#FreePlayFriday – 4/18/2014

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It’s never a bad time to stack your decks, so grab our picks of the week’s best free tracks for #FreePlayFriday!

Gareth Emery just released his sophomore artist album Drive, but he’s already giving fans more material with “Isolate.” Inspired by the DJ/producer’s trek through super-remote Californian locations, the track is a stunning progressive instrumental featuring a shimmering synth lead and massive sense of grandeur.

Figure warps his crushing bass back in time to the 1980s with “Infinite Lives.” This one’s takes trap and passes it through a retro 8-bit filter, with enough sticky synths and electronic squeaks to send you jumping for the nearest 1UP block. And—since it’s #FreePlayFriday—you won’t even have to drop a quarter to play this one.

Lemaitre may hail from Oslo, Norway, but their mix of Martin Solveig’s breezy 2013 single “Hey Now” is gleaming love letter straight from the disco-drenched shores of France. A skittering electro-funk piano backbone recalls early Daft Punk, setting this one up to become the crux of your upcoming summer playlists.

UK DJ/producer Clancy is giving away “Take It Slow,” a foreboding deep house cut steeped in indie rock aesthetics. Heavy reverb and disembodied vocal snippets create an air of dark nostalgia, and the track’s growling bassline will send any late-night disco into a frenzy.

Marcus Schossow remixes his fellow Swedes AN21 & Max Vangeli’s track “Vafan,” releasing it for free through SIZE Records. With this mix, Schossow continues his streak of unforgettable progressive house through his dedication to creating stellar soundscapes and unorthodox approaches to big room song structure. Grab the track and the rest of this week’s picks from our Soundcloud below.

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