CODER Crew's Picks of the Week

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.

Claptone, "Wrong" (Exploited)

What's that I hear in the midst of this German deep house record? Might it be the plucked-string riff from Dr. Dre's 1999 multi-platinum classic "Still Dre"? Mysterious producer Claptone -- who fancies himself a mythical bird, and even wears a pointy-beaked mask when he DJs -- employs the more elegant properties of the familiar sound, using it to kick off a muted, piano house affair that might also include a sample of "Love & Happiness." –Kerri Mason

Candyland, "Get Wild" (Spinnin')
I first discovered Candyland on SoundCloud last year; the duo's dubstep remix of the Rick Ross classic "Hustlin'" nearly blew out my speakers. But there's more to Josie Martin and Ethan Davis' music than just low-end. Their debut EP Bring The Rain just came out, and "Get Wild" is among its best tracks. The cut flirts with elements of electro, dubstep and Moombahton, but a catchy melody holds the whole thing together. A perfect way to start the weekend. –Lauren Lipsay

Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven” (Sultan + Ned Shepard Remix) (Atlantic)

Sultan and Ned Shepard have crafted some of the best remixes around, but their take on Bruno Mars' Hot 100 chart-topper "Locked Out of Heaven" is simply stunning. Characterized by strong piano melodies and a club-ready drop, this is the kind of song that will give you goosebumps whenever you hear it. –Jacob Schulman

Wax, "No. 50005 A" (Wax) 

Rene Pawlowitz’s latest white label, vinyl-only offering is a soothing comedown from the ferocious big-room energy of “The Killer,” the LP he released last year under his Shed moniker. The A-side is unobtrusive and restrained, with splashes of synth pads over a barely-there kick drum like watercolors flicked onto a minimalistic blueprint. –Elissa Stolman

Stafford Brothers feat. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian, “Hello” (Cash Money)

There’s something enchanting about a heartbreak song in a major key. This big room tune from Stafford Brothers will have you throwing your hands in the air despite your tears. Christina Milian’s sultry, perfectly pop vocal is refreshing, and the surprisingly low-key verses from Lil Wayne woven through the track don’t hurt either. –Zel McCarthy