Sick of everyone talking about EDC? Me too. have a refreshing dose of music that wasn’t blasted across the Vegas desert all weekend.
From deep house to globally influenced sounds to unexpected remixes, dive into some of the best tracks that may have slipped under your radar this week.
Check out our favorite new tracks from the past week, and stream the entire playlist below.
Sofi Tukker – Fantasy (Nora En Pure Remix)
The Queen of Deep House is back with a majestic remix of Sofi Tukker‘s latest masterpiece “Fantasy”. Nora En Pure adds a deep layer to the track, adding emotive piano chords while keeping Sofi Tukker’s chillingly beautiful vocals intact.
Align – Follow Me
“Follow Me” is the second single from Align’s forthcoming Intertwine EP and it’s a stark change from his previous single, the euphoric instrumental “Found”. It showcases his diversity as a producer and has us excited for what else is in store.
“‘Follow Me’ is a melancholy track that evokes an ever-burning lust and desire. To me, the repetition of the phrase throughout this track allows the listener to feel a deeper sense of thinking of something, or someone, over and over again. The downtempo tune provides for a mellow, more reflective atmosphere while journeying through this track beginning to end.” – ALIGN
Anna Lunoe – 303 (Remixes)
“303” is an undeniable summer banger, and now there are even more ways to play this out at your parties thanks to the remix package. Whether you’re looking for bass, funk, high energy, or dark house, there’s a version of the song that will fit your mood.
Above & Beyond – Alchemy (i_o Remix)
One of Above & Beyond’s most adored tracks gets a dark house treatment from rising producer i_o. While “Alchemy” has been out for 8 years, it feels fresh again, stripped out and retooled for the dark dance floors. It’s a remix we didn’t know we needed, and a welcome addition to both artists’ catalogs.
Navarra – Repeat
Protocol Recordings has been delivering progressive house jams all year, and they’re back with another courtesy of Navarra. It’s an uplifting, energetic vocal track that’s perfect for the summer.
Cyran – Vacation Away EP
Circus Records is normally known for its heavy bass, but Cyran is switching things up with his melodic Vacation Away EP.
Walshy Fire – No Negative Vibes
One-third of Major Lazer and producer in his own right, Walshy Fire is branching out with a solo album, recruiting some of the best names in Dancehall and Afrobeat music. His first single “No Negative Vibes” bridges African and Carribean musical cultures, and is a welcome introduction of things to come.
Elder Island – Kape Fear (Dirty Nice Remix)
Following Cousn’s funk-infused remix, “Kape Fear” is getting another unique spin. This time Dirty Nice puts a dark, chaotic twist on the track, unleashing it in a whole new light.
JOY – Soft Whisper
“Soft Whisper” brings a nostalgic feel from the early 1990s, but with a modern-day sonic edge. This is the title single from Los Angeles producer JOY’s debut album.
Bósa – Eyes of the Jaguar
If you’re looking for entrancing, global-influenced sounds, look no further. Utilizing globally sourced field recordings from their travels as independent musicians, Bósa delivers a sound that pushes the boundaries of house music. The duo melds tribal house beats, lush synths, hypnotic rhythms, and melodic vocals into something cohesive and beautiful.
These are just a few of the songs in the newest update to Freshly Picked Beats. Be sure to check out the Spotify playlist in its entirety below.
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