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HVOB’s minimal house sound with Anna’s background vocals has always been a point of calm for us. Their newest EP, Window, is no different. The title-track’s video [as with all of their videos] is nothing short of awesome. With sets that represent part art installation, part music video, part soundtrack, the trio’s multi-layered aspect makes it that much easier to drift away.

 

Window comes out Friday and features remixes from minimal-tech powerhouse Gui Boratto and the worldly Acid Pauli.

 

HVOB Window Prelisten Mix

 

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After releasing Awake | Cardigan last year with a signing on the famed Anjunadeep, Jeremy Villecourt, or Croquet Club, has since been taking emotional deep house to great heights with his voice and colorful song structures. His most recent release, ‘Only You Can Tell’, is no less than beautifully heart wrenching. The Jacuzzi EP, similarly, evokes a calmed euphoria.

 

The best part is he isn’t a single-sound hound. Check out the mix he made for Kitsune Maison’s recently released Sweet 16 Artist Compilation for some seriously chilled-out style. I’m floating.

 

Croquet Club – Only You Can Tell

Croquet Club – Breath

Croquet Club – Kitsune Sweet 16 Mix

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Our bi-monthly series with Modern Disco Ambassadors continues this Friday! Those of you at last week’s show can attest to how fun it was. Free billiards. Great beer selection. Awesome people. Lucky for you, this week’s show promises to be just as, if not more, bouncy.

 

Jazzy and glitchy beats from Free the Robots, sultry and soulful rhythms from StarRo, and MDA’s current listings from Torosbros means this’ll be a night of heavy grooving and swaying.

 

Free the Robots – Soul Control

Free the Robots – The Truth

Chet Faker – Talk is Cheap (StarRo Remix)

Disclosure – Latch (StarRo Remix)

 

HOW TO ENTER

The contest is below after the jump. Standard procedure: The contest ends at 12PM Friday November 21st! The more ways you enter below, the better your chance is to win. Be sure to be ready to check your e-mail/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!

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This installment of Latest and Greatest is devoted to our friends down by the Ecuator. The talent circulating down south has been consistently impressive. For the past year or so, they’ve experienced an influx of dark tech and if you haven’t already noticed: that’s my favourite electronic style.

 

 

Pompeya – Does [The Twelves Remix]

 

Though not quite dark and techy, a post about Brasil’s electronic scene without a mention of The Twelves is sacrilege. These two have oft been compared to Daft Punk – and for good reason. Here’s their newest funker.

Pompeya – Does (The Twelves Remix)

 

 

Malik Mustache – G My Humps

 

How can you not enjoy a basic club shot taken to new levels? Malik Mustache adds house and tech style to this 2005 hit and takes G-house into the future. G-Future.

Malik Mustache – G My Humps

 

 

Ishimaru – Fu-King EP

 

The newest EP from Ishimaru features his single Fu-King and remixes by Krash and Sound Cloup. It is dark, hard, and angry techno for the electro G inside us all.
Ishimaru – Fu-King EP

 

 

Fractal System – Need You Tonight

 

Fractal System takes INXS’ 80’s dance-pop classic and adds that Brasil sound. This track is dark, funky, and bassy; and with that famed guitar riff, we definitely need it.
Fractal System – Need You Tonight

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Last year, Smallpools released their hit single ‘Dreaming’ and it became an anthem to the start of summer. Their follow up EP was indie-pop of similar celebratory scale.

 

Around the same time, Magic Man and Panama Wedding were rising in the ranks with their catchy synth rock and heartfelt vocals via ‘Paris’ and ‘All of the People’, respectively. The former’s most recent album, Before the Waves kept it rolling. And the latter has seen remixes come from all around the spectrum – RAC among them – which is one of the best respects a musician can pay.

 

On Monday [11|17], all three will be bringing their high-energy, feel-good indie vibes to the House of Blues in Anaheim. And we’ve got some tickets to giveaway for quite the show to kick off your week! Come with feeling.

 

Smallpools – EP

Magic Man – Out of Mind

Magic Man – Paris

Panama Wedding – All of the People

 

HOW TO ENTER

 

Standard procedure: The contest ends at 12PM Monday November 17th! The more ways you enter below, the better your chance is to win. Be sure to be ready to check your e-mail/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!

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There’s been heaps of remixes from all-star producers coming out for ZHU this year. ODESZA, Lido, The Magician, and AMTRAC to name a few (you can hear them all here). Well, French Kiwi Juice decided to take his hand at debatably ZHU’s most underrated track “Paradise Awaits.” He added his signature brand of funky instrumentals in half time which put a special groove to this amazing original. I’ve been all over FKJ more than ever lately, so it’s nice to see him getting more acclaim.

 

When you have a moment to see where electronic music is headed, watch this beautifully done video of him jamming in his bedroom studio. Yeah, he has awesome dreads.

 

ZHU – Paradise Awaits (FKJ Remix)
FKJ Mix For VibesHK

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Just when I thought life couldn’t get any better, two of my favorite artists come together in a recreation of Slow Magic’s best track. In my opinion at least. They take the already emotional track to a new level that refuses to let me sit still. ODESZA really has that Midas touch when it comes to their remixes. This one is no different. Enjoy friends.

Slow Magic – Waited 4 U (ODESZA Remix)

Slow Magic – Waited 4 U