[single serving] Autograf remixes Lorde

Autograf jumps into the tropical house vibe with their remix of Lorde’s Team. While it doesn’t quite capture that genre defying creativity of the Stevie Wonder Superstition remix, the production remains top notch.


Odesza – In Return

Odesza in return electronic downtempo

Seattle-based Odesza released their second LP on Friday, evolving their percussion-driven, downtempo sound with a roster of guest vocalists and a smattering of world music influences. Very relieving to see a group that created their own style not only adhere to and evolve it, but also fly in the face of other current electronic trends. Not only that, but you can see their efforts from the 2013 EP My Friends Never Die and 2012’s Summer’s Gone (both available for free download here) helping influence some of bass music’s more tribal and organic styles of late.

Special recognition to the track All We Need featuring Portland native Shy Girls, an incredible collaboration that highlights the best of both groups.

Goldroom makes you feel like a sunset

Goldroom Till Sunrise Nu Disco  Indie Dance

Goldroom has been at the forefront of the Nu Disco and Indie Dance scene since first exploding onto the blog scene with the bongo-laden Morgan’s Bay in 2011. In addition to touting one of the most ear-wormy guitar hooks you’ll hear, it earned LA producer Josh Legg a spot on the blog charts with each subsequent release.

On Monday he put out his latest release, Till Sunrise, which seemed as good a time as ever to put assemble a playlist of some of his best originals and remixes. Expect a lot of warm, padded synths, disco-inspired basslines, liberal marimba usage and unspeakably catchy choruses.

And yes, upon seeing that Goldroom image you may have an idea of where the inspiration for the Esthetick header came from.

The Knocks just released the perfect summer song

Little bit of Miami Horror, part Niles Rodgers style guitar riff, a dash of Len’s Steal my Sunshine, some LA nu disco and a whole lot of summer vibes: The Knocks’ latest single Classic featuring Powers instantly garnered a spot on many a feel-good summer jam mix.

Not only that, but they wrote a very heartfelt letter announcing that this tune is the pinnacle of what they’ve been striving for for years. And it’s hard to disagree.

The Knocks 'Classic' Letter

End of the week playlist: daytime edition

daytime weekend playlist house indie haim banks

While the average end of the week playlist here focuses on sounds you would seek out from the hours of 9pm to 3am, this one should be able to carry you through everything in between. It’s a smattering of things with the common theme of an absurdly catchy chorus: a breezy Kygo remix with one of the best vocal-chopping hooks you’ll hear,  a funky pop tune seemingly from another era brought to you by UK lady group JUCE, a couple of heartbreakers from the HAIM-esque Shura, finished off with Banks’ newest jam. This is tested-and-true park-lounging music.

Bonus tropical chill remix of Swedish House Mafia’s ONE. What!