Cardiknox’s new single “Doors” is filled with a very positive message. It makes not giving up look cool even when the chips are down. This song is for those of us who may be having a bad day, week, month or year. The simplicity of the lyrics aligned with the melodic beat makes Doors unforgettable. Daye Jack gives the song a nice reboot with a special remix of the track featuring the Georgia rapper. Currently on tour — Cardiknox is also gearing up to release their debut album in 2016 and with a successful hit single I’m sure plenty more Doors will open…
Sometimes when you’re right, you’re right. Catz n’ Dogz makes all the appropriate dance edits on this remix of the RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL ‘s track “You Were Right.” The buzzy bass line, four-to-the-floor drum kit, and housey hi-hat syncopation is the perfect transition from headphones to dance floor. Get right below.
You don’t need me to tell you about how incredible Tame Impala‘s Currents is. It’s one of the highest-rated albums of the year. But if you thought thet tracks on this album couldn’t get any better, you should hear what happens when Haim gets their hands on track 10. Listen below:
There’s nothing like a catchy, upbeat song that subverts its melody with a dark and depressing narrative. This spoonful-of-sugar method of delivering powerful pop with a bite is an age-old model, and doesn’t need to be reinvented in order to be successful. Bear Hands’ great track “Agora” is the recipe’s epitome. Jagged yet warm, the early 2014 single follows an individual who has overcome his fears of insularity and seclusion–it surely feels upbeat and optimistic, yet there’s anxiety in the lyrics and Dylan Rau’s vocals. So maybe Bear Hands is promoting an appreciation for solitary life and companionship, pain and pleasure, night and dark. Who cares–“Agora” is a blast of energy that’s meaningful with or without it’s contradictory messages and form.
And just in case it didn’t increase your heart rate and psych you up enough, Com Truise has blessed Bear Hands’ with a truly ecstatic remix of the song. Check it out below, and go get the group’s newest album Distraction, out now through Cantora Records.