Chances are you’ll be telling your grandkids about Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You,” and for deep house lovers, this edit from Australia’s Motez may just find a place in your story. It masterfully combines those glorious Ocean vocals with a smooth brand of sex house, as he’s coined it, to create a totally unique (and slightly tropical) sound for the Channel Orange single. Is it summer yet?
Swedish producers Filip Ilić, age 17, and Johannes Klahr, age 15, have teamed up for an electro house anthem beyond their years in “Level Up.” Highlighted by the incredible use of a Super Mario Bros. sample at the drop, this mammoth banger will have you more than chomping at the bit for Miami Music Week to get underway. “Level Up” with a free download below.
The trippiest mane of them all, Juicy J, has hopped on Passion Pit’s Gossamer cut “Constant Conversations” for the most unlikely remix of the year. While rather out of the blue, you’ll be surprised how nicely these opposite ends of the spectrum come together. Listen or download below.
Passion Pit – Constant Conversations (Juicy J Remix)
Instant winner from Star Slinger, who’s remixed Lion Babe’s debut single “Treat Me Like Fire” into well, fire. He crafts a beat that combines breakbeat tempo with a house vibe, allowing Jillian Hervey’s dreamy vocals to do the rest. A perfect Thursday tune to set up the weekend with.
For his latest since the completion of 25 Nights For Nujabes, Ta-ku hits us with a free remix of Relief in Abstract artist Marble and his house music cut, “L.L.” Using samples from Beyoncé’s “Party” (that features that repeated “you a bad girl and if friends bad too” line from Kanye West), the prolific Aussie flips the song around giving it a hypnotizing new sound. It’s a pretty large change from Marble’s original mix, but one that will find a home on your late night rotation all the same.
DOWNLOAD: Marble – L.L. (Ta-ku Remix)
Following their massive collaboration on “Climax,” the dynamic duo of Usher and Diplo are at it again for a new Valentine’s Day winner, “Go Missin.” Usher’s sensual vocals go hand in hand with Diplo’s mesmerizing production like a perfect couple, and I think it’s safe to say the two have another romantic hit on their hands. Listen or download for free below.
DOWNLOAD: Usher – Go Missin’ (prod. by Diplo)