S2D2 Vol 64

1. Jeremy Olander — Falls
Jeremy Olander is on a tear. He just released two EPs under his Dillon moniker and one under Olander! I mean, wtf. And the songs are all great. Out of the 2nd Dhillon EP and this EP, this track is my favorite. It has Eric Prydz all over it. Just some gorgeous, sparkly progressive house that can bang.

2. Tourist — Separate Ways
Off of the new Tourist LP, which is great and you can get for free on torrents (legally). I’ve been a big fan of Tourist for a long time, so I was incredibly happy to get a whole bunch of new material. His stuff is bassy and soulful in a way that just hits me at the core.

3. Jamie xx & Kosi Kos — Come We Go
One of the standout tracks on the recently released Pampa Records Volume 1, which is a superb compilation. Koze got Jamie xx to collaborate on a track (Kosi Kos is a Koze alias, makes sense), and it’s a beaut. Tunes for autobahns, for sure.

4. Rudy — Transformation

5. James Booth — am PM
James Booth makes some v chill music. Let this one guide you towards summertime.

6. Terr — Burn The Past
Listen to this on headphones, if you can. Yay for women producers. This is an alias of Daniela Caldellas from Brazil.

7. CharlestheFirst — The Descent
This guy has been one of my favorite discoveries of the past few months. He’s flying largely under the radar, but producing some top-notch beats. I love this guy’s creativity and this track shows it off. Make sure to peep his other stuff if you like this. I particularly like “Quiet Seeds.”

8. Gundelach — Fjernsynet (Fur Coat Remix)
Deeeeep. I’m loving all of the new Fur Coat stuff. The vocals in particular on this remix are mixed perfectly.

9. xxxy — Short Wave
It feels like the UK’s xxxy dropped off the face of the earth for a while there, but he’s back with a 4 track EP, and I’m digging the new sound.

10. Bwana — 4 Taylor Swift: Against The Clock
Bwana has been everywhere recently, and so has his sound: everything he’s been releasing in 2016 sounds different and that’s a good thing because it is all excellent. You can tell this guy has been spending all of his time in the studio, learning and experimenting and doing weird shit, and it’s paying off. He’s been releasing great stuff for years but he has really stepped it up the past few months and is getting some much deserved recognition for it. I am super into this song and it’s the perfect closer to wrap up this week’s playlist.

S2D2 Vol. 52

This week a crapload of festival lineups were announced, along with a bunch of tours. It’s that wonderful time of year, I guess. If you’re looking to see some of your favorite artists, I’d recommend doing a bit of googling, because it’s likely they are playing at a festival near you. I didn’t have the stamina/skrilla/dedication to hit any festivals last year (also I wasn’t a huge fan of most lineups), but this year is looking fucking awesome. Every festival I’ve seen has a great lineup. Related: anyone wanna buy me a ticket to Detroit for Movement fest?

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