“Heartache” by TKDJS

TKDJS is the artist project of 3 producers based in NYC. They met at the Central Park zoo late one Thursday night in September. Their bond was forged in a NYPD cruiser on the way back to the precinct. They’ve been making music together ever since.

Heartache is the perfect blend of soulful vocals (courtesy of Mrs. Tina Turner) and groovy bass lines to create a killer Deep House track. Heartache immediately reminded me of is the first track that really got me into Swedish House Mafia about 5 years ago – “Be vs. Satisfaction vs. Show Me Love”. I’ve posted a video below showing just what this mash-up did to crowds during the SHM glory days.

With any luck, TKDJS will be headed down that same road with their debut single. Check out their uplifting Big Room House remix to “Rather Be” below that I’m sure would make SHM proud.

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PumpTheBeat.com Presents: Chill Vibes Vol. 14

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So far, these Chill Vibes playlists have exceeded my expectations. If you’ve been following from the beginning, playlists like “Chill Vibes Vol. 12″ have garnered almost 4K “Likes” and 1K “Reposts.” The support has been incredible, so we’ll keep at it with the playlists. And aside from that, who doesn’t love listening to music that brings you back to those summer days?

For this week’s playlist, we kick things off with Kygo again. I took a break from having Kygo in our playlists, just to give other producers a little more face time. Other artists leading the tropical house / deep house genres are on the bill as well. These include but aren’t limited to names like Sam Feldt, Kungs, SNBRN, and Taylor Wise. You’ll notice that Knife Party closes the playlist. Yes, there’s definitely a bias, but I couldn’t resist.

“Tools (Louis The Child Remix)” by Yellerkin

Louis the Child bring us another great remix with their take on “Tools” by Yellerkin. Starting the song off with a strong kick, this song has you moving from the beginning. Then comes the steel drum melody, producing a chill, tropical vibe. As the lyrics come in and the song progresses, everyone in the room is bobbing their head. Just when you think it can’t get better the steel drum comes to the forefront, taking control of the song and brightening your mood. This song is exactly what I needed on this cold winter day.

“Miracle (ROOM8 Remix)” by Kimbra

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ROOM8’s remix of Kimbra’s “Miracle” will throw ya right back to a time when things weren’t so difficult. Just like Chromeo, ROOM8 is pushing to re invent the indie electronic sound with a fusion of electronic pop and modern dance music. I wonder what the everyday vernacular of the 70’s and 80’s sounded like( I’ll ask my parents) but I’m sure regardless of the time era, this song would be considered fresh.

Release Date: November 19th, 2014

“Gold Lights” by Wet Paint

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Wet Paint, an electro funk duo comprised of James Gaudet and Dan Shanahan, are out to make serious moves. Back in 2012, the duo was formed in Montreal, CA. Now, they’re working on their new EP, which is set to drop in early 2015.

“Gold Lights” is a funky track that will hold people over until the release of the EP. The track captures the soulfulness that Wet Paint is trying to get after. If you’re a fan of names like Gramatik and Griz, you’ll definitely be a fan of Wet Paint.

“Legs” by Chuck Inglish ft. Chromeo Remixes Released

Chuck Inglish released several new remixes of his song, “Legs” ft. Chromeo. These remixes highlighted a host of Dim Mak artists, including Penguin Prison, Yolanda Be Cool, Bee’s Knees, and AC Slater. Some of these artists take the song a little deeper, some add a little funk, and some speed up the groove. But all of them add their own personal spice to the track. Personally, I enjoyed Bee’s Knees remix the most with AC Slater’s remix as a close second. But don’t let me be the judge. Take a listen for yourself and let your body move to these funky beats.

“Heroes (Kayzo DNB Mix)” by Alesso ft. Tove Lo

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Kayzo, on the description of this release, said, “No boundaries. No stopping.” And, I can definitely agree with that statement. Kayzo has been on a production binge, and it’s not limited to his usual heavy, hardstyle sounds like with his track “Crank.” He’s literally all across the board with genres like with his slowed down remix to “No Scrubs.” Unreal stuff coming from this producer. Huge shout out goes out to Kayzo for his releases and his constant work he’s been putting into his music.