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Robert Lux, the Brooklynite producer, songwriter and performer tapped us lucky folks at Discobelle to premiere this sparkling new cover version of the classic Yazoo tune. As one of my absolute favorite jams of all time (the Joey Negro version is a staple in my sets), “Move Out” gets a super modern update with a slinkier tempo, fresh vocals from Pegasus Warning and a collection of ripping synths that are sure to move the feet on any dance-floor.

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Wow, is this some lost demo version of the famous Tears for Fears tune or did a 19 year Canadian cook this up in his bedroom? You’d be surprised that it’s the latter, but it’s true. Torontonian Sam Willows, aka Avenue, has just dropped this impressive take of “Shout,” originally released on Tears’ 1984 album, “Songs From The Big Chair.” Snag it for free and show the kid some love by following him on Soundcloud. Keepin’ my eyes peeled for more from this lad, that’s for sure.

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Since we’re on the subject of bootlegs, dig this fantastic reworking of Cathy Dennis from Swiss house-head, Nora En Pure. The Climbers did a fab version of this one a couple years back, equally as tasty..bit harder to find a DL of that one tho. This, however, is right here in front of you!

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I’ve spent the better part of my only day off sifting through the stacks on stacks of submission emails that where forwarded to me, a daunting task, to say the least. Though at times I might have become distracted, dissuaded by the the pitfalls and timesucks the internet is so prone to these days, I struck gold with a promo from a young, upstart label out of Croatia, House Is OK.

Label founders, Homeboy, Janis and Oliver Achatz, take a steady aim at the dance floor with three original tunes set to drop on June 24th. Dripping in 80’s electro-funk, “Hula Hoop” is a bouncy, euphoric number, relentless in it’s groove and the only cut to receive a remix (via the capable hands of Sleazy McQueen). The real winner for me here is the stomping, “Movin’ Up” by Janis, a perfect weekend weapon that I foresee a rightful place in my crate for months to come.

We Make House Music Vol. 3” is the final installment in their inaugural series and lands perfectly in tune with your summer soundtrack. At this point, all I know, is that I’ll be dancing the warm nights away in anticipation for more james from House Is OK!

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