CODE Picks of the Week: Usher, Alt-J, Mark Knight & 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 long Fourth of July weekend.

Usher, “Good Kisser” (Disclosure Remix)

The British boys have outdone themselves on their latest rework for Usher, giving the hit single their trademark funky treatment with relentlessly danceable results.

Sailor & I, “Turn Around” (Âme Remix) [Life and Death]

At long last, this Life and Death live set staple sees official release. Berlin duo Âme layers hypnotic synthesizers and minimal beats that perfectly complement the original’s anthemic vocal.

Mark Knight, “In And Out” [Toolroom Records]

British tech house maestro Mark Knight this week premiered the lead single from his forthcoming “Bullets Vol. 3” EP on BBC Radio 1Xtra, showcasing his compelling combination of throwback elements and modern approach.

Alt-J, “Hunger of the Pine” [Infectious Music]

The Leeds outfit has turned in a mesmerizing and melodic effort off their sophomore album, “This is All Yours,” featuring thoughtful broken beats and perhaps the most artful sampling of Miley Cyrus that has ever taken place.

Dan Caster, “The Wiggle” [Katermukke]

Dan Caster’s latest release on beloved Berlin imprint Katermukke has it all, from an unimpeachable vocal hook to nuanced atmospherics and a buoyant bass line.


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