Fake Blood, “Get Myself Together” [Blood Music]
Theo Keating’s hard-edged alias is always a reliable source for a glorious dancefloor moment, but this blend of house vocal and raw breaks-inspired beats exceeds all expectation.
Showtek & Justin Prime featuring Matthew Koma, “Cannonball (Earthquakes)” (Lazy Rich remix) [SPRS/Spinnin]
Cannonballs, earthquakes, epic drops: They’re all here within, as Matthew Koma lends his tenor siren to this banger, reworked by Lazy Rich as the best from a new batch of remixes.
Cashmere Cat, “Wedding Bells” [LuckyMe]
Ding dong, the bells are chiming and you too will say “I do” to this rhythmically provisioned and instrumentally adventurous ode to romantic unions from Norway’s Cashmere Cat, if not right away then at least by the time the harp and piano coda kicks in.
Tourist featuring Will Heard, “I Can’t Keep Up” [Method Records]
Will Heard’s Brit-boy croon might not be all that distinguishable from the other Brit-boy crooners, but Tourist’s mastery of wrapping that vocal in a steadily building layered cake of house music confection shows why he is the first artist signed to Disclosure’s Method Records.
St. Lucia, “Elevate” (RAEKO remix) [Neon Gold Records]
Probably one of the most underrated songs of 2013, St. Lucia’s “Elevate” takes a turn towards the wistful with a downtempo remix from newcomer RAEKO that embraces the beauty without being self-conscious.