August 23, 2014

#FreePlayFriday – 4/4/2014

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We’re back from our week in Miami for Winter Music Conference, and we’re hooking you up with five free tracks for your weekend.

Pete Tong is teasing his mysterious All Gone To Sea with “Where’s The Music Gone,” available now to those who sign up for the project’s mailing list. The track is proof that the recent MBE honor hasn’t gone to Pete’s head, with an expertly crafted bassline and lush piano melody priming the song for both daytime and late-night play. We’re not quite sure what All Gone To Sea is yet, but if this is playing, we’ll be there.

GRiZ has premiered his remix of Lettuce’s “Slippin Into Darkness,” offering it for free to fans through his Soundcloud. The Detroit native takes the track into a funky future soul direction, with grinding electro synths coupled with an irresistible saxophone line. With a seemingly endless line of hooks, you’ll be humming this earworm for days on end.

Canadian duo Art Department come off a hot week in Miami with “Heartbreakers Techno.” Synth organs and a rolling bassline generate a vibe that’s both breezy and nostalgic, and its 8-bit tech vibe is weird in the most addictive of ways.

We first premiered Sevag’s remix of One Direction’s “Story of My Life” in February, and the New York City-based DJ/producer is back with a radical remix of “Silence,” Delerium’s 1999 collaboration with Sarah McLachlan. Sevag takes this one straight to the big rooms with a massive progressive house drop and synth stabs, even managing to fit in early 2000s rave influences.

This week’s set of picks wraps up with Facundo Mohrr’s edit of Frankie Knuckles’ seminal classic “Baby Wants a Ride.” While first featured in a #FreePlayFriday back in October, it only seems fitting to pay tribute to Knuckles’ impact following his tragic passing earlier this week. This dark, entrancing edit both honors the legendary DJ/producer’s career while looking to the future with the legions of artists he inspired.

Stream and download all tracks from our Soundcloud below.

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