Code Picks of the Week: The Chainsmokers, Duke Dumont & More

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 Chainsmokers, “#SELFIE” (Will Sparks Remix)

Only cockroaches and “#SELFIE” seem guaranteed to survive the apocalypse. Following Botnek’s scathing remix, Australian up-and-comer Will Sparks takes his shot at the hit single with organ solo noodling and a trademark Melbourne bounce drop.

Duke Dumont, “Won’t Look Back”

The latest single previewed off the British artist’s forthcoming debut album is a radio-ready upbeat house number with a resonant deep bass line and a catchy vocal refrain.

Bixel Boys, “Empire (Sweat It Out!)”

The dynamic Los Angeles duo’s first original release of 2014 is an impressively unclassifiable stylistic amalgam featuring deep vocal atmospherics alongside pulsing buzz saw bass.

Seinabo Sey, “Hard Time” (Dimond Saints Remix)

Oakland power duo An-ten-nae and Releece give this soulful vocal tune an infectious rework with minimal broken beats and a delightful synth cello breakdown.

Moby, “Almost Home” (Sound Remedy Remix)

Moby’s most recent single gets a thoughtful and sweeping melodic remix courtesy of Venice Beach-based producer Sound Remedy, who buoys the track’s soothing vocals with warm swelling pads and nuanced Nintendo-style lead synth.


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