M83: “Reunion (Mylo Remix)”
One of the standout tracks from M83’s psychedelic-meets-electronic LP Hurry Up, We Are Dreaming gets an OMD-styled remix from Scottish dance deconstructionist Mylo. It's the first of an entire remix EP from M83’s last album, so keep an eye out for that sweetness. [Stereogum]
Big Baby Gandhi ft. Fat Tony: “Lurkin’”
Big Baby Gandhi has a high-pitched flow belying his legit lyrics, so keep an open mind when listening to him ranting over this staccato sample and brittle beat.
E-40 ft. Kendrick Lamar & Droop-E: “Catch a Fade”
E-40 will forever be ensconced in my heart thanks to his deliriously stupid (yet informative!) “Tell Me When To Go,” so I was psyched to see him teaming up with Kendrick Lamar, one of the most thought-provoking voices in hip hop today. As for Droop-E, who knew that's E-40’s 24-year-old son rapping at his side? Do you think Droop calls him “dad” or “Papa 40”? [Prefix]
John Carpenter: "Slowly to the Shadows"
No, this isn’t a song from the minimalist horror director who scores his own films. Yes, the name is the reason I clicked on him in the first place, but I was pleased to find out there are two John Carpenters in this world who make memorably eerie, strangely compelling music. This bluesy-goth jam could almost be a forgotten John Cale b-side. [Stereogum]
Martin Solveig: “The Night Out (Madeon Remix)”
Seventeen-year-old French electro-pop producer Madeon remixes his 35-year-old French electro-pop-producing elder, Solveig. Generation gap nothing—these two make joyful, atmospheric dance music that’s sure to get your desk-bound body wigglin'.