CODE Picks of the Week: Sia, Diplo & The Weeknd, Alice Russell & Sam Sparro, and More
Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section.
Sia featuring Diplo & The Weeknd: “Elastic Heart” [Republic]
At first, Diplo kicks back on the decks for his volunteered spot on the “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” soundtrack, letting Sia enter the Arena where she’s joined by a crooning Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd), sounding better than he ever has. Like a lovelorn Peeta, he complements Sia’s singular wail in a sonic wildnerness. When the beat kicks up around minute three you realize Dip has been every bit the Haymitch Abernathy you knew he could be, orchestrating an epic finish for our tributes, and a hopeful cross-genre future for us all. May these beats be ever in our favor.
Alice Russell: “To Dust” (Sam Sparro remix) [Tru Thoughts]
British soul singer Russell gets a twerkin remix from Australian-American electro singer Sparro.
Flume featuring Freddie Gibbs: “Holdin On” [Future Classic]
Gibbs adding some verse to Flume’s summer hit throws some bonus swag on this track.
French Horn Rebellion featuring Ghost Beach: “Caaalifornia” [FHR Records]
FHR recalls everything from Beach Boys to Rooney in this daytime disco jam.
Victor Niglio: “Jiggy” featuring Mr. Man [Jeffree’s/Mad Decent]
Philly’s own Niglio gives some brotherly love to Philly’s own Fresh Prince of jiggy.