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Young Franco recruits 17 year-old singer Joy. for ‘Close 2 U’

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Well, Brisbane producer Young Franco is obviously paying no attention to the seasons because his latest track, Close 2 U, is a Summer banger in the midst of Winter. Franco has recruited young singer/songwriter, Joy., who we featured a few weeks ago to sing the hook on Close 2 U alongside sunshine-induced keys and a thumbing beat. It’s got hints of Duke Dumont‘s I Got U, but most of all it’s exactly what we’ve come to expect from a Young Franco creation: something young, energetic and vibrant. Close 2 U is the lead-single of an EP of the same name which features another new track, Hurricane. There are no vocals on Hurricane but it’s another deep-house delight.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/yfrnco/sets/close-2-u-ep[/soundcloud]

 

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Hear A$AP Ferg jump on Haim’s ‘My Song 5’

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How’s your bass face? Because this one hits harder than any HAIM track yet. Rapper A$AP Ferg has added a verse to HAIM’s My Song 5 from their 2013 debut Days Are Gone. The song was always the most badass and the record and now Ferg has added a whole other element to his with his crushing verse. “jealous now cos’ I’m working with this female band” Ferg raps in perhaps the most home-hitting statement we’ve heard all year. Yes, we’re jealous. And yes, we’re trying really hard not to like this but it’s impossible.

In other news, the follow-up to Days Are Gone is apparently coming soon according to the sisters themselves.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/haimtime/my-song-5-ft-asap-ferg[/soundcloud]

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Jungle drop music video for ‘Time’

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Masters of mystery, Jungle, have released the music video for Time. Once again, they’ve opted to not feature themselves and have instead taken the Fatboy Slim Weapon of Choice route of assigning the duty of dancing to middle-aged men. Adidas-clad and showing that age is nothing but a number, the two men engage in the dance-off to end all dance-offs, Bucket List-style .

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Lunice returns with ‘Can’t Wait To’

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We last heard Montreal producer, Lunice as one-half of TNGHT, a trap-duo formed with Hudson Mohawke. Fresh from smashing speakers around the country, Lunice is going it alone once again with a new single and an album on the way. That single is Can’t Wait To and it’s a skittering, brain-fuck of a track with deep, recurring vocals samples and eery synths. It’s certianly not as in-your-face as TNGHT but like any Lunice production it demands your immediate attention. The song was teased a few days ago in a 30 second video but the full version has now been unveiled. It’s suspected to be the first single from his forthcoming debut album.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/tnght/lunice-cantwait[/soundcloud]

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Vancington Remixes Shy Girls’ ‘Second Heartbeat’

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Shy Girls‘ track, Second Heartbeat, made waves nine months ago when it first hit our ears. Now it’s back; re-worked by Vancington and still just as pleasing to the ears. Vancington’s offering provides lush synths and a grooving backbeat which accompany the already super-smooth R&B vibe from the original. Glistening chimes and scattered vocals are peppered towards the end of the track, providing a break from the steady beat and giving this remix a distinct, funky flavour.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/vancington/shy-girls-second-heartbeat-vancington-remix[/soundcloud]

 

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Hear Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘A Heartbreak’

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The heart seems to be a consistent motif for Angus & Julia Stone‘s forthcoming self-titled record. They have just dropped a new song, A Heartbreak with an accompanying video following on from last month’s Heart Beats Slow. A Heartbeat was the first song the pair wrote with the producer of the record, Rick Rubin, and it’s a dark, folk-tinged number that beautifully juxtaposes the sibling’s voices. The video is suitably dark also and was filmed in LA under a flood of multi-coloured lights. The album is out 1 August following the pair’s performance at Splendour in the Grass, the week before.

Watch the video here.

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Cyril Hahn remixes Jessie Ware’s ‘Tough Love’

jessicyrilIf you’re not a lover, slow-groover or sensual mover chances are you might’ve found Jessie Ware‘s new track Tough Love a little slow. Well Canadian producer Cyril Hahn has come to rescue the track for beat-cravers with his beautifully tailored remix of Tough Love. He keeps Ware’s heighty vocal intact, instead choosing to pump it along with a deep-house base-line and send it straight to the clubs. Jessie Ware and deep house music go together like Milk and Milo so it’s great to see Hahn give Tough Love the remix treatment. He’s already worked his magic on Ware once before with Sweet Talk so it should be no surprise that this one is brilliant once again.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/jessieware/tough-love-cyril-hahn-remix[/soundcloud]

Listen to Hahn’s remix of Sweet Talk here:

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/jessieware/sweet-talk-cyril-hahn-rmx-sd[/soundcloud]

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