit the warm weather mentality that’s consuming our minds at the moment.
The list includes original mixes from Panda, Poolside, and SuperVision, remixes from Bit Funk, Vindata and Solidisco, and even a mashup from DJ Topsider. Throw some shades on and jam out with the free download below.
After hearing what Bixel Boys had to say about Seal’s “Crazy” a couple of weeks ago, we get another fresh remix of the 90s hit from French favorite Monsieur Adi. There’s still a crazy good Summer aura surrounding this version, only with a little less deep house and a little more soaring synth nu-disco, along with a tasty reworked vocal that puts the icing on the cake. Indulge the free download below.
Download: Seal – Crazy (Monsieur Adi Remix)
Stop what you’re doing. REFLEX just turned in the supreme, must download remix of Daft Punk‘s “Doin’ It Right.” The French duo, which consists of DJ Andre Dalcan and singer/songwriter Ludmila, convert the Panda Bear-assisted Random Access Memories standout to a tropical disco-house toe-tapper, complete with a scintillating bassline, astral synth play, and brilliantly covered and reworked vocals. Forget any other remixes you may have already downloaded, THIS is one really doing it right.
Premiered by the A-Trak, Skrillex and Diplo endorsed YouTube outlet POTATOwillEATyou, this newly released remix of “Without Warning” from Amtrac is a near-essential tune to have on your breezy Summer party playlist. It’s got the synth-pop edge of The Pass original, with a refreshing blast of airy, Miami beach disco house to create that carefree, top-down feeling. Out now on Super Music Group.
New York’s The Knocks are keeping their “Memorial Day Weekend in Ibiza” mixtape tradition alive with the 2013 installment, just in time for the fast-approaching and long-awaited holiday. Opening in style with Stardust’s “Music Sounds Better With You,” Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont’s new smash “Safe With You,” and their own St. Lucia collab “Modern Hearts,” this mix is an outdoor dance party waiting to break out. Grab the download below and ready your playlist arsenal for the weekend.
Astronaut inspired producer Moon Boots is setting Summer off in style with his new release on French Express, “Love Strong.” Following previous genre classifications like “atmosphere strut,” “uncut funk,” “space jam” and “solid gold soul,” this new tune falls under a “grown & sexy” brand of house music, perfect for an casual afternoon beach bash as well as a classy soul session on the dancefloor. Treat yourself with a free download below.
Download: Moon Boots – Love Strong