We’re a few days removed from when the jolly fat man reverse-burglarizes our homes. It’s truly a time for getting hype, turning up, then turning way down. What better way to do all of that—and more—than with a fire selection of electronic heat? Wrap gifts to this, or cry into your tumbler of scotch. Whatever works.
ZHU ft. Goldlink – “Paradise Awaits. Part 2″
ZHU’s had a phenomenal year, which has included hella remixes of tracks from his NightDay EP. It makes sense that “Part 2” of “Paradise Awaits” is a slower romp featuring a guest verse from another 2014 darling, Goldlink.
A.G. Cook – “Beautiful (Rustie Remix)”
Rustie brings the sensual, bright sounds to “Beautiful” on this edit that’s so ill, LuckyMe added it as a special Advent gift. Precious.
Kimbra – “Settle Down (Sweater Beats Redux)”
Sweater Beats let the world hear a delicate rework of Kimbra’s “Settle Down” that he’s been holding onto since touring with Chance the Rapper this past fall.
ahh-ooh – “Indigo Child”
ahh-ooh has been “on one” this year, and “Indigio Child” feels way too “song-y” to be considered as another throwaway jam. Expecting big things from this one.
Nadus – “Nxwxrk (Sliink ‘I Run New Jersey’ Remix)”
DJ Sliink expands on the concept Nadus whipped up on “Nxwxrk,” the standout from his Broke City EP, with a remix for those who feel they definitely run the Garden State.
Roska – “Only Human”
Roska allowed us to catch a glimpse of his forthcoming Tectonic EP Hyperion, with “Only Human” oddly showing how intergalactic this release will be.
Mat Zo – “Giving It All Up”
When Mat Zo gets on his house kick, I get open. Dude has a way to channeling a sound that many might associate with Daft Punk into a 2014 zone. “Giving It All Up” works on a few different levels, but the most important are the ones that make you shake your hind quarters.
G-Buck – “Bounce”
Oh, you thought we didn’t have any turn up for you this week? How wrong you were. G Buck’s been on a kick where he knows how to drop some fierce, ever-changing rhythms in one tune… making everything work. This one takes a number of insane dives, but is guaranteed to get the party, ahem, bouncing.
Lockah’s Most Thought-Provoking Booty’s 2014
Bootlegs, not ass. Lockah shared eight remixes he’d been rinsing in his sets for the better part of the year. Happy early Festivus or something.
Ekali’s Do Androids Dance Mix
Ekali’s another producer you should definitely watch. He recently participated at the RBMA in Tokyo, and touched down with a fire mix to highlight just how future he is. Take notes.