CODER Crew's Picks of the Week: Kavinsky, Boys Noize and more

Kavinsky

Vincente Desailly

Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob, Lauren and Elissa have to say.

Kavinsky, "ProtoVision (Boys Noize Remix)" (Casablanca)

What do you get when you combine Kavinsky's ’80s-inspired electronic rock with the futuristic funk of Boys Noize? One hell of a remix. Set for a Feb. 25 release, Boys Noize's take on "ProtoVision" keeps the steady kick-snare punch of the original while layering on a glitchy, funky (dare we say Daft Punk-y?) electro synth melody. An unexpected breakdown is a brief reprieve from the ominous groove, only to build into a deliciously dark drop that puts the brightest progressive-house tunes to shame. -Lauren

Anthony Naples, “Moscato,” (Mister Saturday Night)

For Brooklyn newcomer Anthony Naples, simplicity is key to a successful groove. The A-side of his second vinyl-only release for the nascent Mister Saturday Night label, “Moscato” is bursting with robust, whirring synths, but they never clutter the uncomplicated bounce of its grinding beat. However, the added layers do lend the midtempo house tune a momentum that makes it feel like it’s careening forward, full-tilt. -Elissa

Banks, “Before I Ever Met You” (IAMSOUND)

The Los Angeles-based singer known as Banks is so enigmatic, she doesn’t even run her own Twitter account. But she runs the bass hard on this tune, intended as a B-side for a forthcoming digital single. Produced by Jesse Rogg, “Before I Ever Met You” is a sultry and devastating slow jam that recalls Sneaker Pimps and early Massive Attack while showcasing Banks’ own raw and emotive voice. -Zel

Syn Cole, “April” (LE7ELS)

The fifth release on Avicii's LE7ELS imprint comes from Estonian newcomer Syn Cole. "April" is a melodic, electro-tinged production that juxtaposes hard guitar riffs with big synths reminiscent of a big room track. The melody will get your head bobbing, feet moving, and just might cause you to fist pump uncontrollably. -Jacob

Carnage & Borgore, “Incredible” (Spinnin)

Sometimes even I, a classic over-thinker, have to just shut off my brain and rage. “Incredible” provides the perfect jackhammer to which to do so. The collab between heavy-hitting newcomer Carnage and dubstep party boy Borgore is very tracky -- meant to be blended into a DJ set, rather than stand alone as a single, for whatever reason -- and that makes it what we used to call “peak hour fodder." I can imagine this bad boy slamming out of the speakers in a New York nightclub at about 4 a.m. as much as I can hear it in the festival sets of Tiësto, Avicii, and Porter Robinson (who are, indeed, all playing it). Rage on. -Kerri