#FreePlayThursday – 8/1/2013

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It’s almost the weekend, so grab nine free tracks to get it started right! We’re bringing you the best in free downloads, which you can stream and download from our Soundcloud below.

While Cedric Gervais and Kaskade have both released progressive house remixes of Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful,” The Golden Pony’s take on the track offers up a stunning combination of screeching synths and danceable melancholy. LA-based producer Jack Novak offers up “Swerve,” a collaboration with vocalist SOFI (previously featured on a couple of deadmau5 tracks). The track is a hard-hitting electro house banger with a punchy drop that should go down well with fans of a Knife Party-esque sound.

We featured him in last week, but heRobust has delivered another quality free download this week with his bass-heavy remix of Candyland’s “Bring The Pain.” Cat aficionados will love the set of releases from Zeds Dead and Meowski666 (formerly known as Mittens Francis). Zeds Dead have given out the “Meow Version” of their Juicy J-sampling track “Ratchet,” which replaces some choice words from the rapper with the sound of cat sound effects while still being a trap gem. Meowski666—a collaboration of sorts between America’s Best DJ 2013 nominees Dillon Francis and Kill The Noise—is giving out “Meow Machine,” which, ironically enough, sounds like it could be a lost track from Skrillex and Boys Noize collaboration Dog Blood.

On the headier side of releases, Supervision has dropped a free mix of Bonobo’s “Know You.” The mix provides an atmospheric production that’s heavy on percussion and reverb leaning toward ambient. Griz and Gramatik have teamed up for Grizmatik’s track “My People,” a funk-bass hybrid that fans of Pretty Lights’ electro-soul sound will eat up.

If you’re okay with signing up for a mailing list or liking a Facebook page, don’t miss out on free tracks from Fantastic Mr. Fox’s and Tiesto. Acer’s Facebook page is offering up a free download of “Aspire” by Tiesto in exchange for a Like and a few games. Fantastic Mr. Fox’s giving out the groovy deep house track “Power” if you sign up for his mailing list on his website.

If you find any outstanding free tracks, remixes, bootlegs, or mashups, tweet them to @DJTimesMag using #FreePlayThursday. We’ll feature our favorites every week, so make sure to check back next Thursday!