CODE Picks of the Week: The Presets, Major Lazer with Pharrell and More
The Presets, “Goodbye Future” [Modular]
AUSTRALIA - The Aussie duo pushes up the tempo on this frenetic new banger that lets vocalist Jules Hamilton’s voice act as both a narration and distorted instrument
Major Lazer featuring Pharrell, “Aerosol Can” [Secretly Canadian]
JAMAICA/UNITED STATES - Fresh of his Grammy wins, Pharrell attacks his verses on this explosive twerk sesh that sprays your speakers with a palpable volatility designed to rouse you from hibernation.
Steve Angello, “KNAS” (Dillon Francis remix)
SWEDEN - Angello and Francis make for odd bedfellows as the younger DJ plays with BPM for a haphazardly effective remix that makes the original unrecognizable.
Cyril Hahn & Javeon, “Breaking” [PMR]
SWITZERLAND / UNITED KINGDOM - Javeon McCarthy’s silky tenor slides over Hahn’s ‘90s R&B electro house as melodies and counter-melodies wrap around each other in wistful yearning.
Feadz, “Metaman” (Auto remix) [Ed Banger]
FRANCE - Clicky, quirky and delicious, a myriad of sonic references to house music are piled inside a few minutes of two-stepping weirdness with polish.