Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Summer Effect

Summer is occurring all around us in full effect in the northern hemisphere right now, and inevitably this golden season affects the forms and styles of the music that end up getting blasted on every speaker within reach of me. Darker, harder edged sounds get replaced by lighter and softer ones, and I find myself absolutely in love with anything and everything that would be perfect echoing across a swimming pool or on a beach. In honor of this, I present to you a selection of tracks, some old, some new, but all chosen entirely with a summer vibe in mind:

download: Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)

download: Body Language - Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix)

download: Disclosure - What's In Your Head

Released recently on Mother Recordings, this original by Daniel Dexter is at once nostalgic and positively uplifting. Sampling the beat from Pete Rock & CL Smooth's 90s hip hop classic 'T.R.O.Y.' (see video below) will get you automatic points in my book, but the way Dexter does it here is just phenomenal. Summer bliss and good times are practically bursting from this one at the seams. Pool party anthem.
download: Daniel Dexter - Today (Original Mix)

Simple, happy energy on this bootleg that can only really be dignified by the word BANGER.
download: Lykee Li - I Follow Rivers (Sam Young Bootleg)

Italo disco vibes on this good times edit from Dimitri From Paris. Time to groove.

Just about the only thing wrong with that amazing track above is it version isn't available for download, but luckily this slightly shorter dub version is so grab it below..
download: Little Boots - Headphones (Dimitri From Paris Dub)

Strip Steve's newest single is absolutely gorgeous. A future disco on acid vibe combine with incredible vocals to add up to a perfect summer track. Head over to beatport to grab the equally styling edits/remixes by Kink, Boys Noize, and Destructo as well.
download: Strip Steve - Astral Projection feat. Puro (Original Mix)

Oh and if you're in LA, be sure to stop by Dim Mak Studios this tuesday as Strip Steve, Destructo, and DIM take over the dance floor for the official Astral Projection release party. If you haven't seen it yet, check out the wonderfully trippy music video for the track below:

Stay Classy,

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