Freedom Fry - Junkie (Penguin Prison Remix)

After all the heavy posts this week, I thought it would be good to include something a little softer and sweeter, but no less awesome.  Penguin Prison's remix of Junkie by Freedom Fry hits the spot nicely.  

Penguin Prison takes the very indie rock sounding original and makes it very danceable by putting a bit of a nu disco twist in while still keeping a bit of the indie rock feel. The entirety of the vocals stay in the remix for those of you looking for something to sing along with, and this is a perfect song to sandwich into your summer road trip playlists or for your beach lounge sessions. 

If this is the style you're looking for this weekend, add this and the rest of Freedom Fry's Remixes EP on Apple Music or Spotify.


Golf Clap & Sebb Junior - You Can't Hide

No strangers to this blog, eternal tastemakers Eton Messy have just released another solid free download from American Country Club Disco directors Golf Clap and tech house producer Sebb Junior

This is a chill tech house summer jam with really nice loungey pads and a really pleasant progression of accent keys.  All of this comes with the vocal "girl don't you know that you can't hide..." that filters in and out of the track wrapping it all together nicely. There is even a nice bassline that enters early, but remains understated throughout. Definitely going to be banging this one out in my summer sets and road trips, and why not?  It's free fiery goodness!

Really happy to have come across this today, as somehow I had missed Sebb Junior until today. No longer, make sure you check out his Soundcloud as there are a ton of recent heaters there and ready to go.


MORRT - Adore U

MORRT is back today with another free download follow up to his 3AM EP, Adore U. This is a funky sample-based piece fusion of a number of styles from hip hop to funk to house in the way only the producer from Derbyshire can. Clocking in at just under 3 minutes, it's short but oh so sweet. The horn section and vocal sample throughout really set the stage for the whole track with a nice summery vibe.

Seriously, this one is downloadable straight from the player below, so what are you waiting for? Follow MORRT on Soundcloud and grab all his other free downloads, or pick up his latest offering on iTunes - Dive Right In.

- KJ

Sunset Groove & Jayko - Summertime ft. Sav (Jamie Prado Remix)

"Summertime, and the living is easy..."

We're not sure how we missed this one from Jamie Prado, but it went up about a month ago.  We still had to get on it, as this is really a great piece of work. Also very fitting for the Friday of a long weekend here in (most of) Canada.

Jamie Prado's remix of Sunset Groove & Jayko's Summertime (also a free download) keeps some of the vocal chops from Sav, but remixes the track with a bit more low end groove. This is some really nice future deep house, that's a little more on the deep than the future side of things (which I really like).

This one is up as a free download, so there's no reason to not be bumping this one in your next set, on your next road trip, or your next beach day.  Get on it!

- KJ

Years & Years - King (Røse Summer Edit)

Røse recently dropped a clubby remix of Years & Years' King. Røse's reimagining of the track strips back much of the production from the radio edit, and puts a large focus on the piano and strict melodic elements of the track while incorporating a driving house beat. The remix here has a really nice mix of driving sections as well as more mellow breakdowns where it is mostly keys and vocals. Overall, Røse has done a great job at keeping much of the feel from the original and keeping the recognition factor by retaining the vocals, while giving this a house vibe - not quite straight up house, but not future house either.  The title "Summer Edit" is very fitting though.

So far I'm unsure if this is getting a release or a download link, but keep an eye out for this one. This post will be updated if we can track down a link to anything. For now though, enjoy the stream!

- KJ

JAHKOY - Still In Love (INSTRUM Remix)

INSTRUM has brought some serious deep house summer heat to JAHKOY's Still In Love, remixing the original into a hybrid of R&B, Hip Hop and Deep House.

From the first heavy but warm chords coming through, you know you're in for something great. With the first buildup coming early and the melodic bassline dropping in all before the one minute mark, the remix evolves quickly, but not abruptly. The original lyrics from JAHKOY are still very prominent, but the overall vibe on this remix is ready for the summer beach party or club. Overall, it's a super warm and catchy dance edit that you need to get into your music collection.

INSTRUM has released this as a free download as well, with the download being a full 320kbps extended mix.  If you've gotten this far and still haven't downloaded it, I'm not quite sure what you're doing. Did we mention it's FREE? Get on this.

- KJ

Kendrick Lamar - i (Carneyval & INSTRUM Remix)

INSTRUM and Carneyval went full on future house summer vibes on this remix of Kendrick Lamar's i. You may also have realized that this remix doesn't actually sample the original version of i, but rather uses the acoustic cover done by Jackson Breit (up as a free download). If you're familiar with either the original or the cover, you'll likely be surprised by the direction that INSTRUM and Carneyval took their remix. They left in a healthy amount of the classical guitar, the cover vocals are pitched down and sped up, there are definite future house synth stabs, and all in all, it's just a great mix of sounds brought together in one remix.  It's up as a free download through TropiKult, and the download is an extended full 320kbps version.  It doesn't get much better than that, so get on that download.

- KJ

Christian Schultz & Miskeyz - Welcome To Paradise ft. Emma Carn

For our Mellow Monday post, we're bringing you a summery indie flavoured jam from Christian Schultz and Miskeyz featuring vocals from Emma Carn. Welcome to Paradise has a really nice mix of summer flavours, with some definitely indie and folk influence in both the instrumentation and lyrical content, combined with some stripped back house percussion elements. If this doesn't get you through your Monday with a smile, I'm not sure what will.

Welcome to Paradise is available for purchase from iTunes here.

- KJ

Harrison - Music To... Make Summer Love

Toronto producer Harrison just dropped a summer mix for i-D over the weekend for their "Music To..." series. Harrison's is entitled "Music To... Make Summer Love", and is aptly named for the music that is in the mix.  Packed with groovy, funky, summery music, this has everything from dreamy reworks of pop jams to funky nu disco and house tracks to hip hop and rap.  No download or tracklisting on this, so you'll have to use your ears, memory, or maybe Shazam to ID your personal gems from the mix. I know there are some Harrison originals along with some tracks from Jafunk, Geotherory and a Royce remix, but I won't ruin your track searching adventures.

Stream and enjoy the full mix below.

- KJ

Jack J - Thirstin' [Future Times]

Vancouver's Jack J has brought some serious summer disco vibes for his upcoming release on Future Times. Thirstin' features great piano in a number of forms throughout, with plenty of variance and fills to keep you on your toes. The simple vocal, though short, fits perfectly into the rest of the groove. The breakdown and build up that comes just past the three minute mark takes the track on a whole other tangent while still holding onto elements of the first half.  As if all of that wasn't enough, this track just doesn't give up - even at 6:25, the bass lick comes right back in for the fade out leaving you wanting that groove to just keep rolling on.

It looks like this will be out as a vinyl only release, so if you don't have a turntable at home, I would imagine you're no longer reading this since you ran out the door to buy one... The rest of you can pre-order here. I've already got my copy reserved.

Also, I have to give a shout to Harry Wolfman for sharing this on his Facebook page, or I don't know if I would have found it.

Plus the label logo has 3 dolphins having a great time. How can you not get behind a joyous dolphin threesome? That's what I thought.

- KJ

Tep No - Karma, You Got Owned

Tep No dropped this juicy free download a little while back, but we just came across it. Karma, You Got Owned emanates summer vibes, and honestly any 2015 summer playlist that is lacking this track is simply incomplete. The combination of really loungey, chilled back and house-y percussion and the classical guitar licks create a perfect backdrop to feature the smooth vocal stylings that are introduced later in the track.  If there was a recipe to be written for an infectious summer jam, Tep No wrote it with this one.

Head to Tep No's Soundcloud page for the free download, and check out some of their other material while you're there, as a lot of it is up for free downloads as well.

- KJ

NVOY - Girl

Annie Mac dropped this as her freebie feature last Monday, and we're happy to be seeing NVOY get some love on her Free Music Monday series. We've featured some of NVOY's previous work on the blog, and this new one is very much in line with their signature production style of house music.

While Girl may sound like some of the London duo's previous work, this one seems to have much more focus drawn to the synths than a bass heavy percussion arrangement or full on bassline - though overall NVOY vibe still remains. The production here just goes to show that house music doesn't necessarily have to follow the same formula of heavy kicks and basslines to still be great, energetic summer house music.

As the name of Annie Mac's series would imply, this is available as a free download, and you don't even have to follow or like anything - just hit the download button in the top right corner of the embedded player to grab your copy of NVOY's Girl.

- KJ

Le Youth - TOUCH (JackLNDN Remix)

If this tune sounds a little bit familiar, you're right - we posted about the original by Le Youth back in January. JackLNDN has put his laid back house spin on the original with a remix as a free download that was premiered by Nest HQ. While Le Youth's original was a house heater perfect for warming up dancefloors in the late winter months, JackLNDN's remix has come at just the right time - his chilled vibes fit nicely with the summer sunshine. With Nu Disco influenced basslines along with his signature house style, this is the perfect track for sunny afternoon lounging or getting things started on a lounge patio as the sun sets.

This remix, as with much of JackLNDN's material, is available as a free download. Grab it for your summer sets, playlists or road trip jams while it's fresh.

- KJ

Childish Gambino - Sober (LeMarquis Cover)

Childish Gambino's Kauai EP opened with the track Sober, and LeMarquis has just put out a cover of this opener. Originally he wanted to do a remix, but couldn't find the acapella - so he ended up doing the vocals himself, and the result is really enjoyable. 

The synth work in here is quite nice, a slight delay and pitch bend gives it a distinct laid back feel, and works really well with the bassline. This is a summer jam if I've ever heard one, everything about this cover screams warm sun and good vibes. No info on release or download information, but we hope this becomes available somewhere at some point soon!

- KJ

Snoop Dogg - Peaches N Cream (JackLNDN Remix)

If you're looking for some serious summer vibes, look no further - JackLNDN delivers just that in his remix of Snoop's first single Peaches N Cream off of his upcoming 2015 album Bush. JackLNDN's bootleg has a laid back house vibe with warm synths throughout, while retaining the funky vibe from the original and featuring the full suite of Snoop lyrics.

Stream below, grab the free download and get the summer started.

- KJ

Midnight City - Freak Me

Midnight City samples Silk's Freak Me Baby and reworks a chopped vocal to lay on top of the throwback dance vibe on the rest of the track.  The vocal is mostly left untouched for the intro aside from being pitched up slightly, before dropping into the chopped version of the vocals and the old school bassline buildup.  The vocal makes one more appearance for a later breakdown, but the meat of this track is really where the house percussion, old school bass and the edited vocal work together to give this a really cool contemporary house throwback vibe throughout. This is a feel good, summer-ready dance track, and uploaded as a free download.  Stream below and hop on this hot download.

- KJ

Autograf - Dream

What better track for a Mellow Monday post than one with the lyrics "I'm just stuck here in a dream"? This one is for those of you day dreaming on Monday, or those of you still stuck in weekend mode.

Believe it or not, this is one of Autograf's first original tracks, though they have amassed a large following on multiple web platforms and have done a number of remixes (Notably a great remix of Odesza's All We Need, which was included in the March 6th Friday Care Package). There is no release date for this yet, so streaming will have to do for the time being. Autograf also announced a supporting role on tour with Klingande, so you can expect to be hearing more buzz about these guys as time goes on.

This has a real chill, summery/beach vibe right from the start, with great vocals coming in at the 0:36 mark.  The whole track has a fairly laid back house feel to it, so hit play and enjoy whatever dream you happen to be stuck in today.

- KJ

Just Kiddin - The Getaway Mixtape

We've been rocking this mix here and there for some time now, as Just Kiddin published it to their Soundcloud not quite a month ago.  We thought it would be a good time to post it though, as it is a promo mix for the new EP that Just Kiddin is releasing for free through Bit Torrent today (March 2nd). The two tracks that Just Kiddin are releasing are Getaway and Always There, which appear in the mix at 12:50 and 27:50 respectively.Grab the two track EP (the pack includes the mix, and both mp3 and wav files) right here. All you have to do is submit your email address and download the bundle torrent file.  You will need a torrent client to finish the download.

This is a great summery mix that follows a nice energy progression throughout, with each track building on the last, and with a nice mix of fresh faces and established artists featured. If there was a mix to get you through the Monday blahs, the midweek slump, or the last bits of winter, it's definitely this one.  The mix is up for free download as well, so you can take it wherever you like by hitting the shopping cart button on the player below.

- KJ

Mediate - What You Do

Eton Messy launched this video yesterday, with the quote that Mediate is bringing a little taste of summer. I can't disagree with their simple description, this is sunny, feel-good house music.  Just try belting out that hook without cracking a smile - pretty tough to do, if not impossible!

This is still unreleased, but will be coming out on Love & Other Records on March 13th.  What You Do will definitely be seeing some heavy playtime in my summer sets. While we're waiting for the official release, enjoy the Youtube stream of the track, close your eyes and let yourself get back to summer with Mediate.

- KJ