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Vandelux – Baka

In Beats, Energetic, Upbeat by Jeff

Vandelux. You’re probably familiar with the name if you’ve visited my site before. I’m always up for a new Vandelux song and this one is no different. But it is actually different than the vocal-driven songs Vandelux has been making recently, which are stellar in their own right. Baka is an instrumental VIBE, plain and simple. Booming bass and chanted …

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The Knocks – R U HIGH (feat. Mallrat)

In Dance, Pop, Upbeat by Jeff

Dance duo The Knocks deliver an upbeat, summery jam with their new song, “R U HIGH.” I’m hooked on this one right now and Mallrat‘s vocals are my favorite part. She’s got a cool voice and a unique delivery, and she sounds amazing alongside The Knock’s energizing production style.

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Justin Bieber – 2 Much (SUNDRESS Flip)

In Dreamy, House, Pop, Remix, Upbeat by Jeff

Don’t look now but there are some new guys on the scene. This reworking of Justice Beaver’s “2 Much” is the very first thing Portland based duo SUNDRESS have released and it’s a lot of fun. I’m digging the smooth house style with pretty piano melodies, and the change up towards the end of the song is really really cool. …

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Luxage – bluffs

In Dance, Upbeat by Jeff

Bay Area producer Luxage is an artist who needs to be on your music radar asap. His sound is clean, confident, and incredibly catchy—especially for work that usually skews toward the instrumental side of things. His latest song, “bluffs,” is vibrant and full of good energy, with shimmering instrumentation, a bouncy bass line, and heavenly vocal chops. It’s a terrific …

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Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (Lido Remix)

In Indie, Remix, Upbeat by Jeff

Throwback to this groovy remix from Lido. He stripped down PTM‘s hit song and threw in a bouncy electronic beat that completely switches the vibe of the original. It came out in 2017 but I heard it recently in Rome In Silver‘s nutty new MONOCHROME mix, which is an audio experience that 100% needs to be had. Check ’em both …

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Netsky – Hold On (feat. Becky Hill)

In Dance, Electronic, Energetic, Upbeat by Jeff

I’ve loved Becky Hill‘s vocals ever since I jammed out to “Overdrive” in my car for the first time. It’s so good to hear her again! This time she links up with OG producer Netsky for an energetic and speedy house track called “Hold On.” It’s the most uplifting thing I’ve heard in forever and it was much needed.

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Jim-E Stack – Jeanie ft. Bon Iver

In Chill, Indie, Pop, Upbeat by Jeff

You may not know it, but producer Jim-E Stack and Bon Iver have worked together before, with Jim-E contributing to Bon Iver’s 2020 single, “PDLIF“. I’m glad to hear them back at it with a new collaboration—an upbeat and poppy song called “Jeanie”. These guys obviously have great chemistry and I’d love to hear more collabs down the road.

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Lil Tecca – Selection feat. Skrillex & DJ Scheme

In Pop, Upbeat by Jeff

I don’t know who Lil Tecca is yet but I saw the name Skrillex and had to listen. “Selection” is catchy as hell, with easy vocals delivered overtop a casual beat. It’s nothing mind-blowing but it’s still a good one–especially considering everyone involved.

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Tony Velour – EURO PLUG (feat. Dylan Brady)

In Electronic, Party, Pop, Upbeat by Jeff

Tony Velour and Dylan Brady join forces for “EURO PLUG” – an electrifying jam that really gets the people going. It’s high energy from the jump, with sharp synths and a supremely catchy chorus. Check it out below along with a little bonus: Rico Nasty‘s “iPhone”, also produced by Dylan Brady.