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LA based producer ZHU ememerged earlier this year and took 2014 by storm with a slew of hits like “Faded” and “Cocaine Model”. His latest is an unlikely cover of CHVRCHES’ “Gun” in anticipation of his live debut at Listen Out! Festival this upcoming weekend. With airy soprano vocals and heavy distortion, ZHU delivers a performance very similar but equally as captivating as his previous work.

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Jimmy Edgar who’s known for his oversexed cyber-funk sounds is back with his latest release “Burn”. A pulsating acid-infused stomper, the track is riddled with vocal loops and oscillating synths, ending with a shuffling syncopation to roughen the edges. Perfect for those last moments of energy on a 6:00 AM dancefloor, “Burn” proves that Edgar’s electro-soul take on 90′s club music is here to stay.

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With Caribou’s highly anticipated release of Our Love right around the corner, we’ve been anxiously awaiting to hear who they’ve¬†brought aboard for a remix treatment. Thankfully, they’ve chosen Tale of Us and Mano Le Tough, who join forces to create a cosmic take on the already stellar hit “Cant Do Without You”.

Twinkling bells and haunting synths rise and fall over a pulsing synthetic drum machine, building to a warm combination of dream pop and deep house. The end result keeps the emotional immediacy of the original while elevating it to a more energetic space.

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Just when you thought MK couldn’t get any bigger, he releases a track so huge that it could have it’s own zip code. The LA based producer’s take on Kant’s “Ey Yo” comes in true MK style with infectious drum programming and jackin house influences made for peak-time play.

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The third installment of METAPHYSIX off Jimmy Edgar‘s label and collective ULTRAMAJIC, brings us some of the best dance tunes we’ve heard all year. The 5 tracks off the electro-funk techno label range from the industrial pounding beats of Crystal Bandito’s “Eekwalk”, to the hard-hitting hyper-techno track “Move” from the always innovative Aden.

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The Alexanders, or known separately as Alex Metric and Yuksek are back with a new funky tune going by the name “Pwoin Pwoin Pwoin”, and that’s exactly what it sounds like. Building synth work sprinkled with some intergalactic woogs and woggles, all over a 4/4 house beat. Set to be released off of Yuksek’s imprint Partyfine on August 25th, “Pwoin Pwoin Pwoin” is a great addition to the already stellar discography of the young label.