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ICYMI: Mary J. Blige & Disclosure Make Magic Together

Most Disclosure fans probably know about Mary J. Blige’s remix of “F For You”, which contains verses by the queen of R&B (and even resulted in her getting on stage with the duo during festivals like Ultra and Coachella). While not quite a remix in structure or overall sound, Mary J. Blige has a powerful voice and it mixes flawlessly with Disclosure’s Garage style. While I actually consider myself a fan of Mary J. Blige (how could you not be with talent like that?), I’m generally unaware of her album releases. Upon Shazamming a track today, I learned Mary J. Blige had Disclosure produce a couple of the songs off her latest album The London Sessions (November 2014, Capitol Records). The two tracks are the club-ready “Follow” and the more bedroom-friendly “Right Now”. While I’m probably more partial to “Follow”, both songs contain Mary’s amazing vocals with Disclosure’s classic sound. A bonus I discovered was the Shadow Child remix of “Right Now” that throws more of that UK House sound into the mix.

I know we’re talking older tracks here but in case you missed them you must listen now. And while you’re at it grab Mary J. Blige’s entire album The London Sessions.

Blonde x Felix Cartal- Weekend Workout: Episode 158

Blonde, the dynamic House producer duo from Leeds, have crafted yet another fantastic mix courtesy of Felix Cartal and his tried-and-true weekly Weekend Workout series. Stylistically, they’ve been compared to Duke Dumont and Maya Jane Coles in their notably British house sound and have received massive support from Disclosure, Kidnap Kid and the like. The duo remain completely approachable in the same strain as AMTRAC and other masterful House producers as they prove to have an upbeat mixing style which pulls influences in everywhere from 70’s disco classics to unreleased material destined to crush dance floors worldwide.

Be sure to check out the latest Weekend Workout episode below- Blonde have also released seven previous house and nu-disco mixes titled “Blonde: Highlights” which can be found at their SoundCloud page linked below.

Lyrx X Royal- Complete Control

“Complete Control”, the latest production from DC based hip hop artists Lyrx and Royal, is a song that takes you back to the days when electronic beats and lyrically conscious lyrics coincided with the likes of Nujabes and Jurassic 5. This is the first release off of the newly minted Redact Collective between various artists between Philadelphia and Washington DC, created to “foster a collaborative and supportive community of artists in the DMV.” When Lyrx raps “This is the beginning of my journey to get complete control” he’s already convinced us more than enough to stay tuned for his next release.

Check out the free download below and keep your ear to the ground for more from these talented young artists from the District.

Sharam Jey, Sammy W & Alex E – Swag! (The Remixes)

Sharam Jey is easily one of my favorite producers over the past year. The fast-rising German House producer, DJ, and label boss has carved out a niche in the G-House world that is so fun, so funky, and so fresh that you can’t not pay attention. Sharam Jey’s track “SWAG!” produced with Sammy W & Alex E was released almost two years ago on his label Bunny Tiger which is home to so many thumping tracks, “SWAG!” being no exception.

Today marks the release of the “SWAG!” remixes, a collection of four fresh takes on the already-awesome original track by Sharam Jey and Sammy W & Alex E. I think the biggest standout has to be the remix by DESTRUCTO & Bot which may be even more gangster than the original, if you didn’t think that was possible. I’ve been on a huge Bot kick lately and if you want to see what this dude is about head to his SoundCloud page. The other remixes are by Daniel Fernandes, who is also starting to make a name for himself, Frey, and Thee Cool Cats. All four of the remixes are exceptional in composition, contain plenty of funk, yet stay original in their own rights to be different than the one next to the other.

Check out the tracks below and make sure to grab them on Beatport! Show all artists some love with this one

Slumberjack – The Others feat. KLP (NGHTMRE Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

NGHTMRE is another young gun out of Los Angeles who is on a tear, and for good reason. NGHTMRE’s polished productions combine melodies with devastating drops that mostly hover around the Bass Music world. Festival Trap remixes have started to fade out of the forefront, but that’s where NGHTMRE really gained his notoriety, remixing the likes of Showtek, Tiesto X Afrojack, and more recently Porter Robinson and Skrillex (though not quite Festival Trap remixes). Releasing music on Mad Decent and Ultra Records plus a following of 130K Facebook fans and 75K SoundCloud users, it’s clear NGHTMRE is doing all the right things and making all the right music.

Two days ago NGHTMRE released his remix of Slumberjack’s “The Others” featuring KLP and it is too hot to handle. You know me – I usually post a lot of House music, but I need variety and I know when I hear something worth writing about. This track really lets the music do the talking, as both drops are absolutely mesmerizing and actually don’t repeat themselves. NGHTMRE writes “Slumberjack has been killing the game recently. Was honored to do this remix this track. Hope you guys like my take!”

Check out the track, like it, download it, and show the kid some love!

Option4 Teams Up With Cadence & Cause To Create Change Through Music

It has been a minute since we have seen a big release from the Denver based homie Option4, and his newest collabo titled All For You is nothing less then an absolute listening pleasure. Teaming up with Tnertle on this original the man behind Option4, Brennan Bryarly, has once again created a super fun bass driven house piece. With an awesome vocal line that perfectly utilizes the addition of some gorgeous and rich horns, this track really has it all. On top of that Option4 has decided that although he will be selling this track at the meager price of just $2.50, and on top of that a whole dollar of every sale will go towards water purification efforts in countries less fortunate then our own. Knowing Brennan personally I can tell you this is not because he is rolling in the money, this is a genuinely amazing gesture by a struggling artist and I hope more producers and DJs take a page out of the Option4 book and also use their music to bring change to the world. Head on over to Cadence & Cause and grab a download today, if there is only one thing you accomplish today make it this. You will not only get a funky new house track but you may just save a life or two while your at it!

Option4 – All On The Floor ft. Ternertle – Download