CODE Picks of the Week: The Presets, Major Lazer with Pharrell and More

Beau Greely

The Presets

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.


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