September 19, 2014

#FreePlayFriday – 3/21/2014

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With just days to go until Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival, you’re bound to be in need of some fresh tracks for your sets and parties. Grab five tracks for the low, low price of free from this pre-Miami #FreePlayFriday.

Fresh off the release of the pair’s Comfortable EP last month, The Knocks are once again flexing their remixing muscles, this time taking on sister act HAIM’s “If I Could Change Your Mind.” Elegant keys and a subdued vibe transform the original track into a hip disco moment.

As dirtybird’s resident dark horse, J.Phlip has continually delivered off-kilter basslines and unexpected tech-house fusions. “Wurk,” the vinyl exclusive B-side to her Detroit-tinged single “Say My Name,” is no exception, with horror noir samples, robotic vocals, and a booty-bouncing techno backbone signing her signature into the dark original. Thankfully, the track is finally available in a digital format.

Treasure Fingers and Anna Lunoe have come together for the swagger-filled “Bad MF,” a groovy tech-house jam that’s bound to unleash anyone’s inner badass. Electronic squeaks and scorching synth stabs circle around a demanding “I’m a bad motherfucker” vocal sample, and a choice audio clip at in the last ten seconds solidify this track’s NSFW status.

Amtrac has been poised as one of the buzziest up-and-comers of the past year, with opening slots on America’s Best DJ 2013 winner Kaskade’s last tour and a string of fresh remixes and originals. His remix of Gotsome’s “Bassline” is now available as a free download, and the Kentucky native’s production more than lives up to the song’s title. A sexy and pulsing slice of house, the remix slowly builds to a chaotic climax that will set dancefloors on fire.

It would be irresponsible of us to not set you wild into the beginning of festival season without at least one main stage weapon, and Eminence’s remix of Galantis’ “You” is more than fitting for this role. Keeping the original’s lush keys and high-pitched vocals intact for much of build, the Canadian duo launches an all-out big room assault with a drop pulsing with machine gun bass and laser synths.

Stream and download all of this week’s picks from our Soundcloud below.

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