S2D2 Vol 63

1. Dusky — Ingrid Is A Hybrid
Somehow this slipped past my radar when it was released earlier in April. So glad I caught it; this shit is a masterpiece. Bravo, Dusky. I reposted this on SC yesterday and a friend texted me to say thanks. He said he heard it in a set at Coachella over the weekend and cried. For the record, I am 100% behind crying at sets. Weep your fucking heart out. Dance like a weirdo. Do you.

2. Waifs & Strays — Fire In Me (Vocal Mix)
Love the vocals on this track and it just so happens to be the vocal mix (meaning they are highlighted more than other versions of the track). This song’s got a great groove, I could listen to it over and over.

3. RY X — Deliverance (Fort Romeau Remix)
This is a stellar remix, so dreamy. Fort Romeau is playing this weekend in San Francisco and I highly recommend going if you have the means. Music to get lost in…

4. Naduve — A Trip In Tel Aviv (Man Power Remix)
Man Power takes this and runs with it, and it lives up to its name: this track is a trip. Some power tech-house to get you through the day.

5. Flux Pavilion — I Can’t Stop (EKALI Tribute)
A great little refix of a classic song. Regardless how you felt about “American dubstep” or whatever, you definitely danced to this song at one point. I was never a huge Flux Pavilion fan but you best believe I listened to this song all. the. time. Thanks for bringing it back into our lives, Ekali.

6. Zeke Beats — Meltdown
I’ve been curating the Beats group for A Song A Day for the past few months so I’m always on the lookout for producers getting down and dirty, and Zeke Beats is fucking DIRTY. This track is so heavy, in the best way. I’m pretty picky about this kind of stuff — there’s so much trap and bass music that slaps hard just for the sake of slapping hard and isn’t redeeming musically. So when I find something like this that is a absolute banger while also justifying its musical existence, I’m all over it.

7. Audion — Mouth To Mouth (Jamie Jones Remix)
It’s the 10th anniversary of this song (Audion is an alias of Matthew Dear’s), and a whole slew of remixes were just dropped, this one being my favorite. I’m a sucker for anything Jamie Jones puts his hands on. A simple remix, the bridge is the best part — makes me wanna dance, yo.

8. Photay — Zeitgebers (Erik Luebs Remix)
A quintessential comedown track.

9. Jan Blomqvist — Empty Floor
I like this guy’s style a lot and this is the best track I’ve heard out of him. So much dreamy house out there these days that manages to stay away from being cheesy. A lot of it has been reminding me of classic trance in the way it makes you feel, and perhaps in the structure, too.

10. Prince — Nothing Compares 2 U (DJDS Club Mix)
Spent the past week watching copious amounts of Prince videos and appreciating this genius musician. So sad that he died so young when he still had so much left to give. Selfishly, I’m also sad that I never saw him live, even though he played in the Bay Area a few times a year. Wish I’d dropped $500 for tickets now… It brings up the point, go see your heroes when you can, because nothing is guaranteed.

As for this remix, DJ Dodger Stadium (horrible name, but and it’s two guys, one of whom is a producer I love, Jereme LOL) kicks this track up a notch, offering the perfect outlet for you to spin around the room dancing to Prince haus. A fitting way to close out this week’s playlist. Have fun.

S2D2 Vol. 59

1. Marcus Marr & Chet Faker — Learning To Love
These guys have been slowing trickling out the collabs and they are all delightful — and this is my favorite. At first listen it sounds straightforward, but as the song progresses, more elements are highlighted, leaving you with a song you can truly groove to.

2. Falqo – Across The Sea
Falqo makes the best disco. This is just the happiest song I’ve heard this year. Summer is coming!

3. David August — J.B.Y
David is out of Berlin, making some truly unique music that sounds like nothing else I’ve heard come out of Germany lately. A soundscape of tones layered over an infectious beat.

4. Leon Vynehall — Beau Sovereign
Leon Vynehall’s new album Rojus is out soon and it’s gold, Jerry. GOLD.

5. Isaac Tichauer — Higher Love (Bicep Remix)
Bicep continues to kill it and is finally releasing this track that they’ve been playing in sets for a while. Love the sketchy percussion.

6. Mumbaata — Non-Alkaline
Some great tech house right here — wait for the breakdown at 2:45.

7. Fink — See It All (Jamie Jones Dubbed Up Edit)
Jamie Jones’ edits continue to be some of my very favorite things. Let this overwhelm you and you’ll be humming it all day.

8. The Range — Florida
Off of The Range’s new album, Potential, which is out now. I haven’t had a chance to listen to the whole thing yet, but if you like this, make sure to check it out.

9. KRNE — I’ll Be Good
New KRNE is always a good thing. This track moves away from the darker trap stuff he’s been doing lately and more towards the west coast funk style. Happy shit.

10. Basenji — Chroma
Basenji’s “Air” was one of my favorite tracks last year so I’m glad to see that he’s continuing to produce excellent music. He has the most beautiful way of incorporating vocals into his music. Love ya.