I’ve decided that winter just isn’t doing it for me anymore. Fortunately, a savior has arrived in the form of Shmallen. The self-proclaimed “professional poolside lounger piña colada sipper’s” remix of Aaliyah’s R&B classic is somehow even sexier and lush than the original. Normally, I’m a bit hesitant when young producers decide to mess around with […]

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If Animal Collective spent more time on the beach, they would have sounded something like Vadoinmessico. Based in London, the global five-piece — whose members hail from Mexico, France, Italy and Austria — make free-spirited psych-pop blended with beachside melodies not unlike those woven by fellow globetrotters Trails and Ways. Their latest single “Perfect Strangers” is […]

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Gigamesh has taken Ghost Beach’s tropi-pop jam “Miracle” and prescribed it a hefty dose of Xanax. The track opens with some synth and drum elements, building up into an explosion of ethereal bliss and super low end kicks. The beat is carefree and loose but still put-together enough for it to groove you along — […]

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Los Angeles duo Classixx are back with a new single, “Holding On.” Appearing on their upcoming album, Hanging Gardens, the track is a springtime tease evoking beaches and sunshine. With glistening keys, funky basslines and a driving beat laced with tropical percussion, “Holding On” will come in handy when ushering in the change of seasons. […]

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