Code Picks of the Week: The Weeknd, Sam Smith & More

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The Weeknd attends TheWeeknd Album Listening Event on August 26, 2013 in New York City.  

Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend.

The Weeknd, "Often" (Kygo Remix) Debuted during his smash Tomorrowland set, Kygo’s official remix for the Weeknd marks a well-timed changeup for the young Norwegian, who explores new broken-beat territory through his refreshing tropical lens.

Michael Brun, "Zenith" [Kid Coconut] The young Haitian artist kicks off his new imprint in high-flying fashion with a well-crafted progressive house single sporting a stark, bass-driven drop and pulsing, soft synths.

Maceo Plex, "Conjure Superstar" [Kompakt] Continuing to dissect club culture through the critical lens of his “Conjure” conceptual series, Maceo Plex takes on the specter of ghost-produced superstar DJs on this pensive but powerful Kompakt exclusive.

Benoit & Sergio, "Splash" [Visionquest] The DC and Berlin-based duo kick off their new Your Darkness EP with a slow-burning opener that sports an instantly classic bass line beneath deliciously pitch-shifted vocal snippets.

Sam Smith, "Lay Me Down" (Epique Remix) New York producer Epique rightfully earned Hype Machine’s No. 1 spot with this smooth, downtempo trap take on Sam Smith’s latest single.